Hollywood is well and truly addicted to reboots; with the film industry hooked on the high of revisiting and re-imagining franchises of years past. The much vaunted reboot is the habit-forming drug of the day for the major players of the movie industry, producing billion dollar highs and trippy box-office breaking experiences.
All the big, fun-loving studios, from Warner Bros., to Disney and Fox, have been clamouring for a hit of the addictive reboot, with remakes of blockbusters like The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Dredd, The Lone Ranger, and Robocop in the production pipeline.
Empire Online reports that Sony is also lining up for a fix, with Columbia Pictures president, Doug Belgrad, confirming a remake of the 1995 hit, Jumanji, is on the cards.
“We’re going to try and reimagine Jumanji and update it for the present,” said Belgrad.
Released 17 years ago, the original film starred Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt and Kirsten Dunst. Directed by Joe Johnston, the movie told the fantastical tale of a supernatural board game that brought wild animals and several other jungle hazards to life.
A money-making success, Columbia Pictures will be looking to take advantage of improved technology and screen effects to produce an even grander, reality-bending movie; chasing the highs of the 1995 original.