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First Full Jurassic World Trailer Debuts


Jurassic World has gotten its first full trailer! In the new trailer we see the deliciously adorable Chris Pratt and gorgeous Bryce Dallas Howard alongside some expected dinosaurs screeching with a slowed down version of John Williams’s score. It is pretty amazing and has definitely amped up the excitement for the film’s release.

Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Ty Simpkins, BD Wong, Irrfan Khan, Brian Tee, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus, Andy Buckley, and James DuMont.

The fourth installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise opens June 12, 2015. Check out the trailer in the player below.

Watch the First Teaser for “Jurassic World”


We finally have the first teaser trailer for the upcoming film, Jurassic World! The film is the fourth installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise and is highly anticipated with an all-star cast.

The teaser is only 15 seconds long but it is enough to bring the excitement for the movie release.

The film was directed  by Colin Trevorrow and it stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Ty Simpkins and Omar SyIt hits theaters on June 12, 2015.

The full trailer debuts Thursday at 9 p.m. EST. You can watch the teaser below:

Andy Buckley Joins Jurassic World


Andy Buckley, the actor most known for his role as David Wallace on “The Office,” has joined the cast of the upcoming film Jurassic World. The fourth installment of the “Jurassic Park” franchise set 22 years after the horrific events of the original film.

There is currently no word on what role Buckley will play but is expected to be announced soon as the project moves into production. Is it to much to ask that he at least once wear the “Suck It” yellow hoodie?

Buckley joins already announced cast members including Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus.

Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow. It was co-written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. The film hits the big screen on June 12, 2015.


Judy Greer Cast in Jurassic World


One of my favorite people in existance, Judy Greer, has been cast in the upcoming film, Jurassic World. The fourth installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, most known for his work on another science fiction film, Safety Not Guaranteed. 

Greer is most known for her roles in comedy shows such as Kitty in “Arrested Development” and Cheryl/Carol in “Archer.” She has also recently been cast in a few other upcoming blockbusters,  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Tomorrowland.

Her role in Jurassic World has not been revealed. However, she will be starring alongside Christ Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, and BD Wong returning as Dr. Henry Wu. Vincent D’Onofrio will reportedly be playing the villain.

 Trevorrow is keeping the story tightly under wraps, and has been cagey about sharing even details of some principle characters. In a recent interview with IGN, he noted that Pratt’s character will have a scientific connection to the dinosaur experiments, and serves as a foil for Howard’s more buttoned-down type. 

More details about the plot and characters are likely to come out over the next few months while the project moves into production.

Vincent D’Onofrio to Play the Villain in Jurassic World


The fourth installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise has found its villain. Vincent D’Onofrio has joined the cast of Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow will direct the action adventure, which is coming to theaters on June 12, 2015.

D’Onofrio joins an all-star cast that includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson and Irrfan Khan.

Jurassic World is set 22 years after events of the original Jurassic Park film. However, the exact plot has not been revealed. Trevorrow wrote the script with Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing.

The franchise is based on the novel of the same name written by Michael Crichton.

Bryce Dallas Howard Joins Jurassic World


According to a report from The Wrap,  Bryce Dallas Howard is currently in talks to play the leading role in the upcoming 4th installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise. The fourth film, directed by Colin Trevorrow, is called “Jurassic World” and sees the return of Steven Spielberg as producer. Continue reading

Jurassic Park 4 Director Talks Upcoming Project on The Jurassic Park Podcast


Colin Trevorrow, the director of the upcoming Jurassic Park 4 film recently appeared on the “Jurassic Park Podcast” to discuss the rumors surrounding the project. The film isn’t expected to hit theaters until 2015 so Treverrow has been careful not to reveal any spoilers while discussing what fans can expect.  Continue reading

Jurassic Park 4 To Be Directed By Safety Not Guaranteed’s Colin Trevorrow


For a while it seemed like Jurassic Park 4 would never happen, however, in January it was announced that Universal Pictures was finally moving forward with the project. Taking a step forward today, they have officially announced the projects direct:  Safety Not Guaranteed’s Colin Trevorrow.

Jurassic Park 4 continues the franchise that was initially based on the 1990 science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton. The novel was adapted by Steven Spielberg and later won 3 Oscars, 19 other awards, and 15 nominations. The book’s sequel, The Lost World (1995), was also adapted by Spielberg into a film in 1997. While the third film in the franchise was not directly adapted from a novel, it utilized both previous novels to create a storyline that had similar thematic elements and overall feel. The third film also used several scenes from both books that had not been adapted into the previous films.

There is no word yet on the plot of the fourth film, but with Treverrow at the helm, there is little to worry about.

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).

The original 1993 Jurassic Park will see a 3D re-release on April 5 of this year, also hitting IMAX 3D theaters. Jurassic Park 4, meanwhile, is scheduled for release on June 13, 2014.

Jurassic Park 3D Reveals New Poster For Anniversary Re-Release

We (and the rest of the collective internets) reported on the 20th anniversary release of Jurassic Park: 3D earlier this year as it is set to return to theaters on April 5th 2013. Today, the re-release has unveiled a brand new poster which you can see above.

Next Summer marks the 20th anniversary of the big screen adaptation of the 1990 novel written by Michael Crichton. The film featured a cast that includes Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and many more.

Jurassic Park was initially released in 1993 and was directed by Steven Spielberg. The film centers on the fictional Isla Nublar near Costa Rica in the Central American Pacific Coast, where a billionaire philanthropist and a small team of genetic scientists have created an amusement park of cloned dinosaurs. The novel was already amidst a film rights bidding war before it was even published with Universal Studios winning out.

Over the years, Jurassic Park has remained one of the most loved films as well as being highly regarded as a landmark in the use of computer-generated imagery, and received positive reviews from most critics. During its release, the film grossed over $900 million worldwide, becoming the highest grossing film released up to that time (surpassing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and surpassed four years later by Titanic), and it is currently the 23rd-highest-grossing feature film (adjusted for inflation, it is the 20th-highest-grossing film in North America). It is the highest grossing film produced by Universal and directed by Steven Spielberg.

Jurassic Park 3D will hit theaters next summer, April 5th, 2013 with a trailer set to be released later this week.

What if James Cameron Directed ‘Jurassic Park’?

What if mega director James Cameron had directed Jurassic Park? Would the love story between Sam Neill’s Dr. Alan Grant and Laura Dern’s Ellie Sattler gotten a little more star-crossed? Would the film have been three hours long? Would Jeff Goldbloom’s Dr. Ian Malcolm have tested his chaos theory by taking a wild ride atop a pterodactyl? It is an interesting question to ponder, and here’s why. Cameron has revealed that he was very interested in the Jurassic Park script.

Don’t get me wrong, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is a classic. I’ll never forget the kitchen scene, as our heroes are relentlessly hunted by a pair of Velociraptors. The Jurassic Park ride at Universal’s Islands of Adventure is one of my favs. It’s just fun to ask ‘what if’?

Anyway, James Cameron shouldn’t waste any tears. He says,

I tried to buy the book rights and [Spielberg] beat me to it by a few hours.

The director of Terminator 2 and Avatar was very candid at the Titanic Museum in Belfast. This museum just so happens to be the place where the historical ship was first designed.

For Cameron, Jurassic Park may be the one that got away, but Cameron adds,

When I saw the film, I realized that I was not the right person to make the film, he was. Because he made a dinosaur movie for kids, and mine would have been Aliens with dinosaurs, and that wouldn’t have been fair.

Dinosaurs are for 8-year-olds. We can all enjoy it, too, but kids get dinosaurs and they should not have been excluded for that. His sensibility was right for that film, I’d have gone further, nastier, much nastier.

Can you imagine the dinosaurs getting any nastier? I suppose rather than the camera kindly panning away when Wayne Knight is devoured, trying to escape the island, we may have witnessed the gore instead. He’s right. That doesn’t sound quite as family friendly.

Titanic, is, of course, the highest-grossing film of all time. It won an Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director. So, there’s really no downside in this debate. The picture has been recently released to Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray 3D, which included two extra documentaries illuminating the history of Titanic and the making of the film.

And did you know that 15 years later, some fans are still angry that Jack and Rose didn’t share that floating bit of driftwood, to prevent Jack from freezing to death? Recently, the director said this in defense of the iconic scene,

It’s not a question of room. It’s a question of buoyancy. When Jack puts Rose on the raft, then he tries to get on the raft – he’s not an idiot, he doesn’t want to die – and the raft sinks, and it kind of flips. And so it’s clear that there’s really only enough buoyancy available for one person. So he makes a decision to let her be that person instead of taking them both down.

There’s even a rumor floating around the interwebs (sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun), that Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters will tackle the question head on, to figure out whether the pair could have shared the bit of flotsam or not. Cameron has expressed a desire to help out if and when they do so.