Production for Jumanji is nigh, but before the cast and crew got started for the Hawaii production, they paused for a special, collective moment of reflection.
Dwayne Johnson documented and shared Wednesday a clip of the group prayer he, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, director Jake Kasdan, and the film’s crew had with a Hawaiian Kahu (priest) to bless “our film with powerful aloha spirit of laughter, enjoyment and love.”
“I often talk about mana (spirit) with you guys and the mana in this room/in this moment was extremely powerful,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “It can take your breath away and give you goosebumps like crazy. (I was low key ready to run thru a wall in this moment;).”
Johnson recounted the Kahu telling the group that it takes an entire team to produce a successful movie. “And when we get tired from long work hours to always remember the joy, laughter and fun our movie will bring to families around the world,” he added.
A couple weeks ago, Johnson shared the concept art of his character, Dr. Bravestone, and revealed the movie would be “a continuation of the awesome Jumanji story.” Hart, Black, Gillan, and Nick Jonas’s respective characters are still unknown.
See the video below.