Dwayne Johnson Confirms the Next 'Jumanji' Film is Not A Reboot.
Fresh from completing 'Furious Eight' Dwayne Johnson announced via his Instagram account that he will start filming Jumanji in two weeks. Johnson also confirmed that the film is a sequel.
"For the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story"
The original 1995 Jumanji, which starred the late Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt and Kirsten Dunst was based on a children's book by Chris Van Allsburg in which a magical board game causes jungle plants and wild creatures to appear. The plot and how will the upcoming Jumanji film will be a continuation from the original is unknown at this point. But Dwayne Johnson promised that it will honor the original.
"As a producer of this movie and and someone who loves the original, you have my word that 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" Dwayne said in his Instagram.
For this sequel, Johnson will be joined by Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas. The film will be directed by jake Casdan (Bad Teacher, Sex Tape) from a script written by Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity, Con Air)
Jumanji is scheduled to premiere on July, 2017