It was rumored that Kevin Hart would also sign on as well, but no news on that yet. Although some fans of the original were against the move, it looks like Sony have complete faith in this risky move. Johnson states on Instagram:
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.
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
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 22, 2016