Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan bring 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' to China

China Plus Published: 2018-01-05 12:59:35
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Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and director Jake Kasdan have brought "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" to China.

They were welcomed by hundreds of fans at a green carpet event in Beijing, before giving a press conference for the fantasy adventure reboot.

American actor Dwayne Johnson speaks to fans as he arrives for a press conference for the movie 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. The hit movie opens in China on Jan. 12. [Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein]

American actor Dwayne Johnson speaks to fans as he arrives for a press conference for the movie 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. The hit movie opens in China on Jan. 12. [Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein]

Inspired by the Robin Williams 1995 children's classic "Jumanji," the reboot reimagines the board game from the original 1995 movie as a vintage video game, into which four teenagers are drawn.

Johnson and Gillan play two of the avatars the four hapless teens find themselves inhabiting inside the game.

"What we're finding with 'Jumanji' is that, we are these teenagers who are very uncomfortable in our skin but then also playing these superheroes, So the idea that we are actually playing two people at the same time throughout the movie has been a challenge but also a lot of fun."

"It was just really interesting for me to explore playing this awkward girl that didn't know how to inhabit such a fierce character. It was a fun arc for the character."

"Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle" opens in China on January 12.

American actor Dwayne Johnson signs autographs for Chinese fans before a press conference for the movie 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. The hit movie opens in China on Jan. 12. [Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein]

American actor Dwayne Johnson signs autographs for Chinese fans before a press conference for the movie 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. The hit movie opens in China on Jan. 12. [Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein]

From left, American director Jake Kasdan, American actor Dwayne Johnson, and British actress Karen Gillan laugh during a press conference for the movie 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. The hit movie opens in China on Jan. 12. [Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein]

From left, American director Jake Kasdan, American actor Dwayne Johnson, and British actress Karen Gillan laugh during a press conference for the movie 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. The hit movie opens in China on Jan. 12. [Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein]


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