What's going on with Jurassic Park IV?
That's a good, clean question that does not yet seem to have an equally good, clean answer.
Right now, the answer seems to be that pre-production on the sequel is on a temporary hiatus while Universal Pictures sorts out some creative differences. But somehow Jurassic Park IV is still at least aiming to meet its already daunting June 13, 2014 release date, and the studio even reportedly wants to make the fourth installment even bigger.
See? Doesn't quite add up.
Truly sad news today.
The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation has announced that visual effects luminary Ray Harryhausen has passed away at the age of 92 in London, England.
When Christopher Nolan wants Oscar-caliber actors, Christopher Nolan gets Oscar-caliber actors.
The two latest are Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine, both of whom are joining Nolan's science-fiction adventure Interstellar.
Actress Natalie Martinez first gained attention for her leading role opposite action star Jason Statham in Death Race, but has recently earned critical acclaim for her performance in two gritty action thrillers. The first was for her role in last year’s cop drama End of Watch, the second came earlier this year in director Allen Hughes’ crime noir film Broken City starring Mark Wahlberg, which will be available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning April 30th.
In Broken City Martinez plays Natalie Brown, the actress girlfriend of ex-cop-turned-private eye Billy Taggart (Wahlberg). Early in the film, Taggart is arrested for the murder of the man who raped and killed Natalie’s 16-year-old sister. His police Captain (Jeffrey Wright) and the Mayor (Russell Crowe) decide to help Taggart by eliminating the evidence against him, making the murder look like self-defense, yet forcing him to leave his position with the police in shame. The film’s story begins when seven years later the Mayor asks Billy to return the favor and investigate his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones), who he believes is cheating on him. However, Taggart soon realized that things are not as they seem and the Mayor may be involved in several crimes himself. Meanwhile, the years of guilt start to weigh heavy on Billy and begin to tear a riff in his relationship with Natalie, who is still haunted by the ghost of her sister and is trying to move on with her own life.
I recently had a chance to speak with actress Natalie Martinez about her work on Broken City, as well as her new TV series Under the Dome based on the novel by Stephen King. The up and coming young actress discussed Broken City, her character, working with actor/producer Mark Wahlberg, director Allen Hughes, her favorite cop genre movies, what she looks for when choosing a role, Under the Dome, her character on the show, and working with producers Stephen King and Steven Spielberg.
Anne Hathaway appears to have decided on the first project she'll up for since winning an Academy Award, and it's a doozy.
Hathaway is in reportedly in negotiations to play a lead in Interstellar, the original science-fiction adventure from Christopher Nolan.
With Matthew McConaughey signing up to star in Interstellar (accidental pun), we can see the beginnings of a trend: Christopher Nolan likes to cast leading men who have recently dropped tremendous amounts of weight for other roles.
Lincoln, now available on Blu-ray and DVD, isn't a chronicle of Abraham Lincoln's life, from his humble beginnings through his surprising ascent to the presidency and his eventual assassination at Ford's Theater.
Synopsis: With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release.
"We spared no expense," hubristic bajillionaire John Hammond repeated time and again throughout Jurassic Park.
A quartet of new TV spots for next month's 3D rerelease call to mind that line, as Universal Pictures makes the idea of shilling out fifteen dollars to see Steven Spielberg's epochal blockbuster all over again sound pretty appealing.
Universal Pictures has finally and officially announced the director of Jurassic Park 4, and in the process revealed that the third sequel will be shot in 3D.
Sorry, anybody holding out hope that Steven Spielberg would return as director, because the job belongs to Colin Trevorrow.