Columbia Pictures Planning A “Jumanji” Reboot
One of the most memorable scenes from “Jumanji.”
Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad spoke to the Hollywood Reporter in a Q&A for their upcoming issue, and he dropped a factoid that will have fans of the 1995 classic “Jumanji” ready for another turn at the board game. When asked what areas he thought the company needed to strengthen, Belgrad responded that family-oriented films are an area they are seeking to improve, adding that, “We’re going to try and reimagine Jumanji and update it for the present.” He didn’t offer much details beyond that, but it was enough to get fans of the first movie elated at the idea of a second edition. Here are some of their responses from Twitter.
So, apparently they’re looking to reboot Jumanji. “We’re going to try and reimagine Jumanji and update it for the present.”WHAT?!
— Daniel Gidlow (@DanzNewz) July 19, 2012
Is the world ready for a JUMANJI reboot? Was the world ready for JUMANJI in the first place?
— James (@fistfulofmedia) July 19, 2012
JUMANJI is getting a reboot. JUMANJI is getting a reboot. JUMANJI is getting a reboot. JUMANJI is getting a reboot. #WHAT
— David Raposa (@falsebinary) July 19, 2012
Two days ago I almost made a joke about a fictional Jumanji reboot. Today I found out that THEY ARE MAKING ONE. Conclusion: I am a seer.
— Brandon T. Snider (@BrandonTSnider) July 19, 2012
Theyre comin out with a new jumanji!!
— Michael Corleone (@J_G_22) July 19, 2012
— Lindsay Satryan (@lsatryan) July 19, 2012
— Koatnay♓ (@KBelle26) July 19, 2012
Oh shit dey gonna make a jumanji sequelllllll
— Sara Fein (@sara2fein) July 19, 2012
RT @J_G_22: Theyre comin out with a new jumanji!!
— Ric Flair(@LunDaKus) July 19, 2012
Hope you guys are ready for JUMANJI 2, because it’s happening. “This will not be an easy mission – monkeys slow the expedition.”
— KΔI (@i_am_djkai) July 19, 2012
I loved Jumanji, but i don’t know if it does need a reboot… What do you peeps think?
— Bojan Vucicevic (@BoYanV) July 19, 2012
A Jumanji reboot? Couldn’t they just make it a sequel.. with no real connection but the game board.. but still in either case… WHY?
— Earl R (@GT_NoTR) July 19, 2012