For the uninitiated, Sam Neill’s Twitter feed is work of upbeat delight. In among updates from his New Zealand farm (RIP Charlie the Duck) and general good-humoured observations, the Jurassic World: Dominion star has posted one of the best tweets yet: a video of him and his old/new co-star Jeff Goldblum celebrating their reunion with a jazzy rendition of Tony Bennett's I Remember You. Take a load off, make yourself a beverage and watch #JamWithJeff below.
Are we seeing a loose remake of The Fabulous Baker Boys with Blue the Velociraptor in the Michelle Pfeiffer role, sprawling louchely across the piano? Our best guess is no, but we live in hope.
These two treasured stars of stage and screen are, of course, mainstays of the Jurassic Park-iverse. Neill starred as no-nonsense paleontologist Dr Alan Grant in Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III; Goldblum was cult chaotician Dr Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and – very briefly – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. In other words, this reunion is 27 years and about 178 dinosaurs in the making.
The plot of Jurassic World: Dominion is still a closely guarded secret. The ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – spoiler warning – had a bunch of hungry-looking dinosaurs on the loose on mainland America. So does the ‘Dominion’ part of the film’s title suggest that they’ve taken over the place? Are they making America prehistoric again? All will be reviewed when the movie is released on June 11, 2021.