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29th Jun 2017

The new Jumanji trailer is here and fans of the original aren’t happy about one major change

'How dare they get rid of the board game'


Finally, the trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has landed.

Slated for release on December 22 of this year, the film stars the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. As well as being in it, Johnson will also serve as executive producer alongside its director, Jake Kasdan, and Dany Garcia, Ted Field and Mike Weber.

The film is a sequel to Jumanji which was released 22 years ago and featured Robin Williams in its lead role.

The original film was based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s book of the same name in which Williams’ character, Allan Parrish, becomes trapped while playing a board game in the late 1960s. Years later, he is released by a brother and sister who discover the game and begin to play with it – triggering all means of chaos in the process.

The new version, as becomes clear from the trailer, has a few notable differences…

… perhaps most notable, the fact that the board game has been replaced by a video game. Just to make everyone who remembers seeing the original feel unnecessarily old. As you can probably imagine, this change hasn’t gone down too well with those that loved the Williams’ version…

Whether you agree with this particular change or not, you’ve got half a year to get used to the idea before it arrives in the cinemas.