Well it’s another day, so that means another movie is finding itself locked in Remake Hell. We’ve been hearing rumors all week that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and possibly Kevin Hart will lead the ‘Jumunji’ Remake for Sony Pictures. Now it’s official! Here it from the man himself
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
Say what you want about Remakes but unfortunately until we all actually stop seeing them and they stop making millions and millions of dollars, the studios will continue to produce them.
While Jumunji is one of those films I adored as a child and is easily one of the best Robin Williams films, it hasn’t exactly aged well. The CGI is horrible and other than Williams there is a whole lot of nobody in the film to get a new audience excited about. Lets be honest if there was anyone that could get you excited to see this it’s The Rock.
JUMUNJI is set to be released on July 28, 2017