First announced last month, Sony Pictures is moving forward with a big screen reboot of the 1995 Joe Johnston family adventure Jumanji. Today, Variety reports that Matt Tolmach, whose credits include the recent The Amazing Spider-Man, has come aboard to produce alongside William Teitler with Tedd Field and Mike Weber executive producing.
The original Jumanji starred Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce and was based on the 1981 children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. In it, a magical board game causes jungle plants and creatures to invade a quiet American suburb.
The Amazing Spider-Man, released on July 3rd, has currently grossed $657 million worldwide.