Felix & Paul Studios, who were behind the 2015 “Jurassic World: Apatosaurus” VR experience is back this year with a new VR experience called “Jurassic World: Blue”. This new VR experience will be a companion piece to this June’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
While the studio’s history is relatively short, it has been around long enough to get into the business. of sequels. In 2015, it produced “Jurassic World: Apatosaurus,” a companion piece to Universal’s franchise reboot “Jurassic World.” Now, it’s putting the finishing touches on “Jurassic World: Blue,” a companion piece to the upcoming “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” that will put viewers in the action with photorealistic CG dinosaurs created by Industrial Light & Magic.
“With the first ‘Jurassic World’ piece, the viewer would kind of just stand still and witness the dinosaurs around them,” says Austin Barker, EVP of creative content for Universal Pictures. “It was groundbreaking at the time, but we’ve come so far since then. I think this new experience is going to blow people’s minds.”
The title of the new experience is an obvious giveaway of what to expect. Instead of the Apatosaurus, this time it will be centered around the velociraptor, Blue. A possible setting for the VR experience could be in the jungle of Isla Nublar where Owen first comes across Blue during the rescue mission. There we would be able to see the remains of the old Jurassic Park Ford explorer.
2015’s Jurassic World: Apatosaurus
Check out the video below to see a clip from 2015’s Jurassic World: Apatosaurus VR Experience.
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On Monday, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom composer Michael Giacchino announced that he had begun recording the score for the new film. Today Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom director JA Bayona released a behind the scenes clip of the score being recorded and what we can expect to hear this upcoming June.
Entertainment Weekly have exclusively revealed that Jeff Goldblum will not only return in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but will also reprise his iconic role in the upcoming video game, set for release this year!
In the announcement video above, the actor endorses the upcoming game by Frontier:
“I’m going to be with you the whole game as Dr. Ian Malcolm. I highly recommend it – it gets 10 Goldblums out of a possible 10 Goldblums. That’s my highest rating.”
While you will not be able to play as Ian Malcolm, the character will return in the game in an advisory role to guide you through the decision making process, much like the voices that guided you through the gameplay in Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis.
Not only will be see the Goldblum return on screens this Summer, we will also hear his tender tones in the new video game.
Jurassic World: Evolution is set for release this Summer on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was announced at GamesCon 2017 and will put you in charge of the world’s greatest tourist destination – Jurassic World.
The next stop on the tour for Jurassic World: The Exhibition has officially been announced, and after two stops in the United States it is heading across the pond to Europe. Starting on April 14th, it will be located in Paris, France at the Cité du Cinéma until September 2nd.
Inspired by one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of cinema, this event immerses young and old in the scenes inspired by the famous film. Here, the imaginary park comes alive … right under your eyes.
Discover Isla Nublar in VIP class and explore Jurassic World. Open your eyes in front of the imposing Brachiosaurus; talk face to face with a Velociraptor and approach the worst of all, the terrible Tyrannosaurus rex.
Created in close collaboration with a renowned paleontologist, Jack Horner, the exhibition is rich in interactive and educational content from scientific research on dinosaur DNA, discoveries that have allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Whatever your age, these incredible prehistoric creatures will have no secrets for you.
Signs like the one above have begun appearing around the region advertising the Exhibition coming to France.
While it isn’t a surprise that the Exhibition will be making a stop in Europe, it is a surprise that it is doing so in 2018. Cityneon Holdings Limited, who acquired the global rights to the Exhibition this past August had stated in their January Company Guide that two more United State cities were on deck for 2018. The show was then expected to move to a European city and Asian city in 2019. A second Jurassic World: The Exhibition traveling set is also currently under construction for a debut in Europe in 2019.
Obviously things can always change, and they have has as the orginial traveling set (JW1) is moving to Europe this year, which begs the question of where the second set (JW2) will actually make it’s debut in 2019. As more details on future city locations become available we will keep you updated.
This will be the fourth stop for the Exhibition so far after debuting in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Museum. It followed up that with stays in Philadelphia at the Franklin Institute and Chicago at the Field Museum. Both of the last stops being in the United States.
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Dinosaurs versus ninjas? Jurassic World is coming to ‘American Ninja Warrior’!
‘American Ninja Warrior’ is a competition show that has competitors attempting to complete increasingly difficult obstacle courses. The show consists of obstacles that test the competitors’ agility, strength, and speed. The courses must be finished within a time limit for the competitor to advance, and potential win cash prizes. The Salmon Ladder, the Flying Bar, and the Warped Wall are a few of the obstacles that the show features.
The show periodically does special episodes, and it looks like we are lucky enough to be getting one with dinosaurs and Chris Pratt! Filming of this special Jurassic World Night episode was discovered when posts from the Universal Studios Hollywood set appeared on Instagram.
This follows pictures from the Universal Studios Backlot tour, where a Pteranodon prop (above) was spotted on a set under construction – that’s one mystery solved! The air date for the episode isn’t known at this time, but it will be airing as part of Season 10 of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ sometime prior to the release of Fallen Kingdom.
Are you a fan of American Ninja Warrior, and what kind of obstacles are you hoping to see in the episode? Comment below with your thoughts!
Hold on to your butts, and get ready… to clone them all?
It feels like it was just yesterday when the Pokemon Go game launched with a social media explosion, bringing that world to life in ours via a clever AR experience. One of things Jurassic fans kept bringing up was how amazing a Jurassic Park game offering the same experience would be – and it seems Universal Pictures and Ludia thought the same thing!
Launching this Spring, ‘Jurassic World: Alive’ sets the dinosaurs free across the world!
They’re ALIVE in our world!
Dinosaurs have returned to rule the Earth. They have fled Jurassic World on the unstable island of Isla Nublar….and they’re roaming free in your cities and neighborhoods.
As a brand-new member of the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG), your mission is to save dinosaurs from a second extinction. Explore your surrounding area to find your favorite dinosaurs – including new breeds that are more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Activate augmented reality (AR) to interact with these unbelievable creatures in the real world.
Track these magnificent animals with a drone and collect DNA samples needed to level up and create hybrids in your Lab. Then, assemble the perfect dinosaur strike team and take on dangerous threats in real-time PVP arena battles!
EXPLORE your world with location-based technology and discover dinosaurs on a map. Identify behavior patterns to track specific species in their natural habitats.
COLLECT rare and powerful breeds by flying a drone with precise accuracy. Capture DNA samples and maintain a full roster of thriving prehistoric animals.
CREATE hybrid creatures by combining the genetic traits of multiple species to develop their strengths and abilities.
BATTLE a strike team of dinosaurs to defend against threats to your mission and challenge others in real-time PVP competitive arenas.
EARN rewards such as in-game currency and battery life for your drone by finding Supply Drops on the map.
SHARE your legendary dinosaur collection with friends by posting your AR images and videos to your social pages!
“We really see this game as the future of the Jurassic World franchise on mobile. This is really the first time that we have allowed you to take the dinosaurs off the island and out of our storytelling world, and into your real world.” – Chris Heatherly – Universal Pictures Executive VP of Games
One of the key differences between Jurassic World Alive and Pokemon Go is that to play the game and obtain new creatures, you won’t actually need to explore in real time (though that element is supported). Instead you can send out a ‘drone’ from your house (or workplace, school and so on) to scout out the dinosaurs and collect DNA, offering more ways to play, keeping the game fresh if you’re anchored to one spot.
The game is launching with over 100 dinosaurs, but the goal is to constantly update the animals available within the world, adding to diverse roster of prehistoric titans. Further, you can create your hybrid dinosaurs from the DNA you obtain in game, allowing you to create any dinosaur of your choosing to collect and battle!
“There’s a major focus in this game on the hybrids and super hybrids to create this almost infinite matrix of possibilities” – Ludia CEO Alex Thabet
Hit the website now to pre-register, and unlock exclusive content when the game launches!
Hold on to your butts, and get ready to see Jurassic Park like never before.
Revealed on Amazon, all four Jurassic Park films (yes, that means Jurassic World) will be released in 4K on May 22nd, 2018 in celebration of the first Jurassic’s 25th Anniversary. For the first time ever, the Jurassic franchise has been remastered in 4K (also known as Ultra-HD), featuring a far higher resolution and ‘High Dynamic Range (HDR) for Brighter, Deeper, More Lifelike Color’.
Available to pre-order now the ‘Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Collection’ ($79.98) set features a total of 8-discs, with each 4k film on their own discs, and the special features on another. As they have likely gone back to the source material for these remasters, the transfers will likely be entirely new, and have a different more authentic look akin to the theatrical run of each film. Since running the article, the Amazon listing has been updated with pictures – the cover is very nice, and would be near perfect if it weren’t for that incredibly ugly looking logo (also, the head being replaced with the Jurassic World rex doesn’t look right).
There’s a small chance these sets will also include some collectible material – recently a 4-film Blu-Ray set (not 4K) for the 25th Anniversary went on sale on Amazon UK (pictured above), and includes concept art from the upcoming sequel, Fallen Kingdom. Much like the 4K set, it will be released this May. However, since the listing has updated with imagery, it seems unlikely this set also includes the concept art – but time will tell!
Are you excited for the 4K release of Jurassic Park – and will you buy a 4K TV just for these films if you don’t have one already? I know I’m considering it. Sound off in the comments below!
As always, stay tuned – as soon as images of the 4K transfers become available, we will be sure to run another article. Thanks to Jeremy Conrad for the heads up!
Finally answering months of speculation, a new TV spot for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ lays to rest the debate over whether or not the film will pay homage to Spielberg’s own work with a resounding YES!
This reference to Spielberg’s portfolio of classics comes in the form of none other than the Jurassic Park Rex!
It was previously reported that Spielberg would not be referencing any of his previous films for fear of it being interpreted as vanity, thankfully however this is not the case and at least one throwback has slipped the net.
The film which is due out later this year, is based on the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline. Despite being set in the future, the novel is grounded in references to pop culture from the 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s. Other references include the time travelling DeLorean from the 1985 hit ‘Back to the Future’ and the titular ‘Iron Giant’ from Brad Bird’s animated classic.
Whilst it remains to be seen if this will be a cameo or more of a featured appearance, this will be the Jurassic Park Rex’s second appearance of the year outside of the Jurassic Park/World franchise, after the Jeep Wrangler advert that debuted at the Super Bowl earlier this month.
In an article from The Hollywood Reporter it has been revealed that Margarita Man himself, Jimmy Buffet, will have a cameo in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A longtime friend of Jurassic producer Frank Marshall, you may remember Buffet’s cameo in Jurassic World during the attack on Main Street. Now he is back for the upcoming sequel, but whether or not he will be rescuing margaritas again remains to be seen.
“I like to put him in a movie once in a while,” says Frank Marshall of Jimmy Buffett, who has uncredited cameos in both Jurassic World movies, including June’s Fallen Kingdom.
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Might we finally get a Jurassic World themed attraction at Universal Studios theme parks?
Yes! Well maybe….kind of? According to a rumor from Theme Park University, Universal Studios Hollywood may be gearing up to transform Jurassic Park: The Ride into a Jurassic World themed ride.
It’s been made public that Comcast wants a new attraction in every Universal park every year moving forward….Which brings us to 2019. If what I’m hearing from folks who work at Universal Studios Hollywood is correct, Jurassic Park: The Ride will be operational through at least part (most?) of the summer season and then close to make a transformation into a Jurassic World The Ride attraction.
While nothing is official and any report should of course be taken fully as a rumor, it does make sense for Universal Studios Hollywood to update Jurassic Park: The Ride. Having opened in June of 1996, the ride will be entering its 22nd year of operation. As pointed out by Theme Park University the animatronic dinosaurs in the ride have become quite dated and are in the need of a major upgrade so a Jurassic World revamp may also indicate new upgraded animatronics.
Further, this aligns with reports we heard some time back, suggesting a makeover was planned (then at IOA rather than Hollywood), re-branding the area to Jurassic World, complete with a state of the art Indominus Rex animatronic. If the general concept still stands, while the ride will take place within ‘Jurassic World’, Jurassic Park should still make an appearance as the ride vehicle is diverted through the old park ruins.
Our speculation would be that it is likely that the ride itself would remain the same as a boat on the same track but that the theming, dinosaurs and ride story would be new (while still following the same basic story structure). It is also likely that the new ride would not only include the Indomnius Rex from the 2015 film, but also Velociraptor Blue and a Mosasaurus cameo. Finally, the old dinosaurs are expected to get entirely new fixtures, featuring actual film accurate designs.
It is unclear if dinosaurs or aspects from the yet unreleased Fallen Kingdom would be included in any possible revamp.
Sadly, this does mean the great ‘Jurassic Park’ theming for the rest of the ride and area would switch to the more modern ‘World’ look – as World borrows from real world parks like Universal and Disney, it offers less of a unique sense of escapism. It remains to be seen how they will keep Jurassic unique, in line with its more safari adventure vibe it is known for, and is currently featuring.
Theme Park University also says that they are hearing this will only be for Universal Studios Hollywood and that currently the Jurassic Park ride at Islands Of Adventure in Flordia won’t be changing.
Also make sure to check out the full rumor article at Theme Park University as they make guesses and speculate themselves of what a Jurassic World themed ride may entail.
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