Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is ready to let the Jumanji magic begin! The actor took to Instagram Monday afternoon where he updated fans on the reboot. After meeting up with director Jake Kasdan, producer Matt Tolmach and other co-workers, it sounds like everyone is ready to share an amazing story while honoring one of the movie’s original stars.
“An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless,” he wrote in his post. “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.”
For fans who don’t recall, Robin appeared in the original family friendly flick based on Chris Van Allsburg’s book of the same name in 1995. The film featured some serious computer-animated animal stampedes, which will likely receive a pretty nice upgrade in the new version currently being developed. Ultimately, The Rock made it clear that he wants to share the unforgettable story with a whole new generation of fans. And yes, there will be some exciting changes moviegoers of all ages can look forward to. Jumanji is tentatively scheduled for a July 2017 release date.