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The highly anticipated sequel to the classic film Jumanji, which starred Robin Williams, will finally hit theaters at the end of this year.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle already totes some big name actors, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gilan, but newly revealed footage from CinemaCon now has fans of the 1995 classic reeling over the film's modern makeover.
The new Jumanji is not a remake—it will act as a continuation of the storyline from the original film. According to reporting from MTV news, Sony pictures wanted to modernize the film's concept, so instead of centering the story around a cursed board game, we have now found out that it will feature a magical “90's-era video game console” in which the characters are trapped as avatars.
The update will see four main teen characters come across the mystical console while in detention, consequentially being sucked into a jungle and forced to play as avatars in the bodies of Johnson, Black, Hart and Gillan.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle presumably refers to the same jungle Robin Williams' character Allan Parrish was stuck in during the original movie. The Rock and others involved have also noted that the film will pay a special tribute to Williams' role in the original in some way.
The movie is already getting a lot of hype from critics, mainly regarding the fact that the teens who are transported don't necessarily get to choose their avatars. For instance, can you imagine playing as a character resembling Jack Black?!
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle will make its way to theaters this holiday season on December 22. How excited are you to see the new version? Let us know in the comments!
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