It was announced a few months ago that beloved film and children’s book, Jumanji, was getting a remake. Now, Heat Vision has reported that the project has hired a screenwriter.
Zach Helm, most know for his work on Stranger Than Fiction and Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, has been hired to write the script for the Columbia Pictures re-imagining.
Most will remember the 1995 film starring Robin Williams, though the story was originally a short story of the same name written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. The children’s book was released in 1981.
The plot followed two kids who play an old magic boardgame and release a man (Robin Williams) as well as many dangers that can be stopped only by finishing the game. The new film will likely tweak the premise and refashion the story for present day.
Jumanji initially grossed $263 million worldwide and the remake is expected to do extremely well.
Matt Tolmach and Bill Teitler are producing the reimagining of the story. Ted Field and Mike Weber are executive producing.
There is no word on who is attached to star in the project or a projected release date for the film.
The first clip from the upcoming film Men In Black 3 has been released by Columbia Pictures through Yahoo! Movies.
The third installment of the film series is based on the Malibu / Marvel comic book series The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham. The film stars:
- Will Smith as Agent J, an MIB agent
- Tommy Lee Jones as Agent K, an MIB agent
- Josh Brolin as Young Agent K
- Emma Thompson as Agent O, agent of the MIB in present day and a secretary in the 1960s
- Alice Eve as Young Agent O
- Nicole Scherzinger as Lily Poison, an antagonist
- Jemaine Clement as the main antagonist Boris
- Bill Hader as Andy Warhol
- Keone Young as Mr. Wu
- Yuri Lowenthal as Knuckles (voice)
- According to Digital Spy, Lady Gaga and Adam West among other celebrities slated to appear in MIB 3, will make a small cameo in the movie.
The film will hit theaters in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 25.
The official plot of the film is as follows:
Men in Black 3, Agents J (Smith) and K (Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
You can watch the clip courtesy of Yahoo! Movies below:
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