‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Sequel in the Works

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Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle
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Following the huge success of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Sony is moving ahead with the sequel. The studio is negotiating with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner to write the script, Deadline reports.

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan will reprise their roles for the second installment. Jake Kasdan is expected back to direct. Matt Tolmach is returning to produce along with the Seven Bucks Production team of Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is a sequel to the 1995 hit Jumanji, starring Robin Williams. The film, set in the present day, centers on four teenagers who are transported into the world of a Jumanji video game as they play. They must work together to finish the game and escape.

It’s only logical for Sony to want another Jumanji film. The sequel has grossed over $850 million in global box office, competing with Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December and outperforming expectations.

Rosenberg and Pinkner were credited on the Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle screenplay along with Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. They also wrote Sony’s upcoming Spiderman spinoff Venom.