UPDATE: Zach Helm, the scribe behind Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and the Will Ferrell-starrer Stranger than Fiction, will write the Jumanji remake. If you read Cole the Kid Critic's review of those movies, however, there's not too much to be excited about. Helm recently did a rewrite on the upcoming Ben Stiller movie, another remake, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
August 1, 2012 - With all the toys and board games getting movies made about them, it shouldn't be a surprise that a movie about a fictional board game is getting a reboot. Jumanji, the 1995 kids classic, is getting remade by The Amazing Spider-Man producer Matt Tolmach. The Robin Williams-starrer is about two kids (one of whom is Kirsten Dunst and the other is the voice of Chip in Beauty and the Beast) who play an old magical board game (called Jumanji) that brings dangerous elements to life with every roll of the dice but only goes away when (and if) the game is completed. The kids movie was kind of scary and no doubt with the 3D technology and special effects that are available now, it will be made even more intense. The story will be tweaked and modernized. The original movie's producer William Teitler will co-produce for Sony.
Source: Heat Vision