The most dangerous game is about to be played again. On Thursday, Sony Pictures Entertainment released the first official trailer for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the follow-up to the 1995 Robin Williams adventure movie, which this time stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.
While the original was about some kids who find a strange board game, this update involves teenagers who discover a Nintendo-like game console with a virtual game that has some extreme moves. As the players each pick a game character, they then get to inhabit that person’s body.
In the trailer, one teen (Madison Iseman), who takes on the Jack Black character, shouts “I’m an overweight, middle-aged man!”
Black is also shown on the verge of being devoured by a hippo. The characters also encounter stampedes, explosions, helicopters and more as they fight for survival.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle arrives in theaters on Dec. 20.