I doubt many were that excited or even interested when Dwayne Johnson announced he was starring in a remake of Jumanji, the fun and rather dark 1995 Robin Williams-starrer about a magical board game that comes to life as creatures and plants invade an American suburb. I guess the CGI could be improved – some of those animals looked pretty rough even in 1995 – but other than that it’s another film that doesn’t need to be remade, and one wonders why it’s being done considering the original seriously under performed at the box office. Well, Johnson has just gone on Instagram to say that:
“For the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome Jumanji story”.
Phew. So that’s that sorted then. In the same Instagram post, Dwayne also revealed that he’s wrapped on Fast & Furious 8 and thanked his co-stars Scott Eastwood, Natalie Emmanuel and Tyrese Gibson, the latter being somewhat amusing as he recently – though without naming names – laid into some of his fellow Fast & Furious 8 co-stars on Facebook, calling them “chicken shit” and “candy asses”.