Karen Gillan, Dwayne johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Jumanji

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The drums have taken a new form. 

Jumanji is back for a new generation and we're getting a sneak peek at the Christmas movie thanks to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle's first official trailer released today. If there's one thing to say about the classic '90s tale come back to life—boy have times changed!

Instead of the iconic board game, the cast of teenagers find an abandoned Nintendo-esque game console while they're cleaning out their school's basement during a bout of detention. At the start of the virtual game, they are tasked with picking their character. However, little do they know they have to inhabit that person's body in the game. The classic high school archetypes—popular girl, nerd, jock—are turned on their sides as the people they end up picking are the opposite of how they are in real life. Let the games begin!

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"I'm an overweight, middle-aged man!" Bethany (played by Madison Iseman) says while trapped in Jack Black's body. Meanwhile, nerdy Spencer (played by Alex Wolff) find himself with the muscles of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson—which makes it all the more comical when he's on the verge of tears. Meanwhile, hearing the common phrases of a teenage girl spew out of Black's mouth are equally hilarious. Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan round out the pack of video game heroes, while Ser'Darius Blain and Morgan Turner finish the group of teens. 

After an action-packed sequence, the trailer concludes with Black in a hippo's mouth, so needless to say, there's plenty of thrill in store for this new rendition. 

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is due in theaters on Wednesday, December 20.  

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