Disney Teams Tom Hanks & Tim Allen For 'Jungle Cruise'

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 2, 2011 6:58 AM
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With the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise already making Disney a kajillion dollars, the studio has been eager to turn another theme park ride into a movie with a number of projects in the works, however, none have had names of his caliber attached yet.

Deadline reports that Disney is lining up Tom Hanks and Tim Allen to star in the live action "Jungle Cruise." The "Toy Story" duo are basically a guaranteed money printing machine at this point and no surprise that with that Pixar franchise "ending" (at least on the feature film front; there are already two shorts planned for next year), the studio wants to keep that relationship and on-screen pairing going.

"Shrek" and "Jonas" writer Robert S.H. Schulman is on board to write the screenplay; again, not a shocker, and basically confirms that it's aiming squarely at kids and families. No word yet on a plot, but it will likely involve a cruise that takes place in a jungle and wacky things then happen with Tim and Tom quipping at each other. But hey, they do that schtick well so we won't be too cranky about this unless it turns into a bloated 3D adventure thingy (which it probably will). No director yet, but with Hanks involved, it will likely be a very recognizable name.

As we mentioned, this isn't the only Disney attraction-based movie in development: Jon Favreau was in talks in the fall to direct "Magic Kingdom" and the studio also has a project in development called "Tiki," centered around the Enchanted Tiki Room. Say what you will about Disney, but when they go big....they go big.

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2 Comments

  • BuntyHoven | March 2, 2011 7:49 AMReply

    Remember that fucking Jungle 2 Jungle film? I bet it'll be like a sequel to that. The long-haired douche kid from that turned into the guy who played Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns, and is now on Being Human on SyFy. I'm sure you enjoyed learning that.

  • BuntyHoven | March 2, 2011 7:45 AMReply

    Bleeeeehhhhh, hope this isn't some Wild Hogs old men bonding thing. I always thought the Jungle Cruise was one of the rides that potentially could be transformed into something fun. A sort of kids' version of The Lost City of Z.

    I bet this will be moved to the modern day and feature Hanks and Allen as workaholic Dads taking their kids on a jungle adventure that goes awry. Much bonding and hijinks ensues.

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