Watch the new Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Featurette

Watch the new Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Featurette

Watch the new Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle featurette

Sony Pictures has debuted a new Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle featurette, which you can watch in the player below.

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In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they’ll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a brave explorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle cast also includes Nick Jonas, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Alex Wolff and Morgan Turner.

Bad Teacher and Sex Tape helmer Jake Kasdan is directing from a screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. Matt Tolmach and William Teitler are producing with David Householter, Jake Kasadan, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Ted Field and Mike Weber executive producing.

Sony Pictures will release Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in theaters on December 20, 2017.

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Friday, July 7 Filming Locations for Law and Order: True Crime, Jessica Jones, Mozart in the Jungle, & more!

Here’s a look at various filming locations for Friday, July 7: Filming in California TV Series: Law and Order: True Crime Stars: Edie Falco Location: Mulholland Dr, near Sepulveda Pl, Los Angeles TV Series: Property Brothers Location: 266 S Irving Blvd, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM) TV Series: Shameless Stars: William H. Macy Location: Warner Bros. , Los Angeles TV Series: Ray Donovan Stars: Liev Schreiber Location: SONY Studio, Los Angeles Filming in Georgia Movie: The Avengers: Infinity War Stars: Robert Downey, Jr. Location: Woodruff Park this week  Filming in Illinois Movies: Widows Stars: Liam Neeson Location: 3600 W Roosevelt and 600 E 47th St, Chicago TV Series: The Chi Stars: Jason Mitchell Location: 3664 W Ogden Ave, Chicago Filming in New York‏ TV Series: Mozart in the Jungle Stars: Gael García Bernal Location:Harry Tappen Beach, Sea Cliff Movie: Isn’t It Romantic Stars: Liam Hemsworth Location: Delancey St and Chrystie St, NYC Credit: Pete Movie: The Papers Stars: Tom Hanks Location: Steiner Studios, Brooklyn TV Series: The Tick Star: Peter Serafinowicz Location: Broadway Stages, Glendale TV Series: Jessica Jones Star: Krysten Ritter Location: St. Marks between 2nd and 1st Ave, NYC Credit: Nathan TV Series: Red Oaks Stars: Craig Roberts Location:Main St in Nyack TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location: Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Filming in North Carolina TV Series: Good Behavior Stars:..

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Thursday, June 22 Filming Locations for Jurassic World 2, Widows, Mozart in the Jungle, Red Oaks, & more!

Here’s a look at various filming locations for Thursday, June 22: Filming in California TV Series: Just Add Magic Stars: Olivia Sanabia Location: 1360 E 6th St, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 11:59 PM) TV Series: The Fosters Stars: Maia Mitchell Location: Warner Bros, Los Angeles  TV Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm Stars: Larry David Location: Temescal Gateway Park Filming in Florida Movie: Killroy Was Here Director: Kevin Smith Location: Ringling College of Art and Design Filming in Hawaii Movie: Jurassic World 2 Stars: Chris Pratt Location: along Kamehameha Highway, in front of the He’eia Kea Small Boat Harbor, in Mililani Filming in Illinois Movies: Widows Stars: Liam Neeson Location: 4700 W Lake St, Chicago   Filming in New York‏ TV Series: Red Oaks Stars: Craig Roberts Location: N William St and E Washington Ave, Pearl River Project: Unknown  Location:  Seminary Ave, Yonkers  TV Series: Shades of Blue Stars: Jennifer Lopez Location: Kaufman Astoria Studios, Astoria TV Series: The Tick Stars: Peter Serafinowicz Location: Queens College Movie: Untitled Steven Spielberg Project Stars: Tom Hanks Location: N Broadway and Hamilton Ave White Plains TV Series: The Sinner Stars: Jessica Biel Location: Sanatorium Rd, Ponoma Movie: Summer Movie Stars: Louis CK Location: Beach Channel and Beach 126th St, Queens TV Series: Mozart..

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Dwayne Johnson Confirmed to Film Disney’s Jungle Cruise in 2018

Dwayne Johnson Confirmed to Film Disney's Jungle Cruise in 2018

Dwayne Johnson confirmed to film Disney’s Jungle Cruise in 2018

According to The Hollywood Reporter, superstar Dwayne Johnson is confirmed to head down the river for Disney’s live-action film based on their popular theme park attraction, Jungle Cruise. Johnson, who’s been attached to the project since 2015, is slated to begin shooting the film in spring of 2018.

Writer-director pair John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (FocusCrazy, Stupid, Love.) were originally set to pen the Jungle Cruise script, though J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay (Star Trek Beyond) wrote the most recent draft. Johnson is set to produce alongside his Seven Bucks Productions partner Dany Garcia, as well as frequent collaborator Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Baywatch) of Flynn Picture Co.

A film adaptation of the ride, one of the original rides from the opening day of Disneyland, was previously in development with a script by Al Gough and Miles Millar (Spider-Man 2, “Smallville”). Another attempt was made in 2011 with Disney officially announcing an adaptation starring Toy Story‘s own Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Neither versions ultimately materialized.

Should this version become a reality, it would join the ranks of films Disney has created based on their theme park attractions, including The Country Bears, The Haunted Mansion, Mission to Mars, Tomorrowland, and the most popular, Pirates of the Caribbean.

Johnson has a big year ahead with Fate of the Furious opening next weekend, then Baywatch on May 26 and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on December 20. Having just completed Fighting With My Family, he’ll next shoot New Line’s Rampage later this spring, followed by the China-set adventure movie Skyscraper in late summer and fall.

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‘Jungle Cruise’ is Full Steam Ahead With Dwayne Johnson

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Years ago, the Jungle Cruise movie was a Tim Allen and Tom Hanks project. A lot has changed since then, but Disney’s big screen adaptation of its beloved theme park ride is finally looking to leave port. As previously reported, the film will star Dwayne Johnson, who has somehow found time in his increasingly busy schedule to officially sign on the dotted line and confirm his involvement.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnson will squeeze the film in next year, with production  currently set to begin in the spring of 2018. There’s no release date set yet, but with that schedule, it’s easy to imagine Disney positioning Jungle Cruise as a summer 2019 tentpole, perhaps as a replacement for the somewhat exhausted Pirates of the Caribbean series.

Johnson and Disney make for one heck of a pair: neither of them every stop to catch their breath. While Disney juggles Star Wars and Marvel and Pixar and countless remakes of their animated classics, Johnson has Baywatch out this summer and Jumanji out later this year. He’s set to film Rampage in a few months before taking on the China-set action film Skyscraper. And then he’ll steer the Jungle Cruise movie.

For those unfamiliar with the attraction, Jungle Cruise is one of Disneyland’s original rides and it remains popular to this day. Guests crowd into a boat and journey past a series of scenes featuring audi0-animatronic animals, some threatening and some benign. Meanwhile, the skipper (played by an enthusiastic cast member) provides a deliberately hokey spiel full of puns and dad jokes. It’s old-fashioned, but it’s still popular for a reason. It’s a delight.

It’s easy to imagine Johnson knocking the role of “Jungle Cruise skipper” out of the park and we’ve been told that the screenplay for the film is infused with humor. Surely Disney realizes that there’s a lot of money to made from the world’s most charming man dropping cornball jokes and narrowly avoiding death by sudden hippopotamus! Expect the final film (which is reportedly set in the 1920s) to be full of action and adventure, but it wouldn’t be the Jungle Cruise without a lot of comedy.

Jungle Cruise represents Disney’s latest attempt to build a movie franchise out of its theme park properties. It worked like gangbusters for Pirates of the Caribbean, but it didn’t take off with Tomorrowland and The Haunted Mansion.. It remains to be seen if they can make this one work, but locking in someone as charming as Johnson feels like the right first step.

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‘The Jungle Book’ And ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Major VFX Winners at VES Awards

These films have some of the greatest visual effects of the year.

The Visual Effects Society announced the winners of the 15th Annual VES Awards yesterday and it looks like The Jungle Book and Kubo and the Two Strings made out like bandits. Director Jon Favreau’s live action version of The Jungle Book took home a total of five awards, while Kubo took home the top prize in the animated category.

Below is the full list of winners from this year’s VES Awards:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature


Robert Legato, Joyce Cox, Andrew R. Jones, Adam Valdez, JD Schwalm

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature


Craig Hammack, Petra Holtorf-Stratton, Jason Snell, John Galloway, Burt Dalton

Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature


Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner, Steve Emerson, Brad Schiff

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