It might be getting a little more difficult for Jumanji loyalists to remain skeptical of the reboot. As if the casting of Dwayne Johnson weren’t enough for you, today brings word that Jack Black is in talks to join the cast, while it appears that Johnson’s Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart has officially signed on. If you aren’t even remotely enticed by the prospect of watching those three get into shenanigans with an assortment of various jungle animals, then I don’t know what could possibly make you feel joy.
You really have no idea how loved a movie is until a studio announces plans to reboot it — such is the case with Jumanji, the 1995 film starring Robin Williams, which performed pretty well at the box office but didn’t leave a big impression on critics and (adult) audiences. But reactions to Dwayne Johnson’s new Jumanji movie offer a valuable lesson in the power of nostalgia, as fans have been quick to cry foul on the reboot. Johnson has heard you, and not only is he committed to making the best reboot possible, but he’s also found a “cool” way to honor the memory of Robin Williams.
Following reports that he was in talks to join the Jumanji remake, Dwayne Johnson has made the news Instagram-official (which is his version of making a relationship "Facebook official"). In addition to boarding the remake, Johnson reveals that he's "edging up" the script with his team, and just in case his involvement wasn't enough to soothe your fears, rest assured that The Rock has no intention of messing this one up.
First announced last year, the remake / reboot of Jumanji based on the classic book-turned-adventure film starring Robin Williams seemed like a baffling idea. What could possibly make the average movie-goer excited about this remake? A great cast, for starters, and it looks like we might get just that as everyone’s new favorite odd comedic coupling are in talks to star in the new Jumanji movie.
The upcoming movie release calendar is like a table full of dominos; incredible expensive dominos that are each worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Once one shifts, they all start to move around.
Just in time to get started for Sony’s projected release date of December 25, Jake Kasdan has agreed to roll the dice on the new Jumanji reboot.
Sony has been developing a Jumanji remake since 2012, but the project picked up some steam again over the summer, resulting in some baffling outrage from the internet as the studio announced an official 2016 release date for the project. Today brings news that Sony has tapped some interesting creative talent, including Gone in 60 Seconds writer Scott Rosenberg and LOST scribe Jeff Pinkner, to help bring Jumanji back to the big screen in a (hopefully) big way.
'Jumanji' was that mid-90s movie with Robin Williams that was ostensibly based on a board game but actually based on a book. It's a fine enough movie that made some money and showed off what were, at the time, some impressive visual FX. But we've come a long way since 1995 and now we're gonna get a new 'Jumanji' movie that will be updating for "modern times."