WHO’S IN IT?
Dwayne Johnson (San Andreas), Kevin Hart (Central Intelligence), Jack Black (School of Rock), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Nick Jonas (Goat), Bobby Cannavale (Blue Jasmine), Alex Wolff (Patriots Day), Madison Iseman (Laid in America), Ser’Darius Blain (When The Game Stands Tall), Morgan Turner (Invincible), Marc Evan Jackson (Kong: Skull Island), Maribeth Monroe (The Back-Up Plan), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Purab Kohli (Turning 30), Rhys Darby (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Tim Matheson (Van Wilder: Party Liason)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher), director; Chris McKenna (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower), Scott Rosenberg (Con Air) and Erik Sommers (The LEGO Batman Movie), writers; Ted Field (Runaway Bride), William Teitler (The Polar Express), Matt Tolmach (Rough Night) and Mike Weber (Riddick), producers; Henry Jackman (Kingsman: The Secret Service), composer; Gyula Pados (Predators), cinematographer; Steve Edwards (Sex Tape) and Mark Helfrich (Predator), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
High school students Spencer (Wolff), Bethany (Iseman), Anthony (Blain) and Martha (Turner) are serving detention together when they discover an old video game named Jumanji, and when they start playing are suddenly sucked into the vast jungle environment that the game is set in. They find that they have taken the forms of the game’s avatars, with Spencer being the tough and muscular Dr. Smoulder Bravestone (Johnson), Anthony being weapons specialist Franklin “Moose” Finbar (Hart), Martha as commando Ruby Roundhouse (Gillan), and Bethany as the meek and noticeably male Professor Shelly Oberon (Black), and now they must play the game if they are to make it back home…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The classic 1994 family film gets a long-overdue follow-up that takes the game to more exciting heights, and gives it a whole new spin that’s more than welcome to this series.