The trailer breakdown for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is brought to you via The Hollywood Reporter, who saw it first at the CinemaCon event:
“The footage begins with four high schoolers in detention. Their teacher orders them to clean out the basement of the school, and they find an old video game console, which features the game Jumanji. You pick a character, and as the teens learn you are that person in the game … which transports you to a jungle.
One rather nerdy boy is surprised (and rather pleased) to see he’s got the muscles of The Rock. The popular girl in school is horrified to learn she’s got the body of Jack Black.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be changed from the original Jumanji staring Robin Williams. Instead of a board game, it will be a video game that the protagonists are stuck in, but it will still be a “big” and “global” homage to the 1995 version.
The film will be staring Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Karen Gillan as Ruby Roundhouse, Rhys Darby, Missi Pyle as Coach Webb, Jack Black as Professor Shelly Oberon, and Kevin Hart as Moose Finbar.
The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, best known for producing work on Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Jumanji will be released to theatres on December 22nd of this year.
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