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Jumanji Remake Imminent?? Check Our Ideas For The New Cast!

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Jumanji Cast Rolling Out

You loved it so much when we re-worked Now & Then, we figured it was time for another go!!

We’re betting most of you saw the 1995 flick Jumanji, because it grossed $263 mil!

In case you missed it, let's recap…

Alan Parrish is an unhappy boy with a miserably mean father — played by Jonathan Hyde.

One day he and his homegirl Sarah find a board game called, you guessed it, Jumanji.

What they don't know? The board game is magic! And kind of a douche!

It sucks Alan into an alternate dimension and Sarah runs out the door screaming!

Cut to a generation or so later, when an orphaned brother and sister — played by Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce — stumble upon the dust-covered box for Jumanji.

Will a roll of the die, Alan Parish pops back out — except now he’s middle-aged! And Robin Williams!

He'd been living in the alt-universe jungle the whole time! Killer bees, malevolent monkeys, and an evil safari guide (Van Pelt), who looks a lot like Alan's d-bag dad, ALL follow him out of the game!!

They figure out the only way to make the badness stop is to beat the game, so they track down Sarah — who is all grown up and played by Bonnie Hunt — and death-defying HIGHlarity ensues!

Rest assured, the flick was one of the better family adventure films of the '90s.

And now, Douglas Belgrad, the suit in charge at Columbia Pictures, just announced a Jumanji remake!

He said:

"We're going to try and reimagine Jumanji and update it for the present."

We're not sure how they're going to update it for the present — maybe the villain will be a cyborg instead of a safari hunter?? — but we DO have some great ideas for casting choices!

Ch-Ch-Check out the pics (below) and let us know if U agree with our recommendations!

And Mr. Belgrad, if nothing else, puhhh-lease let Joe Manganiello make a cameo as one of the killer crocodiles!! (Shirtless, of course.)

[Image via Sony Pictures.]

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7 comments to “Jumanji Remake Imminent?? Check Our Ideas For The New Cast!”

  1. 1

    i loved the original, why remake it? oh thats right, people cant come up with new ideas anymore. i guess a remake is slightly better than a sequel/prequel?

  2. 2

    Re: PhilipPreston – Agreed.

  3. 3

    Another remake . . . . . . . .. . . . boring. The first one was just OK.

  4. 4

    Do not touch Jumanji! That movie is perfect! Also, Perez should never cast a film.

  5. hannah says – reply to this


    they already tried to ~reimagine~ it with zathura or whatever it was called. it failed. i'm sorely disappointed that they plan to remake it. there goes my childhood sigh.

  6. dd says – reply to this


    I'm tired of remakes! Jumanji is amazing the way it is! They should try and have original ideas instead of doing remakes!

  7. 7

    Perez, you couldn't cast a documentary on sand, let alone a real movie. Nobody wants or cares about your idiotic ideas.