Jumanji 2 has been a runaway hit for Sony. The film has grossed $857.6 million worldwide, including $352.5 million domestically and is projected to earn over $1 billion dollars. Those numbers have Sony fast-tracking a follow-up.
According to Deadline, Sony Pictures is in talks with Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner to write a sequel that will reunite Dwayne Johnson with Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan and the rest of the ensemble. Director Jake Kasdan will return for the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
The sequel also holds a 76 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but a very impressive 90 percent audience rating.
The sequel to the 90’s classic followed a group of high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.