'Jumanji' sequel gets new title

Indo Asian News Service

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) The "Jumanji" sequel has offcially been titled "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle".

A short clip of the film was shown to an audience assembled at Sony's CinemaCon presentation attended by its cast members Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Jack Black.

The footage featured four high-schoolers in detention who, after being ordered to clear out the school basement, discover a video game console featuring a version of the game Jumanji, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

After picking a character, you are transported to the jungle -- meaning the main cast are playing a different version of high-school students (a teenage girl ends up as a character played by Jack Black).

Following the release of the first "Jumanji" still, many criticised the skimpy costume worn by former "Doctor Who" actor Gillan. However Johnson, who will next be seen in "Fast & Furious 8" and "Baywatch", assured fans there was a good reason for the outfit.

The original "Jumanji", released in 1996, was directed by Joe Johnston and starred Robin Williams and Bonnie Hunt in the lead roles.

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