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.
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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.