Following Dwayne Johnson’s video from yesterday, his co-star Kevin Hart has posted another Jumanji set video featuring Jack Black. (You can see yesterday’s video further below)
Production officially began on the Jumanji sequel this week after the first official photo from the set revealed the lead characters from the film including Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Hart as Moose Finbar, Karen Gillan as Ruby Roundhouse, and Jack Black as Professor Shelly Oberon.
As we previously reported when Johnson posted the first concept art for the film, it would appear that the stars are playing the “avatars” of the kids actually playing the Jumanji game in the film.
Bad Teacher and Sex Tape helmer Jake Kasdan will direct from a screenplay by High Fidelity and Con Air scribe Scott Rosenberg with frequent Bad Robot executive producer Jeff Pinkner serving as a consultant. Matt Tolmach, William Teitler and Ted Field are producing. Mike Weber and Van Allsburg executive produce.
Jumanji is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 children’s book in which a magical board game causes jungle plants and creatures to invade a quiet American suburb. The 1995 original film was 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. According to Johnson, the new film will serve as a sequel rather than a full reboot.
Jumanji is currently set for release on July 28, 2017.