Derek Connolly

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Brings in ‘Jurassic World’ Writer

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Brings in ‘Jurassic World’ Writer

After helping director Colin Trevorrow build the story for Universal's mega-blockbuster Jurassic World, Warner Bros. is bringing on screenwriter Derek Connolly to write the script for Kong: Skull Island. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the writer is coming in to do some last-minute work on the script, as the studio continues casting, leading up to an October production start date. Production will start in Hawaii, with the adventure then moving to Iceland and Vietnam.

Kong: Skull Island was first announced at Comic-Con 2014, revealed as a a bold new take on the mythos of King Kong. This new adventure will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary's story honors the foundations of existing King Kong lore, but places it in an entirely new, distinct timeline. 

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‘Jurassic Park 4’ Officially Titled ‘Jurassic World’, Sets June 2015 Release Date

‘Jurassic Park 4’ Officially Titled ‘Jurassic World’, Sets June 2015 Release Date

Universal Pictures has announced that the official title of Jurassic Park 4 is Jurassic World. The film will be released on Friday, June 12, 2015 in 3D.

No story details have been announced at this time, but the plot is rumored to take place at the site of the original Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, which has been turned into an amusement park, as first envisioned by Richard Attenborough's John Hammond. There, Dinosaur trainers run a Sea World type Isla Nublar Lagoon, which will include underwater dinosaurs for the first time in the franchise's history. The film will also include a never-before-seen dinosaur that will rival the T-Rex in terror.

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‘Flight of the Navigator’ Remake Gets Writers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly

‘Flight of the Navigator’ Remake Gets Writers Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly

http://movieweb.com/movie/flight-of-the-navigator/ Disney has hired the Safety Not Guaranteed duo Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly to re-write Flight of the Navigator. Brad Copeland wrote the rough draft back in May 2009.

Randal Kleiser's original film centered on a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by aliens in 1978 then reappears eight years later not remembering the encounter. Nasa discovers a crashed spacecraft and find a connection to the young boy. They try to take advantage of the boy only to find that he has escaped in an attempt to reconnect with his family.

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