On-set videos and pics of the Jumanji reboot, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart, have surfaced. Based on the sneak peeks, this new rendering will be vaguely different from the original.
The original 1995 movie which involves a young Kirsten Dunst and the late Robin Williams, is an adaptation of a children’s book of the same name. The movie was set in fictional Brantford, New Hampshire and filmed in Keene, New Hampshire and Vancouver, British Columbia– a far cry from the future re-imagining. With all the behind-the-scenes promotional clips and images posted on social media, it seems that the anticipated reboot has took it up a notch. From suburban Canada, Dawyne Johnson’s Jumanji has gone to tropical Hawaii.
Johnson has been really active on Twitter and Instagram posting BTS videos and pics of the production team and the cast namely, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and his Central Intelligence costar Kevin Hart, to name a few. Here is a clip of the Jumanji team getting their blessing from a Hawaiian priest. Johnson adds a message to the post about being grateful for the blessing and giving thanks to the cast and crew in advance.
Before we embark our #JUMANJI journey here in Hawaii, we gathered our entire cast (here with me are Jack Black, Kevin Hart, our director Jake Kasdan and Karen Gillian) and crew together as our Hawaiian Kahu (priest) Cordell Keka blesses our film with powerful aloha spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love. I often talk about mana (spirit) with you guys and the mana in this room/in this moment was extremely powerful – it can take your breath away and give you goosebumps like crazy. (I was low key ready to run thru a wall in this moment;). Our Kahu eloquently spoke and reminded us that even though our faces are the ones on screen, it takes an AMAZING CREW OF EVERYONE to make this movie work. And when we get tired from long work hours to always remember the joy, laughter and fun our movie will bring to families around the world. So simple, but such a great reminder to keep that perspective of bringing joy and fun to families. Very cool. Thank you Kahu Cordell Keka for this powerful blessing, thank you Hawaii – proud to be back home and THANK YOU in advance to our hard working crew. #JUMANJI #OurHawaiianBlessing #Mana #LetsShoot
Kevin Hart has also took to Instagram to post a video during production break which seemed to have resulted from Jack Black finishing his “damn rice”. The hilarious clip was cut short when Johnson appeared behind him.
A first cast photo of the four was also released last week along with the cast’s character names reveal. Johnson plays Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Hart’s character is Moose Finbar, Gillan plays Ruby Roundhouse and Black is Professor Shelly Oberon.
Help yourself with more Jumanji teasers here at Herodaily as we wait to get sucked into the game as Jumanji hits theaters on July 28, 2017.