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Disney now has distribution over Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones and soon you! I kid, but seriously holy crap.
When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, people questioned how Indiana Jones would come out of the deal since Paramount released the first four movies. Disney has now announced that it has reached an arrangement with Paramount regarding the franchise. In a new deal, Disney has acquired distribution and marketing rights to all future Indiana Jones films. Paramount will still be responsible for the distribution of the previous four Indiana Jones films and will enjoy financial participation on any future Indiana Jones films that are released.
Disney now owns the Indiana Jones series and can produce future films at its leisure, so look out folks, we saw how fast they moved on Star Wars. I for one welcome our Disney overlords, as they actually move to get projects done instead of just talking about them. Harrison Ford is ready to go, and I trust we can get one more run with him as an adventurer. The 71-year-old recently said that he would do Indiana Jones 5 “in a New York Minute”.
What had seemed like a rumor for the better part of a decade now feels even more real with the naming of a director. Colin Trevorrow, director of the low budget flick Safety Not Guaranteed, has signed on to direct the upcoming blockbuster. Steven Spielberg will be the executive producer. And I will be there opening night, because I love me some dinosaur movies!
Jurassic Park IV will be shot in 3D and released on June 13, 2014.
Deadline says Universal Pictures has set a release date for Jurassic Park 4, which will be shot in 3D and come out June 13, 2014, Steven Spielberg is returning to produce. The re-release of the original Jurassic Park in 3D opens this April.
It’s a shame that Spielberg won’t return to direct, but the technology should be interesting this time around. The last JP movie was in 2001, we’ve come a long way. Let’s hope it’s not all green screens either – get Andy Serkis in there!
That’s really all I have to say about the nominations, Ben Affleck got snubbed. Argo was one of the best movies of the year and he didn’t get nominated for directing (although it’s up for Best Picture). Don’t take this year’s nominations seriously; Flight got a nomination for writing.
The 85th Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, check out the nominations below:
Here is first trailer for the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic that is sure to stir up all sorts of nostalgia with fans. We did a CoF Show about the trilogy, so there’s that.
It would be worth seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen, if not for the post 3D conversion. We talked about on the show that the effects hold up very well after 20 years, the trailer does a good job at making us look like truth tellers.
The film stars Sam Neill, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Wayne Knight, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, Jurassic Park 3D hits theaters on April 5th, 2013.
One anticipated movie of the fall season is director Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, I can’t say I’m too anxious to see it but will likely watch it based on Spielberg’s track record for great historical dramas.
The movie had its world premiere recently at the NYFF and yesterday Spielberg and star Daniel Day-Lewis took part in a live Q&A which you can watch below, the full 42-minutes!
Lincoln opens wide on November 16th.
Watch the Q&A below:
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has a trailer for you to watch below, the timely film (election in November y’all) stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the former president alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Oyelowo, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace and Jared Harris.
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Lincoln opens on November 16th, watch the trailer below:
Universal Pictures recently changed several of its release dates for 2013, including Steven Spielberg’s 3D release of Jurassic Park. The 1993 film will now be hitting theaters in the spring, moving from July 18 to April 5. The studio has also set release dates for About Time (May 10), Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall (June 28), R.I.P.D. (July 19), and 2 Guns (August 16).
Jurassic Park was a landmark movie that deserves to have a re-release, the post 3D is kind of a buzz kill but I hear the Blu-ray was done really well. This isn’t even the only Spielberg movie getting a re-release. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark will be back this September, not in 3D, but on IMAX screens. It is scheduled to run from September 7th through September 13th.
This weekend we will be recording a special City of Films Show dedicated to the JP movies, so be a part of the show by telling us (here) your thoughts, experiences and or memories of the movies. What you liked or didn’t like. How enchanting Jeff Goldblum is etc…
You might recall earlier this year George Lucas saying he was stepping away from major movies, and instead focusing on smaller, experimental movies instead. So what does that mean for Indiana Jones 5? In an interview at Collider we get the idea that the project might be a lost cause. They spoke to producer Frank Marshall; he has produced all of the Indiana Jones movies, and asked him if Crystal Skull, was the last.
“I say, for me, [Crystal Skull] is the last hurrah. I know that yes, we talk about it, but there’s no idea, there’s no MacGuffin”. And, as the length development of Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull taught us, if there’s no MacGuffin, there’s no film.
What about Lucas?
“Yeah, no he isn’t [hungry to do Indy 5]”, Marshall confirmed. “And he’s obviously passing the baton to my wife”.
Marshall is married to producer Kathleen Kennedy, who was recently named co-chair and successor to Lucas at Lucasfilm. All signs for Indy 5 are pointing to no if you ask me, not only with Lucas’ lack of interest but Harrison Ford turned 70 this year? These movies are hard to make and take a few years from the germ of an idea to the release, the poor guy could be 75 by the time this movie happens. Do you think it’s time to hang up the hat?
For Those Wondering What To Get Me For My Birthday, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Comes to Blu-ray This October
We learned a digitally remastered version of Jaws will be released on Blu-ray this August, and now Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be joining movie collections all over the world on Blu-ray for the first time this October.
The great news is that it is a digitally remastered version of the 1982 theatrical movie and not the odd looking digitally touched version (example: they replaced guns with walkie-talkies). We don’t have an exact date of release, but my birthday is October 9th so plan accordingly.
The Blu-ray will be presented in 7.1 surround sound, and will include a DVD copy too. The bonus features are great, including an all-new interview with Spielberg. All the specs and announcement trailer are below: