Smallville creators take a Cruise

Another Disneyland ride turns movie


Following the record-breaking success of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” Walt Disney Pictures is giving high-priority status to another movie project based on a Disneyland ride.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Smallville” showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar are in negotiations to write “Jungle Cruise,” an adventure movie and potential franchise that is being produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman through their Mandeville Films label.

“Cruise” is based on the Disneyland ride in which parkgoers travel the jungle river guided by a riverboat skipper, encountering such wild creatures as pirhanas and gorillas during their tour. The ride was one of the 22 original attractions when the park opened in 1955