Dwayne Johnson says Jumanji will not be a reboot
He’s hinted as much before, but now Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that the upcoming Jumanji film will not be a reboot. In an Instagram post about how he has just finished filming Fast 8 and will start Jumanji in two weeks, the actor says: “For the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story.”
It will be interesting to see how Sony Pictures will continue the story started in the 1995 original, directed by Joe Johnston and starring the late Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson.
Johnson is joined in the July 28, 2017 release by Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas. Bad Teacher and Sex Tape helmer Jake Kasdan will direct 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.
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.