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Happy Thanksgiving everybody! With today being Turkey Day, I wanted to do something a little special (in between eating and watching football, of course), which is to look at some films we should give thanks for this year. 2015 has been an interesting year, and as a way to tie it all in to the holiday, I’m showing you all what to be thankful for, cinematically. Obviously, real life is more important than movies, but I’m just looking at the films and flicks that fit this profile, as it were. Again, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours…hopefully it’s a great one, filled with family, friends, and food! Here now are a half dozen bits of cinema that we should be giving thanks to this year: Creed – First up, give thanks to this movie for being as wonderful as it is and relaunching a franchise on this holiday weekend. »
- Joey Magidson
Wrap. Thanks to the best crew in NY, @maddieziegler @jacobtremblay @jaedenlieberher and the incredible Naomi Watts. pic.twitter.com/GAF2YUWSrq
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) November 21, 2015
Scripted by novelist and comic book writer Gregg Hurwitz, The Book of Henry follows “a precocious little boy, being raised by his single mother and serving as a surrogate father to his younger brother, who develops feelings for the girl next door and, to protect her from ongoing harm at the hands of her father, plots a murder.”
The Book of Henry is set for release next year, with a cast that includes Naomi Watts (Birdman), Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Maddie Ziegler (Dance Moms), Lee Pace (Guardians of the Galaxy), Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back) and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad »
- Gary Collinson
Director Colin Trevorrow tweeted today that principal photography has wrapped in New York City on The Book Of Henry for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. From an original screenplay by novelist Gregg Hurwitz, Henry‘s specifics have been kept largely under wraps and we won’t say much more than it seems to be about kids but is very much not a kids movie. The cast includes Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, Jaeden Lieberher and Maddie Ziegler. Wrap. Thanks to the best crew in NY, @ma… »
“The Women of Hollywood Speak Out” in Maureen Dowd’s extensive New York Times Magazine cover story taking on sexism that permeates the entertainment industry. Dowd spoke with over 100 female actresses, executives and filmmakers for the piece published Friday, weaving in stories of how women have been passed over for top entertainment roles in favor of their male counterparts. She starts with the story of how Colin Trevorrow ingratiated himself to “The Incredibles” director Brad Bird, which landed him in front of Steven Spielberg, and eventually got him the director and co-writer role for “Jurassic World.” Also Read: Reese Witherspoon Rips Hollywood. »
- Jordan Chariton
Let it be known that Disney and Lucasfilm have big plans for their Star Wars cinematic universe, and though they may not be mapped out point to point and scene for scene, it’s fair to say that the companies have a general idea about the rebooted trilogy and the Anthology series. Should all release dates remain in place, that would place Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX as the final installment in this run of new movies – but what of the future beyond 2019?
While it’s difficult to imagine that Trevorrow’s mainline installmnet will evoke the same levels of excitement as the soon-to-be-released Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it would be foolish to assume that Disney would simply retire the IP after building – and hopefully maintaining – such a tremendous amount of goodwill. Don’t fret, because the studios appear to be confident of the franchise’s evergreen status. »
- Michael Briers
Jeff Shell may be one of the most powerful executives in the movie business, but in cliquish Hollywood, he remains something of an outsider. And, for the studio he heads, that’s proven to be a good thing.
Because Shell spent most of his career in television, climbing up the ranks of conglomerates like Comcast and Fox, the industry reaction in 2013 to his appointment as chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group was, “Jeff who?” “I had zero experience,” says the 50-year-old executive, in his first sit-down interview since taking the job. “I didn’t really know the movie business at all, and I have to say, it is the hardest business I’ve ever worked in.”
Art Streiber for Variety; Grooming: Juanita Lyon at Fr8me Management
- Brent Lang
After sparking arguments with his claims about female directors — most notably that "female directors in our industry are not interested in doing a piece of studio business for its own sake" — this summer, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow seems to have learned a thing or two about the challenges faced by female directors in the industry. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Trevorrow sat down with Tanya Wexler, director of Hysteria and one of the most prominent critics of Trevorrow's comments, to discuss their dispute over coffee in New York's Theater District. "He said something where he stuck his foot in his mouth a little bit," Wexler said of the meeting, "But I feel like it came from a place of wanting to be a person who actually engaged in the conversation and even is trying to change the situation, trying to promote women to direct."Wexler had previously called Trevorrow's tweets, »
- Jackson McHenry
This story first appeared in the Nov. 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. There has been a ceasefire in the battle between Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and indie filmmaker Tanya Wexler. In August, the Star Wars: Episode IX helmer suggested in a tweet that "many of the top female directors in our industry are not interested in doing a piece of studio business for its own sake. These filmmakers have clear voices and stories to tell that don't necessarily involve superheroes or spaceships or dinosaurs." That sparked an outraged
- Tatiana Siegel
From Richard Pryor to the 1978 holiday show and the notorious Ewok movies, there’s a long history of the film franchise turning to the dark side: TV specials
Star Wars has had a relationship with TV almost from the off, but it has taken decades for them to get things right. In 1977, early adopters included the Donnie & Marie show with guest stars C-3Po, R2-D2 and Chewbacca along with some camp, dancing stormtroopers and Kris Kristofferson as Han Solo – starting a tradition of celebs dressing up as Star Wars characters that continues to this day with tonight’s Children in Need sketch.
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- Phelim O'Neill
Aside from George Lucas, one of the most important figures in the legacy of Star Wars is arguably Lawrence Kasdan. The filmmaker made his screenwriting debut on 1980's Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, co-writing the script with Leigh Brackett, and he returned to co-write Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi with George Lucas himself. More than 30 years later, he returned to co-write Star Wars: The Force Awakens with J.J. Abrams, and he is also writing the Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie with his son Jon Kasdan, which is set for release on May 25, 2018. During a new interview with the German newspaper Bild (translated by The Supernaughts), the writer revealed that the Han Solo Movie will be his last Star Wars film.
"This is my last film for this saga. I did not even want to do this last one anymore, but my family loved the idea. »
Given Jurassic World’s runaway success at the box office this summer, where it earned $1.67 billion to become the third-biggest movie of all time, it came as little surprise when Universal announced a sequel for 2018. And, it will also come as little surprise that the studio has plans for another sequel to complete the Jurassic World trilogy.
“Colin Trevorrow is busy working on an outline [for Jurassic World 2],” Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley tells THR. “He’s been working with Steven Spielberg. And they have an idea for the next two movies actually. It was designed as a trilogy, unbeknown to us. It’s a happy surprise.”
Having signed on to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow won’t be back to helm the next instalment, with a recent report suggesting that Universal had courted J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) for the job, »
- Gary Collinson
In just over one month, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally hit theaters nationwide, the first in a new trilogy that will also spawn three spinoff movies all set within the growing Star Wars universe. The first spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the next sequel Star Wars: Episode VIII are already in production, with fans set to get a new Star Wars movie every year, until at least 2019. Director J.J. Abrams has already started making the press rounds for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, teasing in a new interview with Wired how Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be connected to Rian Johnson's Star Wars: Episode VIII.
"The script for VIII is written. I'm sure rewrites are going to be endless, like they always are. But what Larry (Kasdan) and I did was set up certain key relationships, certain key questions, conflicts. »
Proving that the only thing more inevitable than scientists going too far in blockbuster franchises is Hollywood committing to those franchises way in advance, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that, back at the lab, director Colin Trevorrow is cooking up not one, but two Jurassic World sequels. "Colin Trevorrow is busy working on an outline," Langley said in a roundtable conversation. "He's been working with Steven [Spielberg]. And they have an idea for the next two movies, actually. It was designed as a trilogy, unbeknownst to us. It's a happy surprise." News of the first sequel broke quickly after Jurassic World broke all sorts of box-office records this summer, with the promise that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard would reprise their roles in the June, 2018, release as a stunningly attractive dinosaur tamer and a businesswoman in charge of the presumably-now-defunct titular theme park. »
- Jackson McHenry
Following the runaway success of "Jurassic World" this year with a whopping $208 million opening and the film currently standing as the biggest grossing film of this year, the announcement of another 'Jurassic' sequel being in the works came as a no brainer.
In a sit down with THR this week, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley has revealed that it isn't just one follow-up being developed - it's actually an entire trilogy which Jw director Colin Trevorrow and executive producer Steven Spielberg are working on. Asked if the second film will have trouble meeting its intended June 22nd 2018 release date, Langley says:
"There's no reason why we should [have trouble]. [Director] Colin Trevorrow is busy working on an outline. He's been working with Steven [Spielberg]. And they have an idea for the next two movies actually. It was designed as a trilogy, unbeknown to us. It's a happy surprise."
Trevorrow previously revealed he would not »
- Garth Franklin
Jurassic World 3: Back in July, we heard about a sequel to Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World, with Trevorrow (above) returning to write the script with his partner Derek Connolly. Now comes word that Trevorrow has plans for not just one, but two sequels. Studio executive Donna Langley says that Trevorrow is "busy working on an outline … with Steven [Spielberg]. And they have an idea for the next two movies actually. It was designed as a trilogy, unbeknown to us. It's a happy surprise." Jurassic World 2 is scheduled for release on June 22, 2018. [THR] The Lego Movie 2: The sequel to The Lego Movie may feature a time-traveling doctor. Warner Bros. made a deal with the BBC enabling the depiction of Doctor Who in the recent video game Lego...
- Peter Martin
When a film roars all the way to $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office, you can bet your bottom dollar that the studio involved will fast-track development on a sequel to strike while the iron is still piping hot. And sure enough, Universal wasted no time in slating Jurassic World 2 for a June 22, 2018 release, locking down Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Colin Trevorrow for a second crack at the man-versus-prehistoric-monsters formula – though the latter hasn’t committed to directing just yet. But what of the franchise’s future beyond 2018?
As if there was any doubt, Universal has been dreaming up potential avenues to take the reinvigorated juggernaut in the wake of Jurassic World‘s box office-shaking success. So much so, in fact, that the studio’s chairman Donna Langley revealed that Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg have mapped out early plans for a trilogy at Universal.
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- Michael Briers
The Hollywood Reporter sat down with the heads of the major studios to talk about gender bias in Hollywood. It's an issue that needs discussion, and, more importantly, action. Things need to change, and that won't happen until everyone sees the problem, acknowledges it, and forces a shift in the status quo.
Okay, I'll get off my soap box and onto why you clicked on this article.
"There's no reason why we should [have trouble]" "[Director] Colin Trevorrow is busy working on an outline. He's been working with Steven [Spielberg], and they have an idea for the next two movies actually. It was designed as a trilogy, unbeknown to us. It's a happy surprise."
This should come as no surprise to anyone. No one plans »
- Philip Sticco
Confirming what had been suggested earlier in the year, we're not just getting one more Jurassic World film, we're getting at least two.
Following the success - and then some - of director Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World earlier in the year (it's the third biggest film of all time, with a box office haul of $1.665bn), it was quickly confirmed that a sequel was coming in 2018. Trevorrow isn't directing it - he's got two more films on his plate, including Star Wars: Episode IX - but he remains involved, along with his regular co-writer, Derek Connolly.
Image: Everett Jurassic World 3: Back in July, we heard about a sequel to Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World, with Trevorrow (above) returning to write the script with his partner Derek Connolly. Now comes word that Trevorrow has plans for not just one, but two sequels. Studio executive Donna Langley says that Trevorrow is "busy working on an outline… with Steven [Spielberg]. And they have an idea for the next two movies actually. It was designed as a trilogy, unbeknown to us....
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After Jurassic World broke Marvel's The Avengers' three-year opening weekend box office record this June with a whopping $208.8 million, most fans knew that the announcement of a sequel was just around the corner. One month later, Jurassic World 2 was formally announced, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprising their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing, and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow co-writing the script with Derek Connolly. During The Hollywood Reporter's annual executive roundtable session, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley revealed that Colin Trevorrow is actually developing an entire trilogy with executive producer Steven Spielberg. Here's what the executive had to say, when asked if they will have trouble hitting the previously-announced June 22, 2018 release date.
"There's no reason why we should [have trouble]. [Director] Colin Trevorrow is busy working on an outline. He's been working with Steven [Spielberg]. And they have an idea for the next two movies actually. It was designed as a trilogy, »
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