In 1995, Chris Van Allsburg book Jumanji was adapted as a movie, starring Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst. The two portrayed characters who played the supernatural board game that brought to life the fate of each roll of the dice. It was a memorable family comedy. In fact, I would look at you oddly if you haven’t watched the movie.
A remake is underway with screenwriter Zach Helm on board to write the script. He’s notable for the screenplay for Stranger Than Fiction.
I didn’t expect to see Jumanji being remade, especially since Zathura was a spiritual sequel, which came out in 2005. Nevertheless, I’m cautiously interested in the remake; there’s a lot of potential there. Maybe Helm can take more influence from the book this time.