Dwayne Johnson takes you into the Jumanji jungle!
As he has with his recent movies, Dwayne Johnson continues to give fans fun updates from the set. The latest comes in the form of an Instagram post in which he quickly shows the cast and crew in the Jumanji jungle, aka the Hawaii set for the July 28, 2017 release.
Sony Pictures‘ Jumanji stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Alex Wolff, and Morgan Turner. Jake Kasdan is directing from a screenplay by High Fidelity and Con Air scribe Scott Rosenberg, with frequent Bad Robot executive producer Jeff Pinkner serving as a consultant. Matt Tolmach, William Teitler and Ted Field are producing. Mike Weber and Van Allsburg executive produce.
As we previously reported, it would appear that the Johnson, Gillan, Hart and Black are playing the “avatars” of the kids actually playing the Jumanji game in the film. Johnson’s character is Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Hart is Moose Finbar, Gillan is Ruby Roundhouse, and Black is playing Professor Shelly Oberon.
Jumanji is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 children’s book in which a magical board game causes jungle plants and creatures to invade a quiet American suburb. The 1995 original film was directed by Joe Johnston and starred the late Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson. According to Johnson, the new film will serve as a sequel rather than a full reboot.