In a cinematic landscape already saturated with remakes, reboots, sequels and prequels, is there really room for one more? Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas are willing to bet the answer is yes as they’ve all signed on to star in a reboot of the classic 1995 film Jumanji.
The idea of a remake might make fans of the original movie about a magical board game, and its star Robin Williams, a bit skeptical but, the movie’s cast is aware of the first film’s popularity and doesn’t plan on messing with it.
“We’re doing a remake of a movie that has no weak points,” Hart recently said. “Jumanji was an amazing film — rest in peace to Robin Williams. So we’re not trying to recreate the movie that people may be familiar with, we’re trying to modernize it, for those people who don’t know what Jumanji is, in a clever, unique way. Not destroy the movie, of course, but pay homage to all parties that were involved in it and just make it special for this generation.”
The new Jumanji movie will begin filming on September 5. It appears the shoot will begin in Hawaii for some on location filming, before moving to Atlanta, GA.
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