(Image from Logo Wiki: Jurassic World 3 has been announced to hit Cinemas in June 2021)
Jurassic World 3 Announced
Four months before the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in cinemas, Universal Pictures has rather early announced plans for the production of a third instalment in the rebooted dinosaur franchise. Jurassic World 3 will be the sixth film in the Jurassic franchise overall, and is planned for release on the 11th of June 2021.
High Grossing Film Franchise
The original film which started the successful franchise Jurassic Park was released in 1993. It was based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. Jurassic Park became one of the highest-grossing films released worldwide up to that time. According to CBN's top grossing movies of all time list, Jurassic Park ranked 17th and brought in $402.45 million at the box office which today would gross as 843.84 million.
The 2015 reboot Jurassic World also ranks among the biggest box office hits. Jurassic World is ranked 24th on the CBN top grossing movie list, the film brought in $652.27 million at the box office. That would translate to $725.67 million today.
The original Jurassic Park film also came with a great deal of merchandise that followed the film's fictional theme park world. The Jurassic Park logo, a T-rex skeleton in profile, is instantly recognisable even to people who have never actually seen the films. The famous logo appeared on all conceivable merchandise such as clothing, lunch boxes, and toys. Jurassic Park Merchandise is still sold at Universal Studios Stores and website.
The Jurassic Franchise has also been popular enough to spawn animated shorts such Lego Jurassic World: The Indominus Escape which was released in 2016. Video games based on the franchise have also been successful starting with the first Jurassic Park game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1993 to the most recent game, Jurassic World Evolution, which is due for release later in 2018 on the X-box, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game will allow players to build their own dinosaur theme park. The franchise has also inspired online slot machines such CasinoEuro's Jurassic World slot game, which featured parallax scrolling backgrounds and dinosaurs from the franchise.
(Image from Flickr: Jurassic World themed Lego has been very popular)
New Writer to Join the Team
Colin Trevorrow, who co-wrote and directed the first Jurassic World as well as co-writing the second Jurassic World will be returning for the new instalment with Emily Carmichael joining him as co-writer. According to Variety, Trevorrow explained that “It's important to this franchise that we welcome new creative voices to keep our storytelling fresh and alive." He also said he was "thrilled with the tension and beauty J.A has brought to Fallen Kingdom" and expressed his confidence that "Emily will add another layer of emotion to the concluding chapter of our trilogy.”
Carmichael is best known for her short films which have screened at Sundance, SXSW, Slamdance, and other International film festivals. In 2015 Carmichael released the science fiction/comedy short film titled Stryka starring Aimee Mullins and Rupert Friend. Stryka, which can be viewed on Youtube is set in futuristic Brooklyn and examines the inner life of a reptile alien thief who is considering finding a new partner in crime. Carmichael is also the co-writer for the screenplay for Pacific Rim Upcoming.
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