Jungle Cruise is a 2021 American adventure and fantasy film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a script written by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, and Michael Green. It is based on the Walt Disney theme park attraction of the same name. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti, and follows the captain of a small riverboat who takes a scientist and his brother through a jungle in search of the Tree of life.
Plans for a feature film based on the Jungle Cruise trip began in 2004, the project lay dormant until 2011, then that version fell through and Johnson joined in 2015.
Blunt and the rest of the cast joined in 2018 in a revamped version, with filming. . which will take place in Hawaii and Atlanta, Georgia, from May to September of that year.
One of the most expensive movies ever made, the movie had a budget of $ 200 million. After a year of post-production and another one year of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jungle Cruise opened in the United States on July 30, 2021, simultaneously in theaters and digitally through Disney + with Premier Access, with music. composed by James. Newton Howard.
The film has grossed more than $ 211 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Johnson and Blunt’s chemistry and entertainment values, but criticized the script and the abundance of CGI. A sequel is in development with Johnson and Blunt set to reprise their roles.