16 items from 2015
As I understand it, Disney’s plans to reboot Indiana Jones are incredibly basic. All they’ve absolutely decided on so far is “Let’s reboot Indiana Jones, someday.”
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some experimentation going on, some daydreaming and chatting. Deadline capitalised on this a few weeks back by saying that the studio would like Chris Pratt to take the lead role and replace Harrison Ford. I’m sure they would, but there’s a lot to be done before Pratt would have a real offer to consider.
In their follow-up report, Deadline say that Steven Spielberg would like to direct the film. It’s no surprise – he’s proud of the series, and does feel some ownership. Moreso than, say, Jurassic Park, which was an adaptation of the novel by Michael Crichton.
It bears repeating that there’s an awful lot of work done »
- Brendon Connelly
Fortitude, Season One, “Episode Three”
Written by Simon Donald
Directed by Sam Miller
Airs Thursdays at 10 pm (Et) on Pivot
Fortitude‘s nebulous two-part pilot promised mysteries on a cosmic scale; by offering sparse dialogue and dreamy imagery wreathed by the pristine whiteness magnanimous snow, creator Simon Donald and director Sam Miller seemed to be crafting a show more concerned with the ineffable than with cops and clues. Instead of establishing suspects and motive, excavating the nefarious underground ties that bind a small town, and strewing about red herrings, they suffused the frame with chilly melancholy. The serenity of a vast ice tundra is juxtaposed with the imminent dangers lurking above and below the permafrost. Fortitude has shades of The Killing‘s caustic theatrics and Donald’s Low Winter Sun, but none of the former’s genre-blind pretension. It’s serious not just in content but in form: any show »
- Greg Cwik
Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), Jurassic World is the fourth installment of the popular film franchise that originated with Steven Spielberg's 1993 film sci-fi actioner Jurassic Park based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park as originally envisioned by John Hammond, owned and operated by the Patel Corporation. After many years, Jurassic World's attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction created to re-spark customers' interest gravely backfires, drawing members of the park's staff -- including Owen (Chris »
- Pietro Filipponi
Last week, we learned that Lego Jurassic World would be hitting stores in June in time for the film's theatrical release. Chronicling the events of all four films in the Michael Crichton-created series, Lego Jurassic World seemed like a fun addition to the growing library of games the building toy company has had over the last decade. Now, we have a fun little teaser for Lego Jurassic World that features a T Rex in an awkward situation. No, there is no gameplay footage here, but we do get »
- Alex Maidy
Another Super Bowl has come and gone – my congratulations to the New England Patriots, and my sympathies to the Seattle Seahawks. But for cinephiles like me, the main draw of the Big Game is the new TV spots for upcoming movies. This year, there were a staggering fourteen movie spots shown during Super Bowl Xlix, and in this edition of Trailer Trashin’, I’ll give you my quick takes on some of them.
Premise: With S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats to humanity, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) attempts to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program with Ultron (James Spader), a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence. But the plan backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the real enemy and sets out to eradicate them from the Earth, and it is up to Iron Man, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans »
- Timothy Monforton
While not too many of us can afford a ticket to the real Jurassic World, we can keep an eye on the popular attraction with the newly launched Park Cam, which offers a live view of the day to day ongoings of this Dinosaur concentration camp for those rich enough to visit.
Universal Pictures has given their official Jurassic World website a major update with this streaming 'Park Cam'. Now, anyone can have access to more than a dozen locations throughout Isla Nublar, getting a bird's eye view into many of the theme park attractions. There is quite a bit of new footage here, and it isn't known how often this 'live' look will be updated.
Right now, fans and future tourists can check out the long wait at the Gyrosphere line, along with workers enjoying their lunch in the employee break room, the hourly arrival of the Isla Nublar ferry, »
During the Super Bowl, a world wide audience was given a brand new look at the highly anticipated sequel, Jurassic World. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Bd Wong and others in a modern follow-up to the hit series based on the novels of Michael Crichton and […]
The post ‘Jurassic World’ Super Bowl Commerical appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
The 1990′s introduced the world to Quentin Tarantino, saw the creation of the Nc-17 rating, and began the slow call toward fully computer animated films. It began the slow (still slow) movement toward a more diverse industry, with the first African-American director earning an Oscar nomination (John Singleton for “Boyz in the Hood”). And the year after one of the greatest years in the history of film, 1995 came plodding along, trying to keep up. So, for the first definitive list of 2015, we are going to look back 20 years at a year that, at first glance, doesn’t look so hot. It’s ripe with flops, but it’s also full of debuts, trailblazing beginnings, and better films than it gets credit for. But, the caveat still stands: this is not a “best of” list. In fact, there are a lot of bad movies on this list. But, they are movies that made a cultural impact, »
- Joshua Gaul
Jurassic World is the most anticipated Super Bowl movie ad, according to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 moviegoers this week. The latest look at the fourth installment of the Universal franchise, starring Chris Pratt, is the trailer filmgoers told Fandango they were most looking forward to seeing during the big game. In an earlier survey, Jurassic World ranked as moviegoers' fifth-most-anticipated film of 2015. The Colin Trevorrow-directed revival of the Michael Crichton franchise is set to hit theaters on June 12. See more 30 of 2015's Most Anticipated Movies: 'Star Wars', 'Tomorrowland', 'Furious 7',
- Hilary Lewis
The upcoming HBO series Westworld is one we can’t wait to see. The show uses Michael Crichton‘s original film as a starting point — it provides the concept of an amusement park for adults that is staffed by automatons, and where things break down and cause some very big problems. (Not unlike that other Crichton […]
- Russ Fischer
Viewers saw the wild, wild West get a high-tech twist in 1973’s Westworld, the late Michael Crichton’s directorial debut that takes place in an adult amusement park populated by androids. Next year HBO is bringing us back to the park with their series reimagining of Crichton’s cautionary technology tale, and now the first photo of Ed Harris as the villainous Man in Black has been released.
EW unveiled the first image of Ed Harris as The Man in Black, a character described as “the distillation of pure villainy into one man.” Last month, a photo of Ingrid Bolsø Berdal’s character taking aim with a rifle was also released.
“A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin”, Westworld is a drama series comprised of one-hour episodes that will premiere on HBO in 2015. The show is executive produced, written, and directed by Jonathan Nolan »
- Derek Anderson
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got a new image from HBO’s upcoming Westworld TV adaptation, featuring Ed Harris as The Man in Black, a character described as “the distillation of pure villainy into one man”…
Based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name, Westworld is produced by Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight), Lisa Joy (Burn Notice) and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), and will see Harris joined in the cast by the likes of Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World), James Marsden (X-Men), Ingrid Bolso Berdal (Hercules), Eddie Rouse (American Gangster), Demetrius Grosse (Justified), Kyle Bornheimer (Bachelorette), Currie Graham (Murder in the First), Lena Georgas (Ray Donovan), Steven Ogg (Grand Theft Auto V), Timothy Lee DePriest (With the Angels), Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood), Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Game: Mockingjay), Rodrigo Santoro (300: Rise of an Empire), Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope), Angela Sarafyan (The Immigrant), and Simon Quarterman »
- Gary Collinson
One of the most intriguing new series set to screen this year is HBO's remake of Michael Crichton's 1973 feature "Westworld" about a futuristic theme park where visitors interact with lifelike androids who one day fight back.
It's a familiar story, but series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy tell EW that by doing it as a much darker and more adult TV series, they get to explore a lot more nuance than the film ever did:
"The glory of doing it as a series is that you get to kind of dance in the little spaces that were left unexplored. In a film, you only have a finite amount of time, and you're so concerned with saying what happened and making it a gripping short story with a satisfying ending.
But in a TV series, you can really take a novelistic approach and explore characters that you wouldn't ordinarily see, »
- Garth Franklin
One of the most highly-anticipated shows coming to the small screen this year is HBO's Westworld, based on the 1973 film of the same name which marked the directorial debut of author/filmmaker Michael Crichton. Following the first two photos from the series released last month, Entertainment Weekly has yet another new photo that showcases a different look at Ed Harris as the robotic Gunslinger, originally played by Yul Brynner in the Westworld movie.
Entertainment Weekly also spoke with series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who offered details on the show, which doesn't have a premiere date set at this time. Westworld is set in a futuristic theme park where visitors interact with lifelike android robots, until one day when the robots strike back against the humans. When asked how they went about converting a single movie into a weekly TV series, Lisa Joy had this to say.
"The glory »
Here's what you already know: HBO's upcoming Westworld is an adaptation of the 1973 film written and directed by visionary author Michael Crichton. Like the author's best-known work, Jurassic Park, it's about a theme park where rather unique attractions (in Westworld's case, lifelike androids) break from their assigned roles and kill the guests. HBO's series version is from Interstellar and The Dark Knight co-writer Jonathan Nolan (brother of director Christopher) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice), along with mega-producer J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk. It boasts an impressive cast led by Anthony Hopkins (in his first TV series regular role), James Marsden, »
- James Hibberd
Every year, TV networks trot out a raft of new offerings to compete for viewers’ eyeballs — an increasingly difficult task, given the ever-growing number of options available to the public. But even in what some have dubbed the new Golden Age of Television, there are bound to be some shows that are less deserving of your time than others.
In 2015, the viewing public will be faced with choices that include, not one, but two new shows from “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan; an update on iconic sitcom “The Odd Couple;” and a comedy starring “Saturday Night Live” alum Will Forte »
- Wrap TV Team
16 items from 2015
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