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!
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