The first trailer for "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" dropped online Thursday morning and while the original Robin Williams' film brought the game's dangers to the real world, this movie sees its players transported into a video game.
The premise is simple: four kids in detention come across a video game console while cleaning out their school's basement. After selecting their characters -- Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), Franklin "Moose" Finbar (Kevin Hart), Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan) and Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black) -- they're sucked into the screen.
While the nerdy kid who becomes The Rock is thrilled about his new rippling physique, the popular girl who turns into Black isn't quite as excited. Meanwhile, the boy transformed into Hart complains about his height, while the shy girl who pops up in the game sporting a Lara Croft-type outfit criticizes her unrealistic ensemble.
Hijinks ensue as the group navigates the jungle, coming across elephants, tigers, hungry hippos and Nick Jonas.
Though Williams doesn't appear in the sneak peek, Black explained that his character will be referenced in the film. "We're exploring this jungle and trying to conquer the game; it's life or death," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "But while we're there, we find clues left behind by [Williams' character Alan Parrish]. He built up a full-blown jungle house, similar to a Swiss Family Robinson situation. It's like he's there helping us without actually being there."
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" hits theaters December 20.