Jumanji: The Next Level is the hotly anticipated sequel to the unexpected 2017 hit. Back then, the film which was picking up the Robin Williams movie and rebooting it with a video game spin, looked like a real underdog in the face of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle proved to be a huge hit, raking in almost $1bn at the box-office.
This sequel is set to shake up the winning formula, as the game’s avatars returned, albeit channelled by different players this time. Danny DeVito trapped in the body of Dwayne Johnson? You'd better believe it.
In their new issue, Total Film magazine has exclusive interviews with Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black, and returning director Jake Kasdan, who talk about upping the laughs, action and general insanity this time around.
On shelves from October 18, the new issue also comes with a special glossy supplement featuring the greatest behind-the-scenes photos in horror movie history. Plus, there are in-depth features on Knives Out, Le Mans ’66 (aka Ford v Ferrari), and A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, plus in depth interviews with Edward Norton, Laura Dern and Timothée Chalamet. Read on for more about the new issue…
Jumanji: The Next Level cover story
As the videogame adventure returns for The Next Level, stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black and director Jake Kasdan tell Total Film about rewriting the rules and facing Star Wars again.
Read more: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan put on their thermals for exclusive new Jumanji: The Next Level images
Laura Dern interview
From Blue Velvet to Jurassic Park, Laura Dern has made her mark on some of the finest films of the past 35 years. But even she didn’t foresee her recent purple patch – Star Wars, Twin Peaks, Big Little Lies and now the mighty Marriage Story, and that’s before returning to the world of Jurassic. Total Film meets an actor on fire.
Read more: Exclusive: Laura Dern teases Jurassic World 3: “Being back with Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum sounds like a dream”
Le Mans ’66 (Ford v Ferrari)
Is vintage racing drama Le Mans ’66 a film out of time? Director James Mangold and stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale tell Total Film about high-speed pursuits, extreme transformations, feeble fist-fights, and how their Ford v Ferrari story echoes modern film-studio politics.
Read more: Le Mans '66 TIFF review: "Full-throttle racing sequences and charismatic performances"
Timothée Chalamet interview
After his Oscar-nominated turn in Call Me by Your Name, Timothée Chalamet’s career exploded. Now he returns in historical drama The King and with a slate of must-see movies in the can. Total Film meets Hollywood’s new royalty.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Marielle Heller follows up the spiky Can You Ever Forgive Me? With a study in empathy, starring Tom Hanks. They tell Total Film about the importance of kindness and the ‘hell’ of filming in their Oscar-worthy A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood.
Read more: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood review: "Tom Hanks stars as Mr Rogers in this warm, cosy hug of a film"
The making of Knives Out
Writer/director Rian Johnson has assembled an A-list cast for Knives Out, a deviously entertaining murder mystery that’d make Agatha Christie proud. Here, in his own words, Johnson tells Total Film about plotting a murder…
Read more: Exclusive: Rian Johnson runs us through the suspects in his new murder mystery movie Knives Out
Edward Norton interview
Smart and uncompromising, Edward Norton has a career that has taken in modern cult classics, Oscar nominations and some much-publicised creative differences. But as he releases Motherless Brooklyn – his self-penned, self-directed noir – the zen New Yorker tells Total Film that something good comes out of everything.
Read more: Edward Norton elaborates on original plans for Hulk in the MCU: "The script I wrote had a two-part Batman Begins/Dark Knight kind of vision"
In the front section, we get the latest on 21 Bridges, the action thriller starring Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman and produced by the Russo brothers. Plus, Lucy in the Sky, The Two Popes, Greed, Wounds and the best of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Behind The Scenes: Vol II - Horror
The latest in our pictorial supplement series, Behind The Scenes: Volume II - Horror unearths the the greatest on-set photos from the genre. From archive classics to modern wonders, peek behind the curtain on the scariest films ever made. (Note: supplement available with print edition only).
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