Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
As a sequel, Jurassic World is naturally beholden to Jurassic Park in a number of ways. It expands on the mythology established by Steven Spielberg‘s original film, and calls back to it in ways both obvious and unexpected.
But Jurassic World isn’t just indebted to Jurassic Park in a general sense. As revealed by director Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World came out of one very specific quote in Jurassic Park — and another very specific quote will serve as the basis of Jurassic World 2. Find out which Jurassic Park quote inspired Jurassic World after the jump.
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Star Trek is going beyond its original release date, but not too far beyond. I make that dumb joke (I’m sorry) because the upcoming Trek movie has just moved from its original July 2016 release date to a slightly later July 2016 release date.
The third film in the new series and the thirteenth overall, Star Trek Beyond, will now open on July 22, 2016. Read More »
The much-discussed Transformers writers room at Paramount has done its work, and there’s now a plan to move forward. That plan may be just a bit more limited than some expected; there is no giant slate of Transformers movies coming down the line. But there is a solid plan for Transformers 5, which Michael Bay will direct next year. (As solid a plan as there can be for a Transformers film, I guess.)
And the animated prequel movie is official. That one will indeed be an origin story focusing on the planet Cybertron. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Your holiday season just got a little bit weirder. Paramount Pictures has set Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson‘s stop-motion feature Anomalisa for a winter release, following a buzzy world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, and Tom Noonan provide voices. Get the Anomalisa release date details after the jump. Read More »
Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders may have company in the Jack Reacher sequel. Relative newcomer Danika Yarosh, who has a role in Heroes Reborn, is in talks to join the cast of the new Ed Zwick-directed film as a young woman of particular importance to the story. Read More »
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Earlier this week we highlighted a video called Star Wars Poetry, which took a look at the visual symmetry between the original Star Wars trilogy and the more recent prequel trilogy. When comparing the two sets of films, some striking similarities in shot composition arose, showing that George Lucas wasn’t completely off his rocker for the prequels.
Now the same creator of that video, Pablo Fernandez, has done the same thing with another trademark George Lucas creation: Indiana Jones. This time the video compares Indiana Jones visual symmetry from the original trilogy of adventure films to the frequently panned, outcast sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, all directed by Steven Spielberg. Read More »
As we learned earlier this year, Paramount Pictures is hoping that their Transformers franchise can be turned into a more diverse collection of movies not unlike the Marvel cinematic universe, with spin-offs for characters like Bumblebee rumored to be in development. But before that, Transformers 5 is expected to arrive sometime in 2017, and some story details have just come to light.
Mark Ryan is an actor who voiced Jetfire in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Lockdown in Transformers: Age of Extinction, and while appearing at the Wings and Wheels convention in the United Kingdom, he revealed two possible Transformers 5 plot possibilities that take our human and Autobot heroes in very different directions. Read More »
Hot on the heels of news this past week that Nickelodeon is considering reviving some of its fan-favorite cartoons from the ’90s, animated characters from that decade at the kid-geared cable network may also get new life on the big screen.
Paramount Pictures is said to be in the early stages of development of a live-action/animation Nicktoons movie that will bring together the likes of Rugrats, Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold!, Rocko’s Modern Life, Ren & Stimpy and more for some kind of crossover project akin to The LEGO Movie or Space Jam. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Jack Reacher will be back to dole out some more no-nonsense justice in a little over a year. Paramount has set a fall 2016 release date for Jack Reacher 2, which has Tom Cruise returning as the titular hero under director Ed Zwick (The Last Samurai). Get details on the Jack Reacher 2 release date after the jump. Read More »