Disney has released a new trailer for Jungle Cruise — we bring you up to speed
Here’s Disney’s explanation of the story:
Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila — his ramshackle-but-charming boat.
Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate — and mankind’s — hangs in the balance.
The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatt. The film is in cinemas from July 30 and also available on Disney+ as a Premier Access title (ie it will attract a fee).
You can see the trailer and get excited for July. The production is more than a little reminiscent of Pirates of the Caribbean, which was also a Disney theme park ride before becoming a movie. If this is even half as successful, it could well be the family hit of the summer.