It was confirmed by the star himself via his official Instagram account. The filming for Jungle Cruise, directing Jaume Collet-Serra and written by Glenn Ficarra, Michael Green and John Requa, is already advanced in pre-production and will start the shooting next week. The movie is a co-production of Davis Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures and takes place on Disneyland‘s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.
The main cast of the movie is formed by Dwayne Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Emily Blunt, Paul Giamatti, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall.
During an interview, Dwayne Johnson proposed an idea to have Patty Jenkins direct this film. The idea came to him after seeing a private pre-screening of Wonder Woman (2017) as Johnson was impressed with her work on the film. It seems that producers thought otherwise and chose Catalan filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, known for being behind movies with high doses of thriller and horror like House of Wax (2005), Orphan (2009), Unknown (2011), Non-Stop (2014) and The Shallows (2016). His latest movie to date is action thiller The Commuter (2018), released early this year and that marks his fourth collaboration between the filmmaker and star Liam Neeson.
Dwayne Johnson “The Rock” is very active on this popular social network. Promoting his movies, sharing experiences at festivals or award events, his working out routines at gym, and also sharing images and facts about his filming schedules. And he posted this yesterday on his account @therock:
My final character/action rehearsal with my Spanish brother and JUNGLE CRUISE director Jaume Collet-Serra. Our film is an adventurous period piece set in the pre World War era on the Amazon river and our newly built sets are a spectacular vision to behold, designed and built by production designer, Jean Vincent Puzo of the Academy Award winning film, “Amour”. I’ll show you all our sets next week when we start shooting. This project’s been years in the making. Exciting time… and slightly nervous time too! 👀 Final touches. 99.999% prepared. Here we go… #DISNEY #JUNGLECRUISE