Ah, theme park rides. They're a blast when you're a kid, they're a nice distraction when you're an adult and, if you're Disney, they're the gift of vertical integration that keeps on giving. The studio has been plucking its most popular rides for film adaptation for nearly a decade now and today's news reaffirms their commitment to ride-based blockbusters: Deadline is reporting that the Mouse House has set their sights on making a movie out of their 'Jungle Cruise' ride.
Disney has actually had their eye on the project for some time now, but Deadline's report indicates the studio is re-prioritizing 'Jungle Cruise' after realizing it would be a perfect family adventure vehicle to reunite 'Toy Star' stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.
Now, Hanks and Allen haven't actually signed on, but they're being actively sought after to headline the film, which is currently without a director but does have a screenwriter in the form of Roger S.H. Schulman ('Shrek'). And with good reason considering the studio's last collaboration with the duo turned into a billion-dollar franchise. Will they have the same luck with a live action film? Hard to tell this early on, but we're betting there will be plenty of kids and adults alike who'd love the idea of Woody and Buzz together again regardless of the film.