Going full throttle is kind of his thing, as Dwayne Johnson goes beyond the lens to post videos and images for the reboot of Jumanji. Alongside the diminutive funny man and Central Intelligence co-star Kevin Hart, The Rock spoke directly to the camera to show the cast and crew working beyond midnight to make one battle scene particularly gripping.
This bad man is an asshole and I must throw him thru this cement pillar. 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. #OnSet #MySaturdayNights #KnuckleUp #StuntBrotherLuv #Jumanji
Few make behind-the-scenes content this often. And, if they do, they're not half as fun as Mr. Johnson makes them. Playing Dr. Smolder Bravestone in the remake of the Robin Williams original, Johnson is seen pumping up his colleagues. He even throws some around for good measure. All part of the script ... surely.
Filming Close To Wrapping Up As Studio Gets to Work
Making it's debut December 22, 2017, Columbia Pictures are on course to have everything wrapped up on schedule. The next step will allow the studio to turn their attention towards the sound stage and VFX-heavy work. Said to pack a heavier punch than the first installment two decades ago, the characters are intended to be avatars stuck in the game representing four teens who are trapped in detention.
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. #OnSet #HowISpendMySaturdayNights #FightNight #Jumanji
While Johnson and Hart are prominent on their social media channels, the rest of the cast are getting the job done without the fanfare. From Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, and Morgan Turner, the collaboration has been a long time coming.
2 things: @kevinhart4real has to defang the deadly snake and unfortunately for him, I have to hold it. ???? In #Jumanji Kev's character is a brilliant Zoologist who has to defang a deadly Black Mamba which I'm holding here in this rehearsal as our director Jake Kasdan and crew look on. Kev in real life HATES spiders, centipedes and of course snakes and he's already extremely skiddish cause I've been f*cking with him for months with creepy crawly things on set. Stuff like this gives Kev nightmares for life, but good Lord are we having fun on this set. #OnSet #BlackMambas #AScaredHart #AHappyJohnson #JUMANJI
Dwayne Bringing His Action Chops To Beef Up Flick
Outside of a handful of exceptions, casting Dwayne Johnson indicates one thing - pure smash 'em bash 'em action. Joining up for an adaptation of the video game Rampage last week, this take on Jumanji is believed to follow in a similar mold. It might be a far cry from what we saw 22 years previous, but there is no chance Johnson could provide the dramatic complexity Williams brought to the table.
Been shooting #Jumanji for months now and I've been waiting patiently for this night to come... In the original movie, the world of #Jumanji came to us. Now 20yrs later in our continuation of the story, we go to the amazing and deadly world of #Jumanji. For months we've shot everything.. all the comedy, all the jungle action and all the heart. Finally, tonight - Saturday night - all night - I get to knuckle up with my stunt brothers and I get to beat some ass like a drum. My stunt brother here @taitfletcher is going night night. And when he wakes up, I'll be good as gone cause he can rearrange my face with one punch. Let's get it on boys and have some fun. #OnSet #KnuckleUp #BeatingAssesLikeDrums #BeenWaitingForMonths #StuntBrotherLuv #Jumanji #Tonights4YouAlanParrish????
The former WWE superstar brings a wealth of kicking ass talent, from The Scorpion King to The Rundown and the Fast franchise. There is a threat that the movie could damage the legacy of the original to make it pure action fodder. Though we won't know the answer for at least another 12 months.