Dwayne Johnson filming Jungle Cruise in Hawaii

Actor and producer Dwayne Johnson will film scenes on location in Hawaii for Jungle Cruise, a movie based on Disney’s popular theme park ride.

Actor and producer Dwayne Johnson will film scenes on location in Hawaii for Jungle Cruise, a movie based on Disney’s theme park ride.

The Disney attraction offers a journey through mock-ups of the world’s jungle environments.

Dwayne Johnson filming Jungle Cruise in Hawaii
Jumanji

Jaume Collet-Serra will direct Johnson in the film that will be a period story based on the jungle cruise ride concept. Emily Blunt and British comedian Jack Whitehall are among Johnson’s co-stars on the movie.

Disney will be hoping to develop a lucrative franchise from the film, following the example of the Pirates of the Caribbean series that has generated five movies since 2003.

Hawaii is a popular filming location for jungle-set screen stories. Johnson also shot Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (pictured) on the US archipelago and fantasy sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is among the other recent big-budget studio features to have filmed on the islands.

What Hawaii does not yet offer are purpose-built studio facilities suitable for Hollywood shoots. As a result, Jungle Cruise is also scheduled to shoot scenes in US production hub Atlanta later in the year.

Marvel’s TV series The Inhumans converted a former Oahu naval base into a studio facility last year, but big-budget productions usually film their studio work elsewhere in the world.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Hawaii.

Image: Frank Masi/Sony Pictures Entertainment

Dwayne Johnson filming Jungle Cruise in Hawaii
Jumanji

Actor and producer Dwayne Johnson will film scenes on location in Hawaii for Jungle Cruise, a movie based on Disney’s theme park ride.

The Disney attraction offers a journey through mock-ups of the world’s jungle environments.

Jaume Collet-Serra will direct Johnson in the film that will be a period story based on the jungle cruise ride concept. Emily Blunt and British comedian Jack Whitehall are among Johnson’s co-stars on the movie.

Disney will be hoping to develop a lucrative franchise from the film, following the example of the Pirates of the Caribbean series that has generated five movies since 2003.

Hawaii is a popular filming location for jungle-set screen stories. Johnson also shot Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (pictured) on the US archipelago and fantasy sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is among the other recent big-budget studio features to have filmed on the islands.

What Hawaii does not yet offer are purpose-built studio facilities suitable for Hollywood shoots. As a result, Jungle Cruise is also scheduled to shoot scenes in US production hub Atlanta later in the year.

Marvel’s TV series The Inhumans converted a former Oahu naval base into a studio facility last year, but big-budget productions usually film their studio work elsewhere in the world.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Hawaii.

Image: Frank Masi/Sony Pictures Entertainment

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