‘The Intouchables’ Star Omar Sy Enters ‘Jurassic World’

By | Friday March 21, 2014 @ 2:52am PDT

omar syCésar winning French actor Omar Sy, who’s bulked up his Hollywood resumé since his star turn in French mega-hit The Intouchables, has added another high-profile title to the list. Sy is joining the cast of Universal … Read More »

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Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan To Play Villains In ‘Jurassic World’

By | Friday February 28, 2014 @ 11:29am PST
Mike Fleming

khanEXCLUSIVE: Vincent D’Onofrio and Indian star Irrfan Khan VincentDOnofrio2will star in Universal‘s franchise reboot Jurassic World. D’Onofrio will play the bad guy in the pic that Bryce Dallas Howard … Read More »

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Comcast Tells Investors Film Spending Will Rise In 2014 As It Prepares 2015 Sequels

Execs put the Street on notice that Universal‘s movie profits may take a hit this year, but for what they see as a good cause: JURASSIC WORLDThey expect healthy returns in 2015 from films including Jurassic World (aka Jurassic Park 4), Fast & Furious 7, The Minions (an animated spinoff of the Despicable Me franchise) and Fifty Shades Of Grey. “It’s a little bit of an up-and-down business,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said in a conference call with analysts to discuss this morning’s Q4 earnings report. NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke assured them, though, that “we have a very strong year” planned for 2015 and “we’re incurring that investment [in 2014] as we gear up.” CFO Michael Angelakis also said that the productions will “absorb some cash,” but he characterized the increased spending as a kind of normalization, noting that last year Comcast went “lighter on the production spend for the 2014 slate.” The company spent $1.16B on capital expenditures for all of NBCU last year — up $397M from 2012 — with much of it going to Harry Potter and Transformers theme park attractions. It expects the level for NBCU to remain “relatively flat” in 2014, with continuing theme park investments.

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Chris Pratt In Early Talks For ‘Jurassic World’; Dwayne Johnson & Relativity Set For ‘Not Without Hope’; Hannah Marks Joins ‘Anesthesia’; Harry Hamlin & Irina Bjorklund Spark ‘Erotic Fire’

By | Wednesday November 13, 2013 @ 6:44pm PST

Chris Pratt is in very early talks for Jurassic World, the 3D sequel that Universal will release June 12, 2015. The actor would play the role Josh Brolin was being  eyed for last month. Colin Trevorrow is directing the pic, and he co-wrote the latest draft with Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg is producing the film with Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Pratt next appears in the Vince Vaughn starrer Delivery Man , which opens next weekend. He has a voice role in The Lego Movie and also will star in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. Recent film credits include Zero Dark Thirty and The Five-Year Engagement. Pratt also stars on NBC’s Parks And Recreation. He is repped by CAA and Mosaic.

Related: Ty Simpkins Lands Lead In ‘Jurassic World’

Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in Not Without Hope for Relativity, which will finance, produce, and distribute the deep-sea survival pic. Johnson will play Nick Schuyler, whose best-selling memoirs form the true-story basis of the film. Pic tracks Schuyler and his three buds, including NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith and ex-college athlete Will Bleakley, whose fishing trip went awry, leaving the foursome adrift off the coast of Florida in 2009. Read More »

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Josh Brolin Eyeing ‘Jurassic World’

By | Friday October 18, 2013 @ 12:08pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Universal Pictures is circling Josh Brolin to star in Jurassic World, the Colin Trevorrow-directed 3D sequel that the studio will release June 12, 2015. No deal yet, but I hear it’s headed that way. CAA-repped Brolin next … Read More »

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Ty Simpkins Lands Lead In ‘Jurassic World’

By | Monday October 14, 2013 @ 9:36am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: We got another lead casting in Jurassic World, the Colin Trevorrow-directed sequel that will be shot in 3D and which Universal will release in June 12, 2015. I keep hearing that New Girl and Drinking Buddies star … Read More »

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Bryce Dallas Howard In ‘Jurassic’ Talks

By | Thursday September 26, 2013 @ 2:16pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to star in Jurassic World, the new installment of the Universal and Amblin film which will be directed by Colin Trevorrow for a June 12, 2015 release. She’s repped by … Read More »

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Universal Sets ‘Jurassic World’ Release For June 12, 2015

By | Tuesday September 10, 2013 @ 5:50pm PDT

Universal Pictures will release Jurassic World in 3D on June 12, 2015. Steven Spielberg is producing the big-budget dino-sequel, formerly known as Jurassic Park 4. Colin Trevorrow directs from a draft of the screenplay he wrote … Read More »

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