Lots of movies get remade, be it a modern twist on a classic tale, or an update that studios can’t help but
cash in on release. And guess what; here comes another one. Following speculation that MTV Movie Awards cohosts Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart were eyeing lead roles in a Jumanji reboot, The Rock confirmed on Instagram that the project is indeed underway.
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 1995 movie, based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 picture book, follows two kids who played a magical board game to save a man who had been trapped within it for 26 years. It’s a fantastic movie that grossed nearly $300 million worldwide and if anyone can do it justice, it’s
Robin Williams The Rock.
OK, we admit it. We love The Rock, but we’re not sure why it has to be remade. The original is SO good and there was something so special about the ensemble of Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst and David Alan Grier. Instead of a remake, why not just make a sequel since the movie ended with the game resurfacing in a foreign land?
But we suppose if anyone can redo Jumanji, it’s Dwayne, who promises to “not screw the whole damn thing up.” The film, which Jack Kasdan (Bad Teacher) will direct and Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man) will produce, is scheduled to hit theatres in July 2017.