Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Set to Star in ‘Jumanji’ Reboot
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is preparing to try his luck against one of the most dangerous board games of all time in the remake of the 1995 classic Jumanji.
The star confirmed hat he’s been developing an early version of the film, in conjunction with his Seven Bucks Productions. The star announced the the news on Instagram promising fans that he’ll “deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up”.
He also revealed that the final touches are being placed on the script, with Matt Tolmach (Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Amazing Spider-Man) producing and Jake Kasdan (Freaks and Geeks, Bad Teacher) directing.
The original 1995 film, based on the book of the same name, starred Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce as the siblings who stumbled across the magical game and the late Robin Williams as the only other person who can help them win it and end the madness that comes along with playing.
It’s OFFICIAL: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO’s #ballers to this summer’s #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job. But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #BAYWATCH and #RAMPAGE and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor. It’s official. We’ll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There’s games you play for fun… then there’s games that change your life. JUMANJI Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprod team. Up next is meeting with our producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan. Shooting starts this fall. Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up;). As always I’ll keep you posted. Casting this should be fun! #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures
Casting has yet to begin and shooting is slated to start this fall.