Friday, March 30, 2012

Disney pairing Tom Hanks and Tim Allen for 'Jungle Cruise'

EXCLUSIVE: After Toy Story 3 cracked the billion dollar worldwide gross mark and got a Best Picture nomination for Disney, the studio is making moves to pair stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in Jungle Cruise, the live action film inspired by the venerable Magic Kingdom theme park ride. The studio has hired Roger S.H. Schulman to write a script that’s being produced by Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who themselves are coming off a Best Picture nomination for The Fighter. No director yet, I’m told.

Disney has been trying to get Jungle Cruise out of dry dock for several years, but the combination of Hanks and Allen in a family film makes this the equivalent of an E-ticket for a family-themed film.

UPDATE:  The basic plot of this film will be a sort of a  "Lost World" action adventure. Maybe this will lead up to the long rumored revamp of the Jungle Cruise attraction itself? Stay tune for more details as this story unfolds.

1 comment:

  1. It's going to be an amazing pair. I am really looking forward to the movie.