The world premiere, held on Saturday, outside the Fantasyland theater — the former home of the stage show Mickey and the Magical Map, witnessed some of the film’s biggest stars, including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Emily Blunt, Philipp Maximilian amongst others walk the red carpet. Added to that, Emily surprised everyone at the event by going on the jungle cruise ride for the very first time. No prizes for guessing that she absolutely had a good time on what she found ‘whimsical, silly fun and beautiful’.
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 duo encounter 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.
Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez, and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. The story is by John Norville, Josh Goldstein, Glenn Ficarra, and John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra, and John Requa.
Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ will release in theatres soon.