Originally Posted by Le Saboteur
I'm still leaning towards a South American location, but the more I think about it, the more I like an Asian setting.
I was doing some unrelated reading -- okay, not entirely unrelated -- that led me to thinking about Animal Kingdom's Expedition Everest. Why? Read on.
Following the astounding success (it's going to top out @ nearly $900-million at the box office) of Sony's Jumanji
resurrection, let's assume audiences have a hankering for a quality adventure movie. Disney aims to fill that desire with a flick at least heavily inspired by The World Famous Jungle Cruise. With all the talent involved on both sides of the camera, I have a hard time seeing it being anything other than a success unless, of course, the final product manages to be an absolute turd.
Success at the box office means an immediate sequel in today's climate, but how expansive is the jungle cruise motif? Can a potential sequel trek up the Himalaya and encounter the yeti? Ten major rivers originate on the Tibetan plateau including the Meghna, the Brahmaputra, and the Eternal Ganga. They pass through a variety of ecosystems -- Himalayan terai, the Indo-Gangetic plain, subtropical forests, etc.
A case could be made I would argue, but 'jungle' in it's common usage is synonymous with rain forest. While jangal
, the Hindi it's derived from, basically meant wilderness.