Remake ‘Jumanji' eert Robin Williams

Remake ‘Jumanji' eert Robin Williams

Robin Williams, die in 2014 overleed, vertolkte in de verfilming van het gelijknamige kinderboek van Chris Van Allsburg het personage Alan Parrish. In de remake van de filmklassieker zal Johnson een van de protagonisten spelen. De geslaagde mix van komedie en fantasy maakte van ‘Jumanji' een enorm succes.

In een Instagram-post zwaait Dwayne Johnson met lof voor de overleden acteur. “De liefde en respect dat ik voor Robin Williams heb is eindeloos. Jullie hebben mijn woord, we zullen hem en zijn personage Alan Parrish op een coole en ernstige wijze onsterfelijk maken in de wereld van ‘Jumanji'. Ik heb hiervoor enkele ideeën en zijn familie zal trots zijn. Ik denk ook dat Robin ergens boven ons meekijkt, lacht en denkt aan onze eerste ontmoeting backstage, waar ik geen woord over mijn lippen kreeg en Robin me moest kalmeren”, aldus de Amerikaanse acteur, bekend van ‘The Scorpion King' en ‘The Fast and the Furious'.

And the #JUMANJI magic begins. Excellent meeting with our director Jake Kasdan, producer Matt Tolmach, and our @SevenBucksProd team to work on our new re-imagining of this amazing story. I felt like in order to craft something cool we should begin where it all started. Award winning writer Chris Van Allsburg's source material of JUMANJI. Chris also wrote THE POLAR EXPRESS (later adapted by Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks) and has a very special & magical way of storytelling. I'm feelin' good and confident stepping into these shoes as a producer as well as actor to bring you something great that you and your entire fam can enjoy. An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. 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. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud. I also think Robin is somewhere lookin' down and laughing, remembering the first time we met backstage and I (for the first time ever) was a star struck bumbling idiot that couldn't even get my words out. Idiot. He literally calmed me down w/ that smile and laugh. But that's for another fun story down the road. We got a great team assembled already over at our home base of SONY and now we build from here. Here's another fun part... in the original movie there were three big roles. In our new story there's now FIVE. Been so damn cool to see all my actor buddies push their projects aside so hopefully they can come play in our world. Should have cool casting announcements this week. Will keep you posted. #TheMagicBegins #JustPressStart #JUMANJI

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