I know I haven’t posted news in a while but rest assured I’ve been keeping track of updates for the newest installment in the Jurassic Park series.
Production started in London on January 26th
Director JA Bayona tweeted a picture of some Jurassic World hardhats, letting fans know he had started on filming at studios in London, England last month. Final filming will be done in Hawaii–a location familiar to many Jurassic Park fans. It’s rumored that some filming will be done in Wales as well–a change for the franchise, but also indicative of the more “world-wide” nature that the sequel has hinted at.
A whole slew of new actors joining the film has been released
American Horror Story alum, James Cromwell, has joined the cast in an unspecified role. Ted Levine also joins the cast–again in an unknown role. B.D Wong will also return as Henry Wu.
Hints at the sequel’s subject matter
Heavily hinted at the close of Jurassic World, animals rights appear to be the focus of the sequel. Universal Studios recently purchased three web domains: AllCreaturesHaveRights.com, AllCreaturesHaveRights.org, and IslaNublarRescueMission.com. This also follows the vein of the viral marketing of the last film, which featured a website that’s been constantly updated.
As I get more information about the release of the film, I’ll be sure to let you guys know!
Donald Trump has been president for two weeks, and he is already facing dozens of lawsuits over White House policies and his personal business dealings. That’s far more than his predecessors faced in their first days on the job. The lawsuits started on Inauguration Day, and they haven’t let up.
Most of the 50-plus lawsuits filed so far relate to the travel ban on refugees and nationals from seven mostly-Muslim countries that Trump ordered on Jan. 27. They were filed in 17 different states by doctors, professors, students, people fleeing violence and Iraqis who have worked for the U.S. military. Some were detained in American airports for hours over the weekend; others were barred overseas from boarding planes bound for the U.S. Two Syrian brothers with visas to enter the country say they were turned around at Philadelphia International Airport and sent back to Damascus.
In February 2016, Marley Dias, who was 11 at the time, launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks project, collecting books featuring black girls as the main character.
Now, after collecting over 8,000 such books, Dias has decided to author a #BlackGirlBook of her own.
On Thursday, Scholastic announced that 12-year-old Dias had signed a deal with the publisher for a book due in Spring 2018.
According to a press release, the book is a “keep-it-real guide” to helping kids and preteens make their dreams come true.
“Through her smarts and ingenuity, she’s delivered a jolt of inspiration that’s sent an unstoppable shock-wave to kids everywhere who’ve stood up with Marley to shout ‘Yes!’ to the power of positive action,” Scholastic’s vice president and executive editor Andrea Pinkney said.
“In this book, Marley will share her dynamic wisdom with readers everywhere.” Read more
On Thursday, unnamed sources told news site Axios that Trump gave his female campaign staffers a note: They need to “dress like women."
According to the report, "women who worked in Trump’s campaign field offices — folks who spend more time knocking on doors than attending glitzy events — felt pressure to wear dresses to impress Trump.”
Women who heard reports of Trump’s sartorial demands were not exactly thrilled with Trump’s desire to make womenswear great again and they fire back with the hashtag #DressLikeAWoman. Read more