Jumanji 2 teaser: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan enter virtual world of adventure and wilderness
Jumanji 2, also titled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, is one of 2017's most awaited films for the generation that grew up watching the fantasy film and animated TV series in the '90s. A teaser of this sequel was released, providing a glimpse of the chaotic and adventure-filled world of the video game.
Jumanji 2 will see Karen Gillan play Ruby Roundhouse, Dwayne Johnson as Smolder Bravestone, Kevin Hart as Moose Finbar and Jack Black as Shelly Oberon.
The story will center on four high school kids who discover the Jumanji video game console and are pulled into the game's setting, thus transforming into the adult characters they chose. The challenge they face is that they must not just beat the game but also discover what Alan Parrish left behind 20 years ago, else they'll be stuck in the game forever.
Alan Parrish was played by Robin Williams in the 1996 original film, and Jack Black said that the sequel will pay a tribute to him. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Black said, "We’re exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it’s life or death. But while we’re there, we find clues left behind by [Williams’ character Alan Parrish]. He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It’s like he’s there helping us without actually being there."
The 1996 Jumanji was directed Joe Johnston and starred Bonnie Hunt alongside Robin Williams. In an interesting twist, Jack Black's character is chosen by a teenage girl, which explains his female name in the film.
Also starring in Jumanji 2 are Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, and Morgan Turner. Directed by Jake Kasdan, it is scheduled to release on 20 December.
The trailer of the film releases on 30 June, 2017. Watch the teaser here: