The Jumanji Shoot Is In A State Of Crisis
Now that Hollywood’s being run by people who came of age in the ’90s, that decade is experiencing an unlikely revival. Earlier this year, an Independence Day sequel arrived 20 years after the original and an even more belated Jumanji sequel is scheduled to hit theatres next summer. Directed by Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher, Sex Tape), this family friendly comedy will rely heavily on the comedic stylings of Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Dwayne Johnson, all of whom appear in a pair of new videos from the film’s Hawaii set.
In the first video, Johnson taps into his pro wrestling background to hype up a life-threatening crisis deep in the jungle. “You can see this is as real as it gets,” he explains. “I have had no water, no food. I have been catching fish with my bare hands that I do not even recognize. They have three heads. I am hallucinating out here. I have had zero contact with the outside world.” Before he has a chance to go any further, the camera pans right, revealing what’s really going on.
In the second video, Kevin Hart taps into his standup comedy background to riff on another dire crisis. “Production just got shut down here on the set of Jumanji,” he claims, though the crew appears to be hard at work. “It’s not cause of weather. It’s not because of the crazy environment that we’re shooting in. It’s because Jack Black needed to finish his rice.”
Jumanji arrives in theatres on July 28, 2017. You’ll have to wait a little longer for the trailer, so go ahead and watch the 21-year-old trailer for the original below.