Sony Confirms Jumanji Remake Set to Release Next Christmas

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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.

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