Tom Hanks and Tim Allen Join a Jungle Cruise
Posted 03.03.11 by Ryan
Disney pulled off a seemingly impossible task when it turned an amusement park ride into 2003's box office hit Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which earned $654 million worldwide. With Pirates heading into it's fourth installment, Disney is looking to other rides and hoping for the same success. Guillermo del Toro announced at last year's San Diego Comic-Con that he was going to write and produce a remake of 2003's The Haunted Mansion, though del Toro says his Haunted Mansion would be "the haunted house movie that a generation remembers and loves".
Del Toro isn't alone. In December of last year, Jon Favreau decided not to direct Iron Man 3 so he could tackle the entirety of Disneyland in the upcoming Magic Kingdom. The next ride to be adapted? The Jungle Cruise ride.
ComingSoon reports Walt Disney Pictures has confirmed in a statement that the movie is in development, adding Tom Hanks and Tim Allen to the live-action cast.
The Walt Disney Studios is excited to be in development with Mandeville Films and writer Roger S.H. Schulman [(Shrek)] on a feature film based on the Jungle Cruise, one of the most iconic attractions in Disney theme park history. The film will pair up Tim Allen and Tom Hanks in their first live-action project, after their previous collaborations in the Toy Story trilogy.?
How Disney plans to take the ride and turn it into a movie is unknown, though THR reports that Disney is planning to make Jungle Cruise a "big action-adventure movie" with Hanks playing a family man and Allen playing a tour boat captain. The search for a director will commence once Schulman completes the script.