They team this year on the action comedy “Central Intelligence,” now Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart look to be pairing up again on the big screen for a whole different property.
Both Johnson and Hart are in early talks to star in the adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 adventure book “Jumanji” at Sony Pictures. Schedules are still being worked out, but “things are moving toward a deal”.
If it goes forward Johnson would shoot “Jumanji” this Fall after he wraps “Fast 8” but before getting to work on the third season of “Ballers”. Hart is committed to shoot “The Intouchables” remake this Summer and it’s his schedule that’s proving tricky.
Previously adapted into the 1995 film starring Robin Williams, the story centers on a twelve-year-old boy who becomes trapped in a board game in 1969 and is released twenty-six years later.
Jake Kasdan is on board to direct with Matt Tolmach and William Teitler producing from a script by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. The film is currently targeting a July 28th 2017 release.