Sony Sets 'Jumanji' Reboot for Christmas 2016

The remake of ‘Jumanji’, the 1995 Robin Williams fantasy classic, will arrive in cinemas at the end of 2016, Sony Pictures has announced.

Based on the 1995 movie of the same name--which was based on the 1981 book, also of the same name is set to come out Christmas 2016.

The cast of the movie was led by Robin Williams with Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, David Alan Grier, Jonathan Hyde (in two roles) and Bebe Neuwirth. Released shortly before Christmas 1995, the film was a box-office hit, raking in more than $US250 million worldwide.  

No other information has been given about the reboot, besides its planned release date. The news came as Sony's Pictures announced its upcoming slate of films through 2017, including two more ‘Bad Boys’ sequels and the sci-fi romance ‘Passengers’, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.

-Devashree Goenka