Tom Hanks and Tim Allen to star in Jungle Cruise

Disney are looking to cash in on the huge success of the rides-to-riches story that was Pirates of the Caribbean. This time around, they’ve hired Woody and Buzz.

Jungle Cruise, the ride in question, is pretty much what it says on the tin – a cruise, through a jungle. I’m going to take a wild guess and say that it goes wrong, and there’s some zany moments and several shots a minute of Hanks and Allen going bug-eyed and “uh-oh”-faced, and probably a few animals – a snake, perhaps? An unexpected snake?

It’s also a cruise, so expect the steamer they use in the actual ride to make an appearance. It’s hard to tell what we’re going to get, really – I’d wager the adventures of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow was not quite what you’d have expected from a straight adaptation of the ride, especially as the film series tends to eclipse everything else on the film roster in the month of a new release.

Hopefully we’ll see more information soon, as there’s no director yet and it all seems a bit early for concrete decisions, though I’m sure they’ll be lining up to work with Hanks. Allen? Well, he’s… around. And Buzz is funny, right? Yeah, he needs a big film that isn’t Santa Clause, stat.

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