Dwayne Johnson shows off the massive practical set constructed for Jungle Cruise in the latest promotional video for the Disneyland ride turned big-budget tentpole. The Rock is currently in the midst of shooting the historical action-adventure, with Emily Blunt serving as his costar and director Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, The Commuter) calling the shots.
Disney has been planning to make a movie based on its classic Jungle Cruise attraction - which was one of the rides that launched on Disneyland's opening day in 1955 - for more than a decade now. While the project went through a few different iterations and was set to be a buddy adventure starring Toy Story duo Tom Hanks and Tim Allen at one point, it ultimately became a vehicle for Johnson in 2015. The Rock, as he does with all his films nowadays, has since lent his impressive social media marketing talents to the project and kept fans continuously up to speed on its progress down the pipeline.
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Case in point: the public got their first look at Johnson and Blunt in their Jungle Cruise costumes last month, via a set video that The Rock did his part to circulate far and wide across the 'Net. Johnson and Disney have now unveiled more footage from the movie's ongoing production, via a behind the scenes look where Johnson provides a brief history lesson about the Jungle Cruise ride and how Walt Disney served as its very first skipper. However, the big "reveal" comes near the end of the video, as the camera zooms out to a wide shot of the film's practical set. Take a look, below:
“*watch ’til the end and see one of the most awe inspiring & massive sets ever built from scratch.
Walt Disney, this one’s for you buddy!