‘Jumanji’ Release Expected On Christmas 2016

By SURABHI VERMA | 2 years ago
‘Jumanji’ Release Expected On Christmas 2016

The adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s children’s book “Jumanji,” starring American actor and comedian Robin Williams has now become a 20 year old affair. However, there is good news for all “Jumanji” lovers as the movie is all set to return in an all new avatar.

During 2012 summers, news about the film’s new adaptation has been there, since then no developments regarding the film’s shooting have been revealed. The scripting of the film was given to American writer and director, Zack Helm who has directed and written “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”. However, a release date of the film has been announced by Sony Pictures. The film is likely to get released on December 25th next year. It has been speculated that the script which was given to Zack Helm, is still being utilized as a part of the film. However, much has not been revealed about the details and storyline, possibilities exist that a fresh script might be into process for a big comeback. There are no specifications about stars in the film squad this time.

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In December 1995, the adventure of a magical board game came into existence on the silver screen. Directed by Joe Johnston, the film beautifully weaves an epic of fantasy and thrill. Williams depicts the adult version of a young boy, who survives into the game and then gets freed from the jungle, years later when two kids played the game. In the 1995 adaptation the cast of the movie included Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, David Alan Grier, Jonathan Hyde (in two roles) and Bebe Neuwirth. The special effects created then mesmerized the audience; in the next version much creativity is expected. However, the only important fact that will spellbind the spectators will be how a different story comes out of the same concept.

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