If you grew up in the late 80s and 90s, you must be familiar with Jumanji by Robin Williams. Yes, that Jumanji has somehow managed to become one of the classic legendary movie icons in Hollywood. And the fact that Robin Williams has taken a part in it just adds up to the positive points.
And now, living up to the good name, there should be another Jumanji in the making. Naturally, the late Robin Williams won’t take a part in it, but you can expect Dwayne Johnson a.k.a the Rock to be involved in the making. And how do you expect to see it? Soon enough, hopefully.
Johnson has been quite active in promoting the movie through his social media accounts, in particular through his Twitter and Instagram. He’s been actively tweeting about his excitement over the new script, and he has also posted the concept poster for his character, which is said to be Dr. Bravestone.
Dr. Bravestone won’t be alone in the next Jumanji film. There will be Captain Wildheart (played by Kevin Hart) and other characters. Names like Nick Jonas, Jack Black, and Karen Gilian should be expected to be seen in the new movie. Will the movie be a reboot from the 1996 version? For now, Johnson has claimed that the new flick will be the continuation of the 1996 version, not the reboot.
As we all know, the Robin Williams’ version was based on a book of the same name, Jumanji, where a kid was caught up in the mysterious game of Jumanji and later on got back to the real world 20 years later. Chris Van Allsburg wrote the book. The movie is involved young stars (at that time) such as Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt, among the few. There was a family value, good story, and a lesson you can get from the original story. As expected the Newmanji (get it?) will still have the same excitements where all the wild animals are let loose from the board game.
With the Rock busy with the promotion in his social media and the fuss about the movie is underway in the production line, rumors had been heard since 2015. At that time, Sony Pictures in August 2015 stated that they are going to release a new flick based on the Robin Williams’ fantasy classic tale for the Christmas movie in 2016. Afterward, no official news of confirmation has been made, making the statement seems like a rumor or a plan with obstructions in the way. However, since it is now official that the new release date will be happening on the 28th of July 2017 and shoot for the flick should start this fall, it has been confirmed.
For the production, Jake Kasdan will be the director, Matt Tolmach will be the producer, and Dwayne Johnson will be involved in the script production because of his company, the Seven Bucks Productions, is also participating in the production. So, what can you get from the new movie? Cross your fingers and expect the best!