We knew it was coming, and now the trailer for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart’s Jumanji remake has finally arrived. The iconic 1995 film, which starred the Robin Williams and centered around a sinister board game, is getting a 21st-century update, and we’re not quite sure we are ready. The new adaptation of the 1981 children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, centers around a video game.
In the new film, four high school kids find a vintage video game. When they begin playing, the teens are sucked into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming their chosen adult avatars. Clearly, these guys have never seen the original film because Williams’ character, Alan Parrish, already went through all of this. Johnson and Hart star as two of the players, with Karen Gillan and Jack Black playing the other pair. They are all pretty horrified to discover that instead of just playing the game, they must actually survive it. (We just hope there are elephants and monkeys like there were in the original flick.) Check out the first trailer for the film below.
When the first pic for the film dropped earlier this year, it was widely criticized because of Gillan’s costume. People were annoyed the only female lead was barely clothed, especially when her character was supposed to be in a dangerous jungle. She told The Hollywood Reporter, “The pay off is worth it, I promise! We suppose we’ll have to wait until the film drops to see how this all pans out.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle drops December 20.