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Let’s be honest, if you didn’t think you’d hear this news in your lifetime, you were kidding yourself.
In the wake of the news that Spielberg and Dreamworks were splitting from Disney to go and work with Universal, The Hollywood Reporter dropped in a very interesting note. It turns out that the studio has had plans (seemingly for some time) to reboot both Jaws and Back to the Future, and Spielberg is the key to these projects moving forward being that he directed the infamous shark movie and was executive producer on the beloved 80s time travel adventure.
“Sources say Spielberg commanded his rich director’s fee for Jurassic World — a percentage of profit worth tens of millions of dollars — from which he then paid helmer Colin Trevorrow. He also is key on potential reboots of other Universal franchises such as Jaws and Back to the Future. »
- Luke Owen
Ever since 2009, when Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks parted ways with Paramount, Disney has distributed the studio's films, but that may all come to an end when their deal expires next year. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the director's upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Bfg, which hits theaters July 1, 2016, will be the last film Disney releases through its contract with DreamWorks, which expires in August 2016. The report reveals that Steven Spielberg may bring DreamWorks over to Universal Pictures, after the Disney pact runs out.
Steven Spielberg has always had his offices on the Universal Pictures lot, even while his DreamWorks company had distribution deals with Paramount and Disney. The report also claims that Steven Spielberg was a "hands-on" executive producer on the studio's massive box office hit Jurassic World, and he is also a vital part of the studio's plans for the sequel, Jurassic World 2, and their future theme park plans for the franchise. »
Matthew Lee takes a look back at the summer blockbusters of 2015…
Last year, Forbes reported that last summer’s box office was down by a whopping $1.223 billion. Hollywood executives were undoubtedly shitting themselves. This was significantly more problematic considering last year’s summer held a number great critical surprises; Guardians of the Galaxy was a fun, big budget B-movie superhero bonanza with Troma filmmaker James Gunn at the director’s helm, X-Men: Days of Future Past saw Bryan Singer return to familiar ground to help the X-Men franchise meet with the former spectacle-glory of X-Men: II, Captain America: Winter Soldier allowed Marvel to delve into contemporary political matters, notably government surveillance, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes continued to expand this rebooted franchise with spectacle, grandeur, and intelligence. None of the aforementioned films managed to surpass the $1-billion mark they undoubtedly desired. The only film to do »
- Matthew Lee
After $1.6 billion in box office takings, a sequel to this summer's mega-smash Jurassic World was always going to be a sure thing. Fans of Rexy, raptor Blue and her crew are in luck because the wheels are in motion for a follow-up.
Details might be scant at the moments, but consider this article (which we'll update as new info drops) your one-stop shop for cast, plot rumours and potential spoilers on Jurassic World 2...
The storyline will see dinosaurs getting weaponised
Vincent D'Onofrio's character Vic Hoskins pushed hard to turn raptors into weapons for war, and going by Colin Trevorrow's recent quotes it looks like this thread is something that'll be explored in the follow-up. »
'Straight Outta Compton' poster. Weekend box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' to beat weak competitors, but still far from being top blockbuster directed by black filmmaker If you thought last weekend was bad at the U.S. and Canada box office, you should see what's in store for this weekend, Aug. 28-30, '15. For starters, only one movie, F. Gary Gray's sleeper hit Straight Outta Compton, is expected to earn more than $10 million. The rest – and that includes Zac Efron, Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan, and the Power of (Christian) Prayer – will perform quite powerlessly indeed. In case Straight Outta Compton reaches the box office gurus' estimated $15 million, it will get close to the $140 million mark. Bear in mind there's no guarantee that will happen; despite basically no competition, the drop-off rate of Gray's hip hopping film was steeper than expected last weekend. (See updated weekend box office estimates.) Now, some »
- Zac Gille
Either Funny or Die has an impressive turnaround time, or it’s just bleak serendipity that the role of female directors in the Hollywood blockbuster machine came up right before their latest video dropped. Either way, this lampooning of the process of choosing a director manages an interesting trick. It both feels absurd And as if it could be happening in an office somewhere, right now, with little to no dialogue changes. The Real Reason Women Don't Direct More Action Movies from Funny Or Die Some quick background. A week ago, director Colin Trevorrow was asked if he thought he’d have been given the chance to direct “Jurassic World” after only one indie film — “Safety Not Guaranteed” — if he’d been a woman. After all, the historical evidence points to no. Despite rave reviews, you don’t see Jennifer Kent (“The Babadook”) on any shortlists. Despite winning Best Director »
- Donna Dickens
Despite the online controversy over the footwear of Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, “Jurassic World” remains the biggest winner of the summer blockbuster season. As the film heads back onto IMAX screens today for a weeklong engagement and ahead of its home video release in October, Universal has released a slew of featurettes for fans to explore. Read More: The Good, The Bad & The Weird Of 'Jurassic World' With a worldwide take of $1.6 billion at the box office and the honor of becoming the third highest grossing movie of all time, the studio hasn’t skimped on the blu-ray release of the Colin Trevorrow-directed film. Despite eight featurettes being released online for free (via ComicBookMovie), it’s only scratching the surface of what will be available come October. For now, fans can whet their appetites with a brief look behind the scenes of the New Orleans shoot, »
- Cain Rodriguez
In the last week or so, director Colin Trevorrow controversially addressed the topic of the lack of women directing large-scale tentpole films in Hollywood. As he perceives it, women seemingly “lack the desire” to do so, preferring their own stories. Of course, his comments are only anecdotal to his experience, but it's safe to say there are plenty of female filmmakers who would jump at the opportunity to direct a CGI-heavy action spectacle. But they'd have to break through some very thick barriers. In a new video clip from “Funny or Die,” we get a glimpse at what a pitch meeting might feel like were the studio heads looking to solicit the talents of female directors rather than male ones. The results, it must be said, are more revealing than you’d think. Read More: Watch First Trailer For Catherin Hardwicke's 'Miss You Already' Starring Drew Barrymore And »
- Nicholas Laskin
How did Colin Trevorrow, the man who made the third highest-grossing movie of all time and the man who will direct Star Wars: Episode 9, create the dinosaurs in Jurassic World? Well, he didn.t really. He created the scenes around the dinosaurs, which were then inserted into the scenes through CG. Some of the creatures were made through practical effects, but the latest behind-the-scenes videos showcase some of the special effects magic that went into this work. Watch them below. Jurassic World will hit DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download on October 20, and to prep for the occasion, eight new featurettes have been released by Universal. Comic Book Movie got a hold of them (via Flicks and the City), one of which is titled "Bringing the Dinosaurs to Life." This is the one that reveals the behind-the-scenes magic that went into developing these fearsome beasts. As shown, the actors had »
A new teaser has debuted for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” featuring John Boyega’s character, Finn, wielding a blue lightsaber as he appears to face off with Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren in a continuation of the much-discussed scene from the first “Force Awakens” trailer, which introduced the concept of a crossguard lightsaber to a galaxy far, far away.
The video dropped on Instagram as a demonstration of the platform’s newly introduced landscape and portrait orientation options for photos and videos.
Driver’s enigmatic character has inspired plenty of speculation in the lead-up to the release of “Episode VII,” with reports revealing that his character is not a Sith in the vein of Darth Vader or Darth Maul — instead, Kylo Ren is a member of an order known as the Knights of Ren, and according to director J.J. Abrams, he built his unorthodox weapon from scratch.
- Laura Prudom
While we can all agree that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is going to open Huge when it finally takes its bow on December 18th, early estimates for its opening weekend, I think, surpass all expectations. As per Deadline, industry analysts are alerting predicting, bear in mind its still August, a mind blowing $615 million + global opening of for our return to a galaxy far, far away, meaning it might easily crush the record set by Jurassic World’s $524 million opening weekend gross. If this comes to pass, it’s a given that it would reach the billion dollar mark quicker that Colin Trevorrow’s rampaging dinosaur actioner. The only thing that could hamper it’s global domination is that China, a huge market everyone in Hollywood is desperate to tap into, doesn’t release Hollywood movies in December. By no means is this sort of tracking an exact science, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
It may still be raking in the cash at the box office, but Universal has kicked off the promotion for the home entertainment release of the blockbuster Jurassic World by releasing eight special features from the Blu-ray; check them out here…
See Also: Jurassic World Blu-ray details revealed, limited gift-set announced
Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Irrfan khan (Life of Pi) and Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil).
- Gary Collinson
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released eight neat new behind-the-scenes featurettes giving fans a sneak peek at some of the special features that will be included on the upcoming Blu-ray release for this summer's biggest blockbuster, Jurassic World. The epic fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise hits Blu-ray on October 20th, click Here to learn more. Check out the videos, which feature director Colin Trevorrow, producer Steven Spielberg, star Chris Pratt, and more discussing the process behind bringing the legendary park to life, below: 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. Jurassic World features: Director: Colin Trevorrow Chris Pratt as Owen Grady Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing Vincent D'Onofrio as Vic Hoskins Jake Johnson »
There’s been a lot of discussion this year about the gender imbalance in Hollywood – most recently stemming from comments by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow – and now Melissa McCarthy has taken to Twitter to post a set photo from Paul Feig’s female-led Ghostbusters reboot, which pays tribute to all of the women involved not only in front of but also behind the camera…
Ghostbusters is set for release on July 15th, 2016 and will be directed by Paul Feig (Spy) with a cast that includes Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Andy Garcia (Goodfellas), Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Matt Walsh (Veep), Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live) and Neil Casey (Saturday Night Live). Both Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd are also confirmed to cameo. »
- Gary Collinson
Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time. The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history.
Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015 and on 3-D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. More than two decades since Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was released, fans of the original films and new moviegoers alike can witness the story come full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life.
Now, 22 years later, an even bigger and enormously popular attraction has risen on Isla Nubar: Jurassic World. To keep attendance high, the park operators introduce a new, genetically modified hybrid creature called Indominus Rex. Bigger, stronger and far more intelligent than »
- Michelle McCue
Late last week, and over the weekend, "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow became the center of a mini storm of controversy when, on the subject of the lack of female directors operating in the tentpole space, he tweeted: “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.” He later expanded on his thoughts, acknowledging his awareness of the problem, and what it means for how he operates in the business (read it here in full). However, comments from Lake Bell, director of "In A World..." and the upcoming "The Emperor's Children," provide an example to Trevorrow's thesis that some women aren't interested in blockbuster pictures. Read More: Why Female Directors Almost Never Get Blockbuster Gigs "If I campaign to direct some. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Viewers will be able to enter the realm of dinosaurs from the comfort of their couches this fall, when Jurassic World comes out on Digital HD October 1st and 3-D Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray, and DVD October 20th.
Press Release: Universal City, Calif., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time. The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history. Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015 and on 3-D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. More than two decades since Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park was released, fans of the original films and new moviegoers alike can witness the story come full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life. »
- Derek Anderson
Summer blockbuster season finally draws to a close, with us mortal Brits gettings Hitman: Agent 47 this weekend. Then we're into September, and before you know it, those pesky Oscar prediction articles will have begun infecting the internet. So let's send off what's been a fairly decent summer season, with a countdown of our favourite films. Of course, feel free to tell us how wrong we are in the comments....
The Least Best
We don't really want to spend too many words digging over the corpses of films that have already been readily kicked to death, so we'll just nominate one film for the most disappointing of the summer.
With the proviso that we haven't seen Entourage, it'd have to be Terminator: Genisys. We appreciate many would opt for Fantastic Four here, »
Universal and director Colin Trevorrow's hugely successful Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard was this summer's box office champ and that success should translate into huge home video business when the flick stomps onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this fall.
Pre-order Jurassic World on Blu-ray 3D or Blu-ray combo at Amazon for a discounted price.
The Blu-ray editions of Jurassic World will be presented in 2.00:1 108op video and 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features should keep franchise fans happy with this nice selection of supplemental viewing:
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has confirmed that "Jurassic World" is set to be available on Digital HD on October 1st followed by a 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand release on October 20th.
Bonus features include deleted scenes, numerous featurettes, a tour of the sets and Chris Pratt and Director Colin Trevorrow discussing with each other key moments in the film and the franchise as a whole.
"Jurassic World" is now the third-highest grossing movie of all time with nearly $1.623 billion worldwide. The film will return to IMAX 3D theaters beginning this Friday for a week-long engagement.
- Garth Franklin
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