Yesterday, Sony announced the full title for the upcoming Jumanji sequel as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Additionally, it was confirmed that the movie has a video game plot.
The storyline will center upon four high school kids who find themselves drawn into the Jumanji game while in detention. The teens have to clean out the school’s basement as punishment and while doing so they find an old video game console, which hasn’t been specified on which retro console it will be, that has a game called Jumanji on it. They discover that choosing a character in the game transports them into a jungle as that character.
It was first announced in April 2016, and it was presumed that it would be a reboot of the much-loved ’90s movie. However, the film will in fact be a sequel. Jake Kasdan, the son of legendary Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan, is directing. The film opens on July 28, 2017. There is no word yet on when the Welcome to the Jungle trailer will be released to the public but we will have it for you as soon as it releases.