Jumanji script
Jumanji (1995)
Synopsis: Jumanji is a 1995 American adventure fantasy film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was written by Greg Taylor, Jonathan Hensleigh, and Jim Strain, and stars Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, and Bebe Neuwirth. The special effects were provided by Industrial Light & Magic for computer graphic elements and Amalgamated Dynamics for animatronics components. The film was dedicated to visual effects supervisor Stephen L. Price, who died before the film's release.

ERIC:

Sounds great. We can watch a movie,

get some pizza, and forget about

reality for a while.

KRYSTYL:

Awesome. See you then!

Krystyl leaves and Eric goes back to his locker. After a few

steps, she pauses and turns back to face him.

KRYSTYL:

(calling)

Eric?

ERIC:

(turning his head)

Yeah?

KRYSTYL:

I meant what I said about adventure.

Just because you’ll be leaving high

school doesn’t mean it’s over.

College, life... It’s a jungle out

there.

She smiles and leaves. Eric watches her go into the throng of

students. After a moment of thought, he opens his locker and

pulls out his Biology book.

He flips through the pages until he finds a picture of a literal

jungle.

ERIC:

(to himself)

A jungle... Right.

CLOSE UP on the picture.

The scene DISSOLVES until the picture becomes the actual

setting.

EXT. JUNGLE – DAY

It is a hot, sweltering tropical rainforest, with thick foliage

completely obscuring the ground from view.

SUPER:
AFRICA, 1895

INT. JUNGLE – DAY

A large feral hog is trotting along the jungle floor, brushing

through foliage noisily.

The hog stops at a stream, lowers its massive head, and begins

to DRINK.

MAN (O.S.)

(whisper, to himself)

Oh, yes...

Nearby, the barrel of a large gun pokes out of some bushes.

The hog swivels its head to SNIFF at the ground.

MAN (CONT’D, O.S.)

Hmm... Tusks aren’t particularly

impressive, but in the interest of a

successful kill, I suppose we could

overlook that. A trophy is a trophy,

after all...

A finger readies to pull a trigger...

MAN #2

(frantic)

No! Don’t!

The man in the bushes is pushed aside, causing the gun to shoot

off-course. The hog panics and runs away.

From out of the bushes, the first man stands up, angrily

brushing leaves off his clothes. He is COLONEL ALISTAIR

JOHNSTON (late 40s); a blonde, British big game hunter dressed

in common hunting garb.

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Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor (born 1951) is an American author of books for children and young adults. He is also a screenwriter of films including Jumanji and Prancer. more…

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