The Rock and Kevin Hart in Jumanji remake talks, reports say
The pair have been working together a lot recently
James Hendicott, 17th April 2016 Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) and Kevin Hart are in talks to be part of the cast of a Jumanji reboot, reports today (April 17) suggest.
The remake of the 90s children's classic has been tentatively scheduled for a delayed summer 2017 release. It is expected to adapt the board game-based Robin Williams movie for today's audience, rather than be a sequel to the original.
The original Jumanji film, released in 1995, was based around the four lead characters playing a magical board game, and trying to escape from the dramatic consequences that the game exacted on them (and large parts of their community) for playing.
Johnson and Hart have been working together on Central Intelligence recently, and also hosted the MTV Movie Awards together. Empire report that the pair are likely to reunite once again, and Sony also said to be keen.
Get a taste of the original via YouTube, here:
At the time of the remake's original announcement in 2012, The Amazing Spider-Man producer Matt Tolmach was understood to be working on the film alongside William Teitler and Ted Field, two of the original film's producers.
Stranger Than Fiction screenwriter Zach Helm was later hired to write the remake's script, but little has been heard about the project to date, with the planned release date being pushed back from Christmas 2016 over the past few months.