7:24 AM - Jungle Cruise: The Movie?
Robert, the "hey, I found another borken link" guy, pointed me to a news article over at http://www.imdb.com
which referred to a Hollywood Reporter
report about Disney planning a movie based on The Jungle Cruise.
I was pretty sure I'd heard, early on, that Disney was going to do three and only three movies based on rides. I guess they forgot the Tower of Terror movie (though that was made for TV) since they've made four already, technically.
I'm all for Disney making ride movies, though like anything else, a bad movie can be made even if the material is strong and for rides without much story to begin with... Still, there is a ton of theming at the Disneyland version that sets up the history of the "tour company" and such. I'm sure something could be done to create a jungle adventure quite easily and then simply including ride elements (the campground gets trashed by apes who turn over the jeep, etc.) they'd be set.
The question I have: Do they want to make a serious movie, like the original Jungle Cruise, or a slapstick funny silly movie, like the current ride script? :)