With the first four “Pirates of the Carribean” movies having grossed at the box office close to $4 billion, the Walt Disney Co. is hoping to again strike it rich with a feature film based on another one of its classic theme park rides.
Dwayne Johnson “is attached to star in ‘Jungle Cruise,’ based on the classic ride, while John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, the duo behind the Will Smith heist movie ‘Focus,’ have been tapped to write the script,” reports The Hollywood Reporter in a scoop.
The story adds, “Disney has been trying to mount a movie based on the popular ride since at least 2004….The studio last tried to develop the project as a starring vehicle for Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in early 2011 with writer Roger S.H. Schulman.”
Meanwhile Disney’s fifth installment of the “Pirates of the Carribean” franchise, again starring Johnny Depp, is scheduled to hit theaters in 2017.
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