Nick Robinson, one of the breakout stars of The Kings of Summer, is landing a leading role in Jurassic World, Universal’s latest installment of the Jurassic Park movie series, says THR.
Robinson is in talks to join Bryce Dallas Howard and likely Ty Simpkins, the kid actor from Iron Man 3 who is expected to receive an offer soon.
Logline details are being kept secret but Robinson will play the older brother to Simpkins’s character. The movie is being built as an ensemble.
Colin Trevorrow is directing the movie, which is being produced by Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Steven Spielberg, who is heavily involved in the casting process, is exec producing. READ MORE
Colin Trevorrow is directing the pic and Bryce Dallas Howard is also in talks to star.
Plot details are unknown at this time, although rumors have it with a fully operational theme park.
Frank Marshall is producing.
Simpkins had been eyed early on along with Howard before production was pushed. The pic is set to bow June 12, 2015. READ MORE
Variety just broke the news that, on the same day Disney takes Pirates of the Caribbean 5 off its 2015 calendar, Universal Pictures has dated Jurassic World, the next installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, for June 12, 2015.
Colin Trevorrow will direct with a screenplay he co-wrote with Derek Connolly.
Plot details have not been released, but the new title does sort of imply that maybe there have been some major story arc tweaks. It was to be allegedly be about an actual, operational theme park. More details as Universal announces.
Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley will produce. READ MORE
We ignored yesterday’s Jurassic Park 4 news because it was friggin’ stupid. Director Colin Trevorrow literally said nothing about the forthcoming sequel, and people reported it as rumor control. It was mind-boggling, in fact.
Anyways, there’s some news thats news today! Congrats Internet! Movieweb has some potential casting for Universal Pictures’ third sequel that will possibly take us back to Nebular for modern dino-action.
The site is hearing that “The Office” star John Krasinski – wo is also the insanely annoying voice in the “Esurance” commercials – is up for a role as one of the theme park workers in charge of ‘taming’ some of the dinosaurs. The role is being compared to that of Dennis Quaid’s Mike Brody in Jaws 3D. It should be underlined that this is unconfirmed (see what I did there?).
Since we’re talking JP4, here’s a fun bit of information that was revealed in yesterday’s non-news (man, I’m cranky). “It’s important to make a movie for the fans but I also have to remember that there’s a lot of people who just couldn’t care less and need me to make a solid case for why the hell there’s a Jurassic Park IV in the first place and I want to make a movie for them too.”
Being that his former work is the indie Safety Not Guaranteed, I think it’s safe to say that studio execs are constantly crawling up his back making decisions for him. I just hope that he’s able to get most of what he envisions up on the screen come 2015. READ MORE
Anyone can create a poster, print it, hang it on their wall and take a snapshot, which is why half the Web was fooled into posting about this super sweet fan-made teaser poster for Universal Pictures’ Jurassic Park IV.
The poster teases that “life found a way,” while displaying a mosquito trapped in amber, the foundation for the franchise’s revived dinosaurs. It’s kind of a no-brainer poster, but it’s beautiful and will would have made a bold statement in theater lobbies.
Check it out below. The fourth film, to be helmed by Colin Trevorrow, will now hit theaters in 2015. It will allegedly be about an actual, operational theme park. READ MORE
Our friends at JoBlo may have discivered what Universal’s new 3-D Jurassic Park, now aiming for a 2015 release, will actually be about – with director with Trevorrow saying his goal for the film is to “want people to feel like it’s the last day of 6th grade again.”
From their source, “Jurassic Park 4 set in present day Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe – until it’s not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino’s for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there’s concept art showing one of the aquatic dino’s, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world.
As part of a show, you ask? That’s right, folks, this will feature “tamed” dino’s. In fact, our source indicated that the usually menacing Velociraptors (which will finally be muzzled, along with the T-Rex – until they’re not) will actually be used to help fight the threat, which begins in the form of a new dinosaur, not seen in any of the previous films (and not disclosed to us) shows to be much smarter than originally thought and is the main cause of havoc breaking out at the park.
So, to sum it all up, Jurassic Park 4 will take place back on Isla Nublar with a fully operational dinosaur theme park (I’m sure no expense was spared) that’s both prosperous and safe, until a new dinosaur figures out a way to wreak havoc, causing the use of the now tamed Velociraptors (and T-Rex? Unclear) as a means to fighting the threat.”
This removes the insanely lame original approach of using the dinosaurs as military weapons, and brings the fun and magic back to franchise first delivered to cinemas thanks to Steven Spielberg. Personally, I couldn’t as for more. This sounds AMAZING. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver will continue working on a screenplay that should be ready later this year.
First, there’s a banner for Universal’s delayed Jurassic Park 4, which promises that Steven Spielberg’s park will reopen in 2015. Colin Trevorrow is directing from a script by Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa and Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. And in case you’re wondering, it will be in 3-D, says the site.
There’s also a new look at the ape Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in theaters May 23 from director Matt Reeves and 20th Century Fox. In the prequel’s sequel, “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
Sam Neill, who you
may better remember as Dr. Alan Grant in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Jurassic Park, talked to the Dominion Post about Universal Pictures’ forthcoming sequel. His response was stomach-churning.
“I’m told it’s a big reboot, a total re-jig.”
The project, which was being called Jurassic Park IV, was put on hold this month so Safety Not Guaranteed‘s Colin Trevorrow could further develop the screenplay with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Behind-the-scenes rumblings were that the plot could be about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes.
And Collider, who caught wind of this shocking blurb, pointed out that producer Frank Marshall told them the project is not a reboot.
Still, you have to admit the timing is weird, especially since the 3-D re-release did quite well, and the fact that Trevorrow was scouting the same locations as the first film. Could Uni have decided they want a reboot instead of a sequel? Will they pull the ol’ title trick and have the park just re-open having similar events occur? If they do, expect the new title to be The Jurassic Park.
And I’m not one to shame a remake, but come on, Jurassic Park is a perfect movie. Neill shouldn’t even joke about it… READ MORE
Variety shares the following a statement from the studio: “Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise. We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history.”
CAs of this writing olin Trevorrow is still helming the pic and is currently rewriting the script with his writing partner Derrick Connelly who he worked with on his Sundance hit Safety Not Guaranteed.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the original script but no plot details have been revealed.
Frank Marshall is producing with Spielberg exec producing.
Update: Universal released this statement.
Back in 1993 the gates never opened to the public, and it looks as if Jurassic Park could remain closed in 2013.
Eagle-eyed AICN caught a few damaging tweets Tuesday night that allege that production has been shut down on Universal’s Jurassic Park 4.
Just last week Director Colin Trevorrow shared a photo from his location scout with the tease “Nublar,” the island from Steven Spielberg’s first film. Today, JP4 Concept Artist Dean Sherriff tweeted and immediately deleted, “JP on hold.”
It gets worse as JP4‘s Digital Assets Manager Todd Smoyer chimed in, “Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4.”
Uni has already slated the fourth film for release on June 13, 2014. Hopefully, the studio realized that there’s no way they could have it completed by then and decided to slow it down a bit. I was immediately concerned then they hired Trevorrow, an indie director who is known for Safety Not Guaranteed . With that said, I’ve been wrong before (see Godzilla).
I’m sure with this news spreading throughout the night, we’ll have some sort of official word by lunchtime tomorrow. READ MORE
It was recently announced to everyone’s immediate shock that Safety Not Guaranteed‘s Colin Trevorrow would be helming Jurassic Park IV for Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg.
Story details have yet to be confirmed, although it has been teased that the the film, in theaters June 13, 2014, could be about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the screenplay.
While casting is deep underway, Trevorrow is off location scouting, while simultaneously teasing his Twitter followers. The above/below image was shared Thursday with the caption “Nublar,” better known as the island that John Hammond’s Jurassic Park is built on.
I’ve always wanted them to address Spielberg’s shot in the 1993 adaptation where Dennis Nedry drops his shaving cream container loaded with the DNA of all the dinosaurs. Could this be part of the military extraction, and how they obtain the necessary DNA to create uber-dinos?
What do you guys think? READ MORE
A quick news brief that comes as a disappointment, one that could set a franchise back billions of years.
According to co-producer Frank Marshall, long time Steve Spielberg collaborator Kathleen Kennedy will not be producing Jurassic Park IV for Universal Pictures.
“No, Ms. Kennedy has moved onto Star Wars and will not be producing JP4,” said Marshall before joking, “She’s traded raptors for TIE fighters.”
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are penning the fourth installment with a targeted June 13, 2014 release planned. Unconfirmed storyline details report that the the film could be about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes.
Could this be why Steven Spielberg delayed shooting Robopocalypse?
Universal Pictures announced today that they’ll be returning to Jurassic Park, with the fourth film to be shot in 3-D for release on June 13, 2014. Spielberg won’t direct, but will return to produce.
Variety states that Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the script, which was previously announced to be about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes. This storyline is yet to be confirmed.
The Jurassic Park trilogy has grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide with 2001 Jurassic Park 3 grossing $363 million worldwide.
IMAX 3D will host Spielberg’s 1993 Jurassic Park for one week only starting April 5. READ MORE
On October 9 Steven Spielberg’s classic E.T. arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever. To build press for the day, producer Kathleen Kennedy talked to various outlets about the new release. Collider snuck in a question about the long gestated Jurassic Park IV.
So, what is the status of the fourth Jurassic Park?
“Writing, writing, writing,” emphasizes Kennedy. “It’s really hard to keep these things going when there’s an expectation and a desire by the public and the audience to keep certain franchises going. As filmmakers, we often sit there constantly saying, ‘Okay. We have to answer the question, ‘Why do another one?” If you can’t answer that question, you shouldn’t be doing it. It’s tough. We’re trying to come up with a story that makes sense and isn’t going to disappoint people and is, hopefully, going to get people excited and reinvigorate the franchise. We’ve got to start with a script and the story.”
When asked what is the conversation with the studio is like, Kennedy explained: “They’re just like, “When?” They don’t care about the agony we’re going through.”
I think the real question that should have been asked is: Jurassic Park IV or Jurassic Park 3D? The entire franchise has pulled in $1.9 billion worldwide thus far. READ MORE
While Universal Pictures has been trying all summer to generate new franchises, the studio is getting moving with the fourth installment of its biggest one, Jurassic Park. Deadline reports that Universal is setting Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver to write the script for the fourth film, which will be produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. As previously reported, Spielberg won’t direct this one.
Silver and Haffa penned the incredible Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Fox’s Planet of the Apes sequel that was beloved by fans and critics alike. Their “think outside of the box” mentality is what Hollywood is thriving on, and they are perfect to inject Jurassic Park with new life.
The first three films, which started with the Spielberg-directed 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park based on the bestselling novel by Michael Crichton, have grossed over $1.9 billion worldwide collectively. Universal is rereleasing the original film in post-converted 3D on July 19, 2013.
Update: Universal reps are denying the reports. Nothing like kick-starting the week off with a completely unconfirmed rumor, one that I’m sure will be squashed by the time I wake up. At least I can have one night filled with wonderful dreams of dinosaurs rocking military weapons and stomping on people’s heads. AICN pointed to blog site BehindtheThrills (which is now down from all of the traffic) that was hosting images of Universal Studios production board that listed Jurassic Park IV on stages 7, 10, 12 & 14. So this means a hilarious prankster either changed the board, or something “big” is going down at Universal. Is Joe Johnston working on building stages as he completes Captain America? Are they filming a teaser trailer? What the heck is going on? All I know is I want another trip to “Jurassic Park”…in 3-D.