Disney's Jungle Cruise trailer shows wild ride for The Rock, Emily Blunt

The "adventure of a lifetime" is based on the beloved, pun-filled Disneyland ride.

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Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt bring Disney's Jungle Cruise theme park ride to life.


Disney  on Friday dropped the first trailer for its Jungle Cruise movie, which will be based on the beloved original Disneyland ride of the same name. Starring Disney favorites Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt, the movie will hit big screens on July 24, 2020.

Johnson will play a boat skipper named Frank who takes Blunt's character Lily and her brother McGregor -- played by British stand-up comedian Jack Whitehall, who you may recognize from the Good Omens series on Amazon Prime -- on a mission to find a tree that has magical healing powers.

The trailer is full of action, with Johnson and Blunt fighting off both humans and mythical creatures. There're also explosions and what looks like an exciting waterfall scene where Blunt's character declares, "I cannot swim."

Disney had previously shown off some footage from the movie during its D23 Expo in late August -- a skewed teaser each from The Rock and Blunt. The Rock said it's a movie about "heroic men kicking ass and saving the girl." In Blunt's trailer, The Rock's name is smaller, and her character is Indiana Jones-esque, seeking knowledge and truth.

It's no surprise that Disney is going after another ride-based movie following the success of its Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. The Jungle Cruise is even older than the Pirates ride -- it was the only attraction to exist in Adventureland on Disneyland's opening day in 1955.

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