Is the New JUMANJI Film Inspired by THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME?
Dwayne Johnson released a new photo of himself riding on a motorcycle while killing "evil shit" with a flame thrower in the new Jumanji. The photo came with an interesting note that offers a hint that the story for the movie was at least inspired by Richard Connell's 1924 short story, "The Most Dangerous Game." The actor said:
"Check out this bad ass custom made flame thrower that's secured with metal grips under my forearm giving me more leverage to drive my motorcycle with one arm - and kill evil shit with my other. Apparently it's also a good night to burn the hell outta my arm. Again. #OnLocation #HawaiianJungles #TheMostDangeeousGameOfAll #JUMANJI Dope shot taken by "the eye" himself.. @masistills"
Why would he use the #TheMostDangeeousGameOfAll if it didn't mean anything? For those of you that aren't familiar with the story, it's about humans hunting and killing humans for sport. Why? Because people are "the most dangerous game."
So will people be hunting other people for sport in the film? Well... yeah! That harkens back to the original film! Remember the crazy poacher Van Pelt who was unleashed from the game into the modern world? He was all about hunting down and trying to kill Alan (Robin Williams) and the two kids.
Before that, Alan spent years in the jungle of the game fighting to survive. Alan says that he was constantly being hunted by this guy, but we never saw what it was truly like for him. This new Jumanji film will take us inside the game. I imagine this means that everyone sucked into the game is being hunted by other humans.
Johnson also previously talked about Willams' character, Alan, and said, "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."
This makes me wonder if maybe there is a possibility that they will cross paths with Alan somehow in the game? I have no idea how that might work, but I believe it's a possibility. I might be reading way too much into this, but it would be fun! We'll definitely get an idea of what it was like for Alan when he was forced to survive in the jungle in the game.
Jumanji is set to hit theaters on December 22, 2017. For additional news on Jumanji's plot, click here.