The highly anticipated Jurassic World has cast its villain, and it’s not exactly a T-Rex this time around. Deadline reports that Vincent D’Onofrio has landed the antagonist role in director Colin Trevorrow’s follow-up, about which we know next to nothing. One assumes the dinosaurs will still be the main threat for the film’s protagonists as D’Onofrio will likely be playing the pic’s human foil—possibly a person favoring monetary potential over the human life, though it’s also possible that Trevorrow has crafted a decidedly different feature in which a human character is actively controlling/using the dinosaurs to attack the core group of heroes. Hit the jump for more, including news of another cast member being added in a supporting role.
[Update: A new report has revealed the character details for both D'Onofrio's role and the role to be played by Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi), giving us our first hint at the plot of the film. Read on after the jump.]
We got some encouraging news about Jurassic World this morning when director Colin Trevorrow announced that he will be shooting the pic on 35mm and 65mm film, and now even more exciting news has surfaced regarding the project’s story. Chris Pratt is set to star as the lead in Jurassic World, and the actor recently spoke a bit about his involvement and Trevorrow’s take on the material. This is the first big franchise film for Trevorrow, who only just made his feature debut with 2012’s impressive indie Safety Not Guaranteed, so fans have been curious about how he’ll make the transition to a big franchise film.
According to Pratt, the filmmaker has found a fascinating way to approach the material by directly answering the burning question about a third Jurassic Park sequel: why would anyone think it’s a good idea to interact with dinosaurs again after it went so badly the previous three times? Hit the jump to see what Pratt had to say about the film and whether his character is more like Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Malcolm or Sam Neill’s Dr. Grant.
We have a couple of brief Jurassic World stories for you this morning. First off, director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) tweeted that he’ll be working with cinematographer John Schwartzman on the picture, and they’ll be shooting on 35mm and 65mm. As Bleeding Cool points out, 65mm strongly hints towards an IMAX release, although I would say the movie being a major blockbuster hints towards an IMAX release. The 65mm just means it will probably look much better in IMAX. Schwartzman’s filmography notably includes The Rock, Armageddon, and The Amazing Spider-Man, so he more than knows his way around a blockbuster.
Hit the jump for more. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins. Jurassic World opens June 12, 2015.
Why have one major franchise when you can have two? A couple months ago, we reported that Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt was being sought for the lead in the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World. Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), and Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) had already signed on, and now Ron Howard has tweeted that “Bryce and Chris meet for the 1st time on red carpet they will be co-stars in next Juraissic”. We don’t know any details on Pratt’s role or anything on the plot beyond being “a new sci-fi terror adventure” that will take place 22 years after the events of the first movie.
Pratt’s voice will soon be heard in the lead role of The LEGO Movie on February 7th, and then he’ll be leading Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1st. Filming on Jurassic World is set to begin in Louisiana on June 2nd for a June 12, 2015 release date.
Three of 2015’s blockbusters will be setting up shop in Louisiana this summer. Production weekly has announced that The Fantastic Four is set to begin filming in Baton Rouge on March 31st, which is a bit surprising since casting has yet to be announced. If this March 31st date holds, then we should be hearing some casting news for the upcoming reboot very soon. Next, Alan Taylor’s, Terminator: Genesis, will be shooting in New Orleans beginning on April 21st, and stars Emilia Clarke and Jason Clarke. Finally, Jurassic World starts filming on June 2nd, and will star Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins. Both Terminator: Genesis and Jurassic World are still in the casting process as well.
These three films are scheduled to come out within a month of each other. Jurassic World leads off when it opens in 3D on June 12th; The Fantastic Four follows in 3D on June 19th; and Terminator: Genesis will be released on July 1st. I assume it will also be in 3D, but we haven’t heard an official announcement.
As director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) prepares to begin production on Jurassic World next year, he’s adding a Jurassic Park veteran to his team. Trevorrow has confirmed that Phil Tippett, who acted as “Dinosaur Supervisor” on Steven Spielberg’s original film, will be working on Jurassic World. Tippett, a visual effects supervisor specializing in stop-motion, initially planned to head up the stop-motion dinosaur effects on Jurassic Park before Spielberg opted to try out the nifty new CG technology after seeing tests of James Cameron’s Terminator 2. Nevertheless, he stayed involved with JP and supervised the animation of the dinosaurs given his extensive background in animal movement and behavior. He also became a pretty funny internet meme.
Not necessarily a reboot, Jurassic World is described as “a new sci-fi terror adventure” and will take place 22 years after the events of the first film. The confirmed cast thus far includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins, with Chris Pratt being eyed for a starring role. The film opens in 3D June 12, 2015.
We’ve yet to receive any official plot description for director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, but we’re slowly piecing together some evidence from his own Twitter account. He hasn’t posted any Earth-shattering news of late, but rather bits and pieces which we can use to support other unverified rumors that have been floating around. What we do know at the moment is that Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins star in the 3D sequel due out June 12, 2015. For more on the film’s timeline and possible characters, hit the jump.
Riding sky-high off of his casting in the lead of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt is now in very early talks to join the latest installment of Universal’s prehistoric franchise, Jurassic World. Talks are only in the earliest of stages at the moment and no plot details are available. Pratt will have to make sure his Parks and Recreation commitments don’t interfere, and then his schedule should be clear for the Colin Trevorrow-directed picture. Josh Brolin was previously reported as being eyed for the lead, but talks ended without finalizing a deal. The studio is also looking at Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi) for a supporting role. Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins also star in the 3D sequel due out June 12, 2015. (Via The Wrap)
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.
Here’s a bit more casting for you this evening:
- Idris Elba (Pacific Rim) is rumored to be starring in director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World. The fourth picture in the Jurassic Park franchise stars Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), and Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey).
- Jason Statham (Homefront) is about to enter negotiations to star in Paul Feig’s upcoming spy comedy, Susan Cooper, starring Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) in the title role.
- Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) has landed the role of Bobby Byrd in Tate Taylor’s James Brown pic, Get on Up.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
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.