Is it 1995 again? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram on Tuesday, September 20, to share a first look at his upcoming Jumanji sequel featuring costars Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan.
"Hard workin' and FUN first day of shooting in the jungle with this talented and crazy motley crew,” Johnson, 44, wrote alongside the on-set photo. “Jack is brilliant, Karen is bad assery, Kevin is sharply hilarious and I smell good.”
In the pic, Johnson, Hart, 37, Black, 47, and Gillan, 28, — clad in head-to-toe safari gear — stand in the middle of a dense jungle with very serious looks on their faces.
The former WWE champ added: “Extremely hard trying to keep a straight face in these scenes. Too funny. We're makin' a good one. More to come.. #JUMANJI #WishFulfillment #TheGameThatPlaysYou.”
Hart shared the same snapshot via social media, accompanied by equally enthusiastic sentiments.
“Day 1 of shooting ‘Jumanji’ is officially in the can. We had [an] amazing first day,” the comedian captioned the pic. “The chemistry & energy of our cast & crew was beyond amazing!!!!”
Hart had such a great time filming that he is already looking forward to his next day of work. “This movie is going to be dope as hell....” he continued. “Can't wait to get back to work tomorrow @therock@karengillanofficial & jack black!!! #Jumanji.”
The movie, which has been described as a continuation rather than a reboot, is directed by Jake Kasdan and is based off of the original screenplay, which memorably starred the late Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt and Laura Bell Bundy, among others.
In 2013, Columbia Pictures’ former president Doug Belgrad said that the studio had plans to give the ‘90s classic a modern twist. “We’re going to try and reimagine Jumanji and update it for the present,” he said at the time.
According to Variety, the majority of the project will be filmed in Honolulu, Hawaii, where principal photography is currently being shot. Jumanji is set to hit theaters on July 28, 2017.
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