September 20, 2016
Following day one of production in Hawaii, Jumanji co-star Kevin Hart posted a photo of the Jumanji cast in character and, while it’s still a jungle in there, it’s a very different jungle from the one 90s kids will remember.
The image, shared early Tuesday, shows Hart, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jack Black decked out in safari gear while Selfie star Karen Gillan looks poised to take one in shorts and a crop top.
Producers may have rolled the dice with costume choices, but Hart said that “the chemistry (and) energy of our cast (and) crew was beyond amazing” and the “movie is going to be dope.”
His post echoes previous sentiments from The Rock, who said that “this new movie will not be a remake or reboot of the original. It will be a continuation of the awesome Jumanjiadventure 20 years later. As a producer on this movie and someone who loves the original, you have my word we’ll honor the legend of ‘Alan Parrish’ and properly introduce a whole new generation to the fun and crazy Jumanji universe that so many of us loved and grew up on.”
We’re holding you to that, Johnson!
Jumanji is set to hit theaters July 28, 2017.