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Chris Pratt in ‘Jurassic World’? It Could Happen

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Chris Pratt Could Star in 'Jurassic World'

Who could have guessed that Chris Pratt, the lovable goofball from "Parks and Recreation," would be Hollywood’s next big-time action leading man? Of course, when Michael Keaton, who was primarily known for his comedic output, was cast as Batman, people booed and balked. And we know that that turned out pretty well. And while Pratt briefly showed his action chops in last year’s "Zero Dark Thirty," he’ll shine (quite literally, we assume) in next summer’s poppy Marvel confection "Guardians of the Galaxy," where he plays dashing rogue Starlord. And it looks like he’s being eyed for another huge franchise: apparently Universal wants him for "Jurassic World," the hugely anticipated fourth "Jurassic Park" movie, according to The Wrap.

Supposedly Pratt will take over the role recently earmarked for Josh Brolin, until the deal stalled in the negotiation phase. Jason Schwartzman is supposedly up for another role; that has yet to be confirmed by the actor or the studio (we asked him last week and he wouldn’t spill). Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins are also locked. The same Wrap report also notes that the studio is interested in Irrfan Khan ("Life of Pi") for a role.

Plot details for this newest installment have been kept under wraps (and guarded by bloodthirsty velociraptors), but it’s been rumored that the movie will follow a version of the park that is fully functional. This idea, it goes without saying, is really, really cool. Director Colin Trevorrow, who is reteaming with his "Safety Not Guaranteed" screenwriter Derek Connolly (who is also working on a movie for Pixar), will helm the 3D extravaganza.

Pratt can be seen next month in Spike Jonze‘s wonderful sci-fi romance "Her," and is the lead vocal performer in February’s "The LEGO Movie" (he also costars in "The Delivery Man" with Vince Vaughn, so there’s that). He’s going to be huge!

[via The Wrap]

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Jon Favreau May Direct Disney’s New Live-Action ‘Jungle Book’

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Disney has been cooking up a live-action "Jungle Book" movie for the past few months, and it looks like they’ve found their director slash man-cub.

Jon Favreau, the guy who made "Iron Man," is in talks for the Disney adaptation, which will take a new look at the classic Rudyard Kipling stories. Favs told Deadline, "I can’t say that much, but there is an interesting take that could be very cool, and the hope is to relaunch a family brand with certain mythic elements… It is my first real family film since ‘Elf,’ and there are action elements and visual effects that I feel like my experience on the ‘Iron Man’ films are going to be useful."

Favreau did some pretty cool things with "Iron Man," from rebooting Robert Downey Jr.’s career to arguably launching the superhero movie frenzy. Of course, "Elf" has become the go-to family holiday movie, managing to make even the grumpiest Grinches sing along with Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. It will be interesting to see how the director takes on this classic property, especially given Disney’s previous attempt at making a live-action version back in 1994. However, it does feature a pre-Cersei Lannister Lena Headey, which is always a treat.

Favreau’s next movie, "Chef," opens on May 9, 2014, and stars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, and lots of other cool cats, including Favreau himself.
[via Deadline]

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Finally, the ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Trailer We’ve Been Waiting For (VIDEO)

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The first full-length Captain America: The Winter Soldier" trailer has finally arrived. And it’s a doozy.

If you were lucky enough to attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con or Disney’s D23 Expo, you were privy to some pretty spectacular footage from the Marvel sequel, footage that told us we were in for a "Captain" of a very different scale. We’re happy to finally see that hugeness make its way into the first trailer.

At Comic-Con, we talked to a trio of the installment’s starsEmily VanCamp (Agent 13), Frank Grillo (Brock Rumlow / Crossbones), and Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson / The Falcon) — who hinted at how "Winter Soldier" would differ from 2011’s "The First Avenger" — and other Marvel movies.

"…It’s not really good versus evil. It’s two sides of an idea, and that’s where it veers away from the other films that I’ve seen, the Marvel movies specifically," Grillo said. "So, it really is a bit of a departure." Cryptic, no?

Exactly how much of a departure remains to be seen. But if this trailer is any indication, it’s a welcome one. The first "Captain America," while mostly positively received by critics, was met with indifference from fans of the comic who complained that it focused too much on action sequences and too little on the shadowy political-conspiratorial elements that make the character stand out in the Marvel universe.

And what about that titular Winter Soldier, played by Sebastian Stan? Well, we’re impressed with what we’ve seen so far, a sentiment that VanCamp echoed back in July. "I saw a picture in the makeup trailer the first day we started working, and I thought it looked pretty incredible," she said of Stan, after seeing him in all his Winter Soldier glory.
See a (hopefully) different kind of superhero movie when "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," starring Chris Evans (and Robert Redford!), explodes into theaters on April 4, 2014.

Finally, the ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Trailer We’ve Been Waiting For (VIDEO)

The Mummy Returns

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The Mummy Returns (2001)

PG_13  130 min  –  Action | Adventure | Fantasy   –  4 May 2001 (USA)

6/10

Users: (79,130 votes) 864 reviews | Critics: 198 reviews Metascore: 48/100 (based on 31 reviews from Metacritic.com)

The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.

Director:  Stephen Sommers
Writer:  Stephen Sommers
Stars:  Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah

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The Mummy (1999)

PG_13  125 min  –  Action | Adventure | Fantasy  –  7 May 1999 (USA)

6.9/10

Users: (108,697 votes) 934 reviews | Critics: 169 reviews Metascore: 48/100 (based on 34 reviews from Metacritic.com)

An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a Mummy.

Director:  Stephen Sommers
Writers:  Stephen Sommers (screen story), Lloyd Fonvielle (screen story), and 5 more credits »
Stars:  Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah

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Charlie St. Cloud

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