Walt Disney Studios has released the first trailer for Jungle Cruise, the upcoming featuring starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt which is inspired by the Disney river boat theme park attraction of the same name.
The movie is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, with Edgar Ramirez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti joining Blunt and Johnson on the cast.
Continue below for a more on Jungle Cruise, and to check out the trailer and a poster.
Based on the popular Disneyland ride that could be found in all Disney theme parks across the globe, the Jungle Cruise will be in theaters in 2020. Though production for the film wrapped last year, director Jaume Collet-Serra has been putting the finishing touches on the film to help it get ready for its summer release. And since this was our very first look at the film, it had to be introduced in a very special way at this weekend’s D23 Expo.
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt were both on hand at the convention to talk about the upcoming film, which takes some inspiration from The African Queen starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. See more below for our on-site coverage from D23.
Last week, Amazon Prime Video released the title sequence for Good Omens, the upcoming limited television series from showrunner Neil Gaiman, who adapted it from the 1990 book he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett. You can watch that title sequence video here below.
Soon after, it was revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch will be providing the voice of Satan in the series. You can watch the featurette about the casting here below that features Gaiman and series director Douglas MacKinnon.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Director: Lasse HallstrÃ¶m and Joe Johnston Writers: Ashleigh Powell, Tom McCarthy Cast: Mackenzie Foy, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman Studio: Walt Disney Studios Rated PG | 99 Minutes Release Date: November 2, 2018
The story of the Nutcracker may be a celebrated piece of a holiday tradition, but it is one that remains unknown to me. I only know it from the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers,” the ballerina dancing, nutcracker soldiers, and a mouse king. However, plot-wise and its storied history is something that I am very unfamiliar with. So rather than have a very conventional adaptation of the short story and dance production, Lasse HallstrÃ¶m and Joe Johnston took a very different approach to The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Disney’s take on the classic Christmas story.
They managed to modernize the classic Christmas story by embedding female empowerment and diversity into the story. While changing things to be more of a reflection of the current times isn’t anything new nowadays, we have to consider the storied history behind something like The Nutcracker, where there weren’t ballerina sequences or roles for ballerina dancers like Misty Copeland. Now we can see a film with a more diverse cast that will hopefully pave the way for more stories to be told like this. Check out my full review below.
The wait time for the release of Disney’s The Jungle Cruise just got a little longer.
The studio has confirmed that the live-action adaptation of their popular theme park ride starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt has been pushed back to a July 24, 2020 release. More on the report, below.