WWE wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson has vowed to honour the original film’s star in the Jumanji reboot.
Johnson, 44, and his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, are working with director Jake Kasdan on the remake of the 1995 classic, in which Williams played one of his most memorable characters – a man trapped in a board game for 26 years, reported ET online.
“The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of Alan Parrish will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of Jumanji in an earnest and cool way.
“I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud,” Johnson wrote in an Instagram post.
He also teased that “cool casting announcements” should follow later this week.
“In the original movie there were three big roles. In our new story there’s now five. Been so damn cool to see all my actor buddies push their projects aside so hopefully they can come play in our world,” he wrote.