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Colin Trevorrow to direct 'Jurassic Park 4'

Colin Trevorrow to direct 'Jurassic Park 4'

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Colin Trevorrow is to direct and Steven Spielberg to executive produce the next installment in the "Jurassic Park" film franchise, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Evans cast as Captain America

Evans cast as Captain America

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (UPI) -- Chris Evans has signed on to play the titular superhero in the upcoming big-screen comic-book adaptation "Captain America," Marvel Entertainment said.
Evans up for Captain America role

Evans up for Captain America role

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Marvel has offered U.S. actor Chris Evans the titular role in its forthcoming "Captain America" movie, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Weaving may play 'Capt. America' villain

Weaving may play 'Capt. America' villain

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- British actor Hugo Weaving is in talks to play the villain Red Skull in Marvel Studios' superhero flick "Captain America," The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Wolfman' to get 2009 release

'Wolfman' to get 2009 release

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures says its new version of "The Wolfman," starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, is to hit U.S. theaters next year.

Joe Johnston to direct 'Wolfman'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Joe Johnston has signed on to take Mark Romanek's place in the director's chair for the new big-screen thriller "The Wolfman."

Feature: Explaining 'Hidalgo'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Like The Walt Disney Co.'s other 2004 box-office misfires -- including "King Arthur," "Around the World in 80 Days" and "Home on the Range" -- "Hidalgo" had all the essential ingredients for marketplace success, but still came up short at the ticket windo
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Feature: 'About Schmidt' director Payne

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Alexander Payne doesn't mind being a hired hand as a writer, but he doesn't ever want to "have to direct one for 'the man.'"
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Joe Johnston
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Joseph Eggleston "Joe" Johnston II (born May 13, 1950) is an American film director best known for such movies as Jumanji, The Rocketeer, Jurassic Park III, and October Sky.

Johnston was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and attended California State University, Long Beach, as well as the Art Center College of Design.

He has been announced to direct The First Avenger: Captain America, set for a July 22, 2011 release.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Joe Johnston."
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