Collett-Serra To Helm Disney’s “Jungle Cruise”

Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows,” “Non-Stop”) has been set to direct “Jungle Cruise,” the live-action adaptation of Disneyland’s popular theme park attraction for Disney Pictures.

Dwayne Johnson will lead the cast of the film inspired by a ride which takes park-goers on a journey through a range of leafy settings such as Africa’s Nile and Congo rivers as well as South America‚Äôs Amazon.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay penned the most recent draft of the script while Johnson, Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, John Davis and John Fox will produce.

Shooting is slated to begin in the Spring. Collet-Serra was reportedly circling the “Suicide Squad” sequel but has now withdrawn from negotiations.

Source: Deadline