The Rock Is Officially Ready To Carry Your Gargantuan ‘Jumanji’ Reboot Hopes In His Giant Muscular Arms

Why is the handsome muscle farm located above so cheery? It’s due to the news that he’ll be starring in the upcoming Jumanji reboot. Yes, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is officially a go for the 2010s version of Jumanji. We live in a fascinating age.

Both Johnson and his Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart were reportedly in talks to join the update on the Robin Williams film, and now we’ve reached that marvellous point in human history where The Rock said yes. As is the case with all important announcements, this one arrived via the magic of Instagram. In addition to borderline convincing us that his dog can read, Johnson laid out some key details regarding the upcoming film in the accompanying caption.

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!

That seems to confirm the film’s status as officially being a go and now we all know that Jumanji is one of The Rock’s “all time favs.” The dramatic reveal of “JUMANJI” is also nice touch, as is the note about when shooting will start.

No word was given on whether or not Kevin Hart would eventually be joining the project, but the dude that brought a flamethrower to WrestleMania snuck in a reminder that he has other name-brand properties on the go. Johnson told his Instagram audience that he’s also jazzed about Rampage and Baywatch and “the opportunity (to) reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor.”

Will this reimagined Jumanji succeed in a “dope new way?” We’ll find out when the Jake Kasdan directed film arrives in theaters on July 28, 2017. Or maybe we won’t because a magic board game will interfere the timeline. That’s always a possibility.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)