Sony Greenlights ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Sequel
Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
After becoming the surprise hit of 2017, Sony Pictures has announced that a sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been greenlit.
In a report by Variety, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner are in negotiations to pen the script with director Jake Kasdan expected to return for the sequel.Matt Tolmach is returning to produce along with the Seven Bucks Production team of Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia.
Rosenberg and Pinkner were both credited with the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle screenplay along with Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The duo also penned Sony’s upcoming Venom, starring Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams.
The sequel would also see Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan reprising their leading roles. There’s no start date for production and the yet-to-be-titled movie has not yet been dated.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been a massive success for Sony, with more than $850 million at the global box office. It won the domestic box office in its third, fourth, fifth and seventh weekends.