Here is some good news regarding the new Jumanji movie, it is not a dreaded reboot everyone thought it was going to be. Instead it’s a continuation of the story, just set twenty years later (Lets hope it won’t be as bad as another sequel that we waited twenty years for *cough* I’m looking at you Independence Day: Resurgence).
The Rock took to his Instagram account to announce the news about the new Jumanji film which he will co-star with alongside Kevin Hart and Jack Black.
Check out what the Peoples Champ had to say:
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Yo.. Lots of positive ?? chatter now on something I should've clarified months ago when we announced we were making JUMANJI. This new movie will NOT be a remake or reboot of the original. It will be a CONTINUATION of the awesome JUMANJI adventure 20 years later. As a producer on this movie and someone who loves the original, you have my word we'll honor the legend of "Alan Parrish" and properly introduce a whole new generation to the fun and crazy JUMANJI universe that so many of us loved and grew up on. Our director Jake Kasdan and lead producer Matt Tohlmach are focused and ready go. They also have no f*cking idea what they've gotten themselves into by hiring Me, Kevin Hart and Jack Black aka "The Cray Cray Triplets" as the stars of this movie.?? Shooting begins in 4 weeks. And on a personal note, it's such a cool thing for me to bring the production of this movie to Hawaii. The positive ripple effect it has on local businesses and families in terms of creating jobs and additional income makes me very happy. I grew up on the island thru hard times and good times, so it means a lot to this local boy. Hell, I used to steal a Snickers candy bar every day from 7-11 when I walked to the gym as my pre workout meal when I was 14yrs cause I was too broke to buy one. When I return to Hawaii, I will go back to that 7-11 (on Kapiolani Blvd) and finally buy that Snickers bar after all these years. Then I'll proceed to my psychiatric therapy session cause clearly I'm still messed up over that broke time in my life. #JUMANJI #HAWAII #SonyPictures #SnickersForTheWholeCrew
I’m down for anything The Rock is in, especially if he’s working with Kevin Hart again, they had me in tears with Central Intelligence. With this continuation of Jumanji story, I just hope they don’t make Jack Black, the Alan Parish character Robin Williams played in the 1995 original. I’d be fine if he played Peter Shepherd though, they wouldn’t need to spend much on make up to make Black look like this.
The untitled Jumanji sequel is set to hit screens July 28, 2017.