Dwayne Johnson and company were on hand at CinemaCon this week to present footage from the upcoming Jumanji sequel, revealing that the new film is going by the title Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, as well as confirming the rumoured video game plot.
As per THR, here’s a description of the footage that was shown at CinemaCon:
The footage begins with four high schoolers in detention. Their teacher orders them to clean out the basement of the school, and they find an old video game console, which features the game Jumanji. You pick a character, and as the teens learn you are that person in the game … which transports you to a jungle.
One rather nerdy boy is surprised (and rather pleased) to see he’s got the muscles of The Rock. The popular girl in school is horrified to learn she’s got the body of Jack Black. So yep, part of the fun of this movie is Black is playing a teenage girl and the Rock is playing a nerd. As for star Karen Gillan’s controversial skimpy costume, as The Rock promised months ago, yes, there’s a reason for it.
Here’s some video interviews with Johnson and co-stars Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas:
Jumanji is set for release on December 22nd 2017 and sees Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape) directing a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson (The Fate of the Furious), Kevin Hart (Central Intelligence), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Rhys Darby (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Nick Jonas (Scream Queens), Alex Wolff (The Sitter), Madison Iseman (Still the King), Morgan Turner (Remember Me) and Ser’Darius Blain (Star Trek Into Darkness).