Jurassic World is finally hitting theaters today, and as promised, here is my final interview with director Colin Trevorrow about the movie. As many of you know, I have talked to Colin two other times during the production of the film, once about the information leaks and fan backlash to some of those details and another time in an extensive interview when I visited the set of the film. My latest interview with Colin was conducted at the junket on the Universal back lot last week after having seen the movie.
In the interview, Colin talks about the Flight of the Navigator remake, how the voice cameos in the movie came about, the ideas of commercialization and sequels in the movie, how Steven Spielberg helped change the edit of the movie, the fan reaction to the trailers and the struggle to preserve surprises, how he met his writing partner Derek Connolly while working at Saturday Night Live, featherless dinosaurs in an age when science thinks different, and would he be interested in directing a Star Wars movie.
After the jump, you can read the whole interview (a couple of excerpts have run earlier in the week) which is virtually spoiler free (I have removed one question and answer which I will run next week after everyone has seen the film).
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While I’m undoubtedly anticipating the release of Jurassic World next week, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t cautiously optimistic. From what we’ve seen in the footage so far, there’s a lot of dinosaur spectacle and action, which is the easiest way to market the film to a culture that has always been obsessed with dinosaurs. However, something just hasn’t felt right.
But a new international Jurassic World trailer has just landed online, and it’s the best one yet. With the exception of a faint echo of Bryce Dallas Howard yelling “Run!” and one quick line at the end, there’s absolutely no dialogue. It’s ominous and haunting, even if it does still show a little too much of the Indominus Rex wreaking havoc on the park.
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Anyone who complained the first few Jurassic World trailers didn’t show enough will be pleasantly surprised by the latest one. The new trailer reveals several new action sequences as well the official full-screen reveal of the Indominus Rex, called the D-Rex. There are also many new shots of the Pteranodons, Velociraptors and a ton of homages to the original movie. Plus, one of the money shots seen in earlier trailers has been flipped on its head here in this final version.
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This morning, Universal released the first trailer for Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World. You can watch that awesome trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. (Or if, like me, you want to watch it over and over again.) And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the first Jurassic World trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the awesomeness one image at a time. Hit the jump to see the Jurassic World photos now.
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In Let’s Be Cops, two friends discover a new (and highly illegal) way to get attention from the opposite sex. Two friends, one a douche and the other kind of a dork, dress up as cops for a costume party. They find, however, that people think they’re actually cops. And the reaction is pretty positive — especially from women who like a guy in uniform. And then things get messy. This new Let’s Be Cops red-band trailer shows how a couple real cops mistake the guys for officers, and the two dudes end up trying to solve an actual crime.
Luke Greenfield directed Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson in the lead roles, while Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy and Andy Garcia round out the cast. Watch the new trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Hollywood is littered with films about cops who refuse to play by the book, and are threatened with losing their badges as a result. But cops who never got the book in the first place, because they never actually had badges to begin with? That’s different.
In the new trailer for Let’s Be Cops, New Girl roommates Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. play a pair of BFFs who dress as police officers for a costume party. When their fake outfits get them mistaken for real cops, they quickly discover that they enjoy the respect and excitement that comes with their (phony) new jobs. Watch the video after the jump.
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The casting reports for Jurassic World have been full of rumor as much as fact, as reports for a film like this tend to be. But the list of actors who were initially connected to the movie has slowly been checked off with confirmations, one by one. Jake Johnson (New Girl, Drinking Buddies) is the latest actor to be confirmed for the Colin Trevorrow film, which will begin shooting very soon, after a screenwriting delay.
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This Let’s Be Cops red-band trailer makes the film out to be more of a comedy sketch than a movie. Here we see two friends, played by Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson, guys who have stalled out in their early ’30s, at a loss for outfits for a costume party. They dress as cops, and then find that they really like when people assume they really are cops. Especially when those “people” are women who might want to have sex with them, or children that can be intimidated.
And that… pretty much seems to be the movie. Sure, there’s probably also a life lesson or two and maybe something about personal growth. But this red-band trailer is all about the joke concept and nothing else. At least Keegan Michael Key shows up. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
At first, Jenée LaMarque‘s The Pretty One appears to be built around a Parent Trap-esque gimmick. Zoe Kazan plays identical twins Laurel and Audrey. Audrey is “the pretty one” — a chic, outgoing go-getter — while Laurel is the mousy wallflower.
But then a horrible accident leaves one of them dead, and it’s here that the story really kicks in. Everyone assumes it’s Laurel who perished, but only Laurel knows the truth. Rather than correct them, though, she gives in to the temptation to live it up as Audrey.
Jake Johnson stars as Laurel’s love interest and Ron Livingston co-stars as an ex of Audrey’s, which makes this the second time he and Johnson have had eyes for the same woman (well, sorta) in an indie dramedy. One more, and we could call it a trend. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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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.