Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Rock announces new Jumanji will be a sequel, not a reboot

Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas) has taken to Instagram to talk a little about his latest project, a new take on cult adventure film Jumanji (1996).

Finished strong and on to the next. That's an officially wrap on #FastAndFurious8. Thank you to our director @fgarygray for the vision and execution. Thank you UNIVERSAL for being tremendous partners as always, thank you to all my fellow co-stars for the daily effort and grind. Scott Eastwood you handsome sumbitch! Natalie Emmanuel I have a cold Budweiser ready for you and Tyrese Gibson you still have the biggest smile and forehead I've ever seen.😂 And a huge THANK YOU to our hard working production crew - the backbone of our business. Your kind words meant a lot to me last night - thank you! In the end, we all rallied, as great teams do, kicked ass and will deliver an amazing movie to the world. Proud of our entire FAST FAMILY. And now in two weeks I'll reunite with ol' friends Kevin Hart & Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of #JUMANJI. *(for the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story). 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. #WheelsUp #ThatsAWrap #FromFastAndFurious #StraightIntoJumanji #BigBrownBaldTattooedMan #DarkChocolateComedicRockStar #BrillaintCrazyCurvyCaucasion #TheseHashtagsAreRidiculous #INeedSleepAndCARBS #ButIWillSettleForTequila
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Johnson has just wrapped on Fast & Furious 8, during a filming process slightly dogged by an on-set beef between Johnson and an unnamed co-star (rumoured to be Vin Diesel) whom The Rock accused of being a "candy ass".

There was no mention of candy asses in his latest Instagram missive, however, only graciously thanking his co-stars and crew. But he did explain that Jumanji, which begins production in two weeks, would be a "continuation of of the awesome JUMANJI story", rather than a reboot.

So it is unlikely that there will be any recasting of Robin Williams' character from the 1996 original film, which told the story of a magical board game which came to life. Johnson is being joined in the film by Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Jack Black (School Of Rock) – Johnson joked at "how much me, Kev and Jack look like triplets when we're together."

Jake Kasden (Bad Teacher) is directing the new film, which is currently working towards a 28 July 2017 release date.

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