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The 1995 childhood favorite, Jumanji, is in the works to be remade!

THR tells us that Jumanji will be remade, with Ted Field (Bad Teacher) and Mike Weber (Twelve) producing the reboot, and Zach Helm (Stranger than Fiction) will write the new project.

The reboot will be adapted from the 1981 Chris Van Allsburg book about two children who a board game that comes to life, and they eventually must fight against the game to survive and end the game, after one of the characters, because of the game, gets trapped in the jungle for decades.

Jumanji was adapted as a film in 1995, and Robin Williams (Aladdin, Good Will Hunting), Bonnie Hunt (The Green Mile), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man), and Jonathan Hyde (The Mummy) star. Known today as a beloved childhood and family favorite, it’ll be interesting to see how the new reboot will compare to the 1995 adaptation. The computer graphics will of course be much better than 17 years ago, but we kind of think that the cheesy CGI makes the film fun to watch today.

No news of casting or a release date has been announced yet, but we’ll keep you posted when it is!

What do you think of a Jumanji reboot? Are you happy, or should the Jumanji legacy stay in the 1995 adaptation? Leave us your thoughts below!

  • http://twitter.com/Asya86 Asya Kovarsky

    I think the orignal is really great and it is highly unlikely a remake will even come close!

  • http://www.facebook.com/courtney.s.smith.73 Courtney Siobhan Smith

    Didn’t they already do this with Zathura?

    • Daughter of Eve

      That’s a sequel, not a remake

      • http://www.facebook.com/courtney.s.smith.73 Courtney Siobhan Smith

        Oh Okay, thanks! :)

  • Daughter of Eve

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I really hope they don’t remake this.

    • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

      i would have to agree with your latter statement. though it’s obvious the lion and monkeys are fake, they are actually pretty darn good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=595740128 Derek Salzburg


  • Sarah

    There is absolutely no reason why this needs to be remade. The original is so good. They’ll just screw it up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ciarra.berkowicz Ciarra Berkowicz

    Well, remakes are now taking my childhood films.

  • charlton

    I really think they should leave this one alone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Hernandez/539018211 Diego Hernandez

      I second that statement

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=554290925 Catherine Lee

    I hope they leave it alone, especially because the original was filmed in my hometown of Keene, NH. It is something we take great pride in and remaking it would ruin that.

  • nova


  • Leigh

    Is nothing sacred?!

  • http://twitter.com/BilliamAnderson Bill Anderson

    I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.
    stop remaking my favorites Hollywood.

  • gcw07

    I really don’t see the need for this. It really seems pointless and will probably end up being another flop like Total Recall remake was.

  • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

    let me tell you, i recently saw Jumamji again on ABC Fam and i’ll tell ya – IT HOLDS UP. i suppose i can’t complain too much if it’s an adaptation of the original source material, but i honestly have a hard time accepting there’s another version out there to consider. jumanji will always be robin willian bonnie hunt, and kirsten dunst for me.

  • morsmordre79

    Oh, for the love of all things sacred. What’s next, The Goonies? Home Alone? The Breakfast Club?

    Good grief.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Diego-Hernandez/539018211 Diego Hernandez

      rumor has it therese talks of a back to the future remake

      • Em

        NOOOO!!!! I will NOT allow that. Only Michael J. Fox is allowed to be Marty McFly

  • http://twitter.com/sahina91 Sahina91

    what???? why!!!!!!!! they don’t need to remake such a classic film like Jumanji!

  • http://twitter.com/AsiaAAhmed Asia A Ahmed

    Do they not have anymore original ideas, instead of ruining our childhood??

  • http://twitter.com/piccolopooh Paige


  • WhatTheGrace

    Jumanji is just one of those films that should never be remade!

    I’m strongly strongly against it. It’s a classic and it should stay that way. And i bet you any money that it’s going to be in 3D!! >.< It adds absolutely no value to a film!

    I feel like i should write a letter to these people!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

    oh oh, another beloved childhood movie on the chopping block for a remake. Not that all remakes are bad but…I am doubtful that the new Jumanji will be anywhere near as brilliant as the original. Part of it is of course, originality. what could the new one offer that the old one didn’t? Better CGI? 3D? Please.

    A new twist? NO! A carbon copy? who wants that?

  • Kailey-wa

    Aw, just leave Jumanji alone! Seriously, just come up with a new idea, this film is fantastic and doesn’t need a remake. Plus it hasn’t even been 20 years, what’s the rush?

  • http://twitter.com/dreamfall31 Kevin Slechta

    Loved the movie as a kid, but not sure if it holds up as an adult. I probably won’t watch this remake just so it doesn’t ruin my nostalgia for the original!

  • guythateatsmonkeys

    I was absolutely TERRIFIED of the original. Re-make could be good- probably not though

  • daff


  • ncnapper92

    I wouldn’t mind a continuation, the board game is still too mysterious with too many questions about it unanswered. But a remake does not sound good.

  • Jill

    I’m actually scared for this. Some great films are just best left alone. PLEASE??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=523240646 Jasmine Dixon

    simply put: no

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