'Jumanji' Remake To Be Written By Zach Helm
Zach Helm, who garnered acclaim for penning Stranger Than Fiction, has been tapped to write Columbia’s reimagining of Jumanji.Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Matt Tolmach is the producing the project, which is a new adaptation of the Chris Van Allsburg book. The tome, first published in 1981, was previously a 1995 movie directed by Joe Johnston that starred Robin Wiliams and Kirsten Dunst.
The movie, blending light comedy and family adventure, told of a board game come to life as two kids discover the supernatural game and release a man trapped in there decades earlier. They also unleash jungle forces and must team up with the man to quell the game’s powerful magic.
The 2005 Jon Favreau-directed film Zathura was a sequel of sorts. Word of a remake came early this summer when Sony execs said they were developing the project as “an update for the present."