|Chris Pratt/Jurassic World|
The Parks and Recreation actor has been confirmed for the movie's male lead, a rugged ex-military man. He will play alongside Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), who will play a smart corporate scientist.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World, which also stars Jake Johnson (New Girl), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), and Ty Simpkins (Insidious), will begin shooting in Louisiana in June and is set to be in theaters next July.
Official details on the movie are scarce, although it is rumored to take place 22 years after the original, featuring an all-new cast. Trevorrow revealed in a Tweet: "Reboot is a strong word. This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of 'Jurassic Park.'"
The prehistoric action movie series brought in $47,025,576 (Jurassic Park), $72,132,275 (The Lost World: Jurassic Park), and $50,771,676 (Jurassic Park III) on the films' respective opening weekends according to BoxOffice.com. The 2013 3D recreation of the original Jurassic Park grossed only $18,620,145 during opening weekend, far below its predecessors.
|Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park|
Jurassic World follows Steven Spielberg's 1990s blockbuster classic with the hope it will bring the same excitement that was seen in the originals. Spielberg will return to produce the film alongside Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley.
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