With a new “Jumanji” movie on the way, its star — WWE wrestler-turned-actorDwayne Johnson “The Rock” Johnson — announced intentions to “honor” the original film’s top-billed actor, Robin Williams.
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.”
The wrestler-turned-movie star paid tribute to the late comedian through a photo posted Monday to Johnson’s Instagram account. “I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud,” Johnson wrote in an Instagram post.
Johnson added that he has “an idea of what to do” to make Williams’ family proud. The comedian passed away in 2014.