As we reported earlier this year, Sony Pictures is looking to remake their 1995 hit film, Jumanji. For those unfamiliar with the original Robin Williams flick, the story (based on a 1981 illustrated children’s book) focuses on two adults and a pair of siblings who must play through the eponymous magical board game, which keeps creating horrific jungle conditions in the real-world every time someone makes a new move or tries to cheat. According to Heat Vision, Sony has hired Stranger Than Fiction writer Zach Helm to pen the remake.
There are no details on how the remake will differ from the original, but Helm is a smart choice for the magical realism of Jumanji. In addition to Stranger Than Fiction, he also wrote and directed Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, and did a rewrite on the upcoming remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty starring Ben Stiller. Hit the jump to check out the trailer for Jumanji.
Here’s the trailer for Joe Johnston‘s Jumanji starring Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, and Kirsten Dunst: