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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jumanji’ will Honor Robin Williams’ Name, Character

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shares how committed he is to honoring Robin Williams in the new "Jumanji" remake from Sony.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is officially staring in Sony’s reboot of “Jumanji,” and he is committed to honoring the memory and the character of the late Robin Williams.

Johnson posted on his Instagram today that he is beyond thrilled to be working on “Jumanji” with Sony, and that the film will honor Robin Williams and his character Alan Parrish.

An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of “Alan Parrish” will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud. I also think Robin is somewhere lookin’ down and laughing, remembering the first time we met backstage and I (for the first time ever) was a star struck bumbling idiot that couldn’t even get my words out. Idiot. He literally calmed me down w/ that smile and laugh. But that’s for another fun story down the road.

The original “Jumanji” film was released in 1995 and starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde and Bebe Neuwirth. It followed the story of Alan Parrish, a 12-year-old boy who got trapped inside the board game “Jumanji.” Williams played the adult Parrish, who wasn’t let out of the game until 26 years later.

Sony’s “Jumanj”  will be directed by Jake Kasdan (“Get Hard”) and will be written by Scott Rosenberg (“Gone in Sixty Seconds”) and Jeff Pinkner (“Transformers 5.”)

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