Posted: 2:30 pm Friday, July 29th, 2016

Nick Jonas Possibly Starring In Jumanji 

By mjonbli

2016 Miss America Competition - Red Carpet

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 13: Nick Jonas attends the 2016 Miss America Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 13, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for dcp)

Jumanji fans were NOT happy when they heard that the 1995 movie was being remade, but if any of them are Nick Jonas fans, this may change their minds.  Nick is currently in talks to star in the reboot of the film that starred Robin Williams, as Alex.  The film was originally slated for Christmas 2016, but was pushed to July 28, 2017.  Filming will begin this fall in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Other celebs set to star in the film are Kevin Hart, Jack Black, & Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.  Johnson spoke on the importance of preserving Robin Williams’ legacy, “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,” he wrote in his post. “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.”

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

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