Kevin Hart shares first look at new 'Jumanji' featuring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black

By Wade Sheridan  |  Sept. 20, 2016 at 9:27 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Kevin Hart has taken to social media to share the first look at his upcoming film Jumanji alongside castmates Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan.

"Day 1 of shooting Jumanji is officially in the can. We had a amazing first day," the comedian wrote on Instagram Monday next to an image of the star-studded cast in character, decked out in safari gear as they explore a lush jungle.

"The chemistry & energy of our cast & crew was beyond amazing!!!! This movie is going to be dope as hell....Can't wait to get back to work tomorrow," Hart continued.

The film, which derives from the original 1995 actioner starring Robin Williams, is set to be directed by Jake Kasdan and also stars Nick Jonas.

Recently, Johnson explained that this new Jumanji is not a reboot but rather a sequel that will continue the story.

"This new movie will NOT be a remake or reboot of the original. It will be a CONTINUATION of the awesome Jumanji adventure 20 years later," Johnson previously wrote on social media.

"As a producer on this movie and someone who loves the original, you have my word we'll honor the legend of [Williams' character] Alan Parrish and properly introduce a whole new generation to the fun and crazy Jumanji universe that so many of us loved and grew up on."

Jumanji is set to arrive in theaters July 28, 2017.

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