Taglines: A new adventure from the world of Jumanji!
Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.
The little ones got bored, and they decided to amuse themselves with the search for something interesting. This time nothing special was found in the house, and the teenagers went into the basement. In the country house cellars are a storehouse of various rubbish. This is exactly the place where all the secrets and all kinds of little things are kept. It seems to be time to throw them all away, but it is a pity, because it is a memory. That’s how they ended up in the place where they found a little thing that completely turned their lives upside down.
It looked like an ordinary, unremarkable game. It was possible to chop into it both together, and in a noisy company. No one could imagine where curiosity would lead them in the process of this game. For no reason, for nothing, something in the mechanism broke. Some incredible force, which kept everything in strict secrecy, woke up and transferred the guys to the galaxy. The most that neither is real. How to get out of there and save their lives, the heroes are not yet in the know. They will do everything possible to win, maybe then the mechanism of this game will let them go.
Based on Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg
Creators: Chris Van Allsburg, David Koepp, John Kamps
Director: Jon Favreau
Star Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins, Frank Oz, John Alexander, Derek Mears, Douglas Tait, Joe Bucaro III, Jeff Wolfe
Producer (s): Michael De Luca, Scott Kroopf, William Teitler,
Cinematographer: Guillermo Navarro
Production House: Columbia Pictures, Radar Pictures, Teitler Film, Michael De Luca Productions
Music: John Debney
Original network / Official Sites: Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures,
Release Year: 11 November 2005 (USA)
Runtime: 101 min
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
An old and forgotten game develops magical powers in this fantasy for the whole family. Twelve-year-old Walter Budwing (Josh Hutcherson) and his younger brother, Danny (Jonah Bobo), figure they’re going to be in for a boring time when their father (Tim Robbins), who was supposed to spend the day with them, is suddenly called away on business, and gives them strict orders not to leave the house. Walter, who doesn’t have much use for Danny, is motivated by boredom more than anything else when he agrees to play a board game Danny has found in the basement during a round of hide-and-seek. However, the boys quickly discover the space-themed game Zathura has some unusual qualities — a roll of the dice unexpectedly launches the Budwing home into outer space, and Walter and Danny are suddenly fending off menacing robots, angry aliens, and showers of interstellar debris outside the Earth’s atmosphere. As the boys try to figure out a way back home, they get some unexpected help from an earthling astronaut (Dax Shepard) who has also lost his way.
Bored to death, the always bickering siblings, Walter, and his six-year-old brother, Danny, unearth a forgotten 1950s space-adventure board game in the dusty basement. Without delay, the boys start playing the game, and before they know it, a violent meteor shower wrecks the living-room, and the mysterious game uproots their entire house, turning it into an extraordinary spaceship on its way to Saturn. Now, whether they like it or not, the brothers, along with their teenage sister, Lisa, will have to figure out a way to work together; escape from the dangerous asteroid zone, and survive the onslaught of the ferocious reptilian race, the Zorgons. Can they win the challenging game, and return home in one piece.