Dwayne Johnson paid honor to actor Robin Williams in his instagram post and shared some news about Jumanji.
Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock will be seen in the reboot of the famous adventure movie Jumanji. Robin Williams was the lead actor in this movie which was released in the year 1995.
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It is still regarded as one of his iconic movies. It had earned a total of $262 million worldwide. The original movie featured David Alan Grier, a teenage Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.
The news of Jumanji’s reboot was met with a lot of concern by the fans all over the world. People thought that nobody can do justice to the classic piece that was Jumanji.
Fans also believed that no actor could fit in the shoes of the role played by Robin Williams in the original movie. Later on it was revealed that “The Rock” will be seen as a lead actor in the remake.
This news was again met with a lot of mixed views by many fans. Johnson is pretty busy these days while shooting for the reboot of Baywatch.
However he also thought to ease out the fans of Jumanji by talking about the movie and cast. He paid tribute to Robin and said that he will be playing his role in order to honor the great Robin Williams.
He revealed in his instagram post that he has immense respect for Robin Williams. He also said that the reboot will not focus on the remake of the old storyline. He said that it will be a re-imagination of the older story. So fans don’t have to worry about him portraying the same storyline.
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He added that he will be honoring Robin in the movie in a different way and he thinks that Robin’s family will love his ideas too.
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