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Dwayne Johnson AKA Rocky Maivia AKA The People’s Champ AKA The Rock posted a picture to Instagram today stating that he will be remaking the ’90s classic film Jumanji.
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. Casting this should be fun! #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures
EVERYBODY SHUT UP AND CALM DOWN.
Sorry, I know every single one of you was about to be all “but wah wah muh childhood” or “wah wah a disgrace to Robin Williams’ legacy.” Spare me. Robin Williams was a comedic genius and the original was fantastic, but come on. If Jumanji is your favorite Robin Williams piece, you’ve got a lot of standup specials and reruns of Mork and Mindy to run through. Also Hook, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Popeye and The Birdcage to watch. I’d prefer not to remember Robin Williams with anything involving David Alan Grier.
The Rock is a modern-day Yul Brenner. He hasn’t had a chance to make a really good movie, despite spectacular comedic chops (have you seen The Other Guys?) and the fact that I’ve had a bro crush on him since he was in the Nation of Domination. San Andreas was enjoyable enough, mostly through sheer force of CGI will and jiggly costars.
The first Jumanji had first-gen CGI and a plethora of people who didn’t deserve to make it to the new millennium (Mr. Williams notwithstanding). It’s perfect for a remake and I can’t wait to see The Rock drop a People’s Elbow on a Crocodile.
Image via Instagram/@therock