‘Jumanji’ Starts Production and The Rock Shares a Set Video Full of Good Vibes

     September 15, 2016


Another day, another start of production for Dwayne Johnson. This time, the movie in question is Jake Kasdan‘s Jumanji, a sequel to the 1995 film starring the late Robin WilliamsLittle plot information is available at this time, but it’s clear from a new set video that the cast and crew of the production are keen to kick things off in Hawai’i with a clean slate and positive vibes. Johnson is gathered with Kasdan and co-stars Kevin HartJack Black, and Karen Gillan for a blessing ceremony which promises to keep all the bad juju out of the production and safely within the mystical board game itself.

Look for Jumanji to drop July 28, 2017.

Watch the blessing of the production of Jumanji and Johnson’s accompanying statement below, courtesy of his Instagram account:

A video posted by therock (@therock) on

>Before we embark our#JUMANJI journey here in Hawaii, we gathered our entire cast (here with me are Jack Black, Kevin Hart, our director Jake Kasdan and Karen Gillian) and crew together as our Hawaiian Kahu (priest) Cordell Keka blesses our film with powerful aloha spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love.

I often talk about mana (spirit) with you guys and the mana in this room/in this moment was extremely powerful – it can take your breath away and give you goosebumps like crazy. (I was low key ready to run thru a wall in this moment;). Our Kahu eloquently spoke and reminded us that even though our faces are the ones on screen, it takes an AMAZING CREW OF EVERYONE to make this movie work. And when we get tired from long work hours to always remember the joy, laughter and fun our movie will bring to families around the world.
So simple, but such a great reminder to keep that perspective of bringing joy and fun to families. Very cool.
Thank you Kahu Cordell Keka for this powerful blessing, thank you Hawaii – proud to be back home and THANK YOU in advance to our hard working crew.

#JUMANJI #OurHawaiianBlessing #Mana#LetsShoot

For more on Jumanji, be sure to check out our recent coverage at the links below:


Image via Steve Weintraub

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