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Dwayne Johnson Confirms the New Jumanji Film is Not a Remake

"And now in two weeks I'll reunite with old friends Kevin Hart and Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI," Dwayne Johnson wrote on Instagram

  | August 22, 2016 23:16 IST (Los Angeles)
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Highlights

  • 'This is going be fun,' Dwayne Johnson wrote on Instagram
  • 'I'll reunite with old friends Kevin Hart, Jack Black,' Rock said
  • The movie will hit theatres next year
Actor Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that the new Jumanji film will not be a remake of the 1995 original movie.
The 44-year-old San Andreas star announced the news on Instagram and clarified that it will be a continuation story of Joe Johnston-directed project.
The former wrestler also expressed his excitement for starring alongside Mr Hart and Mr Black in Jake Kasdan's Fantasy action, which will hit theatres next year.
"It's also crazy to me how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we're together. Man this is gonna be fun," he wrote.
 
 

Yo.. Lots of positive chatter now on something I should've clarified months ago when we announced we were making JUMANJI. This new movie will NOT be a remake or reboot of the original. It will be a CONTINUATION of the awesome JUMANJI adventure 20 years later. As a producer on this movie and someone who loves the original, you have my word we'll honor the legend of "Alan Parrish" and properly introduce a whole new generation to the fun and crazy JUMANJI universe that so many of us loved and grew up on. Our director Jake Kasdan and lead producer Matt Tohlmach are focused and ready go. They also have no f*cking idea what they've gotten themselves into by hiring Me, Kevin Hart and Jack Black aka "The Cray Cray Triplets" as the stars of this movie. Shooting begins in 4 weeks. And on a personal note, it's such a cool thing for me to bring the production of this movie to Hawaii. The positive ripple effect it has on local businesses and families in terms of creating jobs and additional income makes me very happy. I grew up on the island thru hard times and good times, so it means a lot to this local boy. Hell, I used to steal a Snickers candy bar every day from 7-11 when I walked to the gym as my pre workout meal when I was 14yrs cause I was too broke to buy one. When I return to Hawaii, I will go back to that 7-11 (on Kapiolani Blvd) and finally buy that Snickers bar after all these years. Then I'll proceed to my psychiatric therapy session cause clearly I'm still messed up over that broke time in my life. #JUMANJI #HAWAII #SonyPictures #SnickersForTheWholeCrew

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