Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle featurette honours the spirit of the original

The Rock talks about how much he loves Jumanji in a new featurette

A new featurette has arrived for the frankly awesome-looking Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, which breaks down how the filmmakers paid spirit to the original while expanding the universe. Frankly, it’s just quite fun hearing film stars say the word “Jumanji” so check it out.

We will admit to having reservations about this when it was first announced, but damn if we’re not getting more excited by the day.

“In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji.  When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you.  They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…”

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is released on 20 December. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.