At CinemaCon this week, Sony announced the full title for the upcoming Jumanji sequel. It’ll be called Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Additionally, it was confirmed that the movie has a video game plot.
Dwayne Johnson also brought some footage at CinemaCon to show fans of the new film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The footage begins with four high schoolers in detention. Their teacher orders them to clean out the basement of the school, and they find an old video game console, which features the game Jumanji. You pick a character, and as the teens learn you are that person in the game … which transports you to a jungle.
“One rather nerdy boy is surprised (and rather pleased) to see he’s got the muscles of The Rock. The popular girl in school is horrified to learn she’s got the body of Jack Black.”
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (directed by: Jake Kasdan) will be released on December 22 in the US, December 26 in Australia, and December 29 in the UK.
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