The remake of American adventure fantasy Jumanji is set to feature Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The star posted on Instagram to announce this news.
This news comes after the announcement by Sony to cast Johnson and Kevin Hart for its 1995 remake. It is not clear that whether Hart will participate or not in the movie.
Johnson’s Instagram post gives some of the important information about the movie like the shooting will take place this fall, the director of is the son of legendary Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan, Jake Kasdan. While the original movie conquered the box office for two decades and was a fun movie for children to watch with their parents. The idea to remake the original movie which starred Rob Williams, was met with critical reception in August, 2015 as it clashed with the month when Rob died.
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Johnson’s post also stated that the movie would be super cool and fun and this time he won’t screw the things up. Jumanji will be released on July 28, 2017 , GameSpot reports. Johnson is working on the script alongside the company he created called Seven Bucks Productions, according to E! Online. Johnson will also star in “Fast 8”, Variety reports. Kevin Hart had a busy schedule with movies like “Ride Along 2” and his stand up comedy “Kevin Hart: What Now?”, voicing characters in “The Secret Life of Pets.”
It's OFFICIAL: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO's #ballers to this summer's #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job. But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #BAYWATCH and #RAMPAGE and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor. It's official. We'll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There's games you play for fun… then there's games that change your life. JUMANJI Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprod team. Up next is meeting with our producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan. Shooting starts this fall. Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up;). As always I'll keep you posted. Casting this should be fun! #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures
The movie is based on the book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The original movie included the cast Bonnie Hunt and young Kirsten Dunst, Jonathan Hyde and Bebe Neuwirth. The movie revolves around a 12-year-old boy who gets lost in the board game and is released 26 years later.