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‘Jumanji’: Reboot Of Classic Robin Williams Film To Be Released In 2016

Thu, August 6, 2015 9:56am EDT by Add first Comment
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Do we dare ask why? Sony has just confirmed that a reboot of the iconic flick, ‘Jumanji,’ is coming our way in 2016!

This is bittersweet. A remake of Jumanji, the 1995 fantasy-horror movie about a life threatening board game which comes to life, will hit movie theaters in time for Christmas, 2016. It’s definitely exciting news, however, Jumanji, famously starred the late, great Robin Williams, which makes the reboot plans weigh a bit heavier on our hearts. Still, though, who doesn’t want more terrifying rhinoceros stampedes and massive insects on our movie screens again? Here’s what we know about the updated version!

We do know that the new Jumanji will hit theaters in time for our holiday movie viewing in 2016, per Variety. However, apart from that detail (and the fact that the movie is happening at all), we really know very little else about the thrilling prospect.

That also means nothing so far as casting has been announced, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate! Along with Robin, the original film also starred a very young Kirsten Dunst along with Bonnie Hunt. So, for the record, this is our official vote to have both women back on board for this remake, in whatever capacity that may be!

The original movie is based upon a book by Chris Van Allsburgalso called Jumanji, both of which have haunted the dreams of children and adults alike for decades.

Along with Jumanji, Sony also announced a few other exciting projects for its years-to-come slate. In another blast from the past, Will Smith‘s Bad Boys is getting both a third and fourth installment, scheduled for 2017 and 2019, respectively (it is not known at this time whether original stars Will and Martin Lawrence will be a part of either sequel).

How do you feel about a Jumanji remake? Are you excited to see an updated version, or should the powers that be leave perfection alone?

— Casey Mink