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While Jumanji is already in production with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, and Jack Black, they've just added four new players to the game. And they're young. The cast of the new Jumanji (set for a July 28, 2017 release) already seem to be having a lot of fun on set but after the first group shot was revealed many (including our own Donna Dickens) presumed there was more to this team than meets the eye. Considering the 1995 film featured two children along with the adults playing Jumanji, I was wondering if/when we'd see younger actors cast. And here we go. Officially welcoming our #JumanjiJuniors to our film. @serdariusblain @madisoniseman @natandalex Morgan Turner. #DontBeScaredKids #Jumanji pic.twitter.com/KuE4si3UL7 — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 23, 2016 The Rock welcomed Madison Iseman, Ser’Darius Blain, Alex Wolff, and Morgan Turner to the sequel. We still don't have all »
- Jill Pantozzi
Exclusive: Comedian Rhys Darby and Morgan Turner are the latest to join the cast of Sony’s Jumanji. Out July 28, the continuation to the original is toplined by Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas. Helmed by Jake Kasdan, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner wrote the most recent version of the script, based on draft by original writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. It's all based on Chris Van Allsburg’s book, which bred the Robin… »
Production has begun on the star-studded Jumanji 2, with both Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart releasing the first photos through social media yesterday. The photo offered our first look at both of those stars in character as Dr. Bravestone and Moose Finbar, along with Jack Black as Professor Shelly Oberon and Karen Gillan as Ruby Roundhouse, which lead to several fans commenting on Karen Gillan's skimpy outfit, while all of her male co-stars are fully clothed. Today Karen Gillan fired back with her own message on social media.
Dwayne Johnson revealed in his Instagram post that Karen Gillan's "jungle wardrobe will make sense when you know the plot," although he wouldn't offer any plot specifics at this time. Still, the skimpy costume became quite the hot topic, which lead to Karen Gillan releasing her own brief statement on Twitter. Here's what she had to say below, which could offer »
Exclusive: Ser’Darius Blain and Madison Iseman have joined the cast of Jumanji, the Jake Kasdan-directed Sony remake that stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas. Said to be a continuation of the 1995 Robin Williams-starrer, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner wrote the script based on draft by the original writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The whole thing is based on the Caldecott Medal-winning adventure book by Chris Van… »
Kevin Hart’s latest Instagram post will have you saying, “What year is it?”
“Day 1 of shooting ‘Jumanji’ is officially in the can,” reads the post. “We had a [sic] amazing first day. The chemistry & energy of our cast & crew was beyond amazing!!!! This movie is going to be dope as hell….Can’t wait to get back to work tomorrow … #Jumanji.”
The film, which has been described as more of a continuation than a remake, is directed by Jake Kasdan and is based on the screenplay by Zach Helm, Chris McKenna, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg and Erik Sommers. Principal photography is currently taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Arya Roshanian
Last week, Dwayne Johnson shared a new video through social media, revealing that production has gotten under way on Jumanji 2, with the video showcasing a Hawaiian priest blessing the set before the actor and his co-stars got to work. While that video offered a brief glimpse at the actors in costume, today we have the official first look at Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan in costume through photos shared by both Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart on social media. Dwayne Johnson even revealed the names of all of these characters.
Dwayne Johnson announced earlier this month that his character is named Dr. Bravestone by showcasing concept art of his character. Today he revealed that Kevin Hart's character is named Moose Finbar, with Jack Black playing Professor Shelly Oberon and Karen Gillan playing Ruby Roundhouse. Here's what the actor had to say in his full Instagram post below. »
Dwayne Johnson always keeps his fans in the loop on his various projects, and now the actor has shared the first set video from Jumanji, which is a sequel, and not a remake. This on-set sneak peek features the actor alongside co-stars Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan as a Hawaiian priest blesses the movie. It was also anounced that shooting has officially begun. Here's what The Rock had to say about this ritual on Instagram.
"Before we embark on our #Jumanji here in Hawaii, we gathered our entire cast (here with me are Jack Black, Kevin Hart, our director Jake Kasdan and Karen Gillan) and crew together as our Hawaiian Kahu (priest) Cordell Keka blesses our film with powerful aloha spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love. I often talk about mana (spirit) with you guys and the mana in this room/in this moment was extremely powerful - »
Mark Harrison Sep 13, 2016
Jj Abrams is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood right now. Over his career in the movies, he's written, directed, produced, acted and played a wicked keyboard solo on Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions, and through his production company Bad Robot, his name is counted among the credits of massive franchises like Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and of course Star Wars. He's more of a household name than most filmmakers of his generation and we sometimes wish we wanted anything as much as he wants that Steven Spielberg status.
You can't blame him when you hear about his first paid job in the film industry. Returning a bunch of Spielberg's personal super-8 home movies that he discovered after his »
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has taken to Instagram to give us a first look at the concept art for his character, "The Smoldering" Dr. Bravestone in the upcoming reimagining of Jumanji.
Check out Johnson's post:
Exclusive First Look: Concept art of my #Jumanji character. "The Smoldering" Dr. Bravestone. (not sure where my pecs went;). This is gonna be fun.. Me, @kevinhart4real, Jack Black, @NickJonas and the Ginger Assassin @karengillanofficial can't wait to "play the game that plays you". #Jumanji #DrBravestone #KingOfTheSmolder #TheAdventureContinues »
- Kellvin Chavez
Earlier this month, Dwayne Johnson confirmed that his new next project will in fact be a Jumanji sequel that continues the story of the original 1995 classic. The actor leads an ensemble cast that includes his Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas. Today, the actor revealed that Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy) has also joined the cast. While there is very little we know about her character, Dwayne Johnson made it clear she has one of the most important roles in the film.
Dwayne Johnson broke the news himself earlier today on Instgram and his other social media accounts. The actor/producer wouldn't reveal her character's name, or how she fits into the story, but he did state that he and his co-stars went through a grueling search to find the right actress. Here's what he had to say on Instagram.
'Between myself, @kevinhart4real Jack Black »
Guardians of the Galaxy alum Karen Gillan has capped off Sony’s casting spree for next year’s Jumanji movie, with Deadline confirming that the Scottish actress has agreed terms to star opposite Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas in the Jake Kasdan-directed pic.
Billed as a continuation of the original 1995 adventure film – itself based on Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved novel – and absolutely not a reboot, Gillan has landed the coveted role of Martha, a role that had attracted some top-tier talent across the four corners of Hollywood. It was the Doctor Who star that ultimately clinched the deal, though, after her budding chemistry with Johnson and Co. reportedly impressed the Powers That Be over at Sony.
Little is known about the core premise for now, but with principal photography due to commence in Honolulu in the coming weeks, expect further details – and possibly set »
- Michael Briers
Earlier this month, we learned that the upcoming Jumanji movie would be a sequel, not a reboot, as previously believed. The finer details aren’t all that important. All that matters is that Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson are reuniting to hopefully bring a bit of humor to this horrifying world of board games gone very wrong.
Joining Hart, Johnson, Nick Jonas, and Jack Black in this wild game, Karen Gillan has been added to the Jumanji sequel in a “major role.” Gillan—of Selfie and Doctor Who fame—will play Martha, a role that the Jumanji overlords have been trying to fill for the past few months. With the main cast finally in place, the movie is heading into principal photography next month in Honolulu.
- Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
Nick Jonas is also on board to star. The film hits theaters on July 28, 2017.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, though Johnson recently revealed that the film would be a continuation of the 1995 pic starring Robin Williams and not a reboot.
Matt Tolmach and William Teitler are producing, while Ted Field, Mike Weber, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Van Allsburg are executive producing. Principal photography is expected to start this fall in Honolulu. The sequel’s script was written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, based on a draft by the original writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
- Justin Kroll
Czech television network CT24 tweeted photos of the blaze, which reportedly erupted on one of the exterior sets for the series, centered around the mysterious Knights Templar. The show is filming at Prague’s Barrandov Studios, with photos from CT24 showing a constructed Medieval castle ablaze, in addition to other exteriors.
DOPLNĚNÍ: Na Barrandově hoří kulisy k historickému seriálu https://t.co/fSrN4PUtEz #Praha pic.twitter.com/cRNwuQZNp5
— ČT24 (@CT24zive) August 26, 2016
DOPLNĚNÍ: Kvůli požáru kulis zasahují hasiči v areálu filmových studií na Barrandově https://t.co/s7EVXPNapc pic.twitter.com/XCl52g6ner
— ČT24 (@CT24zive) August 26, 2016
A source tells Variety that the fire only impacted exterior sets, and while the full extent of the damage is unknown, it’s believed to be “significant,” with firefighters, ambulances and a helicopter onsite to help control the »
- Laura Prudom
In good news for fans, James Patterson's Zoo TV show has been renewed for a third season on CBS. The scripted summer drama series, based on Patterson's best seller, is currently in its second season on the Tiffany Network.The Zoo TV series cast includes: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, and Billy Burke. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Michael Katleman, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, and Steve Bowen executive produce.Read More… »
Deadline is reporting that Nick Jonas (Scream Queens, Goat) is in final negotiations to join the cast of Sony Pictures’ Jumanji reboot, and is expected to close a deal should he be able to fit the schedule around his music commitments.
The “reimagining” of the 1995 Robin Williams vehicle is being directed by Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Sex Tape), and will reunite Central Intelligence duo Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, while Jack Black (Goosebumps) is also attached to star. It is based upon Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s adventure book and has been scripted by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker, who have rewritten a draft from original writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
Jumanji is set for release on July 28th, 2017.
- Gary Collinson
It’s been a long time coming, but Sony’s long-rumored Jumanji redo is beginning to gain some serious momentum.
Much of that fresh blood can be traced back to the addition of Dwayne Johnson – hey, they don’t call him franchise viagra for nothing – who is attached to the fantasy reboot opposite Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart and Jack Black, who found success in Sony’s big-screen rendition of Goosebumps last year.
Now, Deadline brings word that Nick Jonas is the latest star to enter negotiations, but stopped short of disclosing which role the singer-songwriter is in contention for. All we know for sure is that Jake Kasdan is the filmmaker at the helm, directing from a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner who were brought in to fine-tune the original treatment penned by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
- Michael Briers
We absolutely loved Nick Jonas in his break-out role in Goat, a film which will hit cinemas later this year. The film, which revolves around fraternity hazing rather than goat grazing (though there is a goat involved), featured such a strong performance from the Jonas brother that it has caught the eye of Sony and the filmmaking team behind the Jumanji remake as Deadline report that he is in talks to star.
Already amongst the cast of the redo of the 1995 favourite based on the adventure book by Chris Van Allsburg), which starred Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst, are the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. The only thing that may stop Jonas appearing in the remake is his reported hectic music schedule, »
- Paul Heath
The film hits theaters on July 28, 2017.
Matt Tolmach and William Teitler are producing, while Ted Field, Mike Weber, Johnson, Dany Garcia and Van Allsburg are executive producing. Principal photography is expected to start this August in Honolulu.
The 1995 “Jumanji” movie starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, and Bebe Neuwirth. The story centers on a 12-year-old boy who becomes trapped in a board game in 1969 only to be released 26 years later.
Best known for his singing chops as a member of the Jonas Brothers »
- Justin Kroll
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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