‘Jumanji’ sequel puts new twist on magical board game

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PV Entertainment Desk : In the verdant rain forests of Hawaii, Jack Black, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan simulated dodging rampaging rhinos and hungry hippos as they filmed the long-anticipated sequel to the Robin Williams 1995 adventure film “Jumanji.”

The first trailer for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, released on Thursday, shows how four high school teenagers are transported into a Jumanji video game as adult avatars and find themselves pursued by jungle creatures and motorcycle assailants, jumping into waterfalls and encountering perilous caves.

The first “Jumanji” told the story of a boy trapped in the magical board game for 26 years. He is released as a grown man (Williams) when two children discover the game.

As they start playing again, stampeding elephants and wild creatures escape from the Jumanji jungle into the real world, causing havoc in a small town.

In the sequel, due out in theatres on Dec 20, viewers are meant to get a sense of being pulled back into alternative world of the board game jungle.