Unfortunately for everyone, Jumanji is being remade. And just to double down on the horror, it’s being remade by the guy who directed Sex Tape. Apparently, the project is definitely moving forward. ‘Aggressively.’
According to Deadline, the mastermind behind the universally panned rom-com Sex Tape – Jake Kasdan – has been tagged onto making the ‘Jumanji’ film.
That’s actually kinda harsh, Kasdan is a perfectly adequate director with shows like New Girl and Freaks and Geeks under his belt. But he’s also directed movies like Bad Teacher, Zero Effect and Walk Hard. So, yeah. Mixed bag.
In other Jumanji related news, Sony are reportedly ‘moving aggressively’ ahead with the film in order to get it out by Christmas this year, though the film’s imdb page has it marked for release on February 3, 2017. Naturally, people are sceptical as fuck.
They're remaking a Jumanji film.
How could they. Can they just leave it. Robin Williams won't be in it so it will flop by default.
— SOUTH EAST (@NehmyHD) December 13, 2015
Read today that there's going to be a remake of the jumanji film. Why cant people leave classics alone!
— Dawn Warner (@Warnerd84) January 15, 2016
There’s not much other news on the film other than that Sony-based Matt Tolmach and Bill Teitler will produce, with Ted Field and Mike Weber are serving as executive producers.