Disney on Tuesday released the official trailer for Jungle Cruise, its tentpole pic based on the Disneyland ride that stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. The film is steering toward its July 24 release dates after moving off its original date last October and pushing into this summer.
The adventure pic directed by Jaume Collet-Serra revolves around skipper Frank Wolff (Johnson) and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton (Blunt), the latter of whom travels from London to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver in his beat-up boat La Quila. Her quest: to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities that could transform modern medicine, if it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.
Today’s official trailer reveals that Frank has been searching for the same tree for years to no avail. “But you’ve never had the key,” says Lily, revealing what appears to be an arrowhead with special markings. The vibe of the pic so far is a mash-up of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise along with a dash of Indiana Jones and African Queen.
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Glenn Ficarra & John Requa and Michael Green came up with the story, with Ficarra & Requa penning the screenplay. Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons and Paul Giamatti also star.
The pic is produced by John Davis, John Fox, Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Dany Garcia and Beau Flynn. Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield are executive producers.
Check out the trailer above and the new poster here:
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