Is actor Dwayne Johnson forgetting his own strength on the "Jumanji" remake movie set? This weekend, the 2016 Sexiest Man Alive posted new, behind-the-scenes photos and videos for the upcoming fantasy film, which is a follow-up to the 1995 Robin Williams movie about kids whose lives are upended by a magical board game. Action-packed shots of a big fight scene in an exotic locale, and a video of Johnson spooking his co-star and comedian Kevin Hart with a poisonous snake, caught attention. In real life, Johnson has admitted to finding his inner strength from God to battle depression and times of life not as controlled as movie scenes.
On Instagram, Johnson this weekend teased the following about the movie's production: "My hand strength is like vice grips... he has no choice. For the record, this man is roughly 6'8 and well over 350lbs - he's massive and mean - I must run away now to preserve my health. Doin' dirt with my stunt brothers tonight. Rehearsals before the bodies hit the floor... I'm searching for a good spot to break his leg with one shot. This scene also looks like what happens when too many drugs are taken at a party. Just say no."
No specific story details for the new film were confirmed, reports Movie Web, but earlier reports asserted the plot follows a 12-year-old boy trapped in a board game back in 1969, who then is released 45 years later.
Johnson, 44, leads an all-star cast as Dr. Bravestone, alongside Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar), Jack Black (Professor Shelly Oberon), Karen Gillan (Ruby Roundhouse) and Nick Jonas. Rhys Darby will be playing a character named Nigel, and Morgan Turner will execute an unknown role. It has seemed unlikely any of the original Jumanji stars such as Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bonnie Hunt, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier or Patricia Clarkson, will return in this sequel.
The original Jumanji earned $100.4 million domestically, and $262.7 million worldwide, from a $65 million production budget.
Jake Kasdan is directing Jumanji from a script that has been worked on by a number of writers, such as Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction), Chris McKenna (The LEGO Batman Movie), Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower), Scott Rosenberg (Gone In 60 Seconds) and Erik Sommers (Spider-Man: Homecoming).
Jumanji was originally given a release date of July 28, 2017, and was later moved to Dec. 22, 2017.