It’s a good day for fun videos (as every day on this wacky internet ride we’re all on is), so here’s a particularly fun one for you.
About five years ago or so, while filming a little behind-the-scenes bit for the Parks and Recreation season 2 DVD set, Chris Pratt, who can currently be seen continuing his rise to superstardom in the record-breaking Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, made a joke about a role in Jurassic Park 4. Little did he know that just a few years later he was would be cast as one of the leads in the fourth Jurassic Park movie, titled Jurassic World.
You can check out Pratt’s accidental prediction below.
Another actor is ready to join Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise.
Nick Robinson, who starred in recent indie hit The Kings of Summer—a breakout role for the actor—as well as TV series Melissa & Joey, is in talks to join the cast. Insidious and Iron Man 3 actor Ty Simpkins is also thought to likely be joining the cast soon. Character details are unknown, though it is said that the two actor would be playing brothers.
The pace is picking up on the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. Recently we found out that the movie would officially be titled Jurassic World, and now comes word of the first potential casting.
According to reports, actress Bryce Dallas Howard has entered into early talks to star in the movie, which is being directed by Safety Not Guaranteed helmer Colin Trevorrow.
Universal Pictures had pushed the release date for long-gestating Jurassic Park 4 back for a full year, from summer 2014 to a yet-to-be announced 2015 release, because of some issues with the script. But that seems to be the only issue, and while it may look like a major cause for concern, it will definitely give director Colin Trevorrow and producer Steven Spielberg more time to polish the script.
While on the red carpet for the Saturn Awards, Trevorrow spoke to Schmoes Know (via ComingSoon) about the status of the film, how Spielberg is an asset to the pre-production process, and where Jurassic Park 4 fits.
Jurassic Park 4 is going to have to close its gates for some renovations, at least momentarily. Production for the sequel was expected to begin on June 24 of this year for a June 13, 2014 release, but Universal has just announced that they are pulling back on filming because the project needs more time for development.
THR obtained a statement from the studio explaining why there will be a temporary production halt for the tentpole film.