2017 | PG-13 | Adventure Family
A "re-imagining" of the 1995 film, Jumanji. more
In Movie Theaters U.S. Wednesday, December 20
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for adventure action, suggestive content and some language
In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever….
official plot version from sonypictures.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- Reboot/re-imagining; "an update for the present", per Sony execs. To be based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. The decision to update the Jumanji property reflects the studio's mandate to increase the focus on films for family audiences (Variety, 08-01-12).
- Dwayne Johnson explained Jumanji is a “continuation” and not a reboot of the 1995 movie, taking place 20-something years after the original film (8/23/16).
- June 2016: Hawaii, United States
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