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Daisy Ridley In Talks To Play Ophelia In Title Role

4 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts (Divergent series, The Impossible) and rising superstar Daisy Ridley (Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens) are in final negotiations to star in Ophelia, the highly-anticipated and dynamic reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” focusing on the untold story of Ophelia’s (Ridley) tragic romance with the prince and her relationship with his mother Queen Gertrude (Watts), it was announced today by Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson.

To be directed by Claire McCarthy (The Waiting City), Ophelia is based on the award winning novel by Lisa Klein and adapted for the screen by the acclaimed and award-winning writer Semi Chellas (“Mad Men,” “The Eleventh Hour”).

“Ophelia is brimming with youth-fueled charisma, exploring the nature of true love and beauty, and I’m so excited to bring this fresh mythic spin to Hamlet from a female perspective, »

- Michelle McCue

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Lionsgate and J.A. Bayona Dig Deep into the Marrowbone

2 May 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Horror movies released in the past ten years don’t get much better than The Orphanage, which was written by Sergio G. Sanchez and directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. It’s for this reason that we’re delighted to report that the Spanish… Continue Reading →

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- John Squires

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Lionsgate International, J. A. Bayona prepare 'Marrowbone'

1 May 2016 2:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: A Monster Calls and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona is reteaming with Lionsgate International as executive producer on the upcoming Cannes sales title Marrowbone.

Regular Bayona collaborator Sergio G. Sanchez wrote the screenplay and will make his feature directorial debut on the psychological thriller, described as being in the vein of Bayona’s The Orphanage as well as The Others.

Sanchez wrote the screenplay to The Orphanage and co-wrote the story to The Impossible.

Marrowbone (working title) centres on a young man and his four younger siblings plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor where they live and have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together.

Bayona collaborators Belén Atienza, Álvaro Augustin and Ghislain Barrois will produce.

The project is in pre-production. Us rights allocation are to be determined.

“I cannot imagine a better producer and a better screenwriter to collaborate with, so from the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Lionsgate International, Bayona prep 'Marrowbone'

1 May 2016 2:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: A Monster Calls and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona is reteaming with Lionsgate International as producer on the upcoming Cannes sales title Marrowbone.

Bayona collaborator Sergio G. Sanchez will make his feature directorial debut on the psychological thriller, described as being in the vein of Bayona’s The Orphanage.

Sanchez wrote the screenplay to The Orphanage and co-wrote the story to The Impossible.

Marrowbone (working title) centres on a young man and his four younger siblings plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor where they live and have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together.

Bayona produces with regular collaborators Belén Atienza, Álvaro Augustin, and Ghislain Barrois.

The project is in pre-production. Us rights allocation are to be determined.

A Monster Calls starring Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell and Geraldine Chaplin, is scheduled to open in the Us via Focus Features on October »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Why Spain's Largest Studio Complex Is Set to Be Liquidated

29 April 2016 2:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Valencia’s regional government declared the auction for the Ciudad de la Luz studio complex on Spain’s Mediterranean coast “deserted” this week, forcing the venerable complex to be liquidated. Ciudad de la Luz, or "City of Light," located near the Spanish port city of Alicante, was the crown jewel in the regional government’s public spending, worth an estimated €500 million ($570 million) investment. When running, it featured state-of-the-art technology, huge soundstages, an enormous lighted backlot and a natural horizon water tank where Juan Antonio Bayona’s tsunami drama The Impossible was shot. Ridley Scott once called the studio

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That "Jurassic World 2" Poster Ain't Real

24 April 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Over the weekend a popular "Jurassic World" social media account teased an image that seemed to suggest the title for the upcoming J.A. Bayona-directed sequel had been decided on. It caught on across several threads and comment boards on numerous sites. Check out the original below.

#somethingiscoming pic.twitter.com/MyaXu1mBIC

Jurassic World (@jurassicparkiv) April 23, 2016

Well it turned out that the tease wasn't related to the new film, the account has since clarified that it has something to do with a new website saying: "We have a new website coming soon!!! Layout and name inbound. We couldn't be more excited! #somethingiscoming."

The fifth film in the "Jurassic" franchise is currently targeting a June 22nd 2018 release. »

- Garth Franklin

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J.A. Bayona to Direct Jurassic World Sequel

19 April 2016 4:39 PM, PDT | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

Juan Antonio Bayona is officially the director of Jurassic World 2, or whatever they end up calling the sequel to last year’s 2nd highest grossing movie. Previously the Spanish director helmed The Orphanage (2007) and The Impossible (2012) and is currently finishing A Monster Calls (opens October 14th, starring Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver […]

Read J.A. Bayona to Direct Jurassic World Sequel on Filmonic.

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Juan Antonio Bayona to direct ‘Jurassic World 2’

18 April 2016 11:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Impossible and A Monster Calls director Juan Antonio Bayona is set to helm the sequel to Jurassic World, taking over from Colin Trevorrow.

Trevorrow and Derek Connolly are writing the screenplay for the film, which is already set for a 2018 release. Bayona was attached to direct the sequel to World War Z, but departed that project back last year. He’s been hard at work on A Monster Calls, an adaptation of the novel of the same name, which will be released later this year.

Once that movie is out there, we expect it to be full throttle on Jurassic World 2 ahead of that big summer 2018.

Here’s how the news dropped on social media late yesterday.

We are pleased to announce that @filmbayona will direct the Jurassic World Sequel. 6.22.18. pic.twitter.com/TdC7vjqYBC

Jurassic World (@JurassicPark) April 18, 2016

We’ll bring you more as we get it.

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'Jurassic World 2' Lands an 'Impossible' Director

18 April 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

When Colin Trevorrow was hired to direct Jurassic World, his biggest movie to date was a low-budget comedy about a guy trying to convince people he's a time traveler. It had no big set pieces. It had no crazy special effects in it. Basically, there's nothing in Safety Not Guaranteed that would naturally make you think, "Yes, this guy should make a movie with a huge budget, big set pieces and crazy special effects!" Obviously the decision to hire Trevorrow worked out for everyone involved - Jurassic World is one of the biggest movies ever - but it was certainly an odd hire at the time. That's not the case with Jurassic World 2. Producer Frank Marshall has now officially confirmed that J.A. Bayona will be directing the sequel, and it's incredibly...

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It's Official: Spanish Filmmaker J.A. Bayona to Direct 'Jurassic World 2'

18 April 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Briefly: It's official! Universal and producer Frank Marshall have announced that Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona (full name: Juan Antonio Bayona) will direct Jurassic World 2. Bayona is currently finishing up work on his next feature, A Monster Calls, which looks fantastic and is also being distributed by Universal through Focus Features. At one point he was also set to direct the World War Z sequel, but it sounds like this will be next. No other specific details have been revealed beyond the fact that Bayona is directing. Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World, commented on Twitter that he will be collaborating with Bayona on this sequel. Bayona broke out with the horror The Orphanage and followed that up with The Impossible. Thrilled to announce Ja Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team @FilmBayona!— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) April 18, 2016 Proud to collaborate with one of my favorite filmmakers on the next Jurassic adventure. »

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The Impossible director J.A. Bayona confirmed to take on Jurassic World 2

18 April 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It took all of one weekend for Universal to announce that audiences would be getting a sequel to Jurassic World, but now we finally know who will be directing it! Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is staying on board to help write and produce the flick, but he announced today, along with Frank Marshall, that J.A. Bayona is the man who will be calling the shots behind the camera! Proud to... Read More »

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'Jurassic World 2' Gets 'A Monster Calls' Director J.A. Bayona

18 April 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's official! Jurassic World 2 will be directed by J.A. Bayona. The news was confirmed on the Jurassic World Twitter account. The filmmaker was rumored to be a frontrunner for the gig earlier this year. Original Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow dropped out of directing the anticipated sequel back in 2015, after it was announced that he'd be taking the helm on Star Wars: Episode IX, the final chapter in the current Force Awakens trilogy. Says the Twitter account.

"We are pleased to announce that @filmbayona will direct the Jurassic World Sequel. 6.22.18."

J.A. Bayona was also committed to directing World War Z 2, which arrives next summer. Because of this, many believed he'd have to pass on Jurassic World 2. But earlier this year, Bayona decided to bail on the Brad Pitt zombie thriller. This opened up his schedule for this dinosaur thriller, which will continue the 'weapons of mass destruction' story thread introduced in last year's blockbuster. »

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J.A. Bayona to direct Jurassic World 2

18 April 2016 11:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After conquering the box office last summer with over $1.6 million around the globe, Universal has found its new director for the 2018 sequel to Jurassic World 2.

Acclaimed filmmaker J.A. Bayona has signed on to direct, with World’s Colin Trevorrow stepping aside to helm Star Wars: Episode IX. Bayona had been attached to another sequel, World War Z 2, but bowed out recently and today both Trevorrow and producer Frank Marshall have taken to Twitter to confirm the news.

Bayona rose to prominence with films such as The Orphanage and The Impossible, while his next effort, an adaptation of book A Monster Calls, is set to arrive in October.

Jurassic World 2 is set for release on June 8th 2018, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard both returning.

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The Impossible’s Juan Antonio Bayona Will Take The Reins Of Jurassic World 2

18 April 2016 11:21 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Soon after Disney courted Colin Trevorrow to a galaxy far, far away, effectively taking the director out of the running in the process, finding a director to pick up the monstrous mantle fast became a priority for Universal as it began to lay the foundations for 2018 sequel, Jurassic World 2.

That search has arrived at a conclusion today, after series producer Frank Marshall took to Twitter to reveal that Juan Antonio Bayona – best known for The Impossible and this year’s A Monster Calls – has been appointed at the helm.

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Truth be told, the addition of Bayona should come as no surprise, considering that news of the filmmaker circling Jurassic World 2 emerged back in January. But Marshall’s announcement seals the deal, and Trevorrow himself also Tweeted to welcome Bayona to the team.

Thrilled to announce Ja Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team @FilmBayona! »

- Michael Briers

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Breaking News: J.A. Bayona Will Direct 'Jurassic World 2!'

18 April 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Producer Frank Marshall confirmed via Twitter that Spaniard director J.A. Bayona will indeed be on board to direct Jurassic World 2 for Universal Pictures.

Bayona is best known for directing the 2007 horror film The Orphanage and the 2012 drama film The Impossible.

Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly will pen the script for the film.

Jurassic World 2 is set hit theaters on June 22, 2018.

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Thrilled to announce Ja Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team @FilmBayona!

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Juan Antonio Bayona Confirmed To Direct 'Jurassic World 2'

18 April 2016 10:43 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, this has been a longtime coming. First courted for "Jurassic World 2" last fall, J.A. Bayona was prevented because Paramount had an option on the flimmaker, and wanted him for "World War Z 2." However, he's still got "A Monster Calls" to finish for this fall, so scheduling took him out of the mix, and he'll be making another blockbuster sequel instead. Read More: Watch: First Trailer For Juan Antonio Bayona's 'A Monster Calls' With Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, More J.A. Bayona has been confirmed to direct the followup to the smash success "Jurassic World." Director Colin Trevorrow is still heavily involved, once again working with writer Derek Connelly on the screenplay. And while there are no specific plot details yet, Trevorrow teased last summer about thematic direction the sequel might take.  "... a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, that might be able »

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‘Jurassic World 2’: ‘The Impossible’ Helmer Juan Antonio Bayona to Direct

18 April 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Much in the way that a hubristic entrepreneur might revive a long-extinct species, Colin Trevorrow resurrected the dormant Jurassic Park franchise last year with Jurassic World. But while bringing dinos back to life has only ever gone poorly for the humans within the Jurassic Park universe, the relaunch worked out spectacularly in ours. Universal had a massive hit […]

The post ‘Jurassic World 2’: ‘The Impossible’ Helmer Juan Antonio Bayona to Direct appeared first on /Film. »

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Jurassic World 2 Finds Its Director

18 April 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It's just been announced that Juan Antonio García Bayona will take the reigns of the Jurassic Park franchise, as the A Monster Calls (see the new trailer for that below) director has signed on to helm the follow-up to the mega-hit, Jurassic World. That movie's director, Colin Trevorrow, will remain on board as executive producer along with Steven Spielberg, while Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are also expected to reprise their roles. It's official! So excited to join the Jurassic Team!! @colintrevorrow @LeDoctor pic.twitter.com/NMYozo5Umo — Ja Bayona (@FilmBayona) April 18, 2016 Jurassic World 2 is set to hit theatres on June 22, 2018. »

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Here’s Who Will Direct the ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel

18 April 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

It was announced back in January that Juan Antonio Bayona would no long be directing World War Z as he’s focusing on completing A Monster Calls. News then broke, via Deadline, that the real reason was that Bayona could end up directing Jurassic World 2 for Universal Pictures. This morning producer Frank Marshall confirmed the news on Twitter. Thrilled to announce Ja […] »

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J.A. Bayona to Direct Jurassic World 2

18 April 2016 10:22 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Ever since Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow accepted the lofty job of directing Star Wars - Episode IX, Jurassic World 2 has been without a director.  That's no longer the case as Trevorrow, himself, announced today!

Proud to collaborate with one of my favorite filmmakers on the next Jurassic adventure. Ja Bayona, it's all yours.

Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 18, 2016

J.A. Bayona is a relatively unknown director.  He's helmed such films as The Orphanage and the yet to be released A Monster Calls.  So, Jurassic World 2 will be his biggest film yet.

However, he won't be at it alone.  The sequel to the fourth biggest movie of all time ($650 mil domestic) is a huge project for a director like Bayona.  Fortunately, he'll be working close with Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first Jurassic World.  

Since Trevorrow won't be working on Episode IX for some time, he has taken up the task of »

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