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10 Indie Directors Who Might Be The Next Generation Of Blockbuster Filmmakers

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • June 25, 2014 1:05 PM
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10 Exciting Big Studio Director Transitions On The Horizon
Back in March, we unveiled a list of one-time indie directors who suddenly made the jump to hyperspace with blockbuster projects, and their associated blockbuster budgets. That piece noted that this was “a trend that’s become increasingly prevalent over the last decade or so” and sketched out some of the budget boosts these film-makers were getting, often having 5 or 10 times the budget of their previous film dumped in their laps by the studios, with a range of results.

Watch: 2 New Behind-The-Scenes Videos For ‘Jurassic World’ Starring Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 24, 2014 5:21 PM
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Jurassic World Bryce Dallas Howard
Him? Chris Pratt as the next big thing doesn’t really look like such a gamble anymore, though certainly when his casting announcements were made way back when, pundits were scratching their heads. But the lumpy comedian has transformed into muscle-bound, handsome leading man of late.

First Official Images Arrive Of 'Jurassic World' Starring Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 12, 2014 11:37 AM
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Jurassic World Chris Pratt
Twenty-one years ago yesterday, "Jurassic Park" was released in theaters. And one year from today the saga will continue: fourteen years from the last time that the dinosaurs from the Steven Spielberg/Michael Crichton franchise roamed the screen, they'll return in "Jurassic World," the long-awaited fourth film in the series. Directed by "Safety Not Guaranteed" director Colin Trevorrow, the film promises to be a semi-reboot of one of the biggest franchises around, with a new cast of characters returning to Isla Nubar, where a giant, and so far successful park has been built on the ashes of John Hammond's creation.

‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow Has Some Words For Spoiler Culture, Clarifies Recent Plot Leaks

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 29, 2014 10:16 AM
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Jurassic World
Spoiler Culture is at war with itself. On one hand you have the intense inquisitiveness and anticipation coming from both fans and bloggers. Interest is so high that eagerness and thirst for knowledge often becomes a form of invasive prying. Conversely, the Internet is so full of spoilerphobes, if you leak out too much information, you’re likely going to receive a torrent of angry missives from audiences. It’s a very fine line for writer and reader and the boundaries of responsibility for the author are often blurry.

'Frozen 2' Not Happening Any Time Soon, 'Pirates 5' Still Needs A Script & 'Jurassic World' Sequels Eyed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 23, 2014 11:51 AM
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Frozen
While Disney honcho Alan Horn's comments about "Star Wars 7" dominated the news yesterday, he also touched upon a couple of other big properties in the Mouse House that fans (and investors) are keeping an eye on.

Omar Sy Joins 'Jurassic World,' Plus Unlikely 'Jurassic Park' Character Returns

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2014 12:07 PM
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On the Other Side of the Tracks Omar Sy
As "Jurassic World" gears up to roll in front of cameras, the finishing touches on the cast are being put in place plus some new details about the shoot are emerging, and it turns out Colin Trevorrow's latest installment will be connecting all the way to back to Steven Spielberg's 1993 smash hit "Jurassic Park."

Not Quite Extinct: Colin Trevorrow And DP John Schwartman Plan To Shoot ‘Jurassic World’ In 35mm & 65mm

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 7, 2014 9:19 AM
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Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic Park 4
With just the charming time-travel drama “Safety Not Guaranteed” under his feature belt director Colin Trevorrow initially scanned as a curious choice to helm the new installment of the dormant “Jurassic Park” franchise. Would the massive step up in scale and stakes for “Jurassic World” prove to hit the same atmosphere and excitement of Steven Spielberg’s 1994 original? More than a year stands before we get the final answer, but for now new details have promised he’s aiming for a classic old-school approach.

'Jurassic Park IV' Now 'Jurassic World,' Opening On June 12, 2015, Plus Watch Cool 'Pitch Footage' For The Film

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 11, 2013 9:50 AM
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When we last heard about "Jurassic Park IV," it was back in May, when pre-production was temporarily suspended, or at least reorganized, so the creative team could get a better grasp on the material. The summer 2014 release date, everyone agreed, wasn't feasible. But until then, there wasn't much in the way of news about the project. Until last night, when Universal announced that "Jurassic Park IV" will now be called "Jurassic World" and will open on June 12, 2015. Oh and it's going to be in 3D. Because that's still a thing, apparently.

Universal Officially Pushes Back 'Jurassic Park 4' Off Its 2014 Release Date; Production Needs "Adequate Time"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 8, 2013 10:59 AM
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Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic Park 4
Last night, the Twittersphere had a minor eruption when word began circulating that "Jurassic Park IV" might possibly be canceled. Bot the film’s Digital Asset Manager Todd Smoyer and Concept Artist Dean Sherriff sent out (since deleted) tweets (view them via /Film) indicating that the movie was "on hold" or possibly worse. Well, the good news is that it hasn't been canceled, but there does seem to be some minor turmoil behind-the-scenes.

'Safety Not Guaranteed' Helmer Colin Trevorrow To Direct 'Jurassic Park 4'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 5:10 PM
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Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic Park 4
It seems pretty cute to think about the time when "Safety Not Guaranteed" helmer Colin Trevorrow was rumored to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7," but another mammoth sequel is now in his lap, with fanboy expectations that will certainly be very high.

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