The Rock Recalls The Time He Was A ‘Star Struck Bumbling Idiot’ When He First Met Robin Williams

And reveals details about the "Jumanji" remake.

As The Rock prepares for his role as both actor in and producer of the new "Jumanji" remake, he wants to do something special for the late Robin Williams.

We all remember watching Williams as Alan Parrish in the original 1995 film, where he helped two kids beat the most ridiculous board game ever conceived. 

We're pretty sure there isn't one kid who didn't jump out of their seat when this lion came roaring down the steps after Judy (a young Kirsten Dunst) and Peter.

It's a good thing they had Parrish's help.

Now that a whole new generation of kids will witness the craziness for the first time, it makes sense to honor the actor who originally brought the magic to the screen.

The Rock announced in an Instagram post that he recently had a good meeting with his director Jake Kasdan, producer Matt Tolmach, and his Seven Bucks Productions company about how to carry the remake forward. 

One important aspect of the film will be honoring Williams in a respectable manner. 

While he didn't elaborate on how it will be done, he said, "you have my word, we will honor his name and the character of 'Alan Parrish' will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud."

Besides talking about honoring Williams, The Rock also spoke about the first time the two met backstage and how "Robin is somewhere lookin' down and laughing" remembering the situation.

He recalled how he was so blown away meeting the actor and comedian that he couldn't even come up with the right words to say to him.

He wrote, "I (for the first time ever) was a star struck bumbling idiot that couldn't even get my words out. Idiot. He literally calmed me down w/ that smile and laugh."

It's hard to imagine such a composed person like The Rock being starstruck, but it goes to show you it's hard not to be overwhelmed by a legend and their greatness.

You can read his full post below, where he also reveals a few more details about the remake.

And the #JUMANJI magic begins. Excellent meeting with our director Jake Kasdan, producer Matt Tolmach, and our @SevenBucksProd team to work on our new re-imagining of this amazing story. I felt like in order to craft something cool we should begin where it all started. Award winning writer Chris Van Allsburg's source material of JUMANJI. Chris also wrote THE POLAR EXPRESS (later adapted by Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks) and has a very special & magical way of storytelling. I'm feelin' good and confident stepping into these shoes as a producer as well as actor to bring you something great that you and your entire fam can enjoy. An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of "Alan Parrish" will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud. I also think Robin is somewhere lookin' down and laughing, remembering the first time we met backstage and I (for the first time ever) was a star struck bumbling idiot that couldn't even get my words out. Idiot. He literally calmed me down w/ that smile and laugh. But that's for another fun story down the road. We got a great team assembled already over at our home base of SONY and now we build from here. Here's another fun part... in the original movie there were three big roles. In our new story there's now FIVE. Been so damn cool to see all my actor buddies push their projects aside so hopefully they can come play in our world. Should have cool casting announcements this week. Will keep you posted. #TheMagicBegins #JustPressStart #JUMANJI

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