At the recent CinemaCon panel by Sony on Monday, the first look of the latest version of "Jumanji" was revealed, along with footage of other much anticipated upcoming movies like "Spiderman: Homecoming," "Blade Runner 2049" and "The Dark Tower."
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the reboot that stars Dwayne Johnson will feature a video game version of Jumanji instead of the original board game. Unlike the original 1995 movie which stars the late Robin Williams revolves around two kids who stumbles upon a magical board game in their new house, the new movie contains four teenagers playing a 90s video game console that sucks them into the world of Jumanji.
The plot of the movie, which wasn't a secret until now, was revealed by Sony where the teens are transformed into adult characters portrayed by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black (Who is supposed to be playing the adult version of a shy girl), per the Vanity Fair. Previously, Johnson explained that the new "Jumanji" movie is not a reboot but the continuation of the story.
The production of the film has seen many delays since its announcement in 2012, along with irritation among the fans after the death of Robin Williams. In the first look, Gillan, the only female star of the movie, is seen wearing a stiff and revealing outfit, even though they are in the jungle. And as for the male stars, they are all covered up. "My character is really not happy about it," explained Gillan when asked about her character's costume.
Well, only time will tell if the new concept of the famous and well received Jumanji story will be as successful, but with such a strong cast and modernization of plot with the involvement of video game console, fans can expect something unique and exciting. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" directed by Jake Kasden releases on December 22.
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