ABC News reports that Universal Pictures has bought airtime during Super Bowl XLIX for Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World" making it the first confirmed film to showcase footage during the big game.
Advertisers are expected to pay a staggering $4.5 million for a 30-second TV spot during the actual match-up, that's up up 12.5% from last year,--which means it's possible that there will be fewer movie ads or that we will probably see more such spots during the pre or post-game shows.
The game airs on NBC Sunday February 1st at 6:30 PM Eastern.
The events in the film are said to take place Isla Nublar, the site of John Hammond's (the late Richard Attenborough)
Jurassic Park theme park, rather than Isla Sorna of the two
previous sequels. "Jurassic World" lays the groundwork of story
arcs that could be carried into future installments of the film series.
Chris Pratt will play a rugged ex-military man, who spars with Bryce Dallas Howard's corporate scientist. Melissa & Joey and The Kings of Summer star Nick Robinson is poised to play the older brother of Ty Simpkins, the 12-year-old actor that befriended Robert Downey Jr. in "Iron Man 3".The boys are in turn Howard’s nephews. Josh Brolin was first in line for Pratt's role but a deal could not be reached. Vincent D'Onofrio will play the villain in the sequel. Irrfan Khan has landed an unspecified role in the project as well. Actor Bd Wong will reprise his role as Dr. Henry Wu. Irrfan Khan ("The Amazing Spider-Man") plays the role of Masrani, the new billionaire owner of the dinosaur park in the film. "The Intouchables" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star Omar Sy Judy Greer Katie McGrath James DuMont and Lauren Lapkus also star.
"New Girl" and "Drinking Buddies" star Jake Johnson also may star. "Pacific Rim" and "Luther" star Idris Elba came up in a casting notice. Jason Schwartzman is rumored for a role in the sequel. David Oyelowo is said to had a meeting about the flick as well. There's nothing official on that though.
Originally slated for June 2014, the sequel was delayed due to further work being need on the super secret script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)--not to mention an already too tight schedule.
Trevorrow wrote the revised screenplay with Derek Connolly and directed the film
Steven Spielberg, who directed Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, will executive produce here. Jurassic Park III was brought to the screen by Joe Johnston.
Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley produced the dino sequel set to hit theaters on June 12, 2015.