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It’s official, The Rock is set for the Jumanji remake…

April 24th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Well, it’s official, The Rock is set to star in the Jumanji remake…

Obviously.

Look, we love Dwayne Johnson as much as anyone, but this just doesn’t feel like the right fit to us; it feels more like another Journey movie (he’s already making part three and is rumoured for the fourth already). But hey, we’ve been wrong before.

There was also a rumour than his new best friend Kevin Hart may co-star but we’ve heard nothing official on this yet.

The actor confirmed his involvement on his Instagram and you can check it out below.

Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s book, “Jumanji” was adapted into the 1995 film of the same name, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde and Bebe Neuwirth. The original film follows the story of a 12-year-old boy who gets trapped in a board game in 1969, only to be released 26 years later.

“Walk Hard” helmer Jake Kasdan has been tapped to direct the reboot, from a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. Sony’s “Jumanji” remake hasn’t been given a release date.

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. Casting this should be fun! #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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