Kevin Hart, Jack Black & the Rock Hang out New Jumanji set Videos
Looks like the gang’s having a pretty good time down on the set of Jumanji. Production has officially began, and thanks to a new photo and these set videos, we have a little bit more knowledge on what this version of Jumanji is all about. Dwayne Johnson plays Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Kevin Hart is Moose Finbar, Karen Gillan is Ruby Roundhouse, and Jack Black is Professor Shelly Oberon.
The photo that Johnson shared has led many observers to believe that the stars are playing gronwn avatars of the kids who are playing the game in the film. It would be an interesting way into the story. Director Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Sex Tape) is working off a script from Scott Rosenberg, the man who penned High Fidelity and Con-Air. Jumanji itself has a rich history; it's began its life as Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 children’s book about a magical board game that causes jungle plants and animals to come out of the game and into the real world of a quiet American suburb. Then in 1995, the book was adapted into a film directed by Joe Johnston and starred the late Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson. Johnson's a huge Robin Williams fan, and he's said the new film will serve as a sequel rather than a full reboot.
Featured image: L-R: Kevin Hart is Moose Finbar, Dwayne Johnson plays Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Karen Gillan is Ruby Roundhouse, and Jack Black is Professor Shelly Oberon. Courtesy Sony.
Here are those set videos, as promised: