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Earlier in the week we got our first look at the hotly-anticipated fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise with the arrival of the first trailer for Jurassic World. Since then, we’ve heard director Colin Trevorrow discussing the use of CGI – particularly for the park’s gate – and now he’s spoken in some depth about the trailer during an interview with Empire.
On the introduction of the genetically engineered hybrid ‘D-Rex': “There is no shortage of awesome [real] dinosaurs. We could have populated this entire story with new species that haven’t been in any of these movies. But this new creation is what gave me a reason to tell another Jurassic Park story. We have the most awe-inspiring creatures to ever walk the Earth right in front of us, but for some reason that’s not enough. We’re always hungry for the next thing, and those who »
- Gary Collinson
The director of the upcoming Jurassic World movie has teased the inclusion of a new dinosaur species.
Colin Trevorrow explained that the plot of the latest sequel is driven by the public's constant need for something bigger and better.
"There is no shortage of awesome [real] dinosaurs," he said in an interview with Empire magazine.
"We could have populated this entire story with new species that haven't been in any of these movies. But this new creation is what gave me a reason to tell another Jurassic Park story.
"We have the most awe-inspiring creatures to ever walk the Earth right in front of us, but for some reason that's not enough," Trevorrow added.
"We're always hungry for the next thing, and those who profit from it are always looking to feed that hunger.
"The focus groups want something bigger than a T-Rex. And that's what they get."
The director also »
In some of the most hilarious and yet candid tweets, she details conversations with her family, making it feel like we were right there with her.
Photos: The Best Celebrity Thanksgiving Feasts
The 37-year-old incorporated plugs for her CBS TV show Mom in a witty way by sharing what her mother was saying and what her 2-year-old son responded in the ultimate Thanksgiving throw down.
The first of 18 tweets came on Thursday at 7:18 Am.
My mother just told me I look so much better without makeup. More coming! I'm in hawaii and it's only 718 am! #ThanksgivingThrowdown
— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) November 27, 2014
724 am. She just asked me if I'm good about cleaning my garbage disposal. #ThanksgivingThrowdown
— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) November 27, 2014
"I'm so happy we packed enough food so »
From attending festive parades or just hanging at home with loved ones, stars like Chris Pratt, Nina Dobrev, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner have been kicking off the long weekend by sharing sweet, silly photos of their Thanksgiving celebrations. Channing Tatum, Portia de Rossi, and Neil Patrick Harris followed suit, and we even got a glimpse of Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello's sweet holiday Pda. Scroll through to see how your favorite celebrities are spending the Thanksgiving weekend! »
Hold on to your butts. Earlier this week Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures released the first trailer for director Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World. It seems like a lot of fans were disappointed by its lack of dinosaurs. I'm sure there are going to be plenty of terrifying bloodthirsty dinos in the film, though, so I wouldn't worry.
Trevorrow recently did an interview with Empire to discuss movie and the trailer that was released. A few of the questions that the trailer raised were: Why would these people genetically create a new dinosaur, has Chris Pratt's character trained the Velociraptors and will we see the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex? About this new dino creation, he said,
“This new creation is what gave me a reason to tell another Jurassic Park story. We have the most awe-inspiring creatures to ever walk the Earth right in front of us, but for some reason that’s not enough. »
- Joey Paur
What’s that coming over the hill? It’s a trailer. It’s a trailer.
That’s right – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (or, Episode VII to its mates) has its first trailer. There’s also plot rumours of Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spin-off movie (bounty hunter heist, anyone?), the wonderful ‘oh-please-tell-me-you-didn’t-just-create-a-super-mutant-dinosaur’ antics of Jurassic World’s first trailer and James Cameron finally speaks on the Avatar sequels. Hear about all that and much, much more in this week’s Movie Newsgasm…
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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- Oli Davis
Dinosaur fever is spreading throughout the nation after the first trailer for Jurassic World debuted earlier this week, along with new details from director Colin Trevorrow yesterday. Today, Universal Pictures has updated the official website for this highly-anticipated adventure, which includes a viral video and photos of a few of the different dinosaurs. The viral video is essentially an advertisement for the Isla Nublar Hilton resort, showcasing the numerous amenities this hotel and resort has to offer.
The website itself is chocked full of tidbits, some of which reference the original 1993 classic, Jurassic Park. The park features a restaurant named Winston's, a reference to the late Stan Winston, who designed the dinosaur animatronics for the original Jurassic Park. If you look at the restaurant's menu, the top right entree is the Chilean Sea Bass, the same meal that the original Jurassic Park characters had before going on their mission. There »
While I'm fine overall with the Jurassic World trailer teaser (my only real issue was the incomplete CG, which isn't a complaint at all considering the fact it will all be done in time for the release of the finished film), a few people had some nagging questions about the giant aquatic dinosaur and the seemingly friendly nature of the Velociraptors Chris Pratt rides with in the final shot of the teaser. But now director Colin Trevorrow (after addressing some of the CG concerns earlier this week) has endeavored to answer a few of those questions. Hit the jump for what he has to say about the new dinosaurs in the film. Jurassic World is due in theaters in 2D, 3D and IMAX on June 12, 2015. The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy and Judy Greer. Also, the »
- Evan Dickson
Um, can we spend Thanksgiving with Chris Pratt and Anna Faris next year?! Hollywood's cutest couple celebrated the holiday in the Aloha State, and Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris uploaded a video to Facebook Thursday. "I shot the most amazing video today! Just crazy!!!! No joke!! Hawaii has always been so wonderful to me," he wrote. "#HappyThanksgiving #SoMuchToBeThankfulFor #NotThatLizardThough #ExceptHesFamousNow #ButStillDamn #EgretLife #RainbowToo!!!!" If you listen closely, you can hear the actor's 2-year-old son, Jack Pratt, repeating the word "no" in the background. Too cute! Anna, meanwhile, hilariously live-tweeted her conversations with family. The Mom star »
We live in a world where people never seem to be satisfied with anything. They want to see the next big thing. Director Colin Trevorrow said that was the idea behind the genetically modified dinosaur in Jurassic World. This new dinosaur, known as D-Rex, was created because park-goers had a desire to see a dinosaur that was even bigger than a T-Rex. Based on the trailer, it looks like they'll end up regretting that. Below, is a leaked image of the mutant dinosaur. Outside of a Lego figure, this is our first look at the creature. Enjoy! Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, »
Following on from the release of the trailer for "Jurassic World" earlier this week, the film's director Colin Trevorrow has broken it down for Empire and in the descriptions has dropped a couple of new tidbits about the highly anticipated sequel.
As we know, and as the trailer sets out, the film sees us returning to the original Jurassic Park location of Isla Nublar (rather than the Isla Sorna of the two previous sequels). Now, it's a working theme park with live dinosaurs that attracts millions every year.
Trevorrow says in the film, the park has been open since 2005. The company of Masrani Global bought InGen after John Hammond's passing and had the very earnest mission of realising his dream. The action though is set in the present day, the park having been opened for nearly a decade and everyone's comfortable with how it operates.
Spielberg is the one »
- Garth Franklin
It was absent from the first trailer earlier this week, but an image is doing the rounds online which claims to show the hybrid ‘D-Rex’ from next year’s dino-sequel Jurassic World. We have no idea if this is legit or not, but it does match the design of the leaked Lego set that we were kindly asked to remove. Here you go, and sorry about the quality…
See Also: Watch the Jurassic World trailer here
Jurassic World is set for release on June 12th 2015, with a cast that includes stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (Terminator Salvation), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Bd Wong (Jurassic Park), Irrfan Khan (The Amazing Spider-Man), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), and Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black »
- Gary Collinson
This week has seen the release of the game-changing Guardians Of The Galaxy on DVD and Blu-ray and now we’ve got these two exclusive bonus clips to share with Thn readers!
In case you’ve been living where there’s no media coverage for anything, Guardians Of The Galaxy is one of the best ensembles I’ve seen on the big screen since Marvel’s other super-team The Avengers. Focusing around Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), who steals a mysterious orb in outer space, he becomes the centre of a manhunt led by villain Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team, Quill pulls together a team of outcasts in order to take back the galaxy – and it’s all sound-tracked by an awesome mix-tape.
These clips feature James Gunn and his involvement of bringing Groot into reality, plus a look at his relationship with Oreo – the real »
- Dan Bullock
Last week, Universal Pictures announced that the first trailer for Jurassic World will debut on NBC during the Thanksgiving day NFL game. Surprisingly, the studio decided to launch the trailer on Tuesday, giving fans their first look two days early. If you're in need of more insight into this highly-anticipated adventure, arriving in theaters June 12, 2015, director Colin Trevorrow revealed plenty of new plot details to Empire, along with new photos from the trailer.
The plot is set on Isla Nublar, the original Jurassic Park location, 22 years after the original. The story takes place at a working theme park with live dinosaurs that attracts millions of visitors every year. Colin Trevorrow clarified that the park itself has been open since 2005. Take a look at the photos from the trailer along with the director commentary, which brings some added insight into what is being shown:
"Trailers are tough, you have to satisfy »
It’s been a mere two days since the first trailer for Jurassic World roared online and already fans and critics alike have dissected seemingly every frame. Some even took to the idea of a genetically-modified dinosaur immediately, while others were more critical of the reboot’s B-movie-esque plot.
But Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda this is not, and the film’s director, Colin Trevorrow, spoke to Empire about the key moments from the recently-released trailer and how he considers a man-made dinosaur to be the natural evolution of the franchise.
“There is no shortage of awesome [real] dinosaurs. We could have populated this entire story with new species that haven’t been in any of these movies. But this new creation is what gave me a reason to tell another Jurassic Park story. We have the most awe-inspiring creatures to ever walk the Earth right in front of us, but for some reason that’s not enough. »
- Michael Briers
Arriving earlier than expected, Universal has debuted the first trailer for Jurassic World in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. And with it comes our first real look at this true sequel to the 1993 original Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg. While Spielberg is back as a producer this time out, the reigns have been handed over to Colin Trevorrow, best known for his low budget time travel comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. Word is still out on whether this will live up to the standards set by beloved franchise, but there is no denying that the footage is exciting, beautifully shot, and holds quite a few surprises of its own. It also carefully plays to our nostalgia for the first movie, which is now more than twenty years old. Paying homage to classic shots, and bringing back some important visual references, this first Jurassic World sneak peek recalls what has come before it like a champ. »
Two days ago, the first Jurassic World trailer burst out of its paddock, sparking fevered analysis of its every shot and line of dialogue. Questions abound. Is the idea of a man-made dinosaur a stroke of genius or B-movie schlock? How is Chris Pratt’s character, Owen, riding a motorcycle alongside velociraptors without having his guts clawed out? And what’s the deal with that natty leather waistcoat?Colin Trevorrow took time out of his post-production schedule to talk exclusively to Empire. For his full guided tour through the trailer, click here. But if you can’t wait, here are some of his juiciest quotes.Answering fans questioning why Jurassic World is introducing a brand-new, lab-designed dinosaur (which unconfirmed rumours suggest is called the “D-Rex”), Trevorrow says, “There is no shortage of awesome [real] dinosaurs. We could have populated this entire story with new species that haven’t been in any of these movies. »
Jurassic World Trailer. Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World (2015) movie trailer stars Chris Pratt, Judy Greer, Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Jake Johnson. Jurassic World‘s plot synopsis: “Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, [...]
Continue reading: Jurassic World (2015) Movie Trailer: The Park is Open with Hybrid Dino »
- Rollo Tomasi
Long before Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters, earlier versions of the screenplay featured the popular Marvel character Richard Rider, a.k.a. Nova, with Nathan Fillion rumored to play him at one point. Although he never ended up in the movie, concept art illustrations released in August showed us what Nova may have looked like on the big screen. Now that Guardians of the Galaxy is a huge hit, with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 already in the works, director James Gunn was asked on his Facebook page over the weekend if Nova may be popping up in the sequel. Unfortunately for Nova fans, he will not be included in the story.
"I don't want Nova right now because I think Quill being the only earthling is important. That serves the entire moviegoing audience and not just the handful of Nova fans. Sorry if that upsets you."
The director didn't »
What do voters have against movies that are well-made — and also as entertaining as hell?
Among this year’s typically serious and/or weighty crop of frontrunners, there are at least three dramas set during wartime (“Unbroken,” “American Sniper” and “The Imitation Game”) and a slew of biopics (all three of the previously mentioned films, “Selma,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Wild.”) All of these films, along with “Foxcatcher,” are based on true stories.
But can’t Oscar make room for some titles that represent exceedingly well-crafted fun? While a “District 9” might slip in from time to time, odds are fairly slim that “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a film that critics and audiences adored, will sneak into the best picture noms. Over at Rotten Tomatoes, “Guardians” is sitting pretty with a 90% fresh rating, higher than many frontrunners (“Theory of Everything”: 82%, “Imitation Game”: 84%, “Foxcatcher”: 85%.) The film was »
- Jenelle Riley
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