Johnson and his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, are working with director Jake Kasdan on the remake of the 1995 classic, in which Williams played one of his most memorable characters – a man trapped in a board game for 26 years.
Williams died at the age of 63 in 2014, but Johnson believes the Hollywood icon would give his blessing to the remake.
"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 starstruck bumbling idiot that couldn't even get my words out. Idiot," the Ballers and Baywatchstar continued. "He literally calmed me down with that smile and laugh."