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Sony Confirms Jumanji Remake Set to Release Next Christmas

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Most of us have watched the Robin Williams starring blockbuster move, Jumanji, released in 1995. The film is an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s children’s book by the same name. Recent reports suggest, that Jumanji is ready for a reboot, with Sony Pictures releasing a date for the film – 25th of December 2016.

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It is rumoured that Zack Helm – writer/director of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, was brought in to write the script, however there are no further details on who will actually direct or star in the film.

Here is a little information on the original Jumanji that was released in December 1995: it was directed by Joe Johnston, Robin Williams played the adult version of a boy who was sucked into the game years earlier and re-emerged in a present day (1995) neighbourhood when two children freed him from the game, and along with him, all the adventures hidden in the game.

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The cast also includes, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, David Alan Grier, Jonathan Hyde (in two roles) and Bebe Neuwirth. The movie then, had special effects, that were impressive for its time. However, it is yet to be seen, how the present day technology and special effects can enhance the Jumanji experience.

Are you sceptical about the reboot of a classic? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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Rachel Issac
Rachel Issac
Rachel Issac, very much like Jon Snow, knows nothing. She likes to sleep, read, write and watch TV. Asymmetrical things bother her and she currently uses her spare time to write for iGyaan.in.
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Ben Hancock
Ben Hancock

How about NO . Robin is LEGENDARY . Anyone trying to match him will fail miserably .

Ben Hancock
Ben Hancock

Exactly , But I fear a reboot will be same as original only different people . Instead of an entire different story line . I realize based on the game you cannot change it drastically BUT Carbon copy movies are typically garbage .

Mike Jenoff
Mike Jenoff

NO ONE needed this. The original was terrible enough

Bonnie Barger
Bonnie Barger

honestly the way the movie ended they totally could have made a sequel with new people. But they are too chicken to take that chance

Ben Hancock
Ben Hancock

I am pretty sure we all realize that Alex . Just as you are aware in remakes that the New cast try to copy the original cast . Which I hate .

Alex D. Xellort
Alex D. Xellort

Jumanji was not based on their characters. It was the adventure they went through as they FOUND Jumanji. It is an endless cycle and new players can go in or come out.

Alexis Brooks
Alexis Brooks

It'd be too soon even after 100 years. This is heresy.

David Green
David Green

The body is barely cold Sony, Jesus...

Ben Hancock
Ben Hancock

Yes , I know he passed away . You can make another Jumanji Movie . BUT to make the exact same movie with different people is not the way to go . You KEEP the original as is . Make a second Movie with completely different people NOT similar or carbon copies .

Michael Richard
Michael Richard

"I told you Jumanji was gonna save us one day" 3.bp.blogspot.com/-xgknEnzpdnY/Uh77IKp4mfI/AAAAAAAAAus/svuxvZ11pCA/s640/Jumanji.jpg

Pablo Espinoza
Pablo Espinoza

Peter Cano Ismenia Castelan Karolina Ruiz! Jumanji remake!

karjomack
karjomack

really .. OmFg ?!!  Was that necessary?!  OMG is enough, but "F" God?!

J'olae Loehrer
J'olae Loehrer

Not interested at all. Why would you try and remake a Robin Williams movie. It's gonna suck big time.

Ashley Hunt
Ashley Hunt

The first is pretty great. It's got amazing effects, they don't go overboard with the CGI, The cast is fantastic. It's clever, it's sweet, it's funny, it's heartbreaking. the lessons on life are there but very subtle. The story is easy to follow and entertaining, but not really shoved in your face. Not over-simplistic. And not super intricate.

Ali Ahmed
Ali Ahmed

Good to hear.. Expecting a good show from Sony.. And i guess 3D would be awesome..

Andrew Bryan
Andrew Bryan

I'll still watch it, but I'll know in my heart that nothing can replace Robin Williams.

CJ Dorman
CJ Dorman

too soon Sony... too soon :'(

Jeff Fortner
Jeff Fortner

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jocelyn Pooler
Jocelyn Pooler

Seriously! What if they decide to reboot other ones? Can you imagine? Mrs Doubtfire played by anyone else? NO.

Robin Kiyutelluk
Robin Kiyutelluk

it would be cool, but ill just think about robin williams

Augustina Harris
Augustina Harris

You can't replace robin Williams in any movie Disney tried & failed