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The Rock Pays Tribute To Robin Williams In 'Jumanji' With Instagram Post

The Rock Pays Tribute To Robin Williams In 'Jumanji' With Instagram Post

Much has been said about the remake of Jumanji starring The Rock and the majority of it has been negative. Or at the very least, doubtful.

Robin Williams will forever be remembered as one of the big screen's most lovable characters, and it should probably be left that way.

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So a remake of Jumanji sounded like a good idea to no-one, except the studio behind it of course, even with Dwayne Johnson attached, it feels like a bad move.

At least Johnson is in some way like Robin Williams, and hear me out, both are almost universally loved and neither of them take themselves particularly seriously, so if there's one good thing to come of the announcement, it was that.

But still, Johnson has very large boots to fill, and he seems to know that. As with most things The Rock does, he used Instagram to address the issue, writing: "I felt like in order to craft something cool we should begin where it all started. Award winning writer Chris Van Allsburg's source material of JUMANJI. Chris also wrote THE POLAR EXPRESS (later adapted by Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks) and has a very special & magical way of storytelling. I'm feelin' good and confident stepping into these shoes as a producer as well as actor to bring you something great that you and your entire fam can enjoy."

And the #JUMANJI magic begins. Excellent meeting with our director Jake Kasdan, producer Matt Tolmach, and our @SevenBucksProd team to work on our new re-imagining of this amazing story. I felt like in order to craft something cool we should begin where it all started. Award winning writer Chris Van Allsburg's source material of JUMANJI. Chris also wrote THE POLAR EXPRESS (later adapted by Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks) and has a very special & magical way of storytelling. I'm feelin' good and confident stepping into these shoes as a producer as well as actor to bring you something great that you and your entire fam can enjoy. An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of "Alan Parrish" will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud. I also think Robin is somewhere lookin' down and laughing, remembering the first time we met backstage and I (for the first time ever) was a star struck bumbling idiot that couldn't even get my words out. Idiot. He literally calmed me down w/ that smile and laugh. But that's for another fun story down the road. We got a great team assembled already over at our home base of SONY and now we build from here. Here's another fun part... in the original movie there were three big roles. In our new story there's now FIVE. Been so damn cool to see all my actor buddies push their projects aside so hopefully they can come play in our world. Should have cool casting announcements this week. Will keep you posted. #TheMagicBegins #JustPressStart #JUMANJI

A photo posted by therock (@therock) on

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If, (and it's a big if) this comes together it surely has the ingredients to be a great family movie, but it's still difficult to remain anything other than skeptical.

Words by Matthew Cooper

Lead Image Credit: The Rock


Topics: Instagram, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, Jumanji, Robin Williams

Matthew Cooper

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