Dwayne Johnson joins Jumanji remake, promises not to “screw the whole thing up”

"It's official. We'll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love," he wrote on Instagram

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RUN! It’s a stampede! Hollywood are officially set to roll the dice again, 20 years after Jumanji first hit cinema screens. And the reboot is well on its way, reveals Dwayne Johnson, who has signed on to produce the movie. 

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“It’s official. We’ll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There’s games you play for fun… then there’s games that change your life. JUMANJI,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprod team,” he continued, adding: “Up next is meeting with our producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan. Shooting starts this fall… As always I’ll keep you posted. Casting this should be fun!”

It's OFFICIAL: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO's #ballers to this summer's #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job. But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #BAYWATCH and #RAMPAGE and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor. It's official. We'll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There's games you play for fun… then there's games that change your life. JUMANJI Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprod team. Up next is meeting with our producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan. Shooting starts this fall. Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up;). As always I'll keep you posted. Casting this should be fun! #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures

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Johnson then went on to make a promise to fans of the original movie, saying: “Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up ;)”

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Starring Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, and the late Robin Williams, the original Jumanji film was released in 1996.