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Jurassic World 3 is confirmed with 2021 release date announcement

Author: Zehra Phelan

With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom just a matter of four months away, Universal aren’t wasting any time in announcing that Jurassic World 3 is very much in the pipeline. Today they announced a release date of June 11, 2021, for this epic dino adventure.

Powerhouse’s Emily Carmichael has been brought into the family fold to pen the script for the third outing after impressing Spielberg on the Amblin Entertainment production. She will be joined by Colin Trevorrow – who has co-written Fallen Kingdom – as co-writer.

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Trevorrow will also return as an executive produce the new chapter alongside franchise creator Steven Spielberg. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are also returning as producers.

“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” Trevorrow said Wednesday in a statement.
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Jurassic World 3 Gets A Release Date and a Writer

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With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom releasing this year, Universal Pictures has arleady started laying the groundwork for the third film in the Jurassic World trilogy.  More within...

You can now call it a trilogy!  Despite the fact that the 2nd Jurassic World film, Fallen Kingdom, won't release until June, Universal Pictures is moving forward with plans to have the 3rd film in the franchise release by 2021.  Unlike Fallen Kingdom, which releases June 22, 2018, Universal is eyeing a date just a couple of weeks earlier in the summer movie blockbuster season for Jurassic World 3, specifically June 11, 2021.

The studio also announced that they have hired, Pacific Rim Uprising co-writer and Disney's The Black Hole rewriter, Emily Carmichael to co-write the 3rd film with Jurassic World 1 director and Fallen Kingdom co-writer Colin Trevorrow.  It's said that Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly, already have a story in mind for Jurassic World 3, and
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‘Jurassic World 3’ to Hit Theaters in June 2021

Universal Pictures has set “Jurassic World 3” to bow on June 11, 2021, and tapped Emily Carmichael to join Colin Trevorrow as co-writer of the next pic.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” directed by J.A. Bayona, is set to open on June 22, 2018.

Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow return to executive produce Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s latest installment in the franchise. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley return as producers.

Carmichael was hired by Amblin in 2016 to write and direct the family action-adventure “Powerhouse.” She co-wrote the upcoming “Pacific Rim Uprising” and most recently rewrote “The Black Hole” for Disney and director Joseph Kosinski. The writers will work off a story by Derek Connolly and Trevorrow, who together wrote “Jurassic World” and this summer’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

“It’s important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive,” says Trevorrow. “I’m thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A. has brought
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Films That Were Influenced by Star Wars

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Last week we looked at the films which made Star Wars possible. This week, we’re looking at the films which would not have been possible without Star Wars.

The release of Star Wars in 1977 turned the entertainment industry on its head. Here was a film that not only broke through box office records, but it also fundamentally changed the way the film industry worked. For one, it changed the way that films were made. Above all, Star Wars was fun to experience, and so great effort was put into developing new ideas and techniques to make films more enjoyable and easily engaging. Star Wars also changed the way film was sold. Merchandising became a valuable method by which studios could earn back their sizable investments for more expensive movies. With television specials, promotional runs, product tie-ins, and eventually home video releases, Star Wars found a way to reach out
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Crypt of Curiosities: Mechagodzilla in the ’70s

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Even before I’d seen a single Godzilla movie, I knew Mechagodzilla was my favorite damn thing in the entire franchise. Because really, how could it not be? Regardless of its incarnation, Mechagodzilla is still a giant robot shaped like a monster. There are few things in entertainment that are quite that perfect, and it seems that pop culture agrees. Mechagodzilla has become something of a series icon, up there with King Ghidorah and Mothra as one of the most recognizable non-Godzilla kaiju in the franchise. Yet all legends have to start somewhere, and for Mechagodzilla, it was in the fourteenth film of the franchise, Jun Fukuda’s aptly titled Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974).

Taking place presumably sometime after the previous year’s Godzilla vs. Megalon (although continuity was never the Showa series’ high point), Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla takes place in a Japan already rocked by monster attacks, with a
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at the 20th anniversary of ‘Titanic,’ where are all the knockoffs?

December 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of what would become one of the most lucrative and most deliriously popular movies ever made: James Cameron’s Titanic. It should also mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of a wave of Titanic clones — and it says something about the movie industry that it doesn’t.

The epic romantic disaster drama debuted in Us cinemas on December 19th, 1997, and wouldn’t leave Us cinemas until October 1998, 41 weeks later. It earned $1.8 billion worldwide, and remained the biggest box-office hit ever until 2010 (when it was supplanted by Cameron’s own Avatar). Titanic wasn’t just a huge hit; it was an inescapable phenomenon. Showings were sold-out well into early 1998, even with the film in saturation release, and it stayed at the top of the box-office charts for 15 consecutive weeks (still a record). The film was a critical success, and it tied for
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Stranger Things: A Gut-Wrenching Reminder That We Met Hopper's Daughter

Spoilers for Stranger Things season two below. Chief Hopper and Eleven share a really nice moment in Stranger Things season two when they're on their way to the Department of Energy building and he tells her about his daughter Sara. "Sometimes I feel like I'm - like I'm just some kind of black hole or something . . . it's this thing in outer space that sucks everything toward it and destroys it. Sara had a picture book about outer space; she loved it," says Hopper, causing Eleven to ask who Sara is. RelatedWhat Is Project Mk-Ultra? The Stranger Things Experiment Is All Too Real "Sara? Sara's my girl. She's my little girl . . . She left us. The black hole, it got her. Somehow I've just been scared - I've just been scared that it would take you too. I think that's why I get so mad. I'm so sorry, for everything," says Hopper,
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Boston Film-Makers’ Cinematheque 1966-67: The Posters

In 1966, as the underground film wave was sweeping the country, a Boston off-shoot of New York City’s Film-Makers’ Cinematheque opened at a performance space at 53 Berkeley Street. Underground films were shown on weeknights, while on the weekends the space transformed into a music venue called The Boston Tea Party.

The Cinematheque and the Tea Party were founded and run by a controversial figure named Mel Lyman, a harmonica player and the leader of a hippie commune in Boston’s Fort Hill neighborhood. Lyman has also been considered a cult leader on par with Charles Manson, except Lyman’s followers never actually murdered anyone. According to the book Apocalypse Culture, Lyman claimed to be an extraterrestrial and was seemingly obsessed with “ruling” the country’s underground culture.

Whatever Lyman’s background, the Cinematheque showed some cool films, according to the actual flyers from that time period below. Click each poster
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‘Tron’ at 35: Star Jeff Bridges, Creators Detail the Uphill Battle of Making the CGI Classic

‘Tron’ at 35: Star Jeff Bridges, Creators Detail the Uphill Battle of Making the CGI Classic
Disney’s “Tron,” the granddaddy of CGI animated films, celebrates its 35th anniversary on July 9. And over the decades, the sci-fi adventure has spawned video games, the 2010 movie sequel “Tron: Legacy,” a high-tech ride at Shanghai Disney, an animated series, and even talk of a possible third sequel with Oscar winner Jared Leto in early talks to star.

And “Tron” has influenced CGI animators worldwide. In fact, Disney/Pixar’s John Lasseter has acknowledged that “Without ‘Tron,’ there would be no ‘Toy Story.’”

But back in 1982, not only did “Tron” receive mixed reviews from critics and audiences, Hollywood didn’t welcome the film, which paid homage to “The Wizard of Oz” and “Metropolis,” with open arms.

“It certainly wasn’t the reaction we expected,” said Steven Lisberger, who wrote and directed the film starring Jeff Bridges as computer games creator who finds himself zapped inside a power hungry Master Control program after he hacks into the mainframe
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Fox Animation announces The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole and The Witch Boy

20th Century Fox Animation has announced that it is developing two new feature projects in The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole and The Witch Boy.

Based on Michelle Cuevas’ upcoming book and produced by Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes), The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole “centers on an 11-year-old girl who shows up at Nasa to request that her recording be included in Carl Sagan’s Golden Record. A black hole follows her home, and sets out to live in her house as a pet. The black hole swallows everything he touches — including the ugly sweaters her aunt has made for her, the smelly class hamster she’s taking care of, and most important, all the reminders of her dead father that are just too painful to have around.”

The Witch Boy will be based on the upcoming graphic novel by Molly Knox Ostertag,
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The 25 Best Scenes In The ‘Alien’ Franchise

Two years after the mammoth success of “Star Wars,” there were a number of sci-fi movies clearly hoping to cash in. Disney attempted to start their own space franchise with “The Black Hole”; the “Star Trek” crew headed to the big screen, as did Buck Rogers; and even James Bond went into orbit with “Moonraker.” But the one that really, truly stuck was “Alien,” a sci-fi horror movie from a little-known commercials director whose first feature film, “The Duellists,” had been critically well-regarded but mostly ignored by the public.

Continue reading The 25 Best Scenes In The ‘Alien’ Franchise at The Playlist.
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Exploring Disney's fascinating dark phase of the 70s and 80s

Ryan Lambie Dec 7, 2016

Space horror in The Black Hole. Animated death in The Black Cauldron. Ryan looks back at a unique period in Disney's filmmaking history...

When George Lucas started writing Star Wars in the early 70s, the space saga was intended to fill a void left behind by westerns, pirate movies and the sci-fi fantasy of old matinee serials. "Disney had abdicated its rein over the children's market," Lucas once said, according to Peter Biskind's book, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, "and nothing had replaced it."

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Indeed, Disney was one of many Hollywood studios that Lucas had approached with Star Wars and they, just like Universal, United Artists and everyone other than 20th Century Fox boss Alan Ladd Jr, had turned it down flat.
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‘The Black Hole’ Remake Might Be Too Dark For the Colorful World of Disney (Right Now)

‘The Black Hole’ Remake Might Be Too Dark For the Colorful World of Disney (Right Now)
Seven years ago the team behind Tron: Legacy, director Joseph Kosinski and producer Sean Bailey, started working on a remake of The Black Hole. The screenwriter behind Passengers, Jon Spaihts, was later hired for a rewrite on the sci-fi project. It’s been a while since we’ve heard any news about Disney’s reimagining of Gary Nelson‘s 1979 film, but Spaihts recently informed us of […]

The post ‘The Black Hole’ Remake Might Be Too Dark For the Colorful World of Disney (Right Now) appeared first on /Film.
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Alien: Covenant and Prometheus - making sense of their plots

Ryan Lambie Nov 4, 2016

What was Prometheus all about? What can we expect from Alien: Covenant? Ryan looks at the series' inspirations to build up a theory...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for Prometheus, and possible spoiler-filled conjecture for Alien: Covenant.

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On one level, Prometheus was everything you might have expected from an Alien movie: a space slasher film where a bunch of explorers are pursued and physically invaded by something slippery from beyond the stars. Yet Ridley Scott's Alien prequel also seemed to have lots more on its mind: aliens fiddling with the building blocks of life, meditations on what lies beyond the curtain of death, and copious dollops of silky black goo.

Prometheus toyed with weighty themes, yet left plenty of specifics frustratingly obscure. What happened on the planetoid Lv-223 that led all those Engineers to die in a heap?
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Geeks Vs Loneliness: recovering from home repossession

Paul Childs Nov 4, 2016

It can be tricky to see any light when you're in the depths of financial hardship. A few words for those nearing rock bottom...

Hello and a very warm welcome to Geeks Vs Loneliness, our quiet and friendly bit of the site where we talk about issues that may be affecting you, or people you know. Miracle cures aren't to be found here, but we'll try to get as close as we can (without being creepy) to placing a supportive virtual hand on your shoulder.

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This time, we're covering coming back from financial rock bottom. We're handing over to the excellent Paul Childs, who wanted to share his story of how he overcame one of the worst experiences of his life - and how you, if any of this applies to you, hopefully can as well.
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The wonderful weirdness of the 1978 Doctor Strange TV movie

Mike Cecchini Nov 4, 2016

Despite what you may have heard, the 1978 Doctor Strange TV movie is one of Marvel's better early TV efforts...

Marvel's 1978 Doctor Strange TV movie (officially known as Dr. Strange) is admittedly, something of an acquired taste, but there's an undeniable charm and air of mystery about it.

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It's a deliberately paced origin story set in New York City that's light on action and long on exposition and sometimes questionable special effects. The eastern elements of Strange's origin are scrubbed in favour of Arthurian overtones with Morgan le Fay (Jessica Walter playing not necessarily the Marvel Comics version) as the villain and The Ancient One replaced by "Lindmer" a mentor who is, essentially, Merlin (wonderfully played by Sir John Mills). Clyde Kusatsu's Wong isn't a robed manservant, but an ally and student of the Ancient One,
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Event Horizon: from doomed ship to cult gem

Ryan Lambie Jul 7, 2016

Marred by a troubled production, Event Horizon was a box office flop in 1997. But time has been kind to the sci-fi horror, Ryan writes...

In the spring of 1997, movie journalism was dominated by discussions of doomed ships. James Cameron’s Titanic, originally scheduled for the lucrative 4th July slot that summer, had suffered yet another delay. It added fuel to the growing speculation that Cameron was at the helm of a potential disaster akin to Heaven's Gate. The cost of making the movie had swollen to such huge levels - $200m according to some accounts, and possibly higher according to others - that the financial burden was shouldered by two of Hollywood’s biggest studios, Fox and Paramount.

Speaking to the La Times in April that year, Titanic’s first assistant director Sebastian Silva admitted that “The horror stories are true” - referring to the news of an unhappy cast and crew,
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Interview: Gary Gerani & Robert V. Conte on Star Wars Cards

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On November 17th (the 37th anniversary of Life Day) Abrams ComicArts released Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One, the first in a series of books reprinting all of the Topps trading cards for your perusal. We sat down and talked with the authors, Gary Gerani and Robert V. Conte, over their love of collecting, the historical value of preserving memorabilia, and where they think Star Wars will head in the future.

ComicMix: How was your experience working with Topps and Abrams ComicArts on this book?

Gary Gerani: Fine. The editors at Abrams were terrific. Most of the people connected with the project were fans, people who wanted this book as much as buyers did.

Robert V. Conte: Abrams didn’t have much of the content needed for this first volume. Surprisingly, neither did Topps. Fortunately, I have a massive Star Wars collection including the
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‘Wicked City’ Launches With A Thud Against The World Series As ABC’s Tuesday 10 Pm Ratings Woes Continue

The black hole that had been ABC’s Tuesday 10 Pm time slot is getting ready to swallow another casualty, period thriller Wicked City. For the second time in the last few years, the network opted to replace a procedural about a medical examiner that was doing an Ok business in the challenging time period with a serialized drama that crashed upon arrival. In 2013, ABC canceled Body Of Proof after 3 seasons. Its successor, lottery drama Lucky 7, premiered to a 1.3 rating in…
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Feature: Survivor cast retrospective

Out on the home entertainment formats today is the thriller Survivor, which stars Milla Jovovich (The Resident Evil franchise), Pierce Brosnan (James Bond), Dylan McDermott (Olympus Has Fallen, Automata), Angela Bassett (Olympus Has Fallen), James D’Arcy (Jupiter Ascending, Cloud Atlas), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) and Frances De La Tour (The Harry Potter Franchise).

To celebrate the release, we thought we’d take a look at this brilliant cast’s career to date… but first, here’s the synopsis…

“Survivor” is a thriller about a State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London, where she is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. And that puts her in the line of fire: targeted for death, framed for crimes she didn’t commit, discredited and on the run. Now she must find a way to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set
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