Sony Pictures dropped the first trailer for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” on Thursday, and apart from CGI rampaging animals, this reboot looks nothing like the original 1995 hit family adventure that starred the late Robin Williams.
Joe Johnston’s original was about a board game that opened a portal to an alternate, wild universe. The redo swaps that board game for a classic, ’90s-era video game console that transports a group of misbehaving teens into
In Johnston’s film, no actor swapping occurred.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 29, 2017
Johnson, who recently appeared in “The Fate of the Furious” and “Baywatch,” premiered the trailer on his Twitter account, writing, “I smolder, have cool super powers & try not to cry when I’m scared.”
As Black revealed earlier this month, Jake Kasdan’s reboot will pay tribute to Williams, who died in 2014.
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” opens Dec. 20. Watch the trailer above.