Upcoming Jumanji Film Receives Title – Will Take Place Within a Video Game World

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At last night’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Sony Pictures kicked off the event with several announcements regarding its upcoming projects. Among the films featured was the long in-development sequel to the 1995 adventure film Jumanji. At Sony’s panel, the film’s title was revealed to be Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, along with confirmation that the plot will revolve around a video game console, rather than the original’s magical board game premise.


Collider’s Steven Weintraub, who attended CinemaCon, posted about Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on his official Twitter page. The event, presented by the film’s cast, showed off an exclusive trailer Weintraub described as “fantastic” and a potential “big action” spectacle. These details line up with previous reports of the film’s potential video game setting.

Last year, Mashable’s Jeff Sneider first revealed that the new adventure follows four teenagers that are sent to clean out their school’s basement after misbehaving. As The Hollywood Reporter confirms, it’s here where the group stumble upon an old video game console with the mysterious word “Jumanji” printed on it. The urge to quit working and play the new game gets the better of the teens, and the four soon find that they have been transported into the jungle-world of Jumanji, and they have taken on the look of the game’s playable characters. This is presumably where the film’s adult actors Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan come in.

It’s currently unknown when the official trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will be seen outside of CinemaCon, but it won’t be too long of a wait considering the film is set to release on December 22. You can check it out here on DFTG when the trailer eventually hits the web.

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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