We still don’t know the plot for Colin Trevorrow‘s upcoming Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World, but the casting seems to be coming together. As we previously reported, Ty Simpkins (Insidious) will play one of the leads in the movie, and he’ll possibly be joined by Jake Johnson, Josh Brolin, and Kings of Summer star Nick Robinson. Bryce Dallas Howard was also in the mix, and now she’s confirmed to USA Today, “They’re relaunching the Jurassic Park franchise, so I’ll be chasing dinosaurs. That’s going to happen next year.”
The movie might also be adding Jason Schwartzmann to the cast. According to Hypable [via Bleeding Cool], Schwartzmann is coming on board to face off against dinosaurs. I must admit the thought of that scenario gives me no shortage of joy. Jurassic World opens June 12, 2015.
This week has been a bit of a casting bonanza for Jurassic World, and after adding two youngsters in Iron Man 3’s Ty Simpkins and The Kings of Summer’s Nick Robinson, director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is now eyeing a major star for one of the film’s adult roles. Josh Brolin is reportedly in early talks to star in the Jurassic Park sequel, which is barreling towards a summer 2015 release date. Details regarding Brolin’s character are unknown, but one imagines an actor of his caliber is being eyed for a lead. Previous reports have described Jurassic World as an ensemble piece, much like the first Jurassic Park film, and that would seem to gel with the kind of cast that Trevorrow appears to be assembling. More after the jump.
Director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) continues to fill out the cast for the fourth Jurassic Park film Jurassic World, and it appears that he’s casting the younger roles first. We learned yesterday that young Insidious and Iron Man 3 star Ty Simpkins had landed a lead in the film, and now Heat Vision reports that 18-year-old Nick Robinson is in talks to sign on. Though plot details are being kept under wraps, Robinson is apparently in line to play the older brother of Simpkins’ character, with the film being built as an ensemble. Robinson had a breakout lead role in this summer’s indie The Kings of Summer, and he should make a fine addition to the Jurassic Park franchise.
Bryce Dallas Howard is also in talks to star in Jurassic World, with New Girl standout Jake Johnson apparently in the mix for a role as well. This certainly doesn’t feel like a “traditional” blockbuster cast, and that’s a good thing; it’s nice to see Trevorrow bringing his indie sensibilities to the JP series. Expect plenty more casting news in the coming weeks. Jurassic World opens June 12, 2015.
After Bryce Dallas Howard entered early talks for the female lead last month, casting continues on director Colin Trevorrow’s highly anticipated sequel Jurassic World. Deadline reports that 12-year-old Insidious and Iron Man 3 star Ty Simpkins has booked a lead role in the film, confirming that the franchise staple of children being terrorized by dinosaurs will continue in this fourth entry. Additionally, the report notes that New Girl star Jake Johnson may be in the mix for a role, which would reunite the actor with his Safety Not Guaranteed director.
Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps, but the film was initially scripted by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and boasts rewrites by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Expect plenty more casting news in the coming weeks as production looks to begin early next year in anticipation of the June 12, 2015 release date.
We may have our first castmember for the upcoming fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise. The Wrap reports that Bryce Dallas Howard is in early talks to star in director Colin Trevorrow’s new film Jurassic World. Howard is apparently negotiating to tackle one of the lead roles in the film, and it will definitely be nice to see a female-led tentpole for a change. Back when Universal decided to push the release date of Jurassic World from 2014 to 2015, Howard and David Oyelowo (The Butler) had reportedly met with producers for the lead roles in the pic, so one wonders if news of Oyelowo entering official negotiations isn’t far off.
Plot details for Jurassic World are practically non-existent at this point, but we do know that the film will possibly be heading back to Isla Nublar. Howard has been working more as a director as of late with a series of short films, as her last two screen credits as an actress are the 2011 films 50/50 and The Help. Jurassic World will open in theaters on June 12, 2015.
We got some very exciting news regarding director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic Park 4 last night by way of an official title (Jurassic World) and a release date (June 12, 2015), and now another exciting Jurassic World snippet has landed online. A “pitch trailer” that was apparently shown to Steven Spielberg andKathleen Kennedy has been released, and it might just give us the slightest idea of what Jurassic World entails. Producer Frank Marshall has already confirmed that the trailer has nothing to do with the film, but it certainly hints towards a central premise or idea that would inform the Jurassic World title. Might Trevorrow be unleashing dinosaurs on the entire planet this time around? Time will tell, but for now hit the jump to check out this pitch trailer.
Only a few hours after Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5 vacated its prime July 10, 2015 release date in favor of giving the directors some more time to work on the script, Universal has swooped in and plotted June 12, 2015 as the official release for Jurassic Park 4, which is officially titled Jurassic World. The film currently has that release date all to itself, though Assassin’s Creed and Pixar’s Inside Out are scheduled for release the following weekend. Nevertheless, Jurassic World should make a very nice addition to the insane slate of films set to be released in 2015. Hit the jump for more, including the official logo.
With this weekend’s holiday comes the official close of the 2013 Summer Movie Season. We’ve seen our share of flops (The Lone Ranger), hits (Iron Man 3), and surprises (Now You See Me), and while there are definitely some exciting films on tap for next year, keen fans have already started looking excitedly at 2015. Why skip over an entire year, you ask? Well, if all goes according to plan, 2015 will see a perfect storm of sorts, as a crazy number of massive franchises are poised to launch some highly anticipated properties. Two years from now, The Avengers follow-up will square off against Batman vs. Superman, and a brand new Star Wars film is poised to open alongside the long-promised Jurassic Park sequel.
As the Labor Day weekend is normally a time of relaxation, we thought it might be fun to look ahead to the craziness that will ensue two years from now. Hit the jump as we run down the nutty release schedule for 2015, including what we know about each film thus far.
Legendary Pictures is hitting the ground running with its new distribution deal under Universal. After severing its relationship with Warner Bros., Thomas Tull’s Legendary Pictures is eyeing Dracula as its first project with Universal. Production on the film is already underway in Ireland with Luke Evans taking on the titular role, but Variety reports that Legendary is in talks to come aboard and co-finance the project. Gary Shore directs the pic, which tells the origin story of the classic creature and is slated for release on August 8, 2014.
Additionally, Legendary is considering co-funding the high-profile Jurassic Park 4. Hit the jump for more on the studio’s deal with Universal.
Universal Pictures made an admirable decision with regards to the upcoming Jurassic Park 4 recently, in a move that’s become rare for big franchise tentpoles. Instead of rushing towards an announced summer 2014 release date, the studio opted to slow things down and make sure the story for director Colin Trevorrow’s sequel was in good shape before moving into production. As such, JP4 is now positioned for a 2015 release and Trevorrow continues to hone the script with the input of producer Steven Spielberg.
Thus far, details regarding the fourth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise have been practically non-existent. An early image shared by Trevorrow suggests that the film will return to Isla Nublar, but the rumor machine has been plenty busy in the meantime trying to fill in the gaps. Trevorrow recently addressed said rumors and talked about his take on the Jurassic Park franchise, noting that he not only has to please longtime fans of the series but he also aims to make a case for why the film is worthwhile in the first place. Hit the jump to read on.
After moving back from summer 2014 to 2015, director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) has more time to work on his follow-up picture, Jurassic Park IV. It’s a major leap for an indie director with only one feature under his belt, but speaking to Schmoes Know on the red carpet at the Saturn Awards, Trevorrow explained that Steven Spielberg has been a valuable resource in trying to hammer out the story. “It’s incredible to have Steven, who’s done this for decades and has such an incredible filmic knowledge and just understands the language of the story in a way that for us is very refreshing,” said Trevorrow. “It’s not like getting notes from a studio executive, it’s really just trying to crack this and make it the best it can be.”
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While many were disappointed to hear that Universal was slowing Jurassic Park 4 down a bit by postponing its previously announced 2014 release, it actually marked a pretty gutsy and atypical move for a major studio. In a climate where release dates are announced before films even have a script, it’s refreshing to see that Universal wants to make sure Jurassic Park 4 is done right, and if that means holding off its release for another year, then so be it. One reason for the delay was said to be that director Colin Trevorrow’s (Safety Not Guaranteed) rewrite of the script involved a much larger scope than had been previously anticipated, and so the production needed more time to ready the shoot.
Now a rumored plot synopsis has landed online, and it’s definitely an ambitious scale for the dinosaur-laden franchise entry. Hit the jump for more.
Though Jurassic Park IV was initially targeted for a very rushed release in 2014, Universal wisely decided not to rush production and recently announced that the production had been postponed in order to give director Colin Trevorrow enough time to adequately prep the shoot. The franchise entry is a massive undertaking regardless, but it also marks Safety Not Guaranteed director Trevorrow’s first studio film and early word is that his rewrite of the script involves some pretty impressive (and time consuming) set pieces that need careful attention.
Following the postponement news, most assumed that we would likely see Jurassic Park IV hit theaters in 2015 instead. A new banner for the film at the 2013 Licensing Expo suggests that the film will indeed hit theaters sometime in 2015, and we have also learned that the pic will be shot in 3D. Hit the jump for more. [Update: Variety has confirmed that Jurassic Park IV will indeed be released in 2015, adding that Steven Spielberg is currently in town working with producers and Trevorrow on the JP4 script before he jumps into pre-production on American Sniper.]
With regard to the sequels to and remakes of your favorite properties from 1982-1993:
- Dan Aykroyd continues to promise Ghostbusters 3, revealing that the sequel plot centers on troubling research by Columbia University particle physicists.
- Director Gil Kenan (City of Ember) has begun to cast his remake of Poltergeist for a September shoot in Toronto. Plot details have surfaced.
- Sam Neill says it is unlikely he will be a part of Jurassic Park 4, in part because he believes it is a reboot.
More on each project after the jump.
The production delay for Jurassic Park 4 has scuttled Universal’s plans for a June 13, 2014 release date. But you can’t let a good release day go to waste, and Sony has wasted no time in moving the 21 Jump Street sequel into that vacated spot. This move makes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the only wide release on June 6, 2014. Filming on TMNT is currently underway with Megan Fox on a trampoline.
As for the sequel to 21 Jump Street, filming is set to begin this fall. Phil Lord and Chris Miller will return to direct; Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will reprise their roles as Officers Schmidt and Jenko. Korean Jesus be praised.