Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt may have kicked off production for the highly anticipated Jungle Cruise movie with a quick video of them on set and in costume, but Johnson is upping the ante with his most recent video that pays homage to Walt Disney and shows off the film’s massive set.
A super-hyped Johnson spends a few brief moments talking about just much being able to work on Jungle Cruise means to him, especially since the Disney attraction that the film is based on was a favorite of the legendary Walt Disney.
As he closes the video with a resounding “And world, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Welcome, to Jungle Cruise!” the camera takes off into the sky to reveal an incredibly extensive and gorgeous set. The Jungle Cruise official Twitter account claimed the set was “one of the most awe-inspiring & massive sets ever built from scratch.”
Check out the full video below!
— Jungle Cruise (@JungleCruise) August 9, 2018
Like Johnson mentioned, Jungle Cruise will revolve around the Disney attraction that first opened in Disneyland in 1955. Today, Disney parks all over the world take riders on a scenic boat tour of the most exotic and exciting rivers across Asia, Africa, and South America. Aside from Blunt and Johnson’s character names of Frank and Lily, specific details surrounding the plot are still very much under wraps, but Johnson did hint to EW that he would be playing the captain of a boat traveling down the Amazon river.
The Walking Dead star Peter Luis Zimmerman was recently cast for the filming, joining a star-studded roster including Jesse Plemons. Paul Giamatti, Edgar Ramirez, and Jack Whitehall. Logan’s Michael Green will write the script, The Shallow’s helmer Jaume Collet-Serra will direct.
Jungle Cruise hits the open waters on October 11, 2019.