Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has promised the upcoming Jumanji movie will be a sequel, not a reboot. The 44-year-old actor, who is also acting as co-producer on the upcoming film, is looking forward to starting work on the project with Jack Black and his Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart, but he has stressed it is not a remake of the popular 1995 movie, which starred the late Robin Williams.
He wrote on Instagram: “In two weeks I’ll reunite with ol’ friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story). It’s also crazy to me how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we’re together. Man this is gonna be FUN. (sic)”
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
The actor previously promised the new movie will honor Williams and his character Alan Parrish.
He posted: “An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of “Alan Parrish” will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way.
“I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud. I also think Robin is somewhere lookin’ down and laughing, remembering the first time we met backstage and I (for the first time ever) was a star struck bumbling idiot that couldn’t even get my words out. Idiot.
“He literally calmed me down w/ that smile and laugh. But that’s for another fun story down the road. (sic)”
Williams – who tragically committed suicide in 2014 – starred in the 1995 movie as the 12-year-old boy, who gets trapped in a board game with his friend Sarah Whittle in 1969.
Twenty-six years later, Judy and Peter Shepherd find the game in their attic and begin to play, but unbeknownst to them, they accidentally release the now-adult Alan.
"Sneeeyaks". Trynna talk shit to my brother and JUMANJI co-star @kevinhart4real but can't even keep a straight face.😂 Shooting #CentralIntelligence was HARD considering how much laughing we did on set. Now we add our twin brother Jack Black into the mix and it pretty much guarantees shooting JUMANJI is gonna be IMPOSSIBLE. See you mofo's in the jungle next month. Bring your sneeeyaks Kev. Pancakes for me and Jack only. 😂🖕🏾
Jumanji is set to hit cinema screens next July.
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