The next ‘Jumanji’ is really happening! Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson confirmed he will be starring in the new film on April 22 in a new message, and he promises to deliver something ‘special!’
And the era of
reboots sequels continues. Jumanji is the latest movie to get the reboot treatment, with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 43, set to star. He revealed the big news on April 22 is a long Instagram message. We all cherish Robin Williams’ version, and The Rock vows to “not screw the whole damn thing up.”
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Update: On Aug. 22, Dwayne took to Instagram to confirm that no, it’s not a reboot, but a continuation.
Yo.. Lots of positive 👍🏾 chatter now on something I should've clarified months ago when we announced we were making JUMANJI. This new movie will NOT be a remake or reboot of the original. It will be a CONTINUATION of the awesome JUMANJI adventure 20 years later. As a producer on this movie and someone who loves the original, you have my word we'll honor the legend of "Alan Parrish" and properly introduce a whole new generation to the fun and crazy JUMANJI universe that so many of us loved and grew up on. Our director Jake Kasdan and lead producer Matt Tohlmach are focused and ready go. They also have no f*cking idea what they've gotten themselves into by hiring Me, Kevin Hart and Jack Black aka "The Cray Cray Triplets" as the stars of this movie.😂💀 Shooting begins in 4 weeks. And on a personal note, it's such a cool thing for me to bring the production of this movie to Hawaii. The positive ripple effect it has on local businesses and families in terms of creating jobs and additional income makes me very happy. I grew up on the island thru hard times and good times, so it means a lot to this local boy. Hell, I used to steal a Snickers candy bar every day from 7-11 when I walked to the gym as my pre workout meal when I was 14yrs cause I was too broke to buy one. When I return to Hawaii, I will go back to that 7-11 (on Kapiolani Blvd) and finally buy that Snickers bar after all these years. Then I'll proceed to my psychiatric therapy session cause clearly I'm still messed up over that broke time in my life. #JUMANJI #HAWAII #SonyPictures #SnickersForTheWholeCrew
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“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,” he wrote on Instagram. “Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprodteam. 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. #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart#SONYPictures.”
The 1995 original movie, based on the 1981 children’s book, was beloved by all ages. Robin starred as the man who becomes trapped inside a board game as a kid. The movie also starred Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt and David Alan Grier.
HollywoodLifers, do you think the Jumanji reboot should be a thing? Do you think it’s a bad idea? Let us know!