When all else fails, throw Dwayne Johnson in the film! Everyone loves the rock.
It looks like we are getting another live-action Disney movie based on an attraction! Hopefully, we are not getting another Haunted Mansion with this one but with who is directing and writing, things look good! The director will be Jaume Collet-Serra known for… house of wax and the shallows. OK well, Oscar nominee Michael Green who wrote the screenplay for Logan, actually provided the most recent draft for the film. He rewrote a screenplay by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
Emily Blunt will be fresh off the filming of Mary Poppins, slated to release holiday this year and join Dwayne Johnson. Disney stated the following about the two being in the film together.
Johnson and the team see the film inspired by “The African Queen” starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn and hope to see the similar kind of chemistry with this pairing
Disney really wants this movie to become a franchise like the Pirates of the Caribbean and are pushing hard for this success. Early reports are showing that the Disney executives are super happy with early screenings of Mary Poppins Returns so this should be an exciting time for Disney classics!