London Cinema Presents Jurassic Park AND The Lost World in 35mm!

With the recent announcement that Jeff Goldblum will be reprising his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the upcoming sequel to Jurassic World, what better way to celebrate than to watch Jurassic Park and The Lost World back to back?

The Prince Charles Cinema in London agrees and will be hosting a Double Feature screening of both movies, back to back, in 35mm!

The screening takes place on Saturday 17th June and opens at 8:45pm, with tickets costing £15 for non-members and £12.50 for members. You can purchase your tickets here!

The Prince Charles Cinema is known for screening original 35mm (or 70mm!) prints of movies and bringing back classics and cult films. They host marathons of popular franchises and also host movie premieres. The first time I went to the Prince Charles was for the premiere of a movie I had worked on. Another experience (and I really mean experience) was when they screened The Room and had Tommy Wiseau there, signing Blu-Rays. What a guy.

It’s a great cinema and is located right next to Leicester Square, so grab some food in Chinatown then head down to the Prince Charles! I’ll be there, will you?

Thanks to JJ for the heads up!

Source: Prince Charles

“Almost at the Halfway Point…” Frank Marshall Shares Dinosaur Filled Image from Jurassic World 2 Set!

Back in March, a few weeks after the sequel to Jurassic World began filming, Colin Trevorrow shared the first set picture from the movie, featuring a little girl staring up at a large, intimidating skull inside a large mansion.

Today producer Frank Marshall tweeted another photo from this same set, to celebrate the production nearly reaching the halfway point.

In the photo we can see the producer’s chairs – names printed in the classic Jurassic font – as well as director J.A. Bayona’s chair to the right. What’s most interesting about the image though, is what we’re able to see in the background reflections. Most obvious is the large dinosaur seen in the middle…

While it’s unclear what species this is, it could be a Metriacanthosaurus, a species not before seen in the Jurassic Park franchise, although the species was seen listed in the embryo storage containers in Jurassic Park, as well as on the map in Jurassic World. It is unclear whether or not this is a museum statue diorama (such as those found in real-world dinosaur theme parks) or a full-size animatronic. While the latter is doubtful, from what we can see of the dinosaur, it looks to be of a high quality.

What you may have missed is the reflection of the T. rex, seen under the tail of the Metriacanthosaurus.

As we know the iconic T. rex will be returning, and this reflection confirms that at least the species will be seen again. While it’s unclear if this is “Rexy”, this too could be showing an animatronic from the set.

You can also make out some of the original skeletons of dinosaurs that were seen in the photo that Colin shared.

So what do you make of this new set photo? Are you more excited for Jurassic World 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Source: Twitter

What a Day! The First Official Jurassic World Community Event Overview + Photos & Videos!

Wow. That’s pretty much the ideal word to describe this weekend. What a turnout. What a good group of fans. What an event.

After working in collaboration with Universal Pictures on this event for a good few months now, it was exciting to finally see it all come together on April 2. The weekend hadn’t provided the best weather in Philadelphia, but the skies cleared that morning giving us little wind and bright sunshine all day.

Arriving around 11am, for many of us this is our first visit to The Franklin Institute and to Jurassic World: The Exhibition which, to any Jurassic Park fan, is exciting enough in itself! The Franklin is tremendous and the Jurassic World banners flowing in the wind highlight their biggest attraction to date.

After the Outpost team had sorted our equipment, sign-in table and logistics with the museum representative (and manager of Jurassic World: The Exhibition!) Michelle – who was amazing to work with, and so enthusiastic about the Exhibition and about our event – we stationed ourselves outside the main entrance on the steps leading into the museum. This is where fans began to arrive and we took our group photo – #SaveOurSaurs!

First up: Jurassic World in 3D. Although it turns out Universal had some technical issues with the 3D copy, and instead announced that we would be watching Jurassic Park in 3D. Maybe they did not expect the response, but the crowd roared with excitement and we sat to watch our favourite film.

Next up: Dr. Jack Horner graced us with his presence and answered many questions from fans, submitted both through the Jurassic World social pages and directly from us. Jack was really on form, so passionate about the movies and the dinosaurs that feature in them.

He explained the current status of his Chickenosaurus which is roughly three years away from completion, with only the tail left to genetically modify! He wants to see a Carnotaur in a sequel, and is excited for Jurassic World 2 which he promised has a fantastic script. Check out the audio from the Q&A below!

Those attending got the opportunity to meet Dr. Jack Horner in person, and while we did pry for sequel news, unfortunately his lips are sealed! Interestingly enough, when Ryan asked about the skeleton of the Triceratops looking dinosaur in the first official set picture from the sequel, he said it was a “Fake-a-saurus”…

        

The Velociraptor Meet & Greet was next, where we got to interact and meet Echo, the human in a Raptor suit. It was impressive to see up close and we learned that Echo was on her way to Chicago!

            

The discounted tickets for the day included entry between 5pm and 7pm to the Exhibition itself so we headed on through – what an experience! The museum, Universal and the Creative Technology company have really designed something special here, no wonder it is their busiest attraction! We learned that some props from the movie made it into the Exhibition, so seeing those up close is quite something! Check out this video from the Exhibition by Kerr Robinson!

After the event, the team from the Outpost (and a few others) headed to film a behind the scenes interview with Steve – Head of Creatures at Jurassic World: The Exhibition. He demonstrated how the T. rex operates and gave us great insight into how the Exhibition came together, and how it all works! He even let Chris operate the Rex! Check out the interview below, and huge thanks to Steve for taking the time to speak with us.

We had collaborated on this event with Universal and organised the schedule, but they truly surprised us in the screening by announcing canapés and cocktails after we have made our way through the Exhibition, to celebrate! This provided time to really meet and talk with those who had attended, and it truly was great to meet so many passionate fans!

    

The event went smoothly and everybody attending appeared to have a great time! With the little notice we had to actually advertise the event, Chris and I expected maybe 30 fans to attend. When we arrived, 83 tickets had been purchased, and the final figure made it over 100! How amazing is that?! We can’t thank you all enough for making your way to Philadelphia for this – the first official fan community event! It was fun to plan and equally attend, and meeting so many fans that we’ve known online for years made it all the better!

As for the weekend, it was the first time any of the Outpost team had met, and we all agreed it went too smoothly. Bros for life – I think the combination of Jurassic Park (well, The Lost World) quotes, pizza and a touch of alcohol solidified our friendship past online friends.

We were inundated with photos, messages and posts from the big day and we’re still working our way through it all now! So many of you shared your event photos and it really is so amazing to read your messages! We’re so happy you enjoyed it. Shoutout to the Jurassic Park Motor Pool who made it down with a Jeep, and a huge shoutout to Jaroslav Kosmina who created a unique gift for those who attended (email us if you missed out – these were distributed at the cocktails part)!

        

Ethan Pettus also attended and handed out zines for his upcoming novel, Primitive War! Dr. Jack Horner was in awe at the concept art showing feathered dinosaurs, and I know he kept both a copy of the zine and Jaroslav’s sketch – both impressive!

Sitting here writing this, there’s still so much to go over, review, and edit, but some fans have reviewed the event, check out Jurassic Sean’s review below! Glad you made it out man!

We also featured on the official Jurassic World’s social feeds, check out the gallery below:

We have numerous videos coming from the event including an exclusive behind the scenes look at the T. rex and an interview with Steven of the Creature Technology Company. Photographer Tim Cianfano was taking photos throughout the day which you can see more of at the gallery here!

            

            

Tim also took photos through the Exhibition and created this photo series, called Jurassic Contrast. Check out the photos below!

The event went down without a hitch and we were amazed by the turnout. Jurassic fans truly flock in herds, and I’ll keep saying it – it was amazing to meet so many of you. What a fandom this is! We want to thank everyone who made it down, and everybody at The Franklin Institute who were so helpful and accommodating throughout the day.

And of course, this is the first time Universal Pictures have worked with a fandom, not just for Jurassic Park but for any franchise, and I can honestly say that it was so rewarding. Darice, J.P., Molly, Shayne and everybody else who worked with us, thank you.

Check out the video from the event, showcasing the day’s activities!

If you attended the event then please share your photos with us and let us know how the day went for you! You can use the Facebook Event page to share photos and stories.

Until next time!

Get Ready to Celebrate – Universal Pictures Confirms Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary!

In 2018, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park will hit it’s 25th birthday. 25 years of entertaining audiences with three sequels released in that time. Many fans expected there to be some sort of celebration to coincide with Jurassic World 2’s release that same year, and now Universal Pictures have confirmed the celebration.

The Las Vegas Licensing Expo happens this May, and their line-up included detailed information on NBCUniversal’s Brand Development. Among the various properties listed, both Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary and Jurassic World 2 are named. This surely will lead to a theatrical re-release (something we’ve heard buzz about), and possibly even a blu ray set with new set with new special features.

The new logo has shown up on Amazon via the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Wall Calendar. This will hopefully be the first of many products for fans to indulge over, and we have also heard constant buzz about a 25th anniversary throwback toyline, a Jurassic Park “Classic Collection”.

While a toyline hasn’t been confirmed, we’ve been hearing about it since June of last year (see last paragraph), which may well mean that Hasbro’s plans were carried over into Mattel when they fortunately lost the license. While the linked article discusses the splintering of @JurassicWorld and @JurassicPark, it’s possible that a “classic” toyline may remain under the Jurassic World branding, but we won’t know that until next year!

What products or events are you hoping for next year to celebrate Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary? What would you like to see in a classic toyline, a Lex Murphy or John Hammond figure perhaps? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and stay tuned for more as we learn it!

Source: Licensing Expo

Originally posted March 17th, 2017

Rare Jurassic Park Storyboards Reveal Scrapped Scene – T. rex at the Lagoon!

In January and February we shared two sets of storyboards that showed deleted or alternate takes on scenes from Jurassic Park. The storyboards came from Phil Tippett’s personal collection which recently went up for auction, with Jurassic Time‘s creator Derrick Davis having won a storyboard binder in that auction. Since he won, he has been sorting through the binder and has been sharing scans online!

Along with the sequences we shared, various other deleted and alternate sequences were shared, such as the Helicopter Rescue, Morning Tree, Raptor Escape from Pen and Raptor Stalking Through Rotunda. To conclude these amazing reveals, Derrick has now shared the Tyrannosaurus at the Lagoon sequence, which never made it into the movie!

Derrick describes the sequence and storyboards below:

“Jurassic Park was a breathtaking film by Steven Spielberg; filled with spectacle, wonder, and imagination. Likewise, the novel and the adaptation process included many inventive ideas. This video presents one of the most famous ideas that didn’t make it into the film: “Tyrannosaurus Rex At The Lagoon”. Following closely to the tense sequence from the novel, the filmmakers also revised it with their own ideas, more than once. This version appears to be the last of the revisions, before it was scrapped entirely; along with the rest of the “river adventure” that was inspired and adapted into the classic Universal Studios attractions.

This video uses the official original storyboards that were contained in Phil Tippett’s Early Sequence Storyboard Binder, from his own collection. They have never been publicly seen before. This video was made to dramatize the sequence with original music by Derrick Davis and Mikhail Cucuk, inspired by the John Williams Jurassic Park themes. It is made for entertainment and educational purposes only. Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures own any copyrights to the material. See video for full credits of this production.

As stated above, along with the storyboards which are now all available for download here, Derrick produced a video with original music to show how the sequence could have played out! Check that out below:

Clearly a serious amount of work went into this so we have to thank Derrick for his efforts here. The original score complimented the visuals and gave us a true look at what this sequence may have played like if it had made it to the film.

     

We know many sequences were cut from the movie before or during filming which begs the question: do you believe the movie (which in most of our minds is perfect anyway!) would have benefited from this sequence being left in? Now that we’re able to see alternate scenes or deleted scenes it’s an interesting topic to discuss.

Along with the reveals online you can watch the unboxing of the storyboard binder here.

Thanks again to Derrick for sharing these storyboards with us and for the video! Let us know what you think of the Tyrannosaurus in the Lagoon in the comments section below!

Would You Want to See Dr. Ellie Sattler Return to the Jurassic Park Franchise?

When thinking of iconic characters from the Jurassic Park franchise, Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm usually appear at the top of the list. The chemistry between these characters in Jurassic Park still holds it’s own as some of the best character development in the entire franchise, so it’s no surprise that many people want to see these characters return.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Laura Dern spoke about how she landed her role as paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler in the first movie. With an Oscar nomination for Rambling Rose under her belt, the offers for films were beginning to roll in. After being offered to star in Jurassic Park, Laura Dern spoke with her Wild at Heart co-star Nicolas Cage who insisted she take the role.

“I remember telling Steven I had to do the movie, because Nic told me he’s always wanted dinosaurs to be his costars.”

A fun piece of trivia for sure, and I don’t think there’s anybody who would have suited the role more than Laura Dern. As EW state, her role became an essential part of the blockbuster hit’s cult fandom, and led to one of the most quotable moments in that most quotable of films: “Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the Earth.”

When speaking about the character and future sequels, Dern replied:

“As I said to the people who are making the new series, ‘If you guys make a last one, you gotta let Ellie Sattler come back. She’s always the one who’s saving the day, man!”

Ellie Sattler briefly appeared in Jurassic Park 3, but perhaps that won’t be her last appearance in the franchise? Would you like to see the paleobotanist return in Jurassic World 3?

I have always found it interesting that in the 14 years that Jurassic Park 4 was in development hell, many of the original cast members claimed to have been called by Steven Spielberg himself about returning in the “next Jurassic”. In 2007, Laura Dern hinted that Spielberg had given her the call:

“I’m told its happening and I’m told they’re calling me. I’m told that Ellie Sattler is involved in it. I think they want to release it in 2008. Well a certain fellow is the one that called me and it’s hard to say no to him cause he’s always got something totally genius up his sleeve so we’ll see what they have in mind.”

At some point during it’s development, Ellie Sattler was involved. It was never clear in what capacity and perhaps we will never know, but maybe now is the time for her to reprise her role!

What do you think? Would you like to see the return of Dr. Ellie Sattler in Jurassic World 3? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: EW, Slashfilm

First Official Jurassic Park Community Event – Jurassic World the Exhibition, Jurassic World movie, Dr. Horner and more!

 

Save the date – April 2nd, 2017!

 

Where:

  • Jurassic World the Exhibition at The Franklin Institute – Philadelphia Pennsylvania

When:

  • Sunday April 2nd, 2017 (event officially begins at 1pm!)

What:

  • 1p.m. Jurassic World 3D Movie
  • 3 p.m. Dr. Jack Horner Q&A
  • 3:45 /4 p.m. Raptor M&G/Photo-op Experience
  • 5-7p.m. Jurassic World the Exhibition Tour and Experience

 

How to buy your tickets:

IMPORTANT: To attend this event you must follow certain steps to obtain our unique ticket package. Tickets cost $14.95 (+ service charge) after our discount, and not only gain entrance to the exhibition, but also include the movie screening of Jurassic World, and entrance to the Dr. Jack Horner talk. Follow these steps below:

  • Visit the Jurassic World Exhibition ticket page at fi.edu: JW Exhibition Ticket page
  • Choose ‘ADULT: Jurassic Evening’ tickets
  • You must choose a time slot between 5pm-7pm on April 2nd, 2017
  • While checking out use promo code OUTPOST
  • You must choose the print at home ticket option.

Again, tickets should be ordered online and use the print at home option. When using the promo code OUTPOST your name will be added to a guest list, which will grant you access to the Jurassic World screening and the Dr. Jack Horner talk – normal tickets would only grant access to the exhibition, so it is important to follow these steps.

Hotel deal:

The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown has offered a discount for Outpost event guests for this trip. They are located only a few blocks away from The Franklin Institute and they will offering a special rate at this link: Franklin Institute-Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Rate.

 


A dino-sized event is coming your way! Working in collaboration with Universal Pictures, we at Jurassic Outpost are happy to announce the “first of its kind” (official) Jurassic Park fan meet-up! This must attend event is taking place at Jurassic World: The Exhibition, which recently opened in Philadelphia at the Franklin Institute and has quickly become a beloved exhibition for audiences.

The Community Event will take place on April 2nd and will consist of a full day of fan driven events, including $5 discount entry into the exhibit, a Velociraptor meet & greet experience and a 3D screening of Jurassic World! 

Further, we’re incredibly excited to announce that there will also be a Q&A with Dr. Jack Horner, who has served as the paleontological adviser on all four Jurassic Films (and Jurassic World the Exhibition)! Come learn more about dinosaurs, and ask the questions you’re dying to have answered – now is your opportunity to pick his brain and learn how science and fiction meet in these films.

We have more details to follow, so save the date and we hope to see you there!

On Facebook? RSVP!

Article originally published March 1st, 2017.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition Will Roar into Chicago’s Field Museum this May!

On April 2nd, working in collaboration with Universal Pictures, we are hosting the first official Jurassic Park community meetup! The meetup takes place at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, which is where Jurassic World: The Exhibition made it’s US debut.

The Exhibition in Philadelphia has been open since November and many fans were left wondering where the dinosaurs will be heading next. While no official announcement or tour list has been announced, Chicago’s The Field Museum has today announced that they will open their paddocks this May for the dinosaurs of Jurassic World!

The Field Museum is filled with exhibits worth visiting including Sue the T. rex, the largest and most complete T. rex ever discovered! The dinosaurs of Jurassic World will make a fun and thrilling addition to the already exciting museum.

“This year, not only can you see real dinosaur fossils inside The Field Museum, you’ll be able to imagine what it would have been like to walk among these breathtaking animals in Jurassic World: The Exhibition.”

I had the chance to visit the museum and meet Sue last year – Chicago is such a beautiful city and I’m pleased to hear that Jurassic World: The Exhibition will head here next. If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit, rest assured the Exhibition will continue to tour the USA, hopefully hitting some of the larger cities.

Check out this in depth look at the Exhibition when it debuted in Melbourne last year:

Check out The Field Museum’s website for more information on tickets, exhibits and information on how to plan your visit!

Will you be planning your trip to Jurassic World: The Exhibition when it hits Chicago? Which other cities would you like to see the dinosaurs take over? Let us know in the comments section below, and if you’re wondering about our community event at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, tickets are now on sale with a $5 discount if you use coupon code OUTPOST!


(tickets are for our community event in Philadelphia, not Chicago’s Field Museum)

Read the specific instructions at the link to ensure your name gets on the guest list, which ensures you access to the Jurassic World IMAX screening, the Dr. Jack Horner Q&A, the Velociraptor Meet&Greet and of course the early evening Exhibition!

Thanks to Joshua for sending this my way!

Primitive War – Read a Chapter From This New Novel by Jurassic Fan Ethan Pettus!

I like to make a habit of posting about fan made projects and highlighting the creative talent that stems from Jurassic fans. It’s funny how, over the years, I’ve befriended many like-minded people who – aside from their love for Jurassic Park – are filmmakers, writers, creatives in their own right.

With that said, I wanted to write about Primitive War – a new novel by Ethan Pettus. Clearly inspired by Jurassic and his love for dinosaurs, Primitive War is the story of a search and rescue team known as Vulture Squad, who are sent into an isolated jungle valley to uncover the fate of a missing platoon. As they hunt through the primordial depths of the valley, they discover horrors that not only threaten to unravel their minds, but to end their lives as well.

The cover art alone is beautiful, and while the old saying states that you should never judge a book by its cover, I certainly did when I saw this one. How very Trespasser!

The artwork and concept art from the novel that Ethan shared with me show what an action packed and terrifying adventure it will be. And for those feathered dinosaur fans, this is right up your alley!

The art is beautiful and the story sounds great – but how about the writing? Check out an exclusive chapter below! Trust me, it’s pretty damn thrilling:

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Primitive War will be released within the next couple of months and will be available to purchase on Amazon. Be sure to check out the Facebook page here so you can follow updates on the novel, and let Ethan know what you thought of the above chapter by commenting below!

UPDATE: Ethan has shared with us a new piece of concept art and another chapter from the novel for you to read!

Check out the chapter below!

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UPDATE: Primitive War is now available on paperback and Kindle through Amazon!

A search and rescue team known as Vulture Squad is sent to an isolated jungle valley to uncover the fate of a missing Green Beret platoon. As they hunt through the primordial depths of the valley, they discover ancient horrors that not only threaten to unravel their minds, but to end their lives as well. When the casualties mount, the men of Vulture Squad must abandon their human nature and give in to their savage instincts in order to survive…the Primitive War.

Will you be purchasing this fan-written dinosaur novel? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

LA Times Lists Jurassic World 2 as Currently Shooting in Pacoima, LA – Legacy Effects Likely Involved!

The LA Times have reported that Jurassic World 2 (under the working title of Ancient Futures) is filming in Los Angeles this week, starting Monday 13th and wrapping on Sunday 19th.

We know that the production offices are in London and that the crew and a number of key actors are currently shooting at Pinewood Studios, so this week’s supposed filming in Pacoima, LA is certainly surprising.

What does this mean, you ask. We’re not quite sure ourselves… actors Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith are currently filming in London, with B.D. Wong having confirmed his position there too. The rest of the cast are currently unaccounted for, so it’s possible that they are in LA shooting additional scenes or perhaps second unit material, but this theory doesn’t have much grounding as J.A. Bayona wouldn’t be there to direct them.

     

It’s possible that this is second unit material and that the length of time also includes set construction/preparations. It’s also possible that this is filming for a teaser trailer or something marketing related, but that is purely a theory and we have no other information at this point.

What do you make of this news? What do you think they could be filming, if anything? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and follow our Instagram for daily Jurassic posts!

UPDATE: Legacy Effects, who worked on the animatronic Apatosaur for Jurassic World, are located minutes from Pacoima in Los Angeles, which lends credibility to this rumour and hints that Legacy Effects may be involved in the sequel after all.

We reported a while back that Jurassic World 2 had veered from Legacy Effects and instead hired Neal Scanlan’s team in the UK to work on the animatronic dinosaurs, but now it would appear that both Neal Scanlan’s team and Legacy are working on the sequel!

In case you missed it, we’re currently working with Universal Pictures on the first official community event, taking place this April 2nd at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA. There will be an IMAX screening of Jurassic World, a Q&A with Dr. Jack Horner, a Velociraptor meet and greet and plenty more, including discounted entry to Jurassic World: The Exhibition!

Read more about the event here, and let us know if you’re coming by RSVPing to our Facebook event. We hope you can make it!