Briefly: This year, the film The Kings of Summer, from Jordan Vogt-Roberts, was the feature debut of actor Nick Robinson. Playing the film’s lead, Robinson did a great job as a high school kid who, dissatisfied with his life at home, builds his own house in the woods, with the help of two friends. The Kings of Summer has an undeniable influence from Steven Spielberg, so there’s something appropriate to the fact that Robinson is now in talks for a big role in Jurassic World, which Colin Trevorrow is directing for producer Spielberg.
We still don’t have a lot of story details, but Bryce Dallas Howard and Ty Simpkins are in talks for roles, and Robinson is said to be set to play the older brother of Simpkin’s character. Jake Johnson is also said to be a possible cast member. With casting clearly gaining speed, we should start to get more details about the film soon. [Variety]
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Briefly: While a number of names have been listed over the past few months as potential stars of Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, we haven’t assumed that any will be locked in once the movie really gets going. The production delay and reported script changes threw things for a loop.
But Bryce Dallas Howard was tipped as one possible lead not long ago, and Deadline says she’s still in talks. Additionally, the site says that Jake Johnson (Drinking Buddies, New Girl) is a possible choice for another role. And finally, the young Ty Simpkins, who got his start on the big screen in Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds and may be best recognized as the poster child for Insidious (or as the precious kid in Iron Man 3), is now reported to be set for a lead role in the film, too. At this point we don’t have details for any of their roles, but that certainly looks like the sort of family unit (formal, or improvised) that would be right at home in a Jurassic Park movie.
Jurassic World is due out June 12, 2015. Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall are producing.
Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Jurassic Park franchise is preparing to open its doors once again with Jurassic World, and Bryce Dallas Howard could be its first visitor. The redheaded actress has just entered early talks to star in the 3D sci-fi adventure, after months of rumors. Hit the jump for the latest details on the long-awaited film.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 by Angie Han
Last night’s announcement that Jurassic Park 4 would be titled Jurassic World just left us hungry for more information about the movie, and today we’ve something really juicy.
Someone has uploaded a pitch trailer for the film, giving us a sense of what it might look like. Keep in mind that this isn’t actually a clip from the movie — in fact, Frank Marshall has confirmed that it isn’t — but it’s an exciting peek at a long-developing project nonetheless. Check it out after the jump.
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As Legendary Pictures settles into their new deal with Universal Pictures, CEO Thomas Tull & co. have begun to figure out which projects they can help finance. First up will be Dracula, directed by Gary Shore, starring Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper. That movie is out August 8, 2014. After that, they are interesting in helping with Colin Trevorrow‘s 2015 sequel, Jurassic Park IV. Nothing has been made official but early reports are Legendary is interested in co-financing the film, pending a final look at the script and creative elements. Read More »
We’ve heard a of stories and rumors about Jurassic Park IV, to be directed by Safety Not Guaranteed helmer Colin Trevorrow. But most of them are not likely to be true, and the particular way that some of the accurate stuff will end up in the film remains to be seen. The movie’s production was delayed a few months ago, and it’ll be 2015 before we see the film.
Trevorrow recently took some time to appear on the Jurassic Park Podcast, where he briefly discussed the pleasure of tweaking dino designs and the question of involvement from John Williams. (The answer to that was a non-committal “Do I love John Williams and all of his music? Of course.”) He addressed a few rumors, and you can get that info below. Read More »
The first time you heard Universal Pictures was making Jurassic Park IV, the most common reaction was probably “How could it ever stand up to the original?” While The Lost World and Jurassic Park III each have their fans, neither comes close to recreating the magic and excitement Steven Spielberg captured in 1993. That’s why, when Universal annoucned they were delaying Colin Trevorrow‘s upcoming sequel, it was good news. It meant they didn’t want to rush into making something that wasn’t the best it could be.
In an new interview, Trevorrow echoes those statements while discussing Jurassic Park IV. He doesn’t cop to whether or not it’s a reboot, or those juicy story details, but he does say they’re working hard on making it “something that can stand with the first one.” Read More »
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Posted on Friday, June 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
[UPDATE: It's worth pointing out that JoBlo's story refers to Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver as the writers of Jurassic Park 4. In fact, Trevorrow and Derek Connolly were behind the latest script rewrite. The details apparently come from an earlier draft by Jaffa and Silver that predates Trevorrow's involvement. Original story follows.]
When Universal decided to pull Jurassic Park 4 off the 2014 calendar, one of the reports floating around claimed the the delay had to do with the scope of the film. The studio apparently wanted something “epic,” and wasn’t confident that they could pull that off by next summer.
Now a rumored plot synopsis may offer a bit of insight into exactly how big Universal and director Colin Trevorrow were thinking. And depending on how much of it is true, their decision to extend the deadline may make a lot of sense. Get the details after the jump.
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