Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart Looking to Join JUMANJI Remake
Sony Pictures is getting ready to move forward on their upcoming Jumanji remake, and they are in talks with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart to star in the movie. The two recently starred in the action comedy Central Intelligence.
It really hard to imagine a Jumanji movie without Robin Williams. He was just so great in that film and perfect for the role he played. As much as I enjoy watching Johnson and Hart, I’m having a hard time accepting the fact that Jumanji is being remade with them in mind.
They aren’t confirmed for the film yet. According to Variety, the actors are both incredibly busy, and they are trying to work out their schedules so they can make this work. If they can do that they’ll most likely end up striking a deal.
The film is a new adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s original 1981 adventure book, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. The script has been written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, based on a draft by the original writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The story of the original film centered on a 12-year-old boy who becomes trapped in a board game in 1969 and is released 26 years later by two kids who find the game and start to play it. As they play, the elements of the game come to life in the real world.
I imagine that the reboot will end up being a more slapstick comedy adventure kind of film because it looks like that’s what Johnson and Hart do when they makes these kinds of films.
Johnson’s upcoming projects include Rampage, San Andres 2, Moana, Fast 8, Baywatch, and Ballers. Hart’s upcoming film projects include The Untouchables, Ride Along 2, The Secret Lives of Pets, and Captain Underpants.
Jake Kasdan is on board to direct with the pic set to bow on July 28, 2017.