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JURASSIC WORLD SEQUEL SET FOR 2018

After taking the global box office by storm with more than US$1.5 billion (S$2 billion), the Jurassic World dinosaurs will get a sequel slated for June 22, 2018, Comcast Corp's Universal Pictures said on Thursday. The blockbuster, which reboots Steven Spielberg's dinosaur franchise, has become the third highest- grossing film in history, behind only James Cameron's Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009). The leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return in the sequel, along with Spielberg as executive producer and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow as screenwriter.


JOLIE TO ADAPT WAR MEMOIR FOR NETFLIX

Actress-director Angelina Jolie is the latest Hollywood A-lister to join the Netflix ranks. She will adapt Cambodian author Loung Ung's war memoir, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers, for the online-streaming platform. Jolie and Ung wrote the script for the feature- length film and the star's adopted Cambodian-born son, Maddox, 13, will be involved in the production, Netflix said.


DICAPRIO RAISES $55M FOR ENVIRONMENT

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio raised more than US$40 million (S$54.7 million) for the environment at a charity gala on Wednesday in St Tropez, France, where he auctioned off artworks by Banksy, a trip to the Arctic with Prince Albert of Monaco and private concerts with Elton John. An estate home on DiCaprio's own island off Belize sold for more than US$11 million.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe