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'Jumanji' Remake Release Date Prompts Confusion And An Outpouring Of Grief Online

06/08/2015 15:13 BST | Updated 06/08/2015 15:59 BST
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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.

The original 1995 motion picture starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and David Allen Grier was a box office hit taking over $260 million worldwide.

A classic scene from 1995's 'Jumanji' (Source: Tumblr)

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...

And 'Jumanji' isn't the only new film announced today. See the video below.