August 22, 2016


The Rock: New 'Jumanji' Will Be a Sequel, Not a Reboot

Remakes of classic films can turn out great a majority of the time, as seen with Ocean's Eleven, True Grit and of course, The Parent Trap. But sometimes they can go very, very wrong (Tim Burton's Alice Through the Looking Glass, anyone?) Luckily, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson knows not to mess with a good thing.

The actor, who will star in a modern version of 1995's Jumanji, set everyone's mind at ease when he clarified the film is meant to be a sequel to the original classic—NOT a remake. Phew! 

"For the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story," The Rock wrote on Instagram.

The sequel will also feature Kevin Hart and Jack Black, with Nick Jonas in talks to join the project. "It's also crazy to me how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we're together. Man this is gonna be FUN," Johnson continued. The film, directed by Jake Kasdan, will hit theaters in July 2017.

In the same Instagram post, The Rock also revealed he wrapped filming Fast 8. Oh, and did you miss the news that Clash of the Corps, executive produced by Johnson, is coming to Fuse in October. Click here for more info!