In news that will literally come as a surprise to no one, except for maybe your aunt who doesn’t think movies have been worth paying attention to since the ’70s (she is not entirely wrong), Sony is moving forward with a sequel to the surprise hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The writers of the recent reboot-sequel to the ’90s classic are returning to script the follow-up, and in further unsurprising news, the four lead actors are returning as well.
SNL had already declared Saoirse Ronan as our first December host, and the time has come to round out 2017. James Franco will return to the sketch comedy series, as will comedian Kevin Hart and some fan-favorite musical guests to close out the year.
There’s a lot more action coming i this Wednesday’s new trailer for Jumanji, and The Rock has done us all a favor of posting a teaser with all the best bits. Motorcycles! Piggyback rides! A giant hippopotamus! Jack Black saying “I can’t even”!
The fumes of a Knight Rider reboot have been in the air lately. Earlier this month David Hasselhoff revealed he pitched an idea to James Gunn for a reboot of the original NBC series. The show, which ran from 1982 to 1986, starred Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a crime fighter assisted by his artificially intelligent car KIIT. NBC attempted to reboot the series back in 2008 with Val Kilmer voicing the car, an effort that only lasted a season. And last year Justin Lin was in talks to bring Knight Rider back as a digital series with Machinima. But will a Knight Rider reboot actually happen? A new rumor suggests a revival might be on the way, but in feature-length form.
Those of us who have dutifully followed Dwayne Johnson’s social-media updates from the set of the Jumanji reboot (fully titled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a series of words I will never say out loud) have been hotly anticipating the first official trailer for months now. And after all the online teasing from the Rock about how much excitement audiences can expect from his new revival of the ’90s kids’ classic, he’s finally putting his money where his bulging, oiled-up biceps are. Welcome to the jungle, director Jake Kasdan has fun and games, if by “fun” we mean “a massive FX budget” and if by “games” we mean “body-switching humor.“