News - February 7, 2018

Work on sequel to Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle gets underway
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Work on sequel to Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle gets underway

Work on a sequel to Jumanji reboot Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle has got underway. 

The reboot has been a box office smash, taking over $850 million at the box office in its six weeks in cinemas, and a sequel has now been ordered. 

Negotiations are currently underway for writers Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner to return for the sequel, which would see Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan reprise their starring roles. Jake Kasdan is expected to return to the director’s chair.

There is currently no start date in place for production or planned release date for the sequel. 

The reboot followed four high school students in detention who are told to clean out the basement of the school and they find an old video game console, which features the game 

While down there they find an old video game console, which features the game Jumanji, which asks that you pick a character and you are then transported to a jungle, where your body takes on the form of the player. 

The original was released in 1995 and starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier and Bonnie Hunt. It followed the story of a 12-year-old boy who becomes trapped in a board game in 1969 and is released 26 years later. 

To check out the original, including a newly announced steelbook exclusive to hmv, and the reboot, in hmv's online store. Click here. 

 

Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle
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