Posted on Friday, June 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
High off of the Indominus Rex-sized success of Jurassic World, Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg have set their sights on another Michael Crichton novel. Only this time, they’re going small — very, very small. Marshall and DreamWorks will produce an adaptation the late author’s Micro, about a bunch of people who get shrunken down.
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What’s the story with the current state of Indiana Jones 5 development? Rumors have flown about a fifth movie since the release of the fourth, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. More recently, Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm led to more speculation about a fifth outing for Indy, with Lucasfilm saying that a film will happen, with no indication of when. Yet more conversations have suggested that Chris Pratt is being eyed as a replacement for original star Harrison Ford. (Pratt has denied this.)
Now there are rumors of loose plans for a 2018 release developing at Lucasfilm even as producer Frank Marshall tells us there have been “no discussions on Indy 5 to date.” Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
More dino movie tidbits, plus writhing men and angry robots. After the jump:
- Kauai thanks Steven Spielberg for the Jurassic movies
- A lot of Jurassic World‘s money came from 3D
- Frank Marshall expects a call about Jurassic World 2
- Shawn Hatosy signs up for Fear the Walking Dead
- See a new poster for Alvin and the Chipmunks 4
- Paranormal Activity branches out with a VR game
- UK bookies think Damian Lewis could be the new Bond
- Arnold Schwarzenegger is the new voice of Waze
- Take in a new clip from Terminator: Genisys
- Channing Tatum gets his Magic Mike on at LA Pride
- Jimmy Kimmel asks Chris Pratt about Indiana Jones
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Jurassic World dominated the box office this past weekend, raking in over $511 million worldwide making it the #1 global opening of all-time. And over the weekend we told you that Chris Pratt is already signed on for the inevitable Jurassic World sequels. We have a lot of clues as to what Jurassic World 2 might be about and who might be involved, and we know Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has said that he won’t be back in the director’s chair.
When I spoke with Trevorrow last week I learned the details on why he isn’t returning to direct Jurassic World 2, how he will remain involved in the franchise, who might helm the second film and how he went about setting up future Jurassic World sequels in his film both plot-wise and thematically. I also get a Jurassic World 2 update from producer Frank Marshall.
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I’m always interested in the stories of how films come to be. Not just the making and development of a film, but how the creative talents come together to form the team. The story of how Colin Trevorrow ended up during Jurassic World is a very interesting one that involves Brad Bird, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a small Sundance film. We’ve relayed some of the story before, but now Steven Spielberg finished the story by explaining what he saw in Trevorrow’s breakout Sundance Film Festival film Safety Not Guarenteed that made he interested in handing the filmmaker the keys to the Jurassic Park franchise.
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On July 21st 2014, I was lucky to visit the New Orleans set of Jurassic World. (You can read a list of over 50 things I learned on the Jurassic World set here.) While on set, we got the chance to have an extensive sit-down interview with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, which was conducted during the crew lunch break on a recreation of the famous visitors center from Jurassic Park. (A location which, in the film’s story, is now abandoned.) Producer Frank Marshall joined us late in the conversation.
Our conversation spanned a variety of topics, including the use of performance capture to create the dinosaurs in the new film, the idea of Weird Al having a song in the new film, bringing an independent style to the shoot, and the evolution of the Jurassic Park 4 script over the last ten years. We went into the reasons for the infamous production delay, input from Steven Spielberg, and what to expect from the new dino species.
There were fun details, too, like how a conversation with his son about Star Wars resulted in major change to the script, allegories to Black Fish and Sea World, the dinosaur stand-ins on set, and how Brad Bird not directing Star Wars resulted in Steven Spielberg finding Colin.
As I said before, the interview is extensive and so you’ll want to carve out some time to read this. Trust me, its good.
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In July 2014, I had the pleasure of visiting the set of Jurassic World. After the jump you will find a roundup of over 50 things I learned on the Jurassic World set visit, ranging from cool bits of trivia (for instance: a neat suggestion Steven Spielberg made to vastly improve an idea Colin Trevorrow pitched) to interesting information about the theme park world of the film. This is probably one of the coolest sets I’ve ever visited. We will be featuring interviews from the set elsewhere on the site, so look out for those as well.
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When the director of a movie says it’s going to happen, you generally believe it’s going to happen. That’s what occurred last spring with Richard Donner, director of The Goonies, said “We’re doing a sequel.” That was news to some of the film’s stars, like Sean Astin and Corey Feldman. Astin seemed confident the film would happen, but had a more specific update that producers were looking for writers based on a solid outline.
If that’s the case, that’s as far as things have gone though. Producer Frank Marshall recently said there is no script at all, but talks have happened. Read The Goonies 2 script update below. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ever since Matt Damon agreed to return for a fourth Bourne picture, we’ve heard rumors that the franchise would lead to a crossover between his Jason Bourne and Jeremy Renner‘s Aaron Cross. However, according to producer Frank Marshall, no such team-up is in the cards just yet.
But there’s no need to cry for Renner. Marshall also confirms there’s still room for the Bourne Legacy star going forward. Get the Frank Marshall Bourne crossover comments after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
Frank Marshall is known mostly for producing some of the most beloved films of all time, including Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Goonies, and The Bourne Identity. But from time to time he tries his hand at directing as well. Among other things, he’s helmed Arachnophobia, Congo, Eight Below, and the ESPN 30 for 30 installment Right to Play.
His latest directorial effort is a documentary short titled The Man vs. The Machine, chronicling the epic mid-’90s showdown between chess champion Garry Kasparov and IBM computer Deep Blue. Watch The Man vs The Machine trailer after the jump.
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