|Directed by||:||Joe Johnston||Produced by||:||Scott Kroopf, William Teitler||Story by||:||Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg||Based on||:||Jumanji, by Chris Van Allsburg||Starring||:||Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth||Production company||:||Interscope Communications, Teitler Film||Country||:||United States|
Karen Gillan is at the Glasgow Film Festival to premiere her directorial debut The Party’s Just Beginning, and she’s already hard at work on her next directorial project, Axe Wound – a horror movie based on her first short film.
What with that, and the just announced Jumanji 2, Gillan’s going to be extremely busy over the next year or so.
But has she seen a script for Jumanji 2, the sequel we directly asked for? “I haven’t seen a script yet, the writers have just been hired, they’re just starting now. Nobody’s spoken to me about it directly, but if I had a wish list I would choose to be a 95-year-old man, I think that would be quite fun. In the avatar of Ruby Roundhouse.”
How many Jumanji films are you signed on for? “Actually, it was just one film – so I’m hoping to be brought back for the next one.”
Welcome To The Jungle has such a definitive ending, I did wonder if we’d see more from these characters… “Well, I think you may.”