Jumanji to air on TV in honor of Robin Williams' 65th birthday
Robin Williams left behind a rich legacy of family films on which children of the ’90s were practically raised — and one of his most memorable contributions is coming back to the small screen.
Sundance TV announced Wednesday it will broadcast Jumanji on Monday at 9 p.m. ET to commemorate Williams’ would-be 65th birthday on July 21. The legend died nearly two years ago on Aug. 11, 2014.
The 1995 hit movie is an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s classic book. Williams plays a man trapped inside of a jungle-themed board game for decades. After being released by a modern pair of siblings (Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce), Williams must help them beat the game, lest they be trapped like him. The horrors of the jungle — quicksand pits, vicious big game hunters, raging tsunamis — take root in suburbia in the thrilling yet ultimately heartwarming tale.
There’s also a Jumanji reboot in the works from director Jake Kasdan. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jack Black are set to star in the project.