First Trailer to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

By Creative Media Times

Columbia Pictures. Distributed by Sony Pictures.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart is pulled into a video game while Guns N’ Roses play in the background in the new trailer for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, the stand-alone sequel to the 1995 hit film, “Jumanji”. “I think we got sucked into Jumanji and we’ve become the avatars that we chose,” Johnson’s Spencer character says after landing inside the jungle video game setting.

That setting is a new modernized twist to the original film starring the late Robin Williams, wherein Jumanji was a board game as opposed to a vintage video game in this Sony-Columbia reboot.

Joining Johnson and Hart are Jack Black and Karen Gillan. They play avatars of four teenagers after they are transported and stuck inside the game setting. For them to return to their world, they must get through all the obstacles and finish the game. This plot is somewhat a reverse of the original, wherein stampeding elephants and other heard of animals are released into the real world as the characters play the game.

Directed by Jake Kasdan (“Bad Teacher), “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” also stars Nick Jonas, Ser’Darius Blain, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, and Morgan Turner. The film is set to hit theaters later this year on Dec. 20.