Dwayne Johnson announced via his Instagram account that he will be joining the cast of director Jake Kasdan's Jumanji remake.
Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji has become a film before under the direction of Captain America: The First Avenger's Joe Johnston. Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst starred as players of a mystical board game that transports people to a jungle realm. Williams, trapped in the game for twenty years, must re-acclimate to the normal world and help deal with the creatures unleashed when Dundst starts a new round of the game.
The original film has become beloved in certain circles and that he and the production team promise "to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up."
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. This is gonna be fun. #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures
Jumanji begins production in the fall with a July 28th, 2017 release date.