Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Wants 'Jumanji' Remake to Honor Robin Williams

Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Wants 'Jumanji' Remake to Honor Robin Williams

May 10, 2016

Dwayne Johnson

Jumanji: Dwayne Johnson will be starring in a new version of family adventure Jumanji and revealed via social media that he recently met with his fellow producers and director Jake Kasdan about the project. Referring to Robin Williams, who starred in the 1995 movie version as Alan Parrish, Johnson stated: "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." [Instagram]

 

Desierto

Z: Gael Garcia Bernal will star as Zorro in Z, to be directed by Jonas Cuaron. The two recently teamed for the thriller Desierto (above), which is due for release later this year. Curaon wrote the screenplay for Z, which is set in the near future and draws from the character created in 1919 by Johnston McCulley, a masked outlaw who fights in behalf of the common people against oppressive authorities and other villains. [Deadline]

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The Wall: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron, above) is in talks to star in The Wall, a thriller about an American sniper battling an Iraqi sharpshooter. Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) is set to direct the movie for Amazon Pictures. [Variety]

 

Ice Age: Collision Course

Ice Age: Collision Course Trailer: A new trailer for the animated family comedy Ice Age: Collison Course finds prehistoric animals facing their most dangerous threat yet. The voice cast is led by Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Simon Pegg and Jennifer Lopez. The movie will open in theaters on July 22. [Movieclips]

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