Universal Studios has pegged a date for the sequel of the box-office hit "Jurassic World" and it is set to bow in theaters on June 22, 2018, a Friday. It is the only movie so far that will be showing on that date. The sequel, temporarily called "Jurassic World 2" hopes to follow or top the success of the first movie which became the third biggest box-office film worldwide, even surpassing Marvel's "The Avengers."
According to a Forbes report, Steven Spielberg will be executive producer under Amblin Entertainment. He will joined by Frank Marshall. The film does not have a director attached to it yet, as Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first film, declined to helm the sequel. He will write the screenplay with Derek Connolly and will be an executive producer as well.
Chris Pratt is definitely returning to reprise his role as Owen Grady. Bryce Dallas Howard will also return as Claire Dearing. Beyond these two, no other casting confirmations have been made so far. more >>
Charlie Hunnam was on the set for Guy Ritchie's upcoming "King Arthur" when he discussed the shortcomings of Guillermo Del Toro's 2013 mecha-kaiju hit "Pacific Rim."
"I think world creation and monster creation and all of that stuff is exciting as a secondary element of storytelling. When it becomes more important than storytelling, I get very nervous, and you sort of lose me a little bit. Although we tried very hard on Pacific Rim to marry those two elements, I do feel like ultimately it got weighed heavier on the side of spectacle than storytelling," the actor said.
With the coming of its sequel which is scheduled to commence production this fall, the 35-year-old actor shared his hopes of a well-balanced movie. more >>
The "Green Lantern" reboot project once again points out to the involvement of a "Furious 7" actor who was previously rooted by fans to play as one of the Corps members.
Tyrese Gibson was at the Blu-ray outing for his latest film with the late Paul Walker in Abu Dhabi this week. The 36-year-old recalled how he got involved with the superhero talks as well as revealed some surprising developments that could suggest a casting deal.
"Well I was innocent from the beginning. I was at home eating a bowl of Lucky Charms in my drawers, my ugly feet were out, and I got about six direct messages on Instagram with photos of me as the Green Lantern," he told Collider. "This particular fan who did this fan art said that there was a community of people that had been talking for like a month and a half about who they think would be the best Green Lantern and they all picked me. I said to them, 'I took the oath, and I am going to commit myself to this process of seeing what's possible.'" more >>
Another science fiction film is getting a remake. This time, it's the 1976 "Logan's Run," a science fiction film about a dystopian society whose way of dealing with overpopulation and its stress on society's resources is to kill citizens by the time they reach the age of 30. The remake has long been in the works, but it recently got a big jumpstart when Warner Bros. found the film a writer.
Simon Kinberg, who is also known for his work in superhero films like "Fantastic Four," "X-Men: Apocalypse," and "Deadpool," as well as his work in the Star Wars cinematic universe including the Anthology films, has been hired by Warner Bros. to come up with the treatment for the remake.
Aside from coming up with the story treatment, Kinberg will also be producing along with Joel Silver. The full script, the report said, will be handled by another writer to be hired later on. more >>
After becoming one of the highest grossing films in history, following James Cameron's "Titanic" (no. 2) and "Avatar" (no. 1), Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World" is now confirmed to get a sequel which will be released in June 2018, according to reports.
The movie, which opened in theaters in June, earned roughly about 1.5 billion U.S. dollars in worldwide ticket sales so it shouldn't come as a surprise when Universal Pictures greenlighted the project.
The sequel is slated to see Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprising their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, respectively. more >>
The director of the first two "Harry Potter" movies, Chris Columbus, expressed his interest in doing a sequel which will take place after the events of "Deathly Hallows" Part 1 and 2.
Earlier this week, Columbus discussed his new film "Pixels."
The conversation eventually touched on the issue of having another big screen project which will continue to tell the tales of Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint). Apparently, there are still a lot of stories to tell about the trio. more >>