Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg Writing “Jumanji” Sequel for Sony

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In today’s no-brainer news, it’s being reported that writers and have been hired to write a sequel to Sony Pictures’ mega-hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle for Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan.

It’s absolutely no surprise that a sequel is in the works considering that Jumanji is one of the biggest breakout hits released in 2017, even unseating Star Wars: The Last Jedi after two weeks settling for second place. This past weekend, Jumanji jumped back into first place as it crossed the $350 million mark, making it one of Johnson’s highest-grossing domestic hits.

Matt Tolmach is once again producing the  with Johnson’s Seven Bucks Production team of Dany and Hiram Garcia. Before they start , Pinkner and Rosenberg, who were involved with writing Sony Pictures’ biggest non-Spider-Man hit after earlier work by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, will try to come up with an idea for a suitable sequel  to the blockbuster that has grossed $857 million worldwide.

One expects that Sony will snag a date for the Jumanji sequel sometime after getting all the pieces in place for it, and director Jake Kasdan is expected to return as director.

The writers are represented by , and they’ve already reteamed with Tolmach to write Sony’s upcoming Venom film, starring Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams.

  | East Coast Editor
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