New 'Jumanji' sequel gets rid of the magical board game

goss 30/03/2017

The new 'Jumanji' sequel will not be what you're used to...

For those 90s kids who loved the original 1995 'Jumanji' film starring the late Robin Williams, don't expect the important magical board came to reappear in Dwayne Johnson's version of the film.

The 2017 'Jumanji' movie, which will also star Kevin Hart, Karen Gillian and Jack Black, will instead centre around teens playing with a 90s video game console.

The plot follows four wildly different teenagers stumbling across the game while at detention at school, that will transport them into the dangerous jungle, with Dwayne Johnson and his co-stars representing them.

According to the studio, the “meek” Spencer becomes “a stupid and girl-crazy jock” avatar played by Dwayne Johnson, “football jock” Fridge becomes “a tiny Einstein” played by Kevin Hart, popular girl Bethany becomes “a bookworm professor” played by Jack Black and “un-athletic” Martha becomes “an Amazonian warrior” played by Karen Gillan.

And in a 'Breakfast Club'-esque way, the teen group will only be able to return to the normal world after they “start seeing things in an entirely different way.”

But they've reassured fans there will be familiar elements to the film, with a special tribute to the original star Robin Williams expected.

See more photos from the new 'Jumanji', expected for release late December, below: