Universal Pictures send word that ‘Jurassic Park 4′ has been retitled ‘Jurassic World’ and that the film will be released June 12th, 2015. In March it was announced that Colin Trevorrow signed on to direct ‘Jurassic World,’ the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise that has grossed $1.9 billion at worldwide box office since the first film was released in 1993. The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment production will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer. The script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
Colin Trevorrow directed ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ for FilmDistrict and Big Beach Films starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson. The critically-acclaimed film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where screenwriter Derek Connolly won the prestigious Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. The film also won Best First Screenplay at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards, where Trevorrow was nominated for Best First Feature.
With 2012’s ‘Flight’ marking the return to live-action filmmaking for Robert Zemeckis after he spent years directing motion-capture animated films such as Beowulf,’ ‘The Polar Express’ and ‘A Christmas Carol,’ The Wrap are reporting that Zemeckis may soon be back in the tentpole business, as he’s in negotiations to direct Lionsgate’s latest young-adult sci-fi movie ‘Chaos Walking.’
The Oscar-winning filmmaker has reportedly spent the last several months weighing the possibility of tackling ‘Chaos Walking’ which Oscar-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is adapting from Patrick Ness’ bestselling young-adult trilogy. An individual familiar with Zemeckis’ plans confirms he’s in negotiations but cautions that no deal is in place – though a studio insider is optimistic one could close before the end of the month.
At the Toronto International Film Festival for ‘August: Osage County,’ Chris Cooper talked briefly to Access Hollywood about his role as Norman Osborn in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3.’ During the chat Cooper confirmed earlier reports that the sequel will serve as a way of introducing the character before he takes on a much larger role (Green Goblin?) in the third installment which is set for 2016. “Well, this is an introduction to Norman Osborn and apparently this leads to better things in Spider-Man 3. I think it’s fair to say he’s on his last legs…I don’t know if I can say anything more!” Check out the full Access Hollywood interview below.
This new logo has arrived online for DreamWorks Animation’s’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’ Set for 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D cinemas on June 20th, 2014, the action-adventure sequel is voiced by Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig.
The thrilling second chapter of the epic “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Following yesterday’s news that the studio rescheduled the Marvel Studios property ‘Ant-Man’ up from November 2015 to July 2015, Walt Disney Pictures today reveal that the fifth ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ movie, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,’ won’t make its original release date of July 10th, 2015. Although nothing is set in stone, studio sources indicate that a 2016 release is likely.
While Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) are directing, Jerry Bruckheimer is again producing and Johnny Depp is set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow, plot details are currently being kept under lock and key on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.’ Furthermore, it’s not clear whether actors from past installments, such as Geoffrey Rush or Penelope Cruz, would return to reprise their roles. The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise has grossed more than $3.5 billion worldwide with the 2011 ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ grossing more than $1 billion worldwide.
“The Sexy 70’s” Featurette For Ron Howard’s ’Rush’ – Starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl & Olivia Wilde
With the release of ‘Rush’ fast approaching, Universal Pictures has let out the hatch this latest behind-the-scenes featurette for Ron Howard’s Formula One racing drama. Set for a September 13th release in the UK and a September 27th bow in the US, ‘Rush’ centers on the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda and British driver James Hunt. ‘Inglorious Basterds’ star Daniel Brühl is playing Lauda with Chris Hemsworth taking on the role of Hunt. The likes of Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader) co-star. Helmed by Oscar-winner Ron Howard, the script for ‘Rush’ is by Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen). Hans Zimmer’s ‘Rush’ soundtrack will be released on September 9th. Look out for my interviews for the film later this week.
Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. Also starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader), Rush is produced by Andrew Eaton (A Mighty Heart), Howard, Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), Eric Fellner (Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Morgan and Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and executive produced by Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Todd Hallowell and Tim Bevan. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America.