Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad recently did an interview with THR in which he revealed some information on a few familiar film projects they are working on getting into production.
One of the big surprises he revealed was that the studio is looking to reboot 1995's Jumanji. The original movie was directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America) and starred Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, and Kirsten Dunst.
We're going to try and reimagine Jumanji and update it for the present.
I actually tried to show the orignal movie to my kids recently, and they just weren't into it. This is one of those movies I could care less about, so if they want to remake it, fine. I don't see the point, but it's their money.
He then went on to say that a 21 Jump Street sequel is gearing up to start shooting in the fall,
...we plan to start shooting in the fall. There are very few actors -- I'm going to quote Amy -- who can do romance, action and comedy. We're in business with two of them, Channing Tatum and Will Smith.
I loved 21 Jump Street, and I'm excited to hear that a sequel is happening. This is the best thing I've seen Tatum do, and I wouldn't mind to see the comedic insanity continue.
As for another Men in Black movie, the last one made $615.5 million dollars. So of course, Sony is going to make another one!
We're very pleased with the financial performance of Men in Black 3, and we believe it is an ongoing franchise. We're going to do [another one], but we don't have clarity yet on how it should be done.
I thought they did a fantastic job with the third movie. Sure it was full of holes, but it was still fun and entertaining. There's a whole fun universe to play around with, and if they made another MIB movie, I'd watch it.
What do you think about all of these film projects Sony is working on? Which of these are you least excited about?