Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has officially announced that classic 90s children’s adventure Jumanji is set to be remade. The film had been the subject of remake rumours for some time, but Johnson took to Instagram on Friday to officially announce the project.

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“It's OFFICIAL: Love this script!” Johnson wrote. “To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO's #ballers to this summer's #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job."

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But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #BAYWATCH and #RAMPAGE and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honour.”

“We'll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There's games you play for fun...then there's games that change your life. JUMANJI,” the wrestler-turned actor added.

Johnson went on to confirm that he and his Seven Bucks production team are currently finalising the script, with shooting scheduled to begin in the fall. Directing will be Bad Teacher’s Jake Kasdan and no roles have been cast so far.

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Jumanji, released in 1995, starred the late Robin Williams, as a man trapped inside a board game for 26 years. It was based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg and also featured a young Kirsten Dunst. The film was a box office success, becoming one of the top ten highest grossing films of 1995.