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Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart Tease 'Jumanji' Reboot: "We're Gonna Make It Stand Out"

23 May 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Hollywood's been flirting with a Jumanji reboot for a while now, but the death of Robin Williams (who starred in the 1995 version) and the right script delayed the project till not long ago. Now it has a big summer release date of July 28, 2017, not to mention a cast that currently features Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. Johnson and Hart are also starring together in Central Intelligence, due out June 17, marking the first time the megaduo has starred opposite one another....

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Jack Black Joins Jumanji Remake

12 May 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Actor Jack Black to join Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson for a game of Jumanji.

Along with Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) knows how to break a news story. The one time wrestler, now highly paid actor, uses his social media streams to keep everyone up to date with exactly what he is doing. Recently he’s been posting nonstop images from Baywatch movie, and now he’s using his social channels to keep everyone in the loop regarding his next project, Jumanji.

In an update last night he broke the news that the project has gained a new cast member, Jack Black.

It’S Official: An ol’ friend is ready to play in the world of #Jumanji… Jack (mf’n) Black. Been a big fan of his work over the years. A brilliant actor who I’m confident will turn in a performance of a lifetime for Jumanji. »

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Jack Black to Join 'Jumanji' Remake

11 May 2016 8:44 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jumanji is getting a reboot. So far, the film remake will star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who is also serving as a co-producer, and the newly announced cast members Jack Black and Kevin Hart. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, Johnson announced his fellow actors' involvement in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

"In our reimagining of the story of Jumanji, Jack brings that rare balance of cool with funny and edge with childlike joy," The Rock wrote. He added that Kevin Hart is also confirmed for the Jake Kasdan-directed film. »

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Cinema Assault Ep. 7: Johnny Depp, Jumanji And The Wolverine 3

11 May 2016 6:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Cinema Assault – the best podcast about movies that ever existed – is back, exclusively on We Got This Covered! After a far too long hiatus, we’re thrilled to be re-launching the show and we’ve got a ton of great content coming up for you, so you’re definitely going to want to tune in.

On this week’s episode, Dariel and co-host Kerry Meehan talk about The Wolverine 3, X-Men, the Jumanji reboot, Robin Williams, The Mummy reboot, Star Wars and so much more!

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Harker’s Hits: Blade Runner, Jumanji, and Werewolves!

11 May 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Catching you up on the latest happenings in Hollywood!

Blumhouse Productions, which has become the leading producer of quality horror films (gifting us the Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Purge, and Sinister series, in addition to the Oscar-winning drama-thriller Whiplash), is joining up with Boom! Studios to produce a feature version of the werewolf graphic novel Curse. Written by Michael Moreci and Tim Daniel and illustrated by Colin Lorimer and Riley Rossmo, Curse revolves around a widowed father who unwittingly captures a werewolf, which will either be his family’s undoing or its rescuer. Buy the source material and be ahead of the curve! Swiss actress Carla Juri is headed for the dystopian future of Blade Runner 2. She’s been cast in a mystery role in the heavily anticipated sequel to the 1982 classic, which already stars Harrison Ford (reprising his role of bounty hunter Rick Deckard), Ryan Gosling, and Robin Wright. Production »

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Jumanji Remake Teams Jack Black with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart

11 May 2016 5:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Dwayne Johnson revealed on social media that he just had a meeting with Jumanji director Jake Kasdan and producer Matt Tolmach to discuss the remake, confirming his role in the movie. Now we have word that another actor has joined the cast, with comedian Jack Black signing on as an unspecified character. The actor will join Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, and there are still two major roles left to be cast.

The Wrap broke the news on Jack Black's casting, but no details have been given in regards to whom he'll be playing. Dwayne Johnson chimed in on the casting himself through his Instagram page, teasing that fans will "understand" who his character is when it's revealed. Take a look at the actor's statement that he posted just an hour ago.

"Guess who's ready to enter into the world of #Jumanji... Jack (mf'n) Black. »

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Jack Black Joins The Rock's Jumanji, Here's What We Know

11 May 2016 4:16 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It’s been 21 years since the original Jumanji was released, showing audiences the mystical world inside the eponymous board game and the chaos it unleashed into the real world. For Hollywood, that means it’s the prime time to remake the movie for a new generation. So far only Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been confirmed to star in the Jumanji remake, though his Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart will reportedly be involved. Now there’s word that School of Rock star Jack Black is also participating in the retelling. Originally reported by The Wrap, Dwayne Johnson confirmed on his Instagram page that Jack Black has joined the Jumanji remake, which, like the 1995 movie, is based off the 1981 children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg. There was no information in concerning the character Black would play, but Johnson mentioned that in the role, »

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Jack Black eyed for Jumanji remake opposite Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart

11 May 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After starring in another fantasy book adaptation last year in Goosebumps, The Wrap is reporting that Jack Black may soon be playing a game of Jumanji in Sony’s remake of the 1995 film.

Jake Kasdan, who directed Black in comedy Orange County, is helming the new version of the film which has Dwayne Johnson locked in as the lead. Johnson’s Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart is also set to feature in the reboot, which is based on the 1981 book by author Chris Van Allsburg.

See Also: Dwayne Johnson says 2017’s Jumanji remake will “honor” Robin Williams

The original Jumanji was released in 1995 and grossed over $262 million worldwide. Directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger), it starred the late Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth and David Alan Grier.

Jumanji is set for release on July 28th, 2017.

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Jack Black In Talks For "Jumanji" Reboot

11 May 2016 3:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jack Black is in talks to star alongside Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the big-budget "Jumanji" reboot at Sony Pictures. Johnson confirmed the casting in an enthusiastic Instagram post which you can see below.

Jake Kasdan is directing this new adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's 1981 book with Matt Tolmach and William Teitler set to produce. Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner penned the script based on a draft by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.

Van Allsburg, Ted Field and Mike Weber will executive produce. Shooting kicks off in August in Hawaii ahead of a July 28th 2017 release.

It's Official: An ol' friend is ready to play in the world of #Jumanji... Jack (mf'n) Black. Been a big fan of his work over the years. A brilliant actor who I'm confident will turn in a performance of a lifetime for Jumanji. (when we reveal his character you'll understand;). In our »

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Jack Black in Talks to Join Dwayne Johnson in ‘Jumanji’

11 May 2016 2:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jack Black is in negotiations to join Dwayne Johnson in Sony Pictures’ new re-imagining of the classic children’s book “Jumanji.” Jake Kasdan is on board to direct with Matt Tolmach producing.

Variety also broke the news that Kevin Hart was in talks to star. Sources indicate that his deal is still being worked out.

The pic is set to bow on July 28, 2017.

William Teitler is also producing with Ted Field, Mike Weber and Johnson, Dany Garcia and Van Allsburg are executive producing. Principal photography is expected to start this August in Honolulu.

The reboot’s script has been written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, based on a draft by the original writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.

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 »

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Goosebumps Star Jack Black Circling Jumanji Reboot With Dwayne Johnson

11 May 2016 2:12 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Dwayne Johnson teased earlier in the week that casting announcements for Sony Pictures’ Jumanji reboot were imminent and sure enough, The Wrap is reporting that Goosebumps and Kung Fu Panda star Jack Black is in negotiations to land a role in Jake Kasdan’s (Bad Teacher, Sex Tape) long-rumored reboot.

Details of Black’s role are being kept under lock and key for now, but Dwayne Johnson did hint that the adventure flick – set to be based once again on Chris Van Allsburg’s inimitable 1981 novel – will revolve around a cast of five characters, as opposed to the trio that stole hearts back in 1995.

As a matter of fact, in ensuring fans are kept in the loop via Instagram, Johnson himself revealed that Sony’s Jumanji will commemorate the late, great Robin Williams in some shape or form, who rolled the dice as Alan Parrish all those years ago.

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Jack Black in Talks to Join Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart in ‘Jumanji’ Reboot (Exclusive)

11 May 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jack Black is in talks to star alongside Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in Sony’s “Jumanji” reboot, TheWrap has learned. Jake Kasdan is directing the big-budget adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 book, which is being produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler. Van Allsburg will serve as an executive producer along with Johnson, Dany Garcia, Ted Field and Mike Weber. The reboot was written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, based on a draft by the original writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Also Read: Jack Black Is Scary Good in 'Goosebumps' Rap (Video) Production is »

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Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Wants 'Jumanji' Remake to Honor Robin Williams

10 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Jumanji: Dwayne Johnson will be starring in a new version of family adventure Jumanji and revealed via social media that he recently met with his fellow producers and director Jake Kasdan about the project. Referring to Robin Williams, who starred in the 1995 movie version as Alan Parrish, Johnson stated: "The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of Alan Parrish will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of Jumanji in an earnest and cool way." [Instagram]   Z: Gael Garcia Bernal will star as Zorro in Z, to be directed by Jonas Cuaron. The two recently teamed for the thriller Desierto (above), which is due for release later this year. Curaon wrote the screenplay for Z, which...

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The Jumanji Reboot Has A Plan To Honor Robin Williams, Here's What The Rock Says

10 May 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ever since the plan to remake Jumanji was rumored years ago, fans have been worried about what a bad movie would do to the memory of the original. When Robin Williams passed away, it became bad taste in the minds of many movie fans to plan on remaking anything that the comedian starred in. However, the remake of Jumanji is moving forward nonetheless. For what it.s worth, The Rock understands how people feel, and is promising fans that Robin Williams will be honored in the remake, not insulted. The Rock posted to his Instagram account yesterday, after he met with the director for Jumanji, Jake Kasdan, and the production team, of which The Rock himself is one. In the post, he talks about the original source material for the film, the children.s book by Chris Van Allsburg, but also stops to make a statement about Robin Williams. He »

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Dwayne Johnson Says ‘Jumanji’ Remake Will Honor Robin Williams

10 May 2016 7:49 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says the “Jumanji” remake will honor the late Robin Williams, who played Alan Parrish in the 1995 film. “An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams,” the actor wrote in an Instagram post. “The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of ‘Alan Parrish’ will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of Jumanji in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his »

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Jumanji Reboot To Honor Robin Williams, Dwayne Johnson Teases Imminent Casting Announcements

10 May 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Robin Williams’ memorable turn as Alan Parrish will be honored during Sony Pictures’ upcoming Jumanji reboot.

That’s according to Dwayne Johnson, who recently inked a deal to headline the studio’s modern reimagining of the beloved 1995 adventure film and posted a heartfelt message to Instagram regarding the nascent remake to allay fears that Sony’s new take would in any way tarnish the memory left by the late, great, Williams.

Beyond teasing that the film’s commemoration would be crafted in “an earnest and cool way,” little is known about Sony’s plans to integrate Alan Parrish into the story. But as Johnson’s Instagram post reveals, the project is coming together really rather quickly.

“An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his »

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Dwayne Johnson Promises New ‘Jumanji’ Will Respect and Honor Robin Williams

10 May 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last month brought news that this summer’s Central Intelligence stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart would star in Sony Pictures’ developing big screen remake of Jumanji. Since then, Johnson has been confirmed to produce and star in the film that will be directed by Bad Teacher and Sex Tape helmer Jake Kasdan. Now the Fast […]

The post Dwayne Johnson Promises New ‘Jumanji’ Will Respect and Honor Robin Williams appeared first on /Film. »

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"Jumanji" Remake To Honor Robin Williams

10 May 2016 5:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Last month came the news that Dwayne Johnson will both star in and produce a remake of the family adventure tale "Jumanji" for Sony Pictures. Production is slated to begin this Fall.

Today, Johnson took to his Instagram page once again today - revealing a new photo of himself reading the original book by Chris Van Allsburg and offered new details about the project which will honor original star Robin Williams.

"And the #Jumanji magic begins. Excellent meeting with our director Jake Kasdan, producer Matt Tolmach, and our @SevenBucksProd team to work on our new re-imagining of this amazing story. I felt like in order to craft something cool we should begin where it all started.

Award winning writer Chris Van Allsburg's source material of Jumanji. Chris also wrote The Polar Express (later adapted by Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks) and has a very special & magical way of storytelling. »

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Dwayne Johnson says 2017’s Jumanji remake will “honor” Robin Williams

10 May 2016 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While it was probably difficult for Dwayne Johnson to accept the lead role in 2017’s Jumanji reboot, considering how the very idea of following in the footsteps of the late great Robin Williams, who starred in the original 1995 film, is a daunting undertaking, it may be even tougher for audiences to get on board for a remake of the beloved family classic. However, in a heartfelt Instagram post published yesterday, Johnson, who’s also producing the film through his Seven Bucks Production banner alongside Matt Tolmach, William Teitler, Ted Field and Mike Weber, reassured fans that the new Jumanji will “honor” Williams and his character Alan Parrish.

A portion of the caption attached to a picture of Johnson holding a copy of the 1981 Chris Van Allsburg-written book on which the film is based reads as follows: “An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. »

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The ‘Jumanji’ remake will honour the memory of Robin Williams

10 May 2016 12:16 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Dwayne Johnson has just about wrapped shooting on the Baywatch movie, and then he’ll go straight into shooting the eighth film in the Fast and the Furious series, but he has another big project in the works, a remake of Jumanji.

Johnson took to his Instagram account to talk about the film, which is being directed by Jake Kasdan. It looks like the Jumanji remake will honour the memory of Robin Williams, who led the 1996 original, which in itself was based on the original book by Chris Van Allsburg.

“An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of ‘Alan Parrish’ will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of Jumanji in an earnest and cool way”, Johnson said. »

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