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Yesterday it was revealed that Jeff Goldblum has joined the cast of Jurassic World 2 and now we have new information about another tie to Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. Director J.A. Boyana and star Chris Pratt have both previously stated that the sequel will be much darker than Jurassic World and a little more like the first Jurassic Park. As previously reported, Goldblum will reprise his character of Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic World 2 and the creepy Dilophosaurus as well as the T-Rex will also be returning. The sequel is filming now, so not much is known about specific plot points, but today we have a new piece of information that connects Jurassic World 2 to Jurassic Park.
In an interview with Larry King Now, James Cromwell elaborated about his role as Benjamin Lockwood in the film. Cromwell also sheds some more light on his character's relationship with John Hammond, »
Rory Bruer is retiring as head of worldwide distribution at Sony Pictures after four decades at the studio.
Sony does not plan to directly replace him. Bruer, who has deep ties with theater owners, will segue into an advisory role at the studio. Adrian Smith and Steven O’Dell will handle domestic and international distribution, respectively. They will report directly to Josh Greenstein, president of worldwide marketing and distribution.
“Though I knew in my heart that the time was right to begin to pull back, it’s hard to let go of a place that has been a part of my life for so long — so when they asked me to stay on as an advisor, I jumped at the chance,” Bruer wrote in a letter to staff. “Not everybody gets to begin this next chapter on their own terms, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity.”
Bruer first »
- Brent Lang
Author: Zehra Phelan
It comes as no surprise that some of our most heinous historical world events have become the subject of a cinematic depiction. As audiences wanting their thirst for great cinema and intrigue in world issues grow we have had, in the naughties alone, Roman Polanski deliver The Pianist in 2002 and more recently László Nemes’ Son of Saul to quench our desire. Even this week, we have the release of Terry George’s The Promise which tells the story of the Armenian Genocide in the final years of the Ottoman Empire with Oscar Isaac, Charlotte LeBon and Christian Bale hitting our cinemas.
Whether these events are genocides, horrific murders, acts of terrorism or even demonic paranormal activities, our quest for knowledge, understanding and feeling has inspired filmmakers for years. Their films set out to shine a light on the atrocities and suffering of man, and act to empower »
- Zehra Phelan
Ben Robins on Guardians of the Galaxy and its exploitation influences…
Exploitation is a bit of a nasty word no matter the context, and in the movie world, it usually means something cheap and in many cases, derivative. It’s never properly been defined, and doing so here without page after page of background would prove tough, but the term, in a nutshell, is usually used to describe low-brow ‘B-movies’ that rip-off or ‘exploit’ mainstream heavy-hitters. After Steven Spielberg’s Jaws there was Michael Anderson’s Orca, and Joe Dante’s Piranha. After The Italian Job there was everything from Death Race 2000 to Vanishing Point (that was in itself, lovingly rejigged for Tarantino’s 2007 exploitation send-up Death Proof). They make just enough from the cult crowd but very rarely breach the dominant markets. Unless, of course, the film’s name is something stupid enough to go viral, like Sharknado. »
- Ben Robins
TriStar Pictures will partner with the Mark Gordon Company, the C.S. Lewis Company, and Entertainment One on the project with Mark Gordon, Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham, Vincent Sieber, and Melvin Adams producing the pic. “Life of Pi” scribe David Magee adapted the script.
“Joe is a wonderful storyteller who is equally at home in the biggest franchises and the most intimate character pieces,” Gordon said. “Because C.S. Lewis’ story is iconic and epic, but also tender, personal, and emotional, he’s the perfect choice to bring ‘The Silver Chair’ to the screen.”
The “Narnia” franchise’s three films — “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Prince Caspian,” and “The Voyage of the Dawn »
- Justin Kroll
Life has, uh, found a way to make Jurassic Park fans very happy. Jurassic World 2 is currently filming and, if you weren't already excited about the next installment in the franchise, you probably should be. Why, may you ask? Well, because Jeff Goldblum is officially returning in Jurassic World 2 as Dr. Ian Malcolm.
The Hollywood Reporter has broke the news that Universal has officially managed to get Jeff Goldblum to reprise his iconic role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the upcoming Jurassic World sequel, which is set for release next summer. Unfortunately, their report wasn't able to confirm anything in the way of how large his role will be or how exactly he will factor into the story of Jurassic World 2, but having him back will definitely help get butts in seats. Jurassic World did exceedingly well at the box office but, outside of B.D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, »
Why being honest about AI stifles good storytelling.
Open any newspaper and you’ll find a profusion of articles and op-eds debating the future of artificial intelligence. Elon Musk is terrified of it. So is Jack Ma. Peter Thiel isn’t. The AI mania has even permeated the film world, which (the latest slew of “film is dead” articles warns us) will apparently not escape the automation boom. Of course, our public conversation about AI has long been tied to the cinema. As our own Sinead McCausland has pointed out, films have supplied the popular imagination with images and existential questions about AI since Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. But as AI gradually shifts from the realm of science fiction to that of reality, it’s worth examining the premises film has fed us about the technology, and asking whether they’ll serve us well in the coming decades.
There is a special circle in hell reserved »
- Jake Orthwein
Back on screens and in fine form Supergirl Season Two gives us a Silicon Valley bad boy with seemingly nefarious intentions barely out of Pampers. He may be the head of a global brand but Jack Spheer, played by iZombie’s Rahul Kohli is smooth, intelligent and media friendly enough to slot right into National City. Similar to other high functioning entrepreneurs who populate this town, he has the latest medical breakthrough at his finger tips and a romantic back history with power player Lena Luthor. Something which opens up the episode and gives our shady Bff to Kara Danvers a little more substance.
What Katie McGrath has done with Lena Luthor within the confines of Season Two should not be overlooked. Not only has she grounded a comic book character within the limited forty minute screen time, »
- Gary Collinson
Why so glum, chum? Movies are fun and they need watching.
In the immortal words of Shane Black via Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight, “Life is pain. Get used to it.” These days life has been really painful though, and it’s not so easy to get used to it. Thankfully movies are always here to pick us up when we need it, or bring us down if we’re looking to wallow. This month we’ve made a list of movies that will leave you smiling and feeling good about humanity after you watch them — at least for a little while. Click on their titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.
Pick of the Month: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
It’s possible that Big Trouble in Little China might be the stupidest movie ever made. It’s about a fast-talking, rock-stupid, man-child truck driver battling Asian mystics over the fate of his »
- Nathan Adams
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
The last weekend of April, and the “slower” spring movie season is ending this weekend, leading directly into the start of the lucrative summer box office next week. As has been the case in past years, the last couple weekends in April see a couple movies hoping to bring in any amount of money before the first big summer blockbuster, and other movies that will steal away their theaters. Last weekend was pretty sad, but hopefully a few of this weekend’s movies will fare better.
The movie that stands the best chance at finding an audience this weekend is the tech industry thriller The Circle »
- Edward Douglas
Not many people get to know celebrities beyond their public persona — but Sherry Lansing has worked with the best.
The former Paramount Studios CEO, and the first woman to ever be president of a major movie studio, is telling all in a new book about her life, Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the Making of a Hollywood Groundbreaker. Though she retired in 2005 after decades in the business, the former exec still fondly remembers her time in Hollywood and is talking to People about some of the movie superstars she worked with.
Read on for behind-the-scenes stories straight from the »
- Ale Russian
In some of the best casting news of the week, actor Jeff Goldblum has joined the cast of Jurassic World 2, reprising his role of Ian Malcolm. The Wrap broke the news of the actor’s casting in the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel who we last saw in Steven Spielberg’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park back in 1997.
Goldblum joins the already cast Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Jones, James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin, Rafe Spall, B.D. Wong and Justice Smith in the film, which is now shooting.
Related News: Jurassic World 2
Jurassic World, released in 2015 is now the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time, earning $1.67 billion worldwide. Jurassic World 2 will release next summer via Universal Pictures. June 22, 2018 is the date for your calendars. We are hearing that a massive $250 million has been allocated to the sequel – that’s $100 million more than the first movie. Wow.
Jeff Goldblum will next »
- Paul Heath
Disney have got out their pen and paper and set release dates for a bunch of forthcoming sequel and big-budget blockbusters. The Mouse House have slotted in releases for the likes of Star Wars: Episode IX, the new Indiana Jones movie and lots more.
As expected, Star Wars: Episode IX will debut in cinemas in 2019, but actually six months earlier on May 24, 2019, breaking from tradition of debuting a new sequel in December. The studio has also set a release for the fifth Indiana Jones movie. That film, which will reunite Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg, was set for July 2019, but will now release on July 10, 2020.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 has been pushed back seven months, moving from March 9, 2018 to November 21, 2018. Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time has been pulled forward from April 6, 2018 release to March 9, 2018.
- Paul Heath
There are surely many fans who would love to see Goldblum play chaos theorist and stylish mathematician Ian Malcolm, the character from Michael Crichton's novel that he brought to life so memorably in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Goldblum's infinitely quotable take on Malcolm did not appear in Jurassic Park III, which instead featured the return of Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant and Laura Dern as Ellie.
- Derek Anderson
J.A. Bayona is directing the next installment. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster “Jurassic World.” The sequel also stars Justice Smith, James Cromwell, and Toby Jones.
Goldblum co-starred in 1993’s “Jurassic Park” and in 1997’s “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” but was absent from “Jurassic World.” He played the quick-witted mathematician Ian Malcolm, who managed to survive in both films.
At one point in “Jurassic Park,” he’s told by Richard Attenborough’s John Hammond, “All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!” Goldblum responded, “Yeah, but, John, if the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.”
- Dave McNary
The Star Wars saga is moving from December to May, and the fifth Indiana Jones movie will be pushed back a year from July 2019 to 2020, according to a new rundown of release dates from Walt Disney Studios.
The young Han Solo movie, starring Alden Ehrenreich, is already breaking the winter cycle for the Star Wars stand-alones, with its release of May 25, 2018, but now we see the saga films will shift back to that traditional springtime berth with Episode 9. That follow-up to this December’s The Last Jedi will be in theaters on May 24, 2019.
The other major move in the announcement »
- Anthony Breznican
Disney have just announced a major slew of release dates. Star Wars Episode IX will now round off the third Star Wars trilogy on May 24th 2019. Just over a year later, on July 10th, 2020 the next Indiana Jones movie arrives, with Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford back in the seat and fedora respectively. And you expect the Frozen sequel to finally let it go (sorry) on November 27th 2019. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Harrison Ford will be coming back as one of his most iconic characters at least one last time, but a little later than we previously thought. Today it was announced by Disney and Lucasfilm that Indiana Jones 5 will be hitting theaters on July 10, 2020, which puts it right in the heart of the summer movie season. When the project was initially announced, it was pegged for a July 19, 2019, release date, but things have been delayed a bit. Still, we are getting some more Indy action.
The announcement was made by Lucasfilm via StarWars.com, with Lucasfilm also locking down a May 24, 2019, release date for Star Wars: Episode IX. As for the original July 19, 2019, release date, Disney is finding a way to make use of that as well, by putting out their upcoming remake of The Lion King on that day. Waste not, want not. In the announcement, it was confirmed that, »
The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates.
In addition, the fifth chapter of the Indiana Jones series is now confirmed for a July 10, 2020 release. Both Steven Spielberg, director of every Indiana Jones film, and star Harrison Ford will return.
- Melissa Thompson
Although they don't have official titles yet, Star Wars: Episode IX and the new Indiana Jones movies can now be marked down on calendars, because The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm have given each film a release date, with Indiana Jones pushed back on the calendar from its initial slot.
As revealed on StarWars.com, Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theaters on May 24th, 2019.
The fifth Indiana Jones movie, featuring the return of Steven Spielberg as the director and Harrison Ford in the titular role, is now set to come out on July 10th, 2020, a little less than one year after its initially planned July 19th, 2019 release date.
We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed.
From StarWars.com: "The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates.
Star Wars: Episode IX is now set for release »
- Derek Anderson
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