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‘Jumanji’ Reboot Finds a Director in ‘Walk Hard’s’ Jake Kasdan


Sony has selected Jake Kasdan (“Sex Tape,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”) to direct their reboot of “Jumanji,” set for a December 25, 2016, release date.

According to Variety, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner wrote the screenplay for the reboot, based on a draft by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. Matt Tolmach, Bill Teitler, Ted Field and Mike Weber are producing.

Based on Chris Van Allsburg’s original 1981 adventure book, “Jumanji” was adapted into a successful 1995 film starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde and Bebe Neuwirth.

“Jumanji” tells the tale of a 12-year-old boy who gets trapped in a board game in 1969, only to be released 26 years later.


  • nwoslave1984

    Hollyweird is officially out of ideas

  • solletaire

    Yeah, why should I watch a rebooted movie and not the original? I know it’s a couple of decades old, but that does not automatically make it a worthless movie…

  • BigAl_81

    Why remake Jumanji? Apart from the recent Goosebumps movie riffing on it plot-wise, it’s a stone-cold classic that needs to be left the fck alone!

  • Larry Tate

    Remember when these were called “remakes”

  • Larry Tate

    For the new generation. Really Hollywood has no new ideas is the reason

  • solletaire

    Yeah, it’s kind of sad sometimes for the blockbuster sci-fi/action/adventure/fantasy… I have no problem with reviving franchises and making sequels… but that has to be balanced with some new creativity for the blockbuster movies, imo

  • Acerosaurus

    dammit, hollywood!