Dwayne Johnson is pocketing major cash thanks to Hollywood’s fear of creating original movies and instead relying on proven plots or franchises. The Rock is featured in sequels such as The Mummy Returns, three Journey To The Center Of The Earth movies, San Andreas 2, and he has been in reboots such as Get Smart, G.I. Joe, Hercules, Jem and the Holograms, Baywatch, Rampage and Shazam! On Friday, Johnson announced that he will be starring in yet another reboot, Jumanji.
“It’s OFFICIAL: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO’s #ballers to this summer’s #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job.
But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #BAYWATCH and #RAMPAGE and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor.
It’s official. We’ll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs:
There’s games you play for fun…
then there’s games that change your life.
Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprod team. Up next is meeting with our producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan. Shooting starts this fall.
Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up;). As always I’ll keep you posted. Casting this should be fun!
#JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures”
There are rumors circulating that Johnson’s Central Intelligence co-star, Kevin Hart, will also join the remake based off of Chris Van Allsburg’s original 1981 adventure book.
The Robin Williams classic originally had a release date of Christmas Day 2016, but has since been pushed back to the weekend of July 28, 2017. The director is Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Bad Teacher).
In other Dwayne Johnson reboot news, The Rock welcomed the 48-year-old Pamela Anderson and her glorious eye magnet orbs to the set of the Baywatch remake. On his Instagram he posted a photo with a caption of:
She introduced the world to “CJ Parker” and became one of the most iconic characters of a generation – for the most successful TV show of all time.
A pleasure to welcome (as gorgeous as ever) Pamela Anderson to our #BAYWATCH cast.
We couldn’t have made this movie without you.
Welcome home. Thrilled you had a blast with us!
#BAYWATCH MAY 19, 2017. #PamAnderson #OS #OriginalSmokestack
Get ready to bust out the Lubriderm and whack it to CJ slow-motion running and bouncing like it’s 1994 all over again!