Jumanji sequel moves forward with Jake Kasdan in talks to return: Report

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Feb 6, 2018, 3:13 PM EST

Lace up your boots, spray on some mosquito repellant, and pack your Peter Frampton mixtape because you're most likely going back to the jungle for a third Jumanji movie, reports The Wrap. Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker are expected to return as screenwriters on the sequel with Jake Kasdan (son of Star Wars/Indiana Jones scribe Lawrence Kasdan) reportedly back in the director's chair. 

Since its theatrical release in late December, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been killing it at the box office, making the most money out of all the current releases. While it had been dethroned by the third Maze Runner movie, The Death Cure, Jumanji rallied almost at once and shot back to the top spot after just one week. Over the years, the only other December release that ended up rising back to the No. 1 spot in February was James Cameron's Titanic. Jumanji even beat out Star Wars: The Last Jedi along with Insidious: The Last Key in the first weekend of the new year. To date, Welcome to the Jungle has made nearly $900 million worldwide and nothing screams "Sequel!" like fat ticket returns. 

No word yet on whether any of the cast members — which include Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale — are in talks to reprise their roles.

Updating the board game to a video game in the film was a clever way to breathe new life into the franchise, but keeping that concept fresh will be tricky for another sequel. Still, if Sony gets the original brain trust back together, there's no reason they can't come up with another home run.