"Jumanji" (1995) ist eine rasante Achterbahnfahrt für Augen und Nerven voller spektakulärer Tricks und modernster Computeranimation... Von Erfolgsregisseur Joe Johnston (u.a. "Jurassic Park III")...
JUMANJI ist das geheimnisvolle, uralte Spiel, aus dem der unberechenbare Geist des Dschungels ausbricht, um die Welt zu beherrschen. Alle, die dieses Spiel je gespielt haben, kennen nur zu gut seine Gefahren. So auch Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), der bereits als kleiner Junge in die gefährliche Welt von JUMANJI entführt wurde. 26 Jahre später werfen Sarah (Bonnie Hunt), Judy - gespielt von Kirsten Dunst (u.a. "Spider-Man") - und Peter (Bradley Pierce) die Würfel - und können Alan befreien. Doch das ist erst der Anfang! Ob sie wollen oder nicht, JUMANJI geht weiter: die vier müssen sich gegen wilde Horden von Löwen, Affen, Elefanten, Nashörner, fleischfressenden Schlingpflanzen, Riesenspinnen, Monsunregen und Erdbeben wehren. Nur so können sie die Kräfte von JUMANJI bezwingen... Bis zum nächsten Spiel...
Die Dreharbeiten zum Quasi-"Jumanji"-Sequel "Zathura" begannen im August 2004, unter der Regie von Jon Favreau (u.a. "Iron Man")... Der Film startete am 2. Februar 2006 in den deutschen Kinos...
Erzählt wird die Geschichte von zwei jungen Brüdern, die ein rätselhaftes Brettspiel finden, das sie auf eine wilde Abenteurreise durch den Weltraum entführt. Meteorhagel, ausser Kontrolle geratene, raketengetriebene Roboter und üble Alien-Echsen sind nur ein paar der Hindernisse, die sie überwinden müssen, um zurück zur Erde zu gelangen...
"Zathura" auf DVD !!!
Am 25. Juli 2006 erschien "Zathura - Ein Abenteuer im Weltraum" auf DVD... Jetzt bei Amazon bestellen !!!
"Zathura" Videospiel !!!
Take 2 / 2K Games veröffentlichte am 27. Januar 2006 das Videospiel "Zathura - Ein Abenteuer im Weltraum" für PS2 und Xbox...
Das Spiel zum Film! Erlebe hautnah das Abenteuer dieses Winters! Deine intergalaktische Reise beginnt, als ein geheimnisvolles Brettspiel das Haus zweier Brüder in den Weltraum katapultiert. Die beiden Jungs müssen alle Streitigkeiten hinter sich lassen und ihre spezielle Fähigkeiten gezielt einsetzen, um allen Herausforderungen entgegentreten zu können. Bekämpfe gefährliche Aliens, bedrohliche Roboter und andere Gefahren des Alls, um sicher zurück zum Planeten Erde zu gelangen...
Spiele als Walter, Danny oder als durchgeknallter Roboter, und nutze die persönliche Stärken jedes Charakters, um die unterschiedlichsten Situationen zu meistern
Erkunde 22 actiongeladene Levels, die im ganzen Universum verteilt sind - inklusive einiger Orte, die im Film nur angedeutet werden
Über 36 gefährliche Alien-Gegner, darunter auch die eidechsenartigen Zorgons, bedrohliche Roboter und andere bizarre Weltkreaturen
Weitere Infos unter www.2kgames.de/zathura
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt SAT.1 "Jumanji"...
Heute startet "Zathura" in den deutschen Kinos...
Heute um 20.15 Uhr zeigt SAT.1 "Jumanji"...
Bei HBS gibt es eine Kritik zu "Zathura"...
Bei Yahoo! gibt es eine Kritik zu "Zathura"...
Bei CS! gibt es 8 "Zathura"-Clips... Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik...
[...] What I loved was that Fav and Koepp never forget that the whole thing is seen from a kid's-eye-view. When Quint spoke to Fav recently, he said how much he paid attention to Robert Rodriguez' movie, like Spy Kids. This is important cause it means the difference between action scenes that are exciting, but not too scary. Between the boys flying out the front door Alien style, rather than the rules of space travel having no sway over their house. It all looks like something an 8-year-old would think up. And I mean that as a compliment. [...]
Bei Moviehole gibt es ein Interview mit Jon Favreau...
Quint von AICN sprach mit Dax Shepard, u.a. über "Zathura"...
[...] What I loved about it is there's a majesty and an awe missing not only from most kid's movies, but most Sci-Fi movies that was in ZATHURA. A lot of it had to do with the score, but it was like watching STAR TREK versus, like, STAR TREK: NEMESIS. Sci-Fi movies now are just so cold they don't stop to show the characters' awe and wonder, so we don't feel that. ZATHURA did that. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Massawyrm...
[...] Perfect. Absolutely perfect. I’ve always liked John Favreau, from his wryly comic style as an actor, to his sharp adult writing for Swingers and Made (the latter which he also directed) and ultimately his ability to direct a great family film which breathed new life into Will Farrell’s already tired man-child shtick with Elf. But with Zathura, Favreau officially steps up into the Majors, hitting this one right out of the ballpark. Family films are a tough act to balance. Too goofy and pandering to children and the parents will want to run from the theatre screaming, too heady in its attempts to pander specifically to adults and the children will get bored. It’s a delicate tightrope that few films manage to walk across without stumbling. Zathura, however, never stumbles, never falters and instead turns out to be a hilarious, whimsical, sweetly emotional film that accomplishes everything it sets out to do. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Augustus Gloop...
[...] It's still basically a kid's movie, so giant lizard-men and robots and spaceships are what it's really all about. It's an enjoyable romp, and adults should have no hard time getting a kick out of seeing it with their kids, at least the first 5 times. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit Jon Favreau...
Ein neuer "Zathura" Trailer ist online !!!
Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über die "Zathura"-Präsentation auf der Comic-Con...
Bei CS! gibt es einen Bericht über die "Zathura"-Präsentation auf der Comic-Con...
[...] "We wanted to make it look like the old sci-fi movies I grew up watching," said Favreau regarding the use of many more models and physical attributes in the film versus trendy CGI effects. "Kinda like the old Star Wars versus the new Star Wars."
The scene shown to attendees found the boys in the house... now in outer space and playing the game to try to get back home. Walter (Josh Hutcherson) takes a turn and draws a card that reads, "Your robot is defective." About that time, a three-inch tall robot waddles into the room. As the boys argue about the use/purpose of the mechanical man, it begins to grow in the background, turning into a 10-foot tall steel behemoth that targets young Walter while repeating, "Alien lifeform - must destroy." The robot chases Walter around the house, as Danny attempts to take a turn at the game with hopes their situation will improve.
The robot and a race of lizard-like aliens called Zorgons that appear later in the film were the creation of legendary creature designer Stan Winston. [...]
Favreau said he and the studio struggled to find a compromise between confusing audiences into thinking the new film is a sequel to Jumanji and being labeled a rip-off of the 1995 movie. In the end, the marketing team opted to tag "From the world of Jumanji" to much of the film's promotion materials.
Take 2 Games meldet...
2K Games, ein Publishing-Label von Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), kündigte heute eine exklusive Lizenzvereinbarung mit Sony Pictures Consumer Products an, das dem Unternehmen die Rechte an der Veröffentlichung und dem Vertrieb eines Videospiels zu Columbia Pictures neuem Film Zathura sichert.
Das Zathura-Videospiel für PlayStation 2 und Microsofts Xbox, das auf dem mit Spannung erwarteten, gleichnamigen Film basiert, wird zeitgleich mit dem Kinofilm im Februar 2006 erscheinen. Im Videospiel Zathura, das von High Voltage Software, Inc. entwickelt wird, können die Spieler in einer atemberaubenden 3D-Umgebung ihre eigenen actionreichen Weltraum-Abenteuer gestalten. [...]
Bei Apple.com gibt es den ersten "Zathura" Trailer !!!
Bei Blackfilm gibt es erste Szenenbilder...
Bei AICN gibt es einen bebilderten Set-Bericht: Roboter voraus...
Die Offizielle "Zathura" Website ist gestartet...
Bei AICN kann man einen Blick auf das "Zathura"-Spielbrett werfen...
SF Wire meldet, dass Dax Shepard die Rolle eines Astronauten in "Zathura" spielen wird... Josh Hutcherson und Jonah Bobo spielen die Brüder, die ins All reisen...
Bei AICN gibt es ein erstes Produktionsgemälde zu "Zathura"...
SF Wire sprach mit Jon Favreau...
Jon Favreau, director of the upcoming family SF film Zathura, told SCI FI Wire that it's been a challenge finding the right child actors to play opposite star Tim Robbins. "We're trying to find the two kids," Favreau said in an interview. "It's tough to find kids, because by the time their movies come out, they're three years older than when they were in the movie. So we've got to find some new kids."
Robbins plays the dad in the film adaptation of Chris van Allsburg's children's book, about a board game that shoots two children into space. "It's a science-fiction action movie," Favreau said. "We've got two kids whose house gets launched into space, and they've got to fight aliens and get hit by asteroid showers and robots and stuff. It's a lot of fun."
Favreau added that Zathura is aiming to shoot in late summer. "We start shooting this August, and it comes out next Christmas," he said.
Tim Robbins will star in Columbia Pictures' Zathura, directed by Jon Favreau (Elf), says Variety. The adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg's children's book starts shooting in August.
Zathura follows two young brothers who are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is magically hurtled through space. Robbins will play the boys' father.
Although originally planned as a sequel to Jumanji, the studio now says the film will be a stand-alone project. David Koepp, John Kamps and Eric Fogel wrote the script.
Jon Favreau (Elf) is in talks to direct Zathura, the follow-up to Jumanji, at Columbia Pictures. The studio has already gone through numerous directors and spent many millions to develop script drafts that were eventually scrapped.
The final script was ultimately crafted by David Koepp, the writer behind another Columbia blockbuster, Spider-Man, and the studio's upcoming Secret Window.
In the original Jumanji, a board game set in the jungle became terrifyingly real. Zathura, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, will be set within the confines of an intergalactic board game.
Columbia Pictures [...] pacted with Spidey scribe David Koepp to adapt Zathura.
[...] Zathura, which Col optioned before it was published last year, is similar to Jumanji in its tale of a board game gone violently awry, but instead of jungle trouble the board evokes a purple planet called Zathura complete with meteors, robots and aliens.
"The Z Review" meldete kürzlich...
"Bonnie Hunt is in talks to reprise her role from the first film, with Caitlan Wachs and Spencer Breslin in talks to join the cast. Dennis Dugan is directing, and will also play a role.
The film will be based on a recent novella version which has two neds catapulted into a space-like mission."
USA Today meldet...
Twenty-one years ago, the children's book Jumanji brought rampaging rhinoceroses into living rooms everywhere. Now, the sequel, Zathura (Houghton Mifflin, $18), reveals what happened to the kids who picked up the hastily discarded jungle board game: After a second game board pops out, one boy, Danny, immediately rolls the dice and launches himself and his older brother, Walter, on a scary star trek that includes space pirates, meteor showers and evil robots.
Many booksellers have high hopes that the latest from author/illustrator Chris Van Allsburg will bring young readers, and their parents, into stores.
"Zathura will be the big picture book for boys this season," says Peter Glassman, owner of Books of Wonder in New York.
Early signs would indicate he is on the mark. After the initial printing of 170,000 was quickly spoken for, the book was sent back for a second printing of 30,000. There is talk of a third printing based on pre-orders and customer requests.
"The artwork is extraordinary, and the stories are magical," says Los Angeles' Children's Book World owner Shannon Hearn of Zathura and Jumanji. Hearn says she expects to do brisk business with the new story.
"We expect it to be a good seller forever," she says, like Van Allsburg's classic Christmas story, ThePolar Express, which was first published in 1985.
Van Allsburg's illustrations for Jumanji were inspired by Victorian ideas of African jungles. For Zathura, he looks to another era: the 1950s. The artist, 53, was trying to bring "that quintessential quality of what I encountered when I was growing up" to his Forbidden Planet-style robot and a War of the Worlds-inspired spaceship.
Like Jumanji, there's lots of action in Zathura, but the boys never really leave home.
"You don't go to the adventure; the adventure comes to you," Van Allsburg says. The boys, who "never take the trouble to read the rules," must go to the purple planet of Zathura and get back to Earth to win, desperately rolling the dice to advance to the next destructive turn.
The relationship between the brothers, inspired by Van Allsburg's own daughters, deftly illustrates the tension and envy between siblings and how shared experiences can change them. After going through the harrowing Zathura game, Walter gets "an opportunity to see his younger brother in a way he wouldn't have seen him otherwise," Van Allsburg says.
It's unclear whether this tale will follow Jumanji to the big screen. Although Sony now owns the Zathura film rights, the makers of the Robin Williams-starring Jumanji have a pile of scripts - close to 15 - to consider for Jumanji II, Houghton Mifflin spokeswoman Megan Butler says.
Van Allsburg, however, isn't worrying about his story passing the Hollywood test. He's already thinking about his next book: "I've been looking at the squirrels in the trees and wondering what their day is like."
Reuters meldet, dass Dennis Dugan (u.a. "Happy Gilmore", "Zickenterror") definitiv Regie führen wird...
[...] Variety reports Columbia Pictures is trying again in its long effort to mount a sequel to "Jumanji," the 1995 blockbuster that has proved a tough act to follow. The studio, which has been through numerous directors and spent many, many millions of dollars to develop script drafts that were scrapped, has sparked to a take on the sequel given by Dennis Dugan ("Beverly Hills Ninja," "Big Daddy," "Saving Silverman," "National Security"), who's negotiating to direct a film based on a story he has outlined. The studio is now hunting writers, with Peter Ackerman ("Ice Age") mentioned as a likely participant, says the trade. Col's also talking to former United Artists head Lindsay Doran to help shape the script. Dugan, who had an inventive take that offered the potential to keep Robin Williams in the sequel, said "They never solved the sequel, but when we pitched my idea two weeks ago, they said they loved it. I loved the first film, and they were going in a different direction three years ago when I first expressed interest. Then I'd see another writer-director come on, and felt bummed that I'd missed this opportunity." Dugan's plan is to concentrate on tapping the full visual potential of the board game that gives the film its title. "The way we want to do it actually works its way back to Robin, and gives him more of an opportunity to be funny than the original did. The main thing is this is an opportunity to make an equal sequel, not a rehash of old effects." Dugan added his UTA reps were negotiating a deal that could have him in production before year's end, but Columbia wouldn't confirm that anything is firm. If Dugan is successful in mounting "Jumanji 2," it should put a franchise-fat Sony and Radar in fine shape for a triple play. They're also developing Van Allsburg's upcoming picture book "Zathura," which involves an intergalactic board game tied into the Jumanji game. A script's being written by Eric Fogel, creator and exec producer of MTV's "Celebrity Death Match," and the pic could very well be "Jumanji 3," a source said. No word on whether original Jumanji stars Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt or Williams are interested.
Variety says that at least half a dozen writers have failed to crack the code on "Jumanji 2," but Columbia Pictures is taking another crack by returning to the source. The studio has optioned "Zathura," an upcoming book by "Jumanji" scribe Chris Van Allsburg, with the intent of it becoming "Jumanji 2." The book will be adapted by Eric Fogel, creator and exec producer of MTV's "Celebrity Deathmatch."
"Zathura" will be set within the confines of an intergalactic board game -- one that might be printed on the back of the "Jumanji" board.
Col has already spent millions of dollars and more than six years developing a sequel to "Jumanji," most recently making a seven-figure deal with "Big Momma's House" scribe Don Rhymer.
Rhymer's project will continue in development, although now it's quite likely to become "Jumanji 3." However, should Col decide to keep Rhymer's project as "Jumanji 2," "Zathura" would become a freestanding title in its own right.
IGN FilmForce berichtet...
Don Rhymer, the writer responsible for the recent Martin Lawrence film Big Momma's House, has signed a deal worth almost one million dollars to write a draft for Jumanji 2 according to a story in today's Variety.
Rhymer takes over a project that has seen no less than 5 other screenwriters, including Chris Van Allsburg (author of the book the first film was based upon), Adam Rifkin (writer of Small Soldiers and director of Detroit Rock City), Jonathan Hensleigh (Armageddon, The Saint), Steve Oedekerk (of Mr. Show fame) and David Ward (Sleepless In Seattle, The Best Man). The first film, which starred Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst, took in just over $100 million in the US alone and spawned a short lived animated series on the UPN network that is still seen in syndication.
The last draft of the screenplay has the son of the President of the United States taking possession of the magical game after having fished it out of the ocean. The boy has to use the powers of the game to stop the evil Vice President from taking over the country. Currently, only Robin Williams from the original cast is attached to the project. Long time visual effects man Ken Ralston (effects man on Star Wars, Contact and the original Jumanji) is attached to direct the film for Columbia Pictures.
DVD & Video
Zathura - Ein Abenteuer im Weltraum & Jumanji (Collector's Edition)
FSK: Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren
DVD Erscheinungstermin: 25. Juli 2006
Zathura - Ein Abenteuer im Weltraum
FSK: Freigegeben ab 6 Jahren
DVD Erscheinungstermin: 25. Juli 2006
FSK: Freigegeben ab 12 Jahren
DVD Erscheinungstermin: 5. April 2001
Video Erscheinungstermin: 7. November 1996
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Chris Van Allsburg
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Chris Van Allsburg
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Erscheinungstermin: 8. März 1996
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