It caused a generation to fear giant slobbering spiders and to fall in love with Robin Williams.
But now Sony Pictures has confirmed the classic American adventure film 'Jumanji' will receive a 21st-century makeover as part of a remake set to be released next year.
Rumours of a remake have been circulating since as early as 2012 but with Robin Williams sudden passing last year details were not confirmed until now. The film will be in cinemas from December 25th 2016.
Let's just hope "the game for those who seek to leave the world behind" isn't re-imagined as a smartphone app.
Meanwhile, social media doesn't know what to think...
@HuffingtonPost ????????????— Rachel Persaud (@raypersaud_) August 6, 2015
@HuffingtonPost NO. NO NO NO NO NO!— Jessica Lynn (@JessicaLynn_Art) August 6, 2015
@HuffingtonPost insensitive.to .Mr. Williams ..— little red (@BeaHilton) August 6, 2015
Question 1: Do we really need a Jumanji remake? Question 2: Have we really run out of new ideas?— Kyle Johnson (@KRJohnson42) August 6, 2015
Wait, they're making a #Jumanji remake? Hmm, not sure yet if I'm happy or not. I love the original so much— Sharon (@xSharonSchram) August 6, 2015
A Jumanji remake, nooooooooo just no!— Tony (@15minutegamer) August 6, 2015
Jumanji remake...don't know how I feel about that one— Brian Palomo (@gmuBP) August 6, 2015
Sony's Jumanji remake has been given a Christmas Day 2016 release date. I still don't think that's enough time for me to accept it.— Ryan Love (@RyanJL) August 5, 2015
Way to give Robin Williams almost a whole year in the grave before announcing a JUMANJI remake there, Sony.— Brian Collins (@BrianWCollins) August 5, 2015
WTF!! A Jumanji remake is coming Christmas of 2016. Bad move @SonyPictures— Shawn Kohne (@TheUniBaller) August 5, 2015
And 'Jumanji' isn't the only new film announced today. See the video below.Suggest a correction