‘Jurassic Park’ Cast: Where Are They Now?
An adventure of 60 million years in the making, Jurassic To park sparked five sequels, becoming one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time.
The blockbuster hit, released in 1993 and directed by Steven Spielbergrested on by Michael Crichton 1990 novel of the same name. The film is set on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, where wealthy businessman John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) created a fauna Park real dinosaurs. After industrial sabotage led to a catastrophic plant shutdown Park’s power grid, a small group of visitors, including Dr. Allen Grant (Sam Neil), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and Hammond’s grandchildren, Lex (Ariana Richards) and Tim (Joseph Mazello), struggle to escape and survive the perilous island.
The action film won more than 20 awards after its initial release, including three Academy Awards for its technical achievements in visual effects and sound design. In 2018, the sci-fi adventure was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.”
After the release of its first two sequels, Jurassic To park: The lost World (1997) and Jurassic To park III (2001), the franchise took a 15-year hiatus before returning to develop the Jurassic World trilogy, featuring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Jurassic World: Dominationthe sixth and final installment in the long-running franchise, which debuted in June 2022, reunited the stars of the 1993 original with Pratt and Howard for one final dino adventure.
“It’s a big deal,” Howard revealed in an interview with Weekly entertainment the week of the film’s premiere. “We had talked about this kind of fantastic idea of what a third movie would be, where we were like, ‘Oh, my God, that would be Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern and Sam Neill.’ We have always aspired to reach this point.
“I obviously understood the appeal of having the legacy discarded,” Pratt added during the roundtable. “I was just wondering how are we going to do it in a way that actually brings these characters back? And when [director Colin Trevorrow] told me, I was like, ‘This is actually perfect. It’s a real story. It’s completely unexpected.
Trevorrow, for his part, mostly focused on making sure Dern, Neill, and Goldblum’s return felt organic and authentic to who the characters had always been.
“Early on we talked about where Ian Malcolm is now. Has he changed, and if he has, how has he changed? he explained to EO. “And Laura, with Ellie Sattler, an iconic character who had inspired so many young girls to become scientists and paleontologists, how did her life change? Once we understood that, we were able to create storylines that echoed something that came from the actors.
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