"Pixar And Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films" Presentation At Disney's D23 EXPO 2015The Rock is stepping on board the "Jungle Cruise."

Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in a movie adaptation of the popular Disney theme park ride, according to The Hollywood Reporter. John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, the duo behind Will Smith's "Focus," will write the script.

Disney has been trying to make a "Jungle Cruise" movie for years, after the smash success of 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean." In 2011, the studio tried to make a go of it with Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, but the project never came together.

They're trying again, this time with Johnson and with a period setting that matches with the throwback vibe of the original ride (which debuted at the theme park in 1955).

Of course, the project is still in the very early stages, and could easily fall apart again. Plus, Johnson's schedule is packed — he just filmed "Central Intelligence," is set to star in "Baywatch," and has a "Shazam" movie and another "Fast & Furious" film on the docket. So, it might be awhile before the "Jungle Cruise" departs.

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