Jurassic World featurette

This week brings Jurassic World, the biggest movie of the year so far, to Blu-Ray and DVD, so fans can get all the new dinosaur madness they can handle from the comfort of their homes. And they can also dive behind the scenes of the making of the massive blockbuster that has reinvigorated the franchise started by Steven Spielberg in 1993.

But if you happen to be waiting for someone to get you the movie for Christmas or something like that, check out a Jurassic World featurette on how the Indominus Rex was created, complete with some early animatics of the genetically modified hybrid in action. Read More »

Lucasfilm Promises Female ‘Star Wars’ Director

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Directors J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Rian Johnson (Looper), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (22 Jump Street), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), and Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) are all white dudes. All very talented white dudes, mind you, but they’re white dudes. This has caused a slight uproar amongst Star Wars fans, but Lucasfilm promises there will be a female Star Wars director. Read more after the jump.

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Colin Trevorrow and Chris Pratt Nerdist

Star Wars Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World follow-up The Book Of Henry starts filming today. Focus Features has sent out a press release announcing the start of production and Trevorrow took to twitter to release the first photo of his film’s cast. And if you look closely, you might see some concept art in the background. Hit the jump to see the photo and learn more from the official press release.

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Colin Trevorrow directing Jurassic World

Colin Trevorrow is coming off of one gazillion-dollar sequel and cueing up another, but in between he’s making progress on a couple of smaller projects. His Book of Henry has just added Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, and Dean Norris to its cast, while Stealing Time is coming back to life with a new writer. Get updates on the Book of Henry casting and the Stealing Time script after the jump.
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Colin Trevorrow Star Wars

Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is out doing press for the home video release of the Jurassic Park sequel. Earlier today we wrote about his comments regarding which Jurassic Park quote inspired Jurassic World, and which quote will inspire Jurassic World 2. But Trevorrow also talked about that other little sequel he is attached to direct coming out in 2019: Star Wars Episode IX. Hit the jump to read the Colin Trevorrow Star Wars comments.

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Making of Jurassic World

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 Wars - Millennium Falcon Bed

Star Wars Bits ain’t like dusting crops, boy. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • Pottery Barn as a Millennium Falcon bed for purchase
  • Colin Trevorrow teases work on Star Wars: Episode IX
  • Star Wars Battlefront beta begins in October
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII returning to The Force Awakens filming location
  • Find out how C-3PO got a red arm in comic book one-shot
  • Tearing open Sphero‘s remote-controlled BB-8 toy
  • Anthony Daniels talks life as C-3PO and The Force Awakens secrecy
  • Interview with Star Wars toys designer Mark Boudreaux
  • New Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster art

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Making of Jurassic World

As of now, Jurassic World is the biggest movie of the year. That might change this winter once Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, but for now Universal Pictures is having a huge year at the box office, so we’ll let the studio bask in that glory for awhile.

This fall, fans will be able to bring home the Indominus Rex when the movie hits Blu-Ray and DVD on October 20. (Or you can get it on Digital HD a bit earlier on October 1st.) Universal is teasing all the special features that will be available on the home video release, showing the making of Jurassic World. There’s a collection of eight short featurettes you can watch below! Read More »

Colin Trevorrow and Chris Pratt Nerdist

Update: Colin Trevorrow wrote a response to this column, you can read it at the bottom of the second page of this post.

It’s an unassailable fact that there are far, far fewer women directing big-budget studio blockbusters right now than there are men. Where people seem to disagree is on whether that’s a problem (my vote is yes, but you knew that already), and if so, why the problem exists to begin with.

Recently, the director of one of those big-budget studio blockbusters — two, if you count his upcoming Star Wars film — ventured into the debate. Jurassic World and Episode IX‘s Colin Trevorrow sparked some debate by offering his thoughts on why there aren’t more women making nine-figure spectacles, and whether that might change. Read the Colin Trevorrow female filmmakers comments after the jump.  Read More »

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