Dinosaurs are in again. It’s not quite like they never went away – though that’s the premise of Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur – it’s more like they keep getting dug up.
Jurassic Park is set for a 3D re-release this year, both at cinemas and then, just three weeks later, to Blu-ray. Then next summer, the fourth instalment of that series will open.
At the same time, Fox are working on a big-screen Walking With Dinosaurs. Unlike the BBC original, though, this one is some kind of narrative feature. We know this because they’ve started casting actors in the thing.
Variety say that Charlie Rowe will star in the film. He played the mini-me version of Andrew Garfield‘s character in Never Let Me Go.
The film’s plot will apparently be about:
two brothers looking to follow in their father’s footsteps, which leads them to a showdown with dinosaurs in the Arctic.
The screenplay was written by Master and Commander’s John Collee and Theodore Thomas, director of Where The Toys Come From and son of Disney Legend Ollie Thomas. Mulan‘s Barry Cook and the BBC Earth’s Neil Nightingale are directing.
That’s really not bad pedigree at all. This might well come off.