The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of – Jumanji – they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer; football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein; popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor; and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…
While I appreciate that they’re taking a new spin on the Jumanji name, I’m still unsure how to feel about this film, I’m not particularly looking forward to it since it was announced but I also want to give it a chance. It certainly looks like the film has a bigger budget than I was expecting it to have with the various clips of action sequences shown here.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Missi Pyle, Rhys Darby and Bobby Cannavale and scheduled for cinematic release on the 20th December 2017.