Part African Queen, part Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney has dropped the trailer for what they hope could be their newest franchise and theme park tie-in, Jungle Cruise.
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns) star as skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton; an unlikely pair traveling through the Amazon jungle in search of an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters 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 also stars Edgar Ramirez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti. John Davis, John Fox, Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia, Dany Garcia and Beau Flynn are the producers, with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers. The story is by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa and Michael Green, and the screenplay is by Glenn Ficarra & John Requa.
Walt Disney will release Jungle Cruise on July 24. Here is the first trailer.