Jurassic Park Coming Back in 3-D, Another Tom Cruise Release Date Change
Posted 03.16.12 by Chris
Those dinosaurs from Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park are back from extinction. Universal announced that it will re-release Jurassic Park in 3-D on July 19, 2013.
The studio also announced it was also changing the release date for Tom Cruise's Oblivion.
Of course, Jurassic Park is just the latest blockbuster Hollywood is blowing the dust off to convert into 3-D and re-release. As Moviefone points out, the movie grossed $914.6M worldwide and with the re-release could become Spielberg's first billion dollar movie. Last year, Spielberg talked about adding the third dimension to his dinosaur thriller.
The only movie that I would ever even consider retrofitting is the first Jurassic Park, which I think would look pretty spectacular in 3D. That's the only one of my films that I would consider doing in 3D.
So I guess we're not seeing E.T. or Schindler's List in 3-D.
Universal also announced it was moving Cruise's sci-fi project Oblivion to April 26, 2013. The movie was originally set to open July 10, 2013. There was no reason given for the date change. This is the second Cruise movie to get a release date change. Earlier this week, One Shot was moved from early 2013 to December this year.
Oblivion is set on a post-apocalyptic Earth where aliens have made the planet uninhabitable. Cruise plays a man named Jack who repairs the drones that fight the aliens on the Earth's surface. The movie is Joseph Kosinski's follow-up to Tron: Legacy.