This week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast kicks off by covering the big headlines, particularly Colin Treverrow directing Jurassic Park 4, and the Veronica Mars movie being completely fan-funded thanks to Kickstarter, but each topic dives into some deeper issues and discussion.
Does the Jurassic Park franchise have any place left to go? Is it a good idea to hand over such a big franchise to a relatively untested director? And in terms of Veronica Mars— is budget outsourcing from fans the new paradigm? What are the pros and cons of that?
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After tackling all of that, the hosts introduce a new entry into their Unsung Heroes series, highlighting the work of writer/director Shane Black, whom soon many will know as the man behind Iron Man 3, as well Allison Janney of The West Wing, and Juno, and Boardwalk Empire’s Kelly MacDonald, who recently appeared as Helena Ravenclaw in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and lent her voice to Merida in Brave.