HEAT VISION

'Jumanji' Remake Gets 'Gone in 60 Seconds' Writer

The 1995 hit starred Robin Williams.
'Jumanji
The 1995 hit starred Robin Williams.

Sony’s Jumanji remake is getting its game on.

Scott Rosenberg, the writer behind such late 1980s hits Con Air and Gone in 60 Seconds, has been tapped to work on the script to the redo of the 1995 hit that starred Robin Williams.

At the same time, Jeff Pinkner, one of the scribes hailing from JJ Abrams’ stable of genre TV shows Alias, Lost and Fringe, has been brought on board to consult on the project.

The movie is a priority for the studio which has set a Dec. 25, 2016 release date.

The original movie adapted a book by Chris Van Allsburg and told of two kids who let loose a man trapped decades in a board game. Unfortunately, they also unleash a jungle’s worth of creatures into the world.

Rosenberg and Pinker are partners are their Midnight Radio production banner and are co-creators of the CBS show Zoo.

The duo is repped by WME.

HEAT VISION LATEST NEWS
  1. July 18, 2019 2:54pm PT
    by Patrick Shanley
LATEST NEWS
1.
'TV's Top 5' Podcast: Unpacking the Emmy Nominations (From 'Game of Thrones' to 'Schitt's Creek')
2.
San Sebastian Film Festival Unveils First Competition Titles
3.
Swedish Prosecutors Request More Time in A$AP Rocky Case
4.
Indonesia's Screenplay Bumilangit Plans 'Gundala' Superhero Franchise (Exclusive)
5.
'No Activity' Producer Jungle Entertainment Sets Up Feature Film Division