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Thor: Ragnarok adds Jurassic Park star Sam Neill

Director Taika Waititi already found a way to reunite with his Hunt for the Wilderpeople star Sam Neill — by putting him in his Marvel movie. The actor, most known for playing Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park, revealed during an interview with ShortList that he filmed a secret role for Thor: Ragnarok.

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Thor: Ragnarok director on Hunt for the Wilderpeople and what it was like to pick up Thor’s hammer

In the new adventure-comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople (out Friday), a teenager named Ricky (Julian Dennison) and his cantankerous foster uncle Hec (Sam Neill) find themselves pursued through the New Zealand wilderness by the authorities following the death of Hec’s wife, Bella (Rima Te Wiata).

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople exclusive poster is a real boar

Director Taika Waititi’s last film was the wonderful vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows and his next movie is a little something called Thor: Ragnarok. But his latest project is the adventure-comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which stars Julian Dennison and Sam Neill, and is in theaters, June 24.

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Casting Net: Scott Eastwood set to become action star in Overdrive

  • Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride) is teaming up with Taken director Pierre Morel for his next movie. The son of Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood will lead Overdrive, about two car-stealing brothers who head to France for greener pastures. Morel is producing the project helmed by Antonio Negret (Transit) and penned by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas.
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Welcome to Jurassic Park: An oral history

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As a child, Steven Spielberg was captivated by dinosaurs. He collected cast-iron figurines of them and preferred them in starring roles on the big screen. “I was more interested in the dinosaurs in King Kong than I was in King Kong himself,” remembers the Academy Award-winning director. “I thought the T. rex was one of the most awesome dinosaurs of the fossil record! But I never knew how to parlay all my love for paleontology into a story until Michael Crichton came along and wrote his book.”

That book was Jurassic Park, which Spielberg adapted in 1993 into an exhilarating adventure and one of the highest-grossing movies of all time—not to mention a groundbreaking technological achievement. “It changed special effects forever,” the director says, “and for better or for worse, it really did introduce the digital era.”

In this oral history, published in 2013 to celebrate the movie’s
 20th anniversary, EW looked back at the film that so memorably shook the earth.

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FIFA-funded film about FIFA United Passions tanks at box office -- report

FIFA, the international governing body for soccer that organizes the World Cup, is in the midst of a ground-shaking scandal, with recent arrests of its officials, corruption charges, and the resignation of its president, Sepp Blatter. So it wasn’t exactly the perfect time for United Passions, the FIFA-funded film about itself that portrays its history and current embattled officials, including Blatter, as sympathetic heroes.

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'Jurassic Park 3D' trailer: Welcome (back) to Jurassic Park

The latest film to hop on the 3-D re-release bandwagon, Jurassic Park looks set to be the essential nostalgia trip of April 2013. Who among us doesn’t remember the stirring John Williams score, the fantastic special effects, or the brief but memorable moment when Richard Attenborough became the beloved grandfather of every single person on earth? The new trailer for Jurassic Park 3D has arrived online.

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