Action man Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is game for a Jumanji remake.
Recent reports suggested the wrestler-turned-actor was reteaming with comedian Kevin Hart, his co-star in upcoming summer (16) release Central Intelligence, for a revamp of the beloved Robin Williams movie, which centered on a magical board game, and on Friday (22Apr16), Dwayne announced he had officially signed on for the job.
"It's OFFICIAL: Love this script," he captioned a photo of himself holding a screenplay. "(To) have the opportunity to tell their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor...
"We'll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs (favorites): There's games you play for fun... then there's games that change your life. JUMANJI."
It is not known if Kevin, who co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards with Dwayne earlier this month (Apr16), has also jumped onboard, but the 43-year-old sportsman is excited to take a hands-on approach to the project.
He reveals he is "working on edging up an already very good script", while he cannot wait to help director Jake Kasdan cast the film, which is expected to begin production this autumn (16).
"Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up," he added. "As always I'll keep you posted."
The original 1995 release, which was adapted from the 1981 book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, featured the late Williams as a man trapped inside the board game for 25 years.
Jumanji won't be the only remake on Dwayne's resume as he is currently shooting the movie version of revamped TV beach drama Baywatch, starring as California lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, the role made famous by David Hasselhoff. The veteran actor will also make a cameo in the new Baywatch film, as will his old co-star, Pamela Anderson.