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Old 04-22-2018, 01:39 AM   #51
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I wonder if this movie is a success if Disney will lock the Rock down to a mega multi-movie deal like Marvel did with Samuel Jackson?

The only problem with that line of thinking is Sam Jackson hasn't fronted any of those Disney-branded pictures. He's appeared in all of them to varying degrees, but not starred. The Rock will want A-list money and starring roles, and I'm not convinced Disney will want to invest that kind of capital. Multiple Jungle Cruise pictures? Sure, but not the kind of first look deal The Rock may think he's owed.

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Edgar Ramirez joining the cast as a villain "with a conquistador background."

Interesting. I saw him most recently in Gold with Mathew McConnaughey and he certainly looked the part, so I'll be curious to see what this "conquistador background" means exactly. The fact that my thought's immediately go to Treasure Island's Ben Gunn doesn't strike me with confidence.

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In addition, Jack Whitehall has been cast as the brother to Emily Blunt's character. I don't know if that confirms the casting breakdown or not.

The article seems to indicate that The Rock is related to Emily Blunt's character as well. Though, that's probably a bad job by the editor. Assuming they even have editors.

I hadn't heard of Jack Whitehall until recently, but that Travels With My Father series he did for Netflix was rather amusing. Fingers crossed that he isn't a spiritual successor to John Hannah in The Mummy.

The Hollywood Reporter announced the addition of Jesse Plemmons to the cast a couple of days ago. If he heads the German addition then that announcement probably rounds out the principle cast. If he's just a flunkie, there might be another casting announcement; otherwise, all that's left to fill are supporting roles.

We'll see!

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The article also mentions... (drumroll, please) ...an Amazon setting for the film!

I don't think I've ever been this disappointed at being right!
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:58 PM   #52
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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...cruise-1099013

Paul Giamatti joining the cast as a crusty harbormaster. Another solid choice, although I suspect it's only a small role.
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Possible precedent?

(Just kidding -- seriously, good casting choice)
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:57 PM   #54
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Possible precedent?

(Just kidding -- seriously, good casting choice)

Clever, very clever. With Paul it could go either way.
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:41 AM   #55
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Reel News Hawaii

The kind folks over at Reel News Hawaii have provided a slightly closer look at the massive set Disney has constructed for the flick. If you zoom in on the building with the arcade it looks very much like the bazaar in Disneyland's Adventureland. Not sure if that enclosed courtyard is attached via staircase or not from this angle.

Jungle Cruise Set

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Clever, very clever. With Paul it could go either way.

Wrong continent, but perhaps more importantly -- too posh, too clean. I don't know why, but I immediately went to his character in The Illusionist with the pipe and beard, but crossed with, say, Dutchy from Only Angels Have Wings.



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Old 05-17-2018, 04:02 AM   #56
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"I mean I've got to say, I'm incredibly excited about the whole thing, it's really like Dwayne is in a new Indiana Jones film. It's Dwayne at his best, and that is a man with some severe charisma. And then we're putting him on this huge adventure, and they've just literally announced the female lead in the picture is Emily Blunt. So, we're really excited. We start principal photography ... well I'll probably blink and we'll be doing principal photography, but we are in prep right now. And that's going to be a very fun film."

Full article: Jungle Cruise is Like Dwayne Johnson Is In An Indiana Jones Film

But more importantly, we appear to have an official date when principal photography will begin: 21 May 2018. Filming was supposed to begin on the 14th, but there's been a spate of rain that has held things up. I for one am looking forward to the first images they invariably release from the set.

Why is he signing what looks to be four(!) separate contracts? That seems like an absurdly large contract.

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Old 05-17-2018, 08:14 PM   #57
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Very cool -- thanks for posting, I would not have seen that otherwise.

I liked how genuine Johnson is in the clip, the pledge to make a movie that doesn't suck -- and especially the shout out to Walt Disney.

As for the contracts, my guess is two originals for him and two for Disney (with one of Johnson's originals going to his agent and the other to his lawyer)(and one of Disney's copies going to their records retention vault and maybe the other going to outside counsel if they used outside counsel to help negotiate the deal, and if not both to the vault).

As for the length, I assume its a multi-picture deal and I assume he got some producer's rights -- so I assume there are actually a small bundle of agreements in each stack of documents. And I'm sure a lot of the pages are schedules with details on the deal. (half-jokingly) Based on the protein and stuff on the shelves in the background, I wouldn't be surprised if he has very particular demands about what he wants on set and details about his expectations about filming (I'm thinking of this issues with Vin on the Fast and Furious shoots).

I'm surprised the contracts are paper with wet signatures. Most of Corporate America has gone (or is going) to DocuSign (along with the mortgage industry), except in countries where you need a chop (China) or a power of attorney (like Mexico).
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:40 AM   #58
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Very cool -- thanks for posting, I would not have seen that otherwise.



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As for the length, I assume its a multi-picture deal and I assume he got some producer's rights -- so I assume there are actually a small bundle of agreements in each stack of documents.

Producer's rights would be interesting. I do know that he has some sort of advertising deal. Something somewhere said he got around three-million bucks to promote his flicks through his social media accounts.

Quickly:

Not the Hotel California

Swiped from Twitter. This building is being billed as the "hotel", and appears to be the biggest set Disney has constructed at the Kapaia Reservoir on Kauai. It reminds me of the bazaar in the original Adventureland with a touch of the town on Pirates of the Caribbean. An open casting call went out in March looking for "characters", fishermen/women, basket weavers, dock workers, restaurant workers, show owners, craftsmen/women, international travelers and villager types.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:16 AM   #59
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Fantastic picture.

Given the size, scale and depth of the set, I wonder it this means the films will be shot with Imax and/or other large format cameras (65mm & 70mm). If so, that would be incredible and, for me, a very good indicator that the film will be special.

[In the lower left, I wonder if that is a floating diving -- or in this case a floating filming -- platform?]
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Your ticket to ride is reserved for...

October 11th, 2019.

Disney announced it in the same blast that delayed Indy 5 to 2021. (And to think, I was almost worried about how putting these two films within a year of each other would affect their receptions.)
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So much so that we're getting a scene (at least) on a college campus. Cast & crew were recently spotted on the campus of Oxford College at Emory University. They were reportedly in costume as well, but I wouldn't have guessed this was a costume at first. Aside from the shoes nothing about strikes me as period, but everything old is new again.



The above is swiped from the rag known as The Daily Mail and the below is ganked from Twitter. Not much to see except for what looks like lighting arrays.



Here's a quick glance at the aerial view of the campus in question from Emory's official site. Lots of potential there.




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Old 07-16-2018, 06:27 PM   #62
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Love those Georgia tax credits!
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Old 07-31-2018, 03:12 PM   #63
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Disney posted a promotional bit with Blunt and Johnson in their costumes.



The video description also gives us the official social media links for the film:
https://twitter.com/JungleCruise
https://www.facebook.com/JungleCruise
https://www.instagram.com/DisneysJungleCruise/


And for good measure, here's an embed of the film's logo from the facebook page.


I'm glad they didn't give the Rock a costume that was too similar to his Jumanji one. (Especially now that Jungle Cruise and Jumanji 3 are expected to release two months apart.)
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Disney posted a promotional bit with Blunt and Johnson in their costumes.


Was that a #metoo ass grab at 0:55?! From the House of Mouse?!
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I thought the teaser was pretty fun and cute, I think im probably gonna watch this movie!
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She's going to be great as Mary Poppins.

. . . .hope she comes back for Sicario #3.
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There's a rumor making the rounds that Trader Sam will make an appearance in the film. But will it be Disneyland Sam or Disney World?

We wants the Colonel!


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I'm glad they didn't give the Rock a costume that was too similar to his Jumanji one. (Especially now that Jungle Cruise and Jumanji 3 are expected to release two months apart.)

Sure, except that they gave him one that's wa-ay too evocative of Bogart's in The African Queen. I can't unsee it. To say nothing of the fact that Blunt has strong echoes of Nicole Kidman in Australlia!. (It should have had an exclamation point in the title.)

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And for good measure, here's an embed of the film's logo from the Facebook page.

When I began this thread I expected a title change somewhere along the way, not hitting the nail on the head. Jungle Cruise is a descriptor, not a title.

The promo vid was amusing. I'm looking forward to seeing more, and hope we get a proper teaser at some point in the near future!



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Old 08-05-2018, 04:47 PM   #68
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Sure, except that they gave him one that's wa-ay too evocative of Bogart's in The African Queen.
Well, considering the movie was an inspiration for the attraction, I'd say that's appropriate.
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Fantastic picture.


The Rock recently followed it up with a tantalizing flyover. Not much detail otherwise, but you get a good look at how massive the set is.




You can find the original clip minus the other promo material (and in better quality) on his Instagram.

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Well, considering the movie was an inspiration for the attraction, I'd say that's appropriate.

If people are thinking of better movies while watching your movie, you're doing something wrong.
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If people are thinking of better movies while watching your movie, you're doing something wrong.

In fairness, that seems like a bigger problem for film aficionados than the masses. I can't imagine there's huge swells of people under 30 who have seen the African Queen.

(Although here's hoping such an overt reference in a modern movie can lead newer audiences to it.)
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And just like that principle photography has been completed. Now the official waiting game begins.


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The film just got pushed from a fall 2019 slot to July 24th, 2020.

Could be a strategic move, to avoid having to market the film at the same time as Dwayne Johnson's Jumanji sequel (set for December 2019.)

Might also be a case where it needs reshoots. Johnson's filming schedule on other projects is booked up until next fall, meaning it would be difficult to fit in any kind of extensive reshoots before the film was originally due.

But that's just my speculation...
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