Action, Adventure, Comedy |
Zathura: A Space Adventure is a American science fiction adventure film directed by Jon Favreau. It is an adaptation of the 2002 children’s book Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg, author of Jumanji. It is a standalone spin-off of the 1995 film Jumanji and the second installment of the Jumanji franchise. The film stars Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, and Tim Robbins.
The story revolves around brothers Walter and Danny Budwing (portrayed by Hutcherson and Bobo respectively), who play a mysterious board game they find in the basement of their house. The game teleports Walter, Danny, and their older sister Lisa (Stewart) into outer space where they encounter an astronaut (Shepard), who mentors the siblings on survival and finishing the game so they can return home.
Walter and his younger brother Danny do not get along with each other or with their cantankerous older sister, Lisa. While their divorced father is away at work and Lisa, whom he left in charge, is napping, Danny discovers an old space-themed board game called Zathura in the basement. He convinces Walter to play the game with him, the goal of which is to become the first player to reach the final space on the board. Each turn, a player turns a key and presses a button, causing the board to move the player’s piece a random number of spaces and spit out an event card. When Danny’s first turn causes a meteor shower inside the living room, Walter and Danny realize playing the game has altered reality.
Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Chris Van Allsburg (book), David Koepp (screenplay), John Kamps (screenplay)
Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins
|Frank Oz||…||Robot (voice)|
|Derek Mears||…||Lead Zorgon|
|Joe Bucaro III||…||Zorgon (as Joe Bucaro)|
|Bill Fagerbakke||…||Patrick Star (archive footage) (uncredited)|
|Stuart Scott||…||Self (archive footage) (uncredited)|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia