Movie News: 'Jurassic Park IV' Rejected Concept Art; Beyonce Leaves 'A Star Is Born;' Watch Pixar’s 'Partysaurus Rex'

Movie News: 'Jurassic Park IV' Rejected Concept Art; Beyonce Leaves 'A Star Is Born;' Watch Pixar’s 'Partysaurus Rex'

Oct 10, 2012

Jurassic Park IV

Jurassic Park IV: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the writers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, have been hired to write the latest version of Jurassic Park IV, but an earlier version of the script inspired some very striking concept art. In that version, penned by William Monahan and John Sayles, and based on a story by Steven Spielberg, a new breed of dinosaurs are created, and they look very different than what we’ve seen before. [Reddit via The Film Stage]

Here's some more art:

A Star Is Born: Beyonce Knowles sounded like a great choice to take on a new version of a character previously played by Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland and Janet Gaynor, but she has dropped out of A Star Is Born with sources citing her “packed” schedule. The start date was delayed due to her pregnancy, as well as the project’s inability to lock down a male star. Director Clint Eastwood is said to be interested in jazz singer Esperanza Spaulding, but the male lead -- the tricky role of an aging singer whose star is eclipsed by his younger paramour -- must now come first. [Variety]

Ben Affleck: With his career at a high point thanks to the rousing early reaction to real-life thriller Argo, which opens Friday, Ben Affleck is in early talks to play a con man in Focus, to be directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Crazy. Stupid. Love.). Affleck would play a veteran in the business who gets romantically involved with a newcomer. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone had previously been touted for the lead roles. [Deadline]

Partysaurus Rex: May Toy Story never die! Partysaurus Rex, the newest short film from the Toy Story universe, played recently in front of the theatrical release of Finding Nemo 3D, and it has now debuted on the Disney Channel. As you might expect from the title, a child-friendly T. rex (voiced by Wallace Shawn) is the star. [Disney Channel via Slashfilm]

Partysaurus Rex on Disney Video

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