Dwayne Johnson will begin production on Jungle Cruise in 2018

Yes, The Rock will star in Disney's Jungle Cruise, which - according to IMDb - is the tenth project The Rock now has in pre-production or development.

For those unfamiliar with it, Jungle Cruise takes riders on a journey through a variety of rain forest locales, from the Nile and Congo rivers to the Amazon and more.

If there isn't a "backside of water" joke in "Jungle Cruise, The Movie", we're out of there. With the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, it was only a matter of time before another ride got the big-screen adaptation treatment.

The project is scheduled to begin shooting in Spring 2018. There's no release date set yet, but with that schedule, it's easy to imagine Disney positioning Jungle Cruise as a summer 2019 tentpole, perhaps as a replacement for the somewhat exhausted Pirates of the Caribbean series.

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, is keeping the Disney films coming.

The reigning Sexiest Man Alive made his visit on the Jungle Cruise ride just three days after news broke that he would be producing and staring in the film adaptation of the theme park's popular attraction. He will also produce with Dany Garcia, the co-CEO of Seven Bucks Productions. I have no clue what to think about this movie, other than it will be another potential earner (and franchise) for the studio and Johnson will be cracking skulls like always. Expect the final film (which is reportedly set in the 1920s) to be full of action and adventure, but it wouldn't be the Jungle Cruise without a lot of comedy. So I headed to Walt Disney World and surprised tourists by commandeering the JUNGLE CRUISE boat. So we know he has the range for action and comedy.

  • Salvatore Jensen