Reactions to reboots of popular movies are typically negative, and that's definitely been the case for the remake of Jumanji. The 1995 film - which starred the late great Robin Williams - was embraced by audiences, and the reception to the upcoming reboot has been mixed.
Dwayne Johnson is headlining the new take, and the superstar actor took to his Instagram to reassure his millions (and millions!) of fans that the reboot was in good hands, promising that the reboot will do Williams and his family proud:
"The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of “Alan Parrish” will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud".
Check out Johnson's full Instagram post below...
Johnson's post notably teases that casting announcements are coming soon, which could point towards confirmation of Kevin Hart - who stars alongside Johnson in Central Intelligence later this Summer - signing on.
Even if the reboot doesn't quite stick the landing, Johnson's Jumanji remake will likely inspire a new audience to check out the 1995 edition. And that is no bad thing.
Directed by Jake Kasdan and starring Dwayne Johnson, Jumanji will be released in cinemas on July 28, 2017.
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