Zathura is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the illustrated book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, author of Jumanji. It starred Jonah Bobo as Danny and Josh Hutcherson as Walter. Tim Robbins also had a small role as the divorced father of Walter and Danny. In the film two boys discover a space–themed board game from the basement, where everything inside it becomes real when they play. The film was released on November 11, 2005 by Columbia Pictures.