Another significant step forward in the production of Universal Pictures’ much-anticiapted prehistoric sequel JURASSIC WORLD as the date has been confirmed to begin filming. The project is another major blockbuster heading to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, along with Alan Taylor’s TERMINATOR: GENESIS and Josh Trank’s FANTASTIC FOUR reboot (more on the latter here). Colin Trevorrow is the man tasked with breathing new life into the franchise based on Michael Crichton’s original novel and spearheaded by Steven Spielberg. Shooting commences on 31st March!
In addition, those rumours of Marvel’s new golden boy Chris Pratt being involved in the main cast appear to have been confirmed by filmmaker Ron Howard. The Oscar-winning director’s daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, had previously been confirmed as the female lead, alongside Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins. He tweeted the following image and message perhaps unaware the studio have yet to confirm any talks with naturally gifted funny man.
Bryce and Chris meet for the 1st time on red carpet they will be co-stars in next Juraissic pic.twitter.com/Pu1nUI9SNG
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) January 13, 2014
JURASSIC WORLD will be released on 12th June 2015. We await details of those other rumoured talents involvement like Jake Johnson, Jason Schwarzmann, David Oyelowo, Edris Elba and Irrfan Khan.