Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has revealed that the first trailer for his Jumanji movie has been completed and was shown to him and room full of people involved with the film for the first time on Friday. He also revealed that the trailer will be shown to theater CEOS, exhibitors, and members of the press sometime during CinemaCon — which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 27 to March 30.
"LUV this part of my job... galvanizing a boardroom full of hungry, brilliant creative people who have a singular focus and goal: deliver an awesome movie for the world to enjoy," wrote Johnson on his Instagram account. "Of course I had to ruin the pic by giving ?????to my director, Jake Kasdan. What an a--hole I am. Outstanding global marketing kick off meeting with our SONY partners for the release of JUMANJI this Christmas. We just previewed our exclusive trailer that we'll debut for our CinemaCon crowd (theater CEO's, exhibitors and press) and it KILLS. Hilarious, massive action and a lot of big ol' heart. The whole cast is hilarious and looks great - Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and the BIG man himself, Kevin Hart. THANK YOU to our SONY partners for your enthusiasm, strategy and brilliance for our movie. We're just getting started. ?????ears for everyone. What a TEAM. #GlobalMarketingMeeting #SONY #SevenBucksProds #GarciaCompanies #JUMANJI THIS CHRISTMAS ????????"
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a stupid and girl crazy jock (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge becomes a tiny Einstein (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the Planet Earth with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.
The cast also includes Nick Jonas (Scream Queens), When The Game Stands Tall actor Ser’Darius Blain (playing Anthony “Fridge” Johnson), Madison Iseman (Wild For The Night), Rhys Darby (Flight of the Conchords), and Morgan Turner (Mildred Pierce).
Jumanji is being directed by Jake Kasdan. The script was written by Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, based on the Caldecott Medal-winning adventure book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. Ted Field, Mike Weber, Kasdan, David Householter, Van Allsburg, Johnson and Dany Garcia are executive producing. The book was previously adapted into a feature film in 1995 that starred Robin Williams and grossed more than $260 million at the global box office.
Jumanji will burst into theaters on December 22, 2017.