Jumanji Remake Will Theaters On Christmas 2016 Release

Jumanji

Deadline reports that the project has brought aboard new talent to push the feature to its previously announced Christmas Day 2016 release date. The Jumanji remake will return to the source material that inspired the 1995 film, re-adapting Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 childrens book in which a magical board game causes jungle plants and creatures to invade a quiet American suburb.

Directed by Joe Johnston, the 1995 big screen take on Jumanji stars the late Robin Williams opposite Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson.

Film adapts the book by Ransom Riggs with a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett and Judi Dench.