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Our Adorable Past

There Is a Parallel Universe Where Tiny Scarlet Johansson Played One of the Kids in Jumanji

The role of Judy, the young female lead in Jumanji, would go to Kirsten Dunst, not Scarlett Johansson, but this footage is certainly a blast from the past. Has there ever been a movie about people playing a literal boardgame that was as good as Jumanji?

Previously in Jumanji


where does he get those wonderful toys

Jumanji Remake Hires a Writer… and That’s Actually Very Good News

We’ve known for a while now that Jumanji is getting a remake. But like many proposed remakes/adaptations of nostalgia-heavy shows, movies, and games, I just assumed it was going to peter out eventually, languishing in development hell for a few years before passing out of the public consciousness entirely. But it looks like that might not be the case, as the Jumanji remake now has a writer: Stranger than Fiction scribe Zach Helm.

Did… did I just start looking forward to the Jumanji remake? I think I did.


Cautiously Optimistic

Sony Pictures Planning Jumanji Reboot

Before we dreamt of joining the intricate, hyper-realistic worlds depicted upon our gaming machines of choice, we dreamt of owning a copy of Jumanji. What, you mean you didn’t? Despite that board game being horrifying and potentially deadly, I always thought how fun it would be to summon an entire jungle with the roll of a dice, especially if I were playing with Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst. And now, thanks to rumors of a Jumanji reboot mentioned by Doug Belgrad, President of Columbia Pictures, supernatural board game films may no longer be a genre of the past.