Jake Kasdan Signs On To Direct “Jumanji” Reboot

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is set to sit in the director’s chair for the reboot of the popular ’90s board game adventure movie, JUMANJI. and penned the script which was originally drafted by and . will serve as the producer alongside . , , and the writer of the original Caldecott Medal-winning book, , will be executive . Sony Pictures has set a December 25 release date for the movie.

The 1995 movie starred Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst. The story follows the adventures of two kids who find and play a magical board game. While doing so, they release a man who has been trapped in the game for decades. They are met with a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Kasdan has a long list of directing credits for which includes The Grinder, Fresh Off the Boat, New Girl, and Freaks and Geeks. His movie credits include the comedies Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Bad Teacher, and Sex Tape. In addition to the Jumanji reboot, he is developing a sequel to Bad Teacher.

Kasdan is repped by .

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Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer
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