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It's final: Jumanji sequel will have Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Dwayne Johnson

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 August 2016, 17:10 IST

Jumanji is coming back to keep you on tenter-hooks very soon. After finalising Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, it's Karen Gillan who has been roped in as the female lead in the upcoming Jumanji sequel, which also stars Kevin Hart and Jack Black.

This adaptation of the 1981 children's book will be directed by Jake Kasdan. It is, of course, a sequel to the original starring Robin Williams, reports variety.com.

The plot of the film has been kept under wraps.

The 1995 Jumanji starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, and Bebe Neuwirth. The story revolved around a 12-year-old boy who gets trapped in a board game in 1969 only to be released 26 years later.

"The number one component that's been my driving force has been the opportunity to introduce Jumanji to a whole new generation. But in that spirit, we want to create a continuing story that feels fresh, cool and global. Create something that's hopefully four quadrant in today's market for the fans," Johnson said.

Johnson also clarified that the new Jumanji will be a continuation of the classic movie and not a reboot. The film will also try its best to honour the memory of Williams.

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

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First published: 31 August 2016, 17:10 IST
 
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