News Bits: Jurassic, Emmys, Disney, Alpha

Jurassic World
The official Twitter account for Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World” has released two new photos featuring Chris Pratt as dinosaur trainer Owen Grady in the film to celebrate its release approximately three months from now on June 12th. Check out the first photo here and the second photo here.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg has been announced as host of this year’s Emmy awards, his first time hosting a major television event. Said awards are slated to air on September 20th. [Source: The Live Feed]

During yesterday’s Disney annual shareholders meeting, the company’s CEO Bob Iger not only made those big “Frozen 2” and “Star Wars” announcements, he also confirmed a new policy the studio has put in place.

That policy? Unless the film needs to be historically accurate, Disney has “absolutely prohibited” smoking in all films aimed at kids. Iger said the decision was made this week and that “I thought it was the right thing for us to do.” [Source: Variety]

Untitled Project Alpha Film
Barry Sonnenfeld is set to direct a film about the real-life hoax orchestrated by James ‘The Amazing’ Randi and two fake psychics. Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom helmed a documentary about the hoax called “An Honest Liar”.

Dubbed ‘Project Alpha,’ the hoax lasted over two years and saw them participate in a paranormal research project led by researchers who thought the fake psychics had genuine powers. [Source: Screen]