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Watch: Epic Super Bowl Trailer For 'The Jungle Book' With Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, And More

7 February 2016 4:06 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Does  Rudyard Kipling’s classic “The Jungle Book," already made into the beloved and timeless 1967 animated film we all know and love need a big budget, live action and CGI remake? Well, the folks at Disney seem to think so, so we're getting it, and a new trailer has arrived.  Read More: Alejandro González Iñárritu Swings Off 'The Jungle Book,' Joe Johnston & More Line Up New Gigs Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Jumanji") is behind the camera for the star-studded affair which features Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Giancarlo Esposito and Lupita Nyong’o as Akela and Raksha, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Christopher Walken as King Louie and Bill Murray as Baloo, with Neel Sethi as Mowgli. Here's the synopsis: Directed by Jon Favreau (“Chef,” “Iron Man,” “Elf”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by »

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Sony moves Jumanji to the summer of 2017

20 January 2016 10:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sony have announced that they will release their Jumanji reboot in the summer of 2017. The film has been pushed back from this Christmas to next summer.

The news comes as their Spider-Man redo with Marvel has also had a release date set for the same summer. Spider-Man will now release on July 7th, 2017 with Jumanji heading for cinemas later that month on July 28th.

Jake Kasdan is directing Jumanji from a screenplay by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. It is based on the 1980s book by Chris Van Allsburg which was previously turned into a movie with Robin Williams in 1995.

Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is rumoured to be debuting before audiences in this year’s Captain America: Civil War. Shooting on his stand-alone adventure starts shooting later this year with Cop Car‘s Jon Watts directing.

The post Sony moves Jumanji to the summer of 2017 appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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Sony Moves Around Dates For Spider-Man And Jumanji

20 January 2016 1:01 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Possibly due to the delay in Star Wars we are seeing Sony shift around a few movies, including the new reboot of Spider-Man.

The live action reboot (second reboot) of Spider-Man has been moved up to July 7th, 2017. Originally it was penned for a July 28th, 2017 release. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales originally held the slot, but the film was moved up to a May release while a new Star Wars movie was pushed back to December. 

Perhaps it is Sony and Disney working together since Spider-Man is now working alongside Marvel Studios films.

Meanwhile Jumanji has seen a hefty delay from it's December 2016 spot to a July 28th, 2017 release date. This film has even less details than the Spider-Man reboot as no cast has been announced yet, only director Jake Kasdan and several writers have been announced. The 1995 film of course featured Robin Williams as »

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'Spider-Man' Changes Release Dates with 'Jumanji' Reboot

20 January 2016 12:35 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In a cool turn of events, Marvel and Sony's Spider-man has been pushed up a bit, and will no longer release on July 28th, 2017. The film will instead drop on July 7th, 2017, a solid 21 days ahead of schedule.

The fact that Marvel has already moved the date for the film up shows that they're either very confident with the project, it's director, and it's main star, or they have already started production on the project, which could've possibly started alongside the production of Captain America: Civil War. Either way, it's not a negative thing that the new Spider-man movie will come out sooner than expected.

Another film that had a change in its release date is Jumanji, which, I honestly didn't even know they were remaking. That movie is being pushed back from December 2016 to July 28th, 2017, the date that was previously occupied by Spider-man. I honestly don't know what »

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Sony And Marvel’s Spider-Man Reboot Brought Forward, Jumanji Pushed Into 2017

20 January 2016 12:04 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Like a falling domino sparking a chain reaction, Sony Pictures has shifted the release dates of two major tentpole releases in the wake of Star Wars: Episode VIII slipping to December 15, 2017.

First up, the good news: Jon Watts’ long-awaited Spider-Man reboot has been brought forward by a full three weeks, meaning that the Tom Holland-fronted standalone pic will open on July 7, 2017. It was previously slated for a release on July 28, 2017.

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What that means for the company’s long-gestating Jumanji reboot is a further delay in production. Originally pegged to make its bow on Christmas Day of this year, Jake Kasdan’s retelling of Chris Van Allsburg’s famous children’s novel slots into the spot left vacant by our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man: July 28, 2017.

Another tentpole to be affected by today’s reshuffling is Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. »

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Jake Kasdan to direct Jumanji reboot

15 January 2016 8:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Bad Teacher franchise director Jake Kasdan has been tapped to direct the upcoming reboot of Jumanji. Sony has set the release date for Christmas Day, Dec. 25, which means it will open dangerously close to Disney’s Star Wars: Rogue One.

Kasdan’s forthcoming film is a remake of the classic 1995 film directed by Joe Johnston and starring Robin William, Kirsten Dunst and David Alan Grier among others. Variety states the project, which will be written by Scott Rosenberg (High Fidelity) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), will be a “a new take on Chris Van Allsburg’s original 1981 adventure book.” Community, American Dad! Writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers wrote the previouss draft, on which Rosenberg and Pinkner’s script will be based.

Kasdan has built quite a reputation as a comedic director over the years. He directed episodes of both of Judd Apatow’s cult classic TV »

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Jake Kasdan set to direct the Jumanji remake

15 January 2016 1:04 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bad Teacher and Sex Tape director Jake Kasdan is set to direct the planned remake of Jumanji. The film, which will adapt Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 children’s book, which was turned into a motion picture in 1995 that starred Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson, will roll before the cameras very soon, and be distributed through Columbia Pictures.

Con Air scribe Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner will write the screenplay for the planned film, which revolves around a mysterious board game that comes alive.

Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers wrote original drafts, adapted from the source novel.

More news as we get it.

The post Jake Kasdan set to direct the Jumanji remake appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Jumanji remake lands its director

14 January 2016 10:28 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




Sex Tape director Jake Kasdan is to bring a new take on Jumanji to the big screen.

Well, this one’s pressing ahead then. It’s been a while now since Sony confirmed it had a remake of the film Jumanji planned, setting aside a release date in the Us of December 25th 2016. And whilst it seems to be cutting things fine, a director has now jumped aboard, and it’s full steam ahead on the project.

Sex Tape and Bad Teacher helmer Jake Kasdan is the man hired for the job, and he’s going to be working from a script penned by Scott Rosenberg (who wrote the wonderful Con Air) and Jeff Pinkner.

It’ll got back to the original children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg for its inspiration, and no casting has thus far been announced. Production presumably starts very soon.

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'Jumanji' Remake Lands 'Sex Tape' Director Jake Kasdan

14 January 2016 10:01 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few months after Sony Pictures set their Jumanji remake for a Christmas 2016 release, the studio has finally found its director. Deadline reports that Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape) has signed on to direct, although it isn't known when production will get under way. With the studio still sticking with its December 25, 2016 release, date, filming will most likely have to begin fairly soon.

The project has been in development for several years, with Zach Helm coming aboard to write the script back in 2012. The most current version of the script was written by Scott Rosenberg (Con Air) and Jeff Pinkner. Our report from October revealed that Jeff Pinkner, who co-created CBS' summer TV series Zoo with Scott Rosenberg, was coming on board to consult with the script, alongside Andr&#233 Nemec and Josh Appelbaum (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

The remake is said to be a high priority for the studio, »

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Jake Kasdan Will Direct That Jumanji Remake You Might Have Heard About

14 January 2016 9:02 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

If you're still processing your feelings about the Jumanji remake, here's something to consider: Deadline reports Jake Kasdan has signed on as helmer. His résumé doesn't have a ton of board-game experience, but it does tout credits tied to such enjoyable titles as The Grinder, Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl, Sex Tape, Walk Hard, Bad Teacher, and Orange County, among others. Using a script from Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Chris McKenna, and Erik Sommers, he will now do his best to either reinvigorate or raze childhoods new and old. Also, original illustrator-scribe Chris Van Allsburg is executive-producing because this is all really, truly happening, no matter what you say. Okay, fine, you might be thinking. But how will this version's story differ from that of the 1995 original? Will it still offer up timeless exhibits for social reform? Will it have Google Maps and other recent technological advancements? Happy holidays in advance, »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Jake Kasdan To Helm The "Jumanji" Remake

14 January 2016 7:39 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jake Kasdan ("Bad Teacher," "Sex Tape") has come omboard as director of the "Jumanji" remake at Sony Pictures.

Kasdan will work from a screenplay by "High Fidelity" and "Con Air" scribe Scott Rosenberg which will return to the original 1985 Chris Van Allsburg children's book rather than doing a straight up remake of Joe Johnston's 1995 previous film adaptation with Robin Williams.

Matt Tolmach and Bill Teitler are producing and the film is currently targeting a Christmas release.

Source: Deadline »

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Jake Kasdan Signs On For Jumanji Reboot

14 January 2016 6:16 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It looks as if the upcoming Jumanji reboot from Sony has now found a director in the form of Jake Kasdan, who you may remember from R-rated comedies like Bad Teacher and Sex Tape. No word on a cast just yet, but the filmmaker will be working from a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker, who touched up Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers’ original draft.

Based on the 1995 film of the same name, which had Joe Johnston behind the camera and Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst in front, the reboot is said to “reimagine the original family adventure film and update it for the present.” What that means is that there will likely be a significant amount of VFX work involved here.

Joe Johnston’s beloved original included a metric ton of complicated shots, and if Sony’s overhaul retains the same scope, it’ll need a relatively long »

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Sony's remake of Jumanji finds a director in Jake Kasdan

14 January 2016 6:00 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

I'm still a little sketchy as to why we need a remake of Jumanji, but it appears that we're getting one whether we like it or not. Admittedly, it's been quite some time since I last watched Jumanji, but I recall it being a fairly fun family film fueled by Robin Williams' comedic shenanigans. Without Williams, Sony's upcoming remake will have to up its game... Read More »

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Jake Kasdan Directing ‘Jumanji’ Reboot

14 January 2016 5:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony has tapped “Sex Tape” director Jake Kasdan to helm its reboot of “Jumanji,” set for a Dec. 25 release.

Sony-based Matt Tolmach is producing the project with Bill Teitler. Ted Field and Mike Weber will executive produce.

The film is a new take on Chris Van Allsburg’s original 1981 adventure book, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Van Allsburg will also executive produce.

The studio is moving aggressively on the project, given that it plans to release the film in less than a year. The reboot is the first title set for a Christmas release — which means that it opens nine days after the launch of Disney’s “Star Wars: Rogue One” origins movie.

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 film “Jumanji” starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, »

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'Jumanji' Remake Finds Its Director

14 January 2016 4:58 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jake Kasdan has signed on to direct Columbia Pictures’ remake of Jumanji, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. But with the film slated for a release of Dec. 25, the new helmer is going to have to move lightning-fast. The new project is a remake of the 1995 movie that starred Robin Williams and is considered a 1990s gem. The movie adapted Chris Van Allsburg’s Caldecott Medal-winning adventure book and told the story of two kids who let loose a man trapped for decades in a board game. Unfortunately, they also unleash a jungle’s worth of creatures into the

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50 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2016 – Ranked

14 January 2016 4:39 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


To say the least, 2016 is a far more exciting year than 2015 turned out to be. Yes, there were some stunning high points and a healthy raft of films for the Academy to ignore in favour of much safer options, but there weren’t many weeks where top shelf movies competed toe to toe for box office dollars. It’s not like The Chipmunks: The Road Chip was ever going to take any attention any from The Force Awakens, is it?

But in 2016 heavyweights clashing and insane ensembles is one of the biggest stories, what with Civil War, Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad, Spectral, The Magnificent Seven and Dad’s Army. The other is the rebirth of the rebirth: there’ll be a new Jumanji, a new Jungle Book, a new Bfg and long-awaited sequels for Bridget Jones, Zoolander, Independence Day, The Ring and Bourne.

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Jake Kasdan To Helm ‘Jumanji’ Reboot For Sony

14 January 2016 4:09 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Jake Kasdan will direct the reboot of Jumanji that Sony Pictures has set for a December 25 release. Matt Tolmach is producing. Kasdan will direct a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, latter of whom last worked for the studio on The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Their script is based on draft by original writers, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers and the whole thing is based on the Caldecott Medal-winning adventure book by Chris Van Allsburg. Kasdan’s credits… »

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