In case you forgot, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson does movies. Classics like San Andreas and The Scorpion King. Now, he’s being given the reigns in a remake of the 1995 film Jumanji.

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In an Instagram post, Johnson wrote:

It’s OFFICIAL: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO’s #ballers to this summer’s #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job.

But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #BAYWATCH and #RAMPAGE and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor.

It’s official. We’ll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs:

There’s games you play for fun…; then there’s games that change your life. JUMANJI

Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprod team. Up next is meeting with our producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan. Shooting starts this fall.
Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up;). As always I’ll keep you posted. This is gonna be fun.

#JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures

As everyone should know, the late Robin Williams played the lead role in the original film. Though it’s not currently confirmed who The Rock will be playing.


Recent reports suggested that Kevin Hart would be joining Johnson in a Sony movie, so it seems like this could be it. If Johnson is filling the role of Alan Parrish, it’s quite the set of boots to fill.

The movie will start shooting this fall, and it’s being directed by Jake Kasdan, for a release in July 2017.

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