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Twitter Reacts to The Rock being cast in Jumanji remake

23 April 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After a week of rumours that Sony Pictures wanted Dwayne Johnson to star in their remake of the 1995 fantasy adventure movie Jumanji, The Rock took to Instagram to confirm his involvement. This marks yet another remake for Johnson, with both Baywatch and Rampage also currently in production. Going by the post, it’s because he likes to “reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation.” 

But let’s see what Twitter thinks…

Many found the news insulting to original Jumanji actor Robin Williams’ memory…

@TheRock I love your work..but man..these remakes need to stop.. No Williams, no Jumanji

— Jack Meoff (@LatinMist) April 23, 2016

@TheRock @BuzzFeed this is disrespectful to Robin Williams. The Rock is a great actor but this film should not be made. Period.

— Friendly Asshole 〽️ (@Queen_Folarin) April 23, 2016

@TheRock @BuzzFeed I wish you wouldn’t do this #robinwilliams

— Morgan Drew (@dextermorgan17) April 23, 2016

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Blows Up Instagram: Pamela Anderson Is Joining Baywatch - Plus a Jumanji Remake Is in the Works!

22 April 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Pamela Anderson is back! Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson confirmed that the actress, 48, will be making an appearance in the upcoming Baywatch movie based on the 1990s TV series, which starred Anderson as C.J. Parker. "She introduced the world to 'Cj Parker' and became one of the most iconic characters of a generation - for the most successful TV show of all time," Johnson - who stars as Mitch Buchannon in the film - captioned a photo of himself and Anderson on Instagram. He continued: "A pleasure to welcome (as gorgeous as ever) Pamela Anderson to our #Baywatch cast. We »

- Mariah Haas

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Blows Up Instagram: Pamela Anderson Is Joining Baywatch - Plus A Jumanji Remake Is In the Works!

22 April 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Pamela Anderson is back! Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson confirmed that the actress, 48, will be making an appearance in the upcoming Baywatch movie based on the 1990s TV series, which starred Anderson as C.J. Parker. "She introduced the world to 'Cj Parker' and became one of the most iconic characters of a generation - for the most successful TV show of all time," Johnson - who stars as Mitch Buchannon in the film - captioned a photo of himself and Anderson on Instagram. He continued: "A pleasure to welcome (as gorgeous as ever) Pamela Anderson to our #Baywatch cast. We »

- Mariah Haas

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Dwayne Johnson confirms role in Jumanji remake

22 April 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

See Also: Dwayne Johnson confirms that Pamela Anderson will appear in Baywatch movie

After rumours linking him to a role in the upcoming Sony Pictures remake of Jumanji, Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch) has taken to Instagram today to confirm his involvement in the film.

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 »

- Scott J. Davis

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The Rock Explains His Involvement In The Jumanji Remake

22 April 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It was back in 2012 that the first rumors started to swirl about a potential remake for the Robin Williams movie Jumanji. Last week, those rumors came back with a vengeance when it was reported that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart were in talks to star in the film. Today, The Rock has taken to social media to make a public statement about Jumanji and, yes, the rumors were true, at least in part. The Rock will bring Jumanji back to the screen, as a producer.     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 »

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Dwayne Johnson Confirmed To Headline Sony’s Jumanji Remake

22 April 2016 11:31 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In accordance with previous reports, it’s been confirmed that Dwayne Johnson has been tapped to headline Sony’s Jumanji remake. However, there’s no word of his Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart closing a deal at this time.

Word of Johnson’s addition to the embryonic overhaul comes via the actor’s ever-active Instagram – which also brought word of Baywatch enlisting Pamela Anderson earlier today – revealing that Johnson’s Seven Bucks production banner will help shepherd Jumanji into development, with plans in place to start shooting in fall of this year.

Expect casting to hit up over the next few months, then, with producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan also on board to steer the project from behind the scenes. Perhaps in an effort to allay fears that a Jumanji reboot is arguably unnecessary, Johnson noted that the team “promises to deliver something cool and special.. and not »

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How Harry Potter was nearly been very, very different

20 April 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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It's the small decisions along the way that shape major successes - and Harry Potter had lots of potential turning points...

Spanning a series of books, films, merchandising prospects, an amusement park and - soon - a spin-off film and West End show, Harry Potter is one of the most iconic franchises in the history of fandom.

But things could have been very, very different…

Spoilers lie ahead for the Harry Potter series.

1. What if Harry Potter had never been published?

It’s been well-documented that J K Rowling struggled to get her first book published.

Almost a dozen houses, including Penguin, TransWorld and Harper Collins, rejected Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone outright.

When a first chapter arrived at Bloomsbury Publishing, it was destined to remain in the slush pile until its curious black binding caught the eye of a lowly assistant. On a whim, »

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San Franciso Film Festival Honors Ellen Burstyn

18 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The San Francisco Film Society has selected Ellen Burstyn as the recipient of its Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting.

The award will be presented at the April 25 awards night for the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival at Fort Mason Center’s Herbst Pavilion.

Ellen Burstyn’s extraordinary career in film and television has provided some of cinema’s most indelible performances,” said Noah Cowan, the festival’s executive director. “She has collaborated with some of the medium’s finest directors over many years and in a remarkable range of genres. Her recent performance in Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener-Dog’ is perhaps her bravest yet — caustic, sincere and unforgettable.”

Burstyn will also be publicly honored at An Afternoon with Ellen Burstyn at the Victoria Theatre on Saturday. An onstage interview and a selection of clips from Burstyn’s notable acting career will be followed by a screening of »

- Dave McNary

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Movie News: See a New 'Jason Bourne' Photo; Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart Touted for New 'Jumanji'

18 April 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Jason Bourne: A new photo of Matt Damon from the upcoming Jason Bourne catches the star in an intense moment. The movie will follow Bourne as he reteams with fellow former intelligence agent Nicky (Julia Stiles). Paul Greengrass directs; the movie hits theaters on July 29. [EW.com]   Jumanji: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, who costar in the upcoming Central Intelligence, are in talks to star together in Jumanji, based on the 1981 book by Chris Van Allsburg. Robin Williams starred in a 1995 movie version. Jake Kasdan is set to direct the new version of the family adventure, which is scheduled to start production in August, aiming for theatrical release on July 28, 2017. [Variety]   Spider-Man: Homecoming: Tony Revolori (above) and Laura Harrier have joined...

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Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart set for ‘Jumanji’ remake

17 April 2016 11:31 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jumanji remake: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are now linked with the imagining of the 1996 movie.

It is being reported that Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart could be heading for the Jumanji remake over at Sony Pictures.

The two actors, who appear in this summer’s upcoming comedy Central Intelligence, are said to be linked with the remake of the classic 1990s Robin Williams-led adventure movie that’ll be directed by Jake Kasdan. The film already has a release date set for July 28th 2017.

For that release date to be met, shooting has to start very soon. Both actors are intensely busy with Johnson still shooting the Baywatch movie, and then the next instalment in The Fast and The Furious series, and then there’s also the Rampage film, which is based on the classic video game of the same name (we’re hearing that this may shoot next »

- Paul Heath

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The Top 25 Funniest Actors of All Time

16 April 2016 7:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Who are the funniest, wackiest, cleverest, wittiest comic actors in the history of film and television? Take a look at our list and see who we came up with.

 

The top 25 laugh-getters…

 

 #25…George Carlin: Probably the best stand-up comedian of all-time. He brilliantly satirized American culture, mixing his liberal social commentary with an often unapologetically coarse and dirty style of language. His penchant for obscenities was most evident in his trademark routine “Seven words you can never say on television”. No one was better at mocking the excesses of American culture than Carlin.

 #24…Robin Williams: He had a manic energy and great improvisational skills. His hyper, free-form style inspired many comedians to follow, such as Jim Carrey. He shot to fame in the TV series Mork & Mindy, before breaking away to very successful movie career, appearing in films like Good Morning Vietnam, The World According to Garp, Mrs. Doubtfire and Popeye. »

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American Gods' Neil Gaiman to Adapt First Novel Good Omens for TV

16 April 2016 5:55 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Author Neil Gaiman, whose American Gods novel is being developed as a Starz series by Bryan Fuller, has agreed to adapt for TV his first novel, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.

RelatedAmerican Gods Adds Crispin Glover, Jonathan Tucker

Per The Guardian, Gaimain announced that although he had previously said he would not adapt the 26-year-old apocalyptic dark comedy without co-author Sir Terry Pratchett, who died a year ago after a battle with Alzheimer’s, a posthumous letter from Pratchett urged him to forge on with the project, as a six-episode series.

RelatedStarz »

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Dwayne Johnson And Kevin Hart Eyed For Jumanji Remake

16 April 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting that Sony has their sights set on the dynamic duo of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart for their upcoming Jumanji remake. The two actors, who are amongst the busiest in Hollywood, will soon be headlining New Line’s Central Intelligence and recently hosted the MTV Movie Awards, proving that they’ve got great chemistry together and make for a very entertaining pair.

Neither actor has signed on just yet, though the studio is trying their best to make it work. Unfortunately though, they may have a tough time. As we mentioned above, both Johnson and Hart are exceptionally busy and have very full schedules. Finding a time that works for both of them will prove to be quite challenging, but we’re hoping Sony can make it work out.

As for the remake itself, it is of course based on the 1995 film of the same name, which »

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Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson to Re-Team for 'Jumanji' Remake?

16 April 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Looks like Sony's remake of the Robin Williams classic Jumanji is closer than ever to becoming a reality. According to Variety, actors Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are in early talks to join the project, who have most recently worked together on the upcoming action/comedy flick, Central Intelligence.

The details are still being worked out, and the studios will have a heck of a time working out the schedules between the two, as they both appear to be popping up in every film property under the sun. In addition to the upcoming Baywatch comedy, the Rock is attached to Rampage, Fast & Furious 8, and the HBO series, Ballers. Kevin Hart, on the other hand, has The Untouchables and his own stand-up work to squeeze in between films.

Jumanji is a film that's been ripe for a remake for quite some time now. For those unfamiliar, the original film followed a »

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Rock & Hart Circling The "Jumanji" Remake

15 April 2016 9:16 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

They team this year on the action comedy "Central Intelligence," now Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart look to be pairing up again on the big screen for a whole different property.

Both Johnson and Hart are in early talks to star in the adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's 1981 adventure book "Jumanji" at Sony Pictures. Schedules are still being worked out, but "things are moving toward a deal".

If it goes forward Johnson would shoot "Jumanji" this Fall after he wraps "Fast 8" but before getting to work on the third season of "Ballers". Hart is committed to shoot "The Intouchables" remake this Summer and it's his schedule that's proving tricky.

Previously adapted into the 1995 film starring Robin Williams, the story centers on a twelve-year-old boy who becomes trapped in a board game in 1969 and is released twenty-six years later.

Jake Kasdan is on board to direct with Matt Tolmach »

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'Jumanji' Remake to Reunite Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart

15 April 2016 5:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you find the recent trailers for Central Intelligence appealing, or really enjoyed the chemistry and camaraderie between its two stars as they co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards this past Sunday, you're in luck. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are in early talks to reunite for the upcoming Jumanji remake from Sony. This version promises to be truer to the original 1981 adventure book by author Chris Van Allsburg.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are currently two of the hardest working men in show business. And Variety reports that a lot of schedule juggling has had to happen to make this work out. Both actors are in the midst of a heavy production load. But that's not stopping the two, who obviously enjoy working together, from moving forward with their deals.

Dwayne Johnson's Rampage, which is based on the popular video game that finds a giant Lizard, Werewolf and Gorilla »

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Dwayne Johnson And Kevin Hart Plan To Remake A Robin Williams Classic

15 April 2016 4:22 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart have been building quite the rapport recently with their projects. They.re co-starring in the action-comedy Central Intelligence this June, and they co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards this past weekend. Now it.s being reported that the duo is planning to team up again for the Jumanji remake. The two actors are in early talks to lead the remake of the 1995 comedy that starred Robin Williams. Although their schedules are hectic in the coming months, apparently they are slowly approaching a deal. According to Variety, since Dwayne Johnson is currently shooting Baywatch and wrapped up with Fast 8 this summer, the goal is to shoot Jumanji during the fall before Ballers Season 3, as his other upcoming blockbuster, Rampage, might be delayed until 2017. As for Hart, he.s set to star alongside Bryan Cranston in The Intouchables remake during the fall, but it may »

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Kevin Hart, Dwanye Johnson Circling ‘Jumanji’ Reboot (Exclusive)

15 April 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony is getting closer to rebooting a Robin Williams classic with two of the busiest actors in town, looking to build on what is already an impressive slate at the studio.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are in early talks to star in Sony’s “Jumanji,” sources tell Variety. Schedules are still being worked out, as both actors have heavy production loads ahead, but insiders say things are moving toward a deal.

Johnson has an opening this fall with his New Line pic “Rampage” possibly shifting to 2017. The plan would be to shoot “Jumanji” before the third season of his HBO series “Ballers.” Johnson will also shoot “Fast 8” this summer, reprising his role of Agent Hobbs.

Hart is expected to shoot “The Intouchables” remake for Weinstein this summer opposite Bryan Cranston, and according to sources, working out this part of the schedule could prove difficult.

The pair showed great »

- Justin Kroll

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10 Funny Character Deaths in Movies

14 April 2016 2:47 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Death is obviously a pretty serious subject but it doesn’t always have to be. As Robin Williams once said in Patch Adams: What’s wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can’t we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even humor? Death is not the enemy gentlemen. And in that light, I’m glad some movies do in fact treat death with a little bit of humor. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. So here are 10 funny character deaths in movies (with video evidence) The Model

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- Nat Berman

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Movie Finds Director in David Lowery

13 April 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Lowery, who has already directed a remake of Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon,” has come on to helm a live-action adaptation of “Peter Pan.” Toby Hallbrooks is penning the script.

Disney’s 1953 animated classic is still the most successful adaptation of the J.M. Barrie novel about the boy who couldn’t age. Sony’s “Hook,” starring Robin Williams and directed by Steven Spielberg, underperformed in 1991, considering the players involved, and last year’s “Pan” bombed.

Disney seems like the right choice to pull off the live-action retelling, given its success of late in turning its animated classics into live-action hits. “Cinderella,” “Maleficent” and “Alice in Wonderland” all dominated box office charts.

“Pete’s Dragon” bows on Aug. 12, and Lowery is also developing “The Old Man and the Gun” with Robert Redford. He is repped by Wme and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood. »

- Justin Kroll

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