News archives from JurassicWorld.org dated August 2012 – May 2016
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Rumor: Melissa Benoist eyed for role in Jurassic World sequel?
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 06 May 2016 at 07:00PM – 2 Comments
Could ‘Supergirl’ star Melissa Benoist join Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the Jurassic World sequel? According to elmulticine.com, the answer is yes. While it’s unsurprising that casting rumors for the Jurassic World film are beginning to surface, we recommend readers take this with a HUGE grain of salt.
According to elmulticine, Benoist is close to signing on – however scheduling conflicts may prevent the deal from going through. They also report that Alexandra Daddario was being circled for the same role prior, but suggest she is no longer in the running.
This news is hot off the heels of TheWraps report that Supergirl may be facing cancellation or shifting networks due to budget issues. If the show remains afloat and on schedule, it seems unlikely she would be able to commit to a movie like Jurassic World 2, which tend to be fairly long projects – especially assuming she is a lead.
About the source: To be frank, we know nothing about elmulticine or its legitimacy – and as of now, they’re the only ones reporting this. It honestly doesn’t help that the original article isn’t in English – so bear with us, and we’ll reach out to our Spanish speaking associates to help verify the story. Either way, this is some fun casting news and we will be sure to keep our eyes and ears open.
What type of role would you like to see Melissa Benoist in? Be sure to sound off in the comments below, and as always stay tuned for the latest news!
Colin Trevorrow: ‘J.A. Bayona will push the boundaries’
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 05 May 2016 at 09:46PM – 3 Comments
In a new interview with The Playlist, director Colin Trevorrow talks about his filmmaking process and going from a large blockbuster like Jurassic World to his upcoming indie film, The Book of Henry.
This is a custom logo made by Jack and does not reflect the film’s setting.
It’s a great read, and at the end of the article he is asked about the upcoming Jurassic World sequel, which is being helmed by Spanish director J.A. Bayona. Colin Trevorrow gave us an idea of what to expect:
We’re moving it into new territory. J.A. Bayona is an incredible director and I know he’ll push the boundaries of what a ‘Jurassic’ movie is. I think it’s important that we take risks. A franchise must evolve or perish.
What do you think this means? We know that the sequel most likely won’t be returning to the islands, so where do you think it will take place? Let us know in the comments section below!
Thanks to JPLegacy for sharing the news!
Source: The Playlist
We are thrilled to announce that as of June 1st we will be rebranding from JurassicWorld.org to Jurassic Outpost, and our new website will be launching too!
Our new website will still provide you with all the Jurassic news you could get your hands on, but we’ll also be expanding the site with coverage with new content from the entire franchise.
Coinciding with the launch we will also have new features, and fun side projects that we can’t wait to reveal. This is something we have been working on for a long time, and we are very excited to finally bring it to fruition and show you!
As you can imagine, the name change means our social media handles will be changing, which you’ll notice through the month. The new website will launch on June 1st to kick off #JurassicJune with a bang! We’ll be running a huge competition too with some amazing prizes, so stay tuned for more information on that!
We wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who listens to our podcast, follows our social media feeds and visits our website. We love all of your emails and we thank you for your support!
Stay tuned through May for more information on our rebrand! Rest assured, we’re not going extinct… we’re evolving.
New Dinosaur Toy Kickstarter from Hasbro Jurassic Park Alumni!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Saturday 30 April 2016 at 05:46PM – 1 Comments
If you love dinosaurs and you love toys, then this news is for you. David Silva, an esteemed industry veteran and dinosaur enthusiast has launched a brand new Kickstarter for ‘Beasts of the Mesozoic’.
David has a huge professional toy portfolio, including but not limited to Dragons from McFarlane Toys, many Hasbro offerings such as Star Wars and the Jurassic Park 2013 Pachyrhinosaurus, and currently sculpts for Neca. Within 3 days the Kickstarter has already exceeded half of its goal, sitting at an impressive $68,000 pledged at the time of writing this.
While yes, these are scientifically accurate raptors which can be a sore spot for Jurassic fans, they are beautifully sculpted with fantastic detail and articulation. They raise the bar for dinosaur toys to a level we have never seen, and if successful can only help drive competition to try harder. Who knows- perhaps with enough support, poking, and prodding, David will eventually consider a Jurassic Park inspired ‘Retroraptor’ – my words, not his! Either way, dinosaur fans only benefit from the success of this project.
So, how do you support it? You can start your pledge as low as $1, but if you pledge $35 you get a raptor of your choice – which is honestly a steal considering the articulation and size. From there the support and reward options only expand, with numerous packages including multiple raptors, art prints, and more. If you’re interested, go support it! If you need more information, hit the page and read up – he goes in depth about this project, how it will be produced, and how it will become a reality.
Personally, I love these raptors – I’m a fan of the fictional Jurassic Park look alongside the scientifically accurate look. These are fresh, creative, and wild, which is something I haven’t really seen from accurate paleo-toys. This line truly raises the bar and I really hope it does well, and he can push out his 2017 Ceratopsian line into fruition. From there, the sky is the limit.
So what are you waiting for, visit the Kickstarter! As always, sound off in the comments below – and if this up your alley, be sure to share some love and support on social media!
Bryce Dallas Howard can’t stop texting Colin Trevorrow about Jurassic World sequel
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 05:40PM – 2 Comments
With the currently untitled Jurassic World sequel set to open on June 22, 2018, it’s fair to say that the fans and general audience who enjoyed Jurassic World are excited to see what the recently announced director J.A. Bayona will bring to the franchise.
However, it’s not only the fans who are excited for the fifth Jurassic Park film. As THR reports, Bryce Dallas Howard cannot wait to jump back into Jurassic World!
According to THR, the actress (who’s most recent work includes a leading role in Pete’s Dragon) is so excited for the sequel, that she can’t stop texting writer and producer Colin Trevorrow.
“I text him every day, pretty much, with messages like, ‘OK, what are you doing now? What are you writing now?'” she laughs while standing on the red carpet at the MPTF’s recent Reel Stories, Real Lives event.
Unfortunately – and as expected – she was unable to reveal what Colin’s replies actually include, but we do know that the sequel is set to begin filming in early 2017. However, even Bryce thinks that’s too far away!
“I cannot believe it’s a year away, but everyone is like, ‘Oh that’s soon,’ and I’m like, ‘No! That’s too long!'” she says. “I’m very excited to do it again and get the family back together again.”
We can’t wait either! With director J.A. Bayona recently saying that he is studying Michael Crichton’s original novels to help him with the sequel, it’s safe to say our excitement just grew a whole lot more. Roll on Jurassic World 2!
JA Bayona studying Michael Crichton Jurassic Park novels to prepare for Jurassic World Sequel!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 10:50PM – 8 Comments
Jurassic World 2 director J.A. Bayona is studying Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novels to immerse himself in the world. This comes via a new interview with elEcominista. Read the translation below:
“Right now I’m reading all the novels of Michael Crichton to try to immerse myself in Crichton’s mind” stated Bayona, when asked about Jurassic World 2. “[Crichton’s books] have a vision of fantasy blended with reality – something that can also be felt in writings from authors such as Philip K. Dick”
Fans of the franchise are no stranger to the books, which are filled with many unexplored plot pieces and story avenues. One of the notable differences of the books is that they are much darker and grittier than their film adaptations – something many fans are expecting with Bayona at the helm. It seems likely that their blend of adventure, dark tension, and smart science will help inspire the tone of the new movie. This is further reinforced by his comparison he draws to Phillip K. Dick, whose work helped shape films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report.
Interestingly enough, the novel of The Lost World is very different than the film, exploring Dodgson and his company BioSyns exploits of InGens dinosaurs, while a mysterious disease ‘DX’ begins to spread amonst the dinosaurs. Colin Trevorrow has said he would like to explore going ‘open source’, with new corporations experimenting with dinosaurs – perhaps some of the plot structure from Crichton’s ‘The Lost World’ has inspired the story! While we can’t know for sure, I can personally say that there are many moments from each book that I would love to see realized on screen.
The Jurassic World 2 news cycle has just begun, and it’s already becoming very interesting. Be sure to sound off in the comments below – do you have any favorite book moments you would like to see?
Big thanks to JPlegacy and Diego Rodrigues for first sharing the news!
Podcast Episode 33 – We talk Jurassic World sequel news!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 01:49PM – 0 Comments
While we are unable to upload new episodes of our podcast to our YouTube channel, you can still listen to them on iTunes, Stitcher and our hosts: JellyCast.
In this episode of the podcast, Jack, Chris and Ryan discuss the latest news regarding the recently announced director J.A. Bayona, where he discussed some details on the film in a TV interview.
We also talk about our recent website-related tease that accidentally has gone viral!
Check out the podcast below!
Bayona teases Jurassic World sequel title on Spanish TV & may have confirmed Spanish locations! [UPDATE!]
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 22 April 2016 at 05:44PM – 13 Comments
In what now seems like the beginning of a flood of Jurassic World sequel news, recently announced director J.A. Bayona appeared on a Spanish TV show today and was asked some questions regarding the movie.
While online translations are never completely accurate, ‘MrTweedy’ brought the news to JPLegacy forums along with the photo above and some bullet pointed info.
According to the post, J.A. Bayona confirmed that they have a new title for the movie but that it is currently a secret. He’s super excited for the movie but it is a big challenge for him. He would ideally like to have a team of Spanish people working on it, which brings up an exciting final point:
There are numerous obstacles to record in Spanish locations. Did J.A. Bayona just confirm that the Jurassic World sequel will be filming in Spain? According to the forum thread, he said that he wants to film in Spain but they are “having complications with this”.
Thanks to JurassicWorldES, we now have a video of the interview! It’s 20 minutes and is in Spanish, but if anybody can translate this fully, that would be excellent:
What do you think about this news? It seems J.A. is very excited for the movie and with the potential confirmation of ‘Spanish locations’, I think we’re in for a real treat.
It’s also interesting to note that IMDb have now listed production designer Eugenio Caballero on the Jurassic World sequel. If true, he’ll replace Jurassic World’s Ed Verreaux. Eugenio has worked with director J.A. Bayona previously on The Impossible and the more recent A Monster Calls.
UPDATE: MrTweedy posted a better translation with more information:
– The film has title, but He can tell it yet …
– He and Colin have always had a very nice communication, they do not know in person, but have talked a lot, and Colin always told the hope that he has to write a movie for Bayona.
– He will have a meet with Colin, Frank Marshall and Spielberg to discuss details of the film soon.
– To make a sequel is more complicated because you have the DNA of the characters and the story, but you have to innovate and have something new to respect the above and satisfies the public.
– He don’t reject WORLD WAR Z for JW2, but has simply been a coincidence, because WORLD WAR Z was beginning to roll back soon and he is immerse in A MONSTER CALLS.
– In a movie like JW has a lot of pressure and more with the success of JW1, but he doesn’t scare for a flop at the box office, he does not movies for the money but looking for a quality film and good result. He considers himself a “normal” spectator and he wants to make a movie that usually likes to “normal” spectators want.
– It would be very easy record the movie in Spain, but Spain taxation in places not easy. It is possible to record in the Canary Islands (Spain) which is where World War Z. But is more easy to record Malta or Budapest than in Spanish territory.
Jurassic World sequel to film in the UK; starts early 2017!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 21 April 2016 at 05:39PM – 1 Comments
Say goodbye to Hawaii: the sequel to Jurassic World is moving overseas to the UK. Last month we reported a rumor that Jurassic World 2 may be filming in London, and we speculated this meant Pinewood studios: today hot off the heels of the JA Bayona director announcement a UK based production informer, ‘The Knowledge’, confirmed the UK locale.
While it’s currently unclear if this means Pinewood or another studio, this marks a significant move for the franchise which always found its home in the United States. The change of scenery comes as no surprise, as Colin Trevorrow previously confirmed that the sequel would be leaving the fictional location of the Parks, Isla Nublar (and Sorna).
Now, before this news gets misconstrued: it does not mean Dinosaurs in cities. Just as filming in the Los Angeles backlots did not mean Dinosaurs attacking California in Jurassic Park (go ahead, mention the ending of The Lost World to counter this, you know you want to). This will simply be the new home of production, where the offices are located, and where the backlot sets are built – just as Star Wars The Force Awakens filmed in Londons Pinewood Studios.
It has yet to be reported where the ‘on location’ filming will take place: the Jurassic franchise has always been about mostly isolated and wild, beautiful settings and we sincerely doubt that they’re going away. Many fans such as myself have always wanted to see a Jurassic film set in Africa, perhaps Congo, Kenya or Tanzania. There are also quite a few European settings that would look fantastic on screen, such as Iceland. Either way, we’re expecting a notable change and the setting to be closer to Europe than the United States.
So, when does filming start? Let’s hear it from Owen Grady himself (starting at 3:15):
If you couldn’t watch the video, and didn’t read the article title he confirms that filming starts early 2017. This gives the film roughly under a year and a half from filming start to release, which is a moderately healthy amount of breathing room. Chris Pratt goes on to mention that he can’t talk story, but he’s incredibly excited from what little he knows – and while it’s one thing for him to say it, he also looks it!
As always, be sure to stay tuned for all the latest news, and sound off in the comments below!
Source: The Knowledge
Podcast Episode 32 – We talk J.A. Bayona and more!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 19 April 2016 at 07:41PM – 2 Comments
While we are unable to upload new episodes of our podcast to our YouTube channel, you can still listen to them on iTunes, Stitcher and our hosts: JellyCast.
In the latest episode of our podcast, Chris, Asees, Ryan and myself discuss the latest announcement that Spanish director J.A. Bayona will be directing the upcoming Jurassic World sequel! We share our thoughts on where the story may go for the sequel, as well as your thoughts sent to us through Twitter. We also discuss Chronicle Collectibles’ latest statue – The Lost World Stegosaurus.
Check out the podcast below!
Juan Antonio Bayona is officially attached to direct the sequel to Jurassic World!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 18 April 2016 at 05:57PM – 12 Comments
BREAKING: It’s official! Juan Antonio Bayona is the director of the unnamed Jurassic World sequel. Announced by Colin Trevorrow on Twitter. Check back for updates!
Bayona is best known for his acclaimed drama ‘The Impossible’ (Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor), set during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, as well as his beautiful yet frightening Spanish horror film, ‘The Orphanage’ (produced by Guillermo del Toro). While ‘The Orphange’ is in Spanish, ‘The Impossible’ is in English and both show off an impressive variety of style and scope.
Bayonas next film releasing this October titled ‘A Monster Calls’ (Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones), is based upon the book with same name. The movie revolves around a young boy who ‘seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom’s terminal illness’. Check out the newly released trailer below:
Bayona has proven his chops by expertly blending raw horror, vivid drama, poignant visuals, and impactful character moments together with phenomenal direction, driving compelling stories; all elements which are integral to creating a great Jurassic Movie. Further, he was worked with child actors in all of his films, bringing out surprisingly great performances which are particularly noticeable in ‘The Impossible’. This is important as every prior Jurassic Park movie has had at least one child in a leading role, and it is unlikely JW2 will break that mold.
While little else has been announced about the much anticipated 5th Jurassic Park movie, Colin Trevorrow has previously revealed some details, alluding to the concept of cloning dinosaurs becoming ‘open source’, and the plot being inspired by Alan Grants iconic “Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?” quote. He has also suggested that the series is due for a change of scenery, and can not just be people running from dinosaurs on an island.
Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World, is returning as a executive producer alongside Steven Spielberg, and is writing the screenplay with Derek Connolly. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return to star, and while not officially announced, BD Wong is expected to make a reappearance as Dr. Wu. Belén Atienza is joining the team as a Producer alongside Jurassic World alumni Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Jurassic World 2 released June 22nd, 2018.
Are you happy with the Juan Antonio Bayona directing news? We’re pumped and cannot wait to see more. Be sure to sound off in the comments below on what you want to see him bring to the franchise, and as always stay tuned for all the latest news!
Pre-order now! Officially licensed Jurassic Park Stan Winston Stegosaurus statue by Chronicle!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 15 April 2016 at 01:51AM – 8 Comments
Chronicle Collectables has unveiled their second official licensed Jurassic piece, a direct replica of the Stan Winston Studios Stegosaurus maquette from The Lost World: Jurassic Park! This high quality piece is a stunning must-have for any collector who loves the Jurassic franchise, and is up for pre-order NOW!
Click image to visit Pre-order page!
Molded from the Stan Winston original maquette, the Stegosaurus measures a huge 31″ long, 15″ tall and 10.5″ wide and was hand painted to closely match the iconic look seen in the movie. Also included is a custom designed museum quality base, featuring a dry riverbed look which has her footprints inset in the sand – the Stegosaurus is separate and can be displayed off of the base as well. The base measures 14″ x 10.5″ x 2″.
Pre-orders for the The Lost World Jurassic Park Stegosaurus Maquette opened on Friday April the 15th at 5PM CST at ChronicleCollectibles.com. The initial retail price is $500 for the first 30 days of pre-orders, and afterwards it goes up to the regular price of $550. Each piece is hand numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity. Edition size is currently TBD.
Click to view full gallery at the product page!
Today we spoke to Paul Francis of Chronicle, and he reiterated their commitment and excitement for the Jurassic brand, emphasizing that they aim to honor the work of Steven Spielberg and Stan Winston. He teased that there are many more exciting products to come, including the Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex Breakout statue – these are made for the fans, and every detail is meticulously and passionately poured over. “I don’t want to produce replicas, I want to produce a piece of artwork you will be proud to display.”
It’s an exciting time to be a Jurassic Park fan, and finally being given the chance to own a Stan Winston Jurassic dinosaur design is incredibly exhilarating. I grew up up with Jurassic Park, and those iconic creatures we saw truly brought dinosaurs back from extinction in ways no other could – the work from Chronicle breaks down the divide of the screen, allowing us to truly experience and enjoy that legacy.
If you haven’t already, be sure to listen to our prior interview with Paul Francis– it’s an amazing listen that breaks down the design process, and reveals many new facts fans are sure to enjoy. As always, sound off in the comments below, spread the world, and be sure to show Chronicle some love on Facebook!
Jeff Goldblum is open to returning to the franchise!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 15 April 2016 at 01:25AM – 4 Comments
While Universal Pictures didn’t reveal anything new about the upcoming Jurassic World sequel at CinemaCon, some journalists went out of their way to ask the all important Jurassic questions. In an interview with Fandango, Jeff Goldblum (who was there for Independence Day: Resurgence) was asked if he would return to the franchise.
While he did not confirm anything and outright states that he has no plans, he certainly seems very open to returning, which is something the majority of fans would like to see!
It’s been almost 20 years since we last saw him dodging dinosaurs in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, so are any plans in the works to bring him back for the sequel to Jurassic World, due in 2018?
“Yes, in 20 years!” Goldblum joked. “Nah, I have no plans. They’re doing very well without me.”
When we told him the sequel would greatly benefit from his presence, he thanked us profusely. “Yes, yes, but what movie doesn’t need a little seasoning of Goldblum? So few. The Danish Girl? No, not really. Not that one.”
But would he be open to returning?
“I’m nothing if not open. I’m like an open-faced sandwich. My door is not always open — I took the door off. I removed the hinges from the door. I’m too open. I’m like a chicken piccata. What was I about to say? Oh yes, the two [Jurassic] movies I did with them were plenty. If I never did anything more, I’d certainly be well satisfied.”
Of course, this is by no means a confirmation and we have not heard anything else about Jeff Goldblum returning to the franchise, but we would certainly welcome it! I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how the sequel develops over the next year.
Would you like to see Dr Ian Malcolm return in the upcoming sequel to Jurassic World? Let us know in the comments section below!
Jurassic World sequel director announcement inbound; likely Wednesday at Cinemacon 2016
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 12 April 2016 at 01:05AM – 3 Comments
Last Monday, April 4th, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow created some small impact tremors online by revealing a announcement that the sequels director was coming “very soon.” It’s been one week to the day, meaning the news drop should be right around the corner – and it seems likely that Wednesday is our day.
Today marks the start of CinemaCon 2016 (April 11th-14th), the worlds largest Trade Show aimed at theater owners, in which many large film studios including Universal Pictures participate in. It just so happens that Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall is attending, and Universal is hosting a Panel this Wednesday, the 13th:
The panel will last two hours, and will focus primarily on this years films such as ‘The Huntsman’ and ‘Warcraft’, however will also include information for ‘beyond 2016’. Universals biggest tentpoles – ‘Fast and the Furious’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ are sure to be involved, as they are crowd-pleasers and money-makers. While it’s unlikely they will dive that deep into news for the hotly anticipated Jurassic World sequel, it is almost guaranteed they will announce the director and expected filming window.
At this point, it’s all but confirmed that Juan Antonio Bayona is the director, but it will be great to have official verification. While perhaps unlikely, trade shows can also be used to show early teaser like this 2013 ‘Jurassic Park 4’ poster:
Either way, news is coming soon, so hold on to your butts, and sound off in the comments below!
Unfortunately, nearly 300 days since the release of Jurassic World last summer, we have yet to hear of a tie-in video game for the franchise. It’s now a little too late for Universal to release a tie-in game (but we know they were planning it) but it certainly is not too late for a video game set in the Jurassic universe. In fact, it’s the perfect idea to keep the franchise active and talked about while audiences await the sequel.
In the history of Jurassic Park, there has always been more than one video game released per movie, and while the industry has shifted and times have changed, video games are a booming side of the industry and franchises like Alien, Godzilla, Star Wars, Harry Potter and Transformers are profiting from the video game scene. But why not Jurassic Park?
Jurassic World was a surprise box office hit, breaking multiple awards and earning over $1.6 billion at the worldwide box office. It is currently the fourth highest grossing film of all time. The franchise is back, but not fully. Where is the expanded universe?
Recently I was looking at what video games are releasing alongside the new Playstation VR, and I was surprised to see two video games that heavily feature dinosaurs. The world is screaming for a Jurassic Park game. Until we get one, ARK Survival and Robinson look like good substitutions and feature dinosaurs in a ‘lost world’. While those games will likely be a lot of fun, they will not have the magic that Jurassic Park does.
Last year, arcade game developers Raw Thrills released Jurassic Park Arcade, a brand new interactive adventure. I got the chance to play this recently and honestly, it’s a lot of fun. Of course it’s an over the top action shooter (as most, if not all arcade games are) but it tells a fun and interesting story about rescuing some of the dinosaurs that remain on Isla Nublar and we get to see Nublar in it’s ruins.
It’s the kind of game that I’d love to play again. It’s a good video game for the franchise but unfortunately is not widely available. You’ll have to hope that your local arcade actually has it. I got in touch with the developers recently who informed me that they are actively looking into the idea of porting the game to Playstation VR. The VR games are obviously first person so already the game fits the description. It’s a busy and active game that would suit the virtual reality technology. If you want to see that, let the company know you’d buy it!
You’d think Universal Pictures may seize the opportunity that Playstation are providing with the new VR headset and may pursue a Jurassic Park game to be one of the first video games to use the technology.
But they’re not. We have not heard a whisper about an upcoming video game or a video game in development, which is truly unfortunate. So what can we do until then? How can you fill the void? Well, there are plenty of fan made games being developed, most notably this Trespasser remake as well as Jurassic Park Aftermath.
Those are both checking out and supporting. And hoping we may begin to hear talks of an official video game for the franchise. Perhaps something to come just before Jurassic World 2, or a tie-in game to release alongside it? Alien: Isolation was a very successful video game that told a unique story staying true to the original film. It’s time for Jurassic Park to receive the same treatment.
Jurassic Time’s creator joins us on Episode 31 of our Podcast!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 01 April 2016 at 05:50PM – 4 Comments
While we are unable to upload new episodes of our podcast to our YouTube channel, you can still listen to them on iTunes, Stitcher and our hosts: JellyCast.
In the latest episode of our podcast, Chris, Asees and myself are joined by Derrick Davis, creator of Jurassic Time where we discuss his project and the wonderful game that is Trespasser. We also discuss the music of the franchise and the upcoming sequel, which a director has yet to be announced for.
We once again share our thoughts on the Blu-Ray’s bonus features, or lack-of.
In a surprise move, Universal Pictures has unveiled a press release announcing that Jurassic Park alumni Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role of Ray Arnold in the Jurassic World sequel.
Everyone’s favorite chain smoking chief engineer, most famous for his line “Hold on to your butts”, seemingly met his demise at the hungry claws of a Velociraptor. However, despite his severed arm he not only was able to lend Ellie a comforting hand in her time of need, he also apparently survived.
As such, it seems reports of his death were greatly exaggerated. Read the press release below:
UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIF., April 1st, 2016 / JurassicNewswire / Universal Pictures
In anticipation of the untitled Jurassic World sequel, releasing June 22nd, 2018, UNIVERSAL PICTURES in partnership with AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to announce the return of Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role of Ray Arnold seen in the original 1993 film, Jurassic Park.
“I am thrilled to return to the franchise” stated Jackson “I had always believed Mr. Arnold had survived his fateful encounter with the those pesky raptors. Finally I can show them who the real badass is!”
While details of the sequel’s plot are being kept under wraps, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is returning to produce and write the sequel alongside Derek Connolly.
“I had never seen Samuel L. Jackson in a film before seeing Jurassic Park in 2013” said Derek Connolly “After finally seeing him action, I knew I had to further acquaint myself with his portfolio. I went straight to ‘Snakes on a Plane’ which was enough for me – I knew he had to return. I suggested it to Colin and it was full steam ahead!”
“Samuel L Jackson is known for his gentle, and intricately funny performances. I found his comedic grace in Jurassic Park, which I consider one of the top cinematic comedies, the most notable nuance of the film.” stated Colin Trevorrow “It’s important to me that he remains as funny as ever, although he also must evolve in his characterization. Ray was punished for his chain smoking in Jurassic Park, and to reflect both the growth of the character and the change of times we have decided he no longer smokes – but rather chronically vapes!”
“I believe the vaping will really resonate with younger audiences, especially when an actor like Sam is involved.” Steven Spielberg asserted “We’re thrilled to say that we are partnering with a vape manufacturer, which will feature heavily in the film. That announcement is coming down the road though.”
“We cannot wait for audiences to see more. Ray Arnold being alive and having robotic prosthetic arm really indicates a very cool backstory – one that audiences will absolutely want to know, but they’ll have to wait!” joked Trevorrow “Actually, they’ll be waiting for a long time, because we decided to not include it in the film. It’s a proven story building technique!”
Samuel L. Jackson will be joining Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the Jurassic World sequel, which is slated to begin filming later this year. A director has yet to be announced, though Steven Spielberg was sure to address if he would ever consider helming it.
“Oh, goodness no.”
– UNIVERSAL PICTURES
So there you have it – Ray Arnold not only is alive, but he apparently will constantly blow vape in your face while you try to mind your own business. I know we aren’t joking when we say we cannot wait for the Jurassic World sequel, though the same can’t be said about the press release above.
Happy April 1st, AKA April Fools Day everyone! No hard feelings?
Source: AFD News
Unverified Rumor: ‘Location Bosses’ for Jurassic World 2 are scouting London
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 23 March 2016 at 12:11AM – 7 Comments
In what appears to be nothing more than a rumour concocted by The Sun, a British tabloid, the “location bosses” of Jurassic World’s untitled sequel are supposedly eyeing up the streets of London and have decided that it is the perfect place for the sequel. Here is the quote from the “film insider”:
“London is the preferred choice. Other locations are being considered but a city as historic as London would look immense on the big screen being destroyed by the dinosaurs.”
There are a few things to remember here. Firstly, The Sun is not a reliable news source. Anyone that lives in the UK will be able to tell you that. Secondly, this is the first we’ve heard of a location scouting rumour and while it may be true, the more likely scenario is that the production office will be headed to London, and will utilise Pinewood Studios, where Star Wars: The Force Awakens was recently shot.
Director Colin Trevorrow will likely be relocating to London when he begins work on Star Wars Episode IX, which will also be shooting at Pinewood Studios.
Be sure to take this rumour with a huge bucket of salt. I don’t believe I am alone in saying that I definitely do not want to see a city destroyed by dinosaurs in the sequel. I think we may have a problem if the franchise is heading in that direction. Here is the article on The Sun (you have to scroll past the Rihanna story…)
Where DO you want the Jurassic World sequel to be set? Let us know in the comments section below!
J.A. Bayona addresses Jurassic World sequel directing rumors!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 16 March 2016 at 11:01PM – 4 Comments
Now, in a new interview with Spanish YouTube channel eCartelera for what appears to be a premiere or a movie event, the director is asked directly if he is directing Jurassic World 2. The interviewer mentions rumours of him being eyed for the sequel, to which he breaks eye contact, smiles while looking nervous and then states “I don’t talk about future projects, it may bring bad luck. I’ve never done an american blockbuster with any studio, but I really want to!”
He is then asked if he is a fan of Jurassic Park, to which he replies enthusiastically “Yes man, I’m a big fan of the franchise and Spielberg!”
Big thanks to Sickle_Claw for discovering the video and Anna for the translations! What do you think? Do you think J.A. Bayona will be directing the sequel to Jurassic World? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
New ILM Concept Art for Jurassic World & Jurassic Park Released!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 14 March 2016 at 04:28PM – 2 Comments
Industrial Light & Magic have released never before seen concept art from both Jurassic World and Jurassic Park! The artwork was discovered by graphic designer and previous competition winner Tuna Kaan Koc. In a series of tweets, he shared images that he had pulled from the site.
The artwork shows a number of key scenes from Jurassic World like shown above, with the Indominus Rex vs Gyrosphere scene. Notice the orange tread on the Gyrosphere! See the Mosasaur below, as well as the Indominus vs Apatosaur – do you think that we may have actually seen the attack in the film?
Also found on ILM’s website were these dinosaur shots that show some of the main dinosaurs in the park, including – what I assume is – an early look at Blue.
Under the ‘Legacy’ section of ILM’s website, some original concept art and storyboards from Jurassic Park were found, including one from The Lost World which shows a T-Rex being lifted in a cage by InGen workers. It’s an amazing piece and shows a sequence we did not see in the film.
These storyboards from Jurassic Park were also found and show two sequences from the film: the Raptors in the kitchen and the lawyer on the toilet.
In related news, producer of Jurassic World Frank Marshall, yesterday tweeted “Look for some exciting news this week.” While he never referenced any film in particular, there’s a chance that this could be about the Jurassic World sequel and perhaps may be a director announcement. We will of course be watching closely and will post the news as soon as we know!
Let us know what you think of the concept art in the comments section below! Thanks again to Tuna for pointing this in our direction!
The latest episode of our podcast just dropped; Chris, Asees and myself discuss the recently Toy Fair reveals by Hasbro as well as discussing the potential directors for Jurassic World 2. We also talk about the upcoming Jurassic World: The Exhibition which is currently setting up for opening in Australia.
We do also mention the new Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios Japan, and we share our thoughts on the Blu-Ray’s bonus features, or lack-of.
New details and first look at the Pachyrhinosaurus from Jurassic World The Exhibition!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 19 February 2016 at 06:57AM – 5 Comments
More details from Jurassic World The Exhibition have hit, courtesy of Time Out Melbourne, showing off the mother Pachyrhinosaurus and her infant. In case you’ve been living under a rock, be sure to read our past article detailing the exhibition– until then, here’s the general synopsis.
Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.
Time Out Melbourne has provided some more intimate details, explaining what the experience will truly be like:
There is a moment as you’re walking through the lush prehistoric forests of Jurassic World where you come across a huge, hollowed-out log. You step inside, and suddenly you hear a strange rumbling noise. Light filters through cracks in the log and, just for a moment, you see something moving. Was that scaly reptilian skin? A claw? An eye? Then, it dawns on you: the fences have been breached, and something big is out there.
They go on to detail how they bring the dinosaurs to live, with unique and non repetitive lifelike animations:
Today at Creature Technology headquarters, Millar is putting the final touches on a curious Brachiosaurus, who will inspect visitors as they enter Isla Nublar (the fictional island off the coast of Costa Rica and the site of the ill-feted Jurassic World park). Millar controls a large robotic arm, which determines the dinosaur’s movements. Once he’s happy with the movement (“the Brachiosaurus is based on scans of a real skeleton, so that the mechanism reflects the positions of the bones of the real creature”) he’ll add them to a series of loops that will run during the exhibition, so that no visitor ever sees the same sequence twice. “It should feel dynamic and real,” he says. “When the Brachiosaurus looks down at someone and makes eye contact, they should feel like they’ve made a connection.”
More details, images and videos are likely to stomp in soon from Jurassic World The Exhibition, as its opening date approaches. From film favorites like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, to fantastic looking newcomers like the Pachyrhinosaurus this event promises to be any Jurassic Park fans dream.
Jurassic World The Exhibition opens March 19th, 2016 in Melbourne Australia and runs until October 9th, 2016 – book your trip here! After that, it will embark on a global tour, however, those dates and locations have yet to be solidified.
Again, be sure to read Time Out Melbourne’s full story here, and check out our past article showcasing more behind the scenes photos here! As always, stay tuned for all the latest news and sound off in the comments below.
Source: Time Out Melbourne
Toy Fair brings first official details and pictures from Hasbro 2016 Jurassic World Dino Hybrid line!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 12 February 2016 at 07:47PM – 39 Comments
It’s officially New York Toy Fair, and Hasbro has dropped the first official information and pictures of the 2016 Jurassic World Hybrids line! We already covered the Hybrid FX Tyrannosaurus (now in stores), but now we have pictures of the new large Indominus Rex and much more!
Read on for the official press release, pictures, and product range details. We’ve also included pictures from the show floor – courtesy of 16bit.com and Action Figure Insider – and those include the much requested Owen action figure and motorcycle set!
Inspired by Jurassic World, one of the biggest global blockbusters of all time, and the mobile game from Ludia, comes the next evolution of one of the most successful and popular franchises in movie history: Dino Hybrid.
A terrifying and imaginative new development, Dino Hybrid further evolves the genetic enhancements of these ferocious and astonishing creatures. With high detail, photo-real colors, sharper claws, and, of course, more teeth, Dino Hybrid will unleash genetically modified breeds of new dinosaurs that will roam, swim and fly into the world of imagination.
New for 2016, Hasbro introduces a line of ferocious hybrid dinosaur figures that is sure to engage fans of all ages in prehistoric adventures! With the introduction of our predatory Pteramimus, cunning Carnoraptor, massive Stegoceratops and the astonishing Dilophosaurus Rex, play will never be the same.
Dino Hybrid will satisfy Jurassic lovers everywhere as they excitedly await summer 2018, when executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD SEQUEL.
JURASSIC WORLD products for 2016 include:
JURASSIC WORLD HYBRID FX TYRANNOSAURUS REX
(Ages 4 years & up/ Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/ Available: Spring16)
This dinosaur is ready for battle! Standing at 16 inches, the JURASSIC WORLD FX HYBRID TYRANNOSAURUS REX appears to be a fierce fighter when kids press down on her back to activate pop-up spikes and chomping action. Press again for additional roaring SFX effects. Requires 2 AA batteries, demo batteries included.
JURASSIC WORLD HYBRID RAMPAGE INDOMINUS REX
(Ages 4 years & up/ Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/ Available: Fall 16)
The HYBRID RAMPAGE INDOMINUS REX dinosaur is an awesome prehistoric predator. This hybrid dinosaur has spike reveal. Crank the left arm to hear her roar! The carnivorous beast from the JURASSIC WORLD movie is brought to life as a ferocious 21-inch long dinosaur figure that features chomping action, a mighty roar, a vicious look, and spring activated battle armor on her back
JURASSIC WORLD Basic Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Spring 2016)
The JURASSIC WORLD dinosaurs can chomp their jaws or thrash their tails in a prehistoric fight for survival! Go head-to- head and claw-to-claw with the figures inspired by the ferocious main attractions of the JURASSIC WORLD film: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spinosaurus and more. Eight new hybrid dinos are available in 2016. There are new breeds to this figure assortment like a Dilophosaurus Rex and Stegoceratops. Each sold separately.
JURASSIC WORLD Lights and Sounds Figure Assortment
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2016)
The dinosaurs from the JURASSIC WORLD movie take form as fierce figures that chomp, stomp, and roar! Each fearsome dino stands eight inches long and features illuminated battle scars and screeching sound effects. Four new hybrid dinos are available in 2016 featuring new breeds like a Pteramimus and Carnoraptor. Each sold separately. Requires 2 button cell batteries, demo batteries included.
Leftmost picture courtesy of Action Figure Insider
JURASSIC WORLD VEHICLE BATTLE PACK Set
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2016)
Kids can join the JURASSIC WORLD hunt for dinos over land, air, and sea with this VEHICLE BATTLE PACK set. Let the hunting begin with clever as ever raptor BLUE and trainer Owen on his motorcycle! Raptor BLUE takes form as a fierce figure with a hidden hybrid feature. Shine Owen’s LED light-scope to reveal skin pattern on the ferocious dinosaur and let the hunt begin! Pack includes 4-inch human figure, Owen, dinosaur figure, motorcycle, and two accessories.
Be sure to stay tuned for our coverage of the 2016 New York Toy Fair, where we will be sure to bring you updates and photos of other toys once available!
Are you excited for the new toys? Hasbro seems to be answering the wishes of fans, with more detailed paint jobs, better action features and larger human figures – aligning more with classic Jurassic Park toys! Next up on the collectors check list: more humans and less screwholes.The fan reception of these items seems to be incredibly positive across the board – it’s successfully resurrected the charm of The Lost World Chaos Effect while also modernizing it.
As always, sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for all the latest news!
London’s Royal Albert Hall to screen Jurassic Park with a Live Orchestra!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 09 February 2016 at 09:03PM – 5 Comments
You may remember an article we reported a few months ago that said Jurassic Park will be getting an orchestral makeover this year, and will be screened alongside a live orchestra.
Now it has been revealed that the event will be showcasing in London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 4th and 5th of this year! This will be Jurassic Park’s first-ever orchestral screening in the UK.
The score will be conducted by Ludwig Wicki and played by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Jurassic Park is one of three Steven Spielberg film’s that will have this orchestral treatment this year in the UK – with Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. in December. The organisers are also hoping other Spielberg films may come to concert.
Lucy Noble, Director of Events at the Royal Albert Hall, said:
“No-one will ever forget the first time they saw Jurassic Park, one of the scariest – yet most magical – movies in cinema history. Nor will they forget John Williams’ extraordinary score, which did so much to create that sense of terror and wonder, while giving us a triumphant, overpowering gem of a theme tune. This unique presentation of the film, premiering at the Hall [in November] will allow audiences to experience the majesty of Jurassic Park in and all-new way.”
Jurassic Park in Concert runs from November 4-5 at the Royal Albert Hall! Will you be booking a ticket? I certainly will, and I hope to see you there!
Source: The Telegraph
UPDATE: I have heard back from the Box Office at the Royal Albert Hall, who informed me: “We don’t yet have a confirmed time for the onsale but have been advised it will be announced relatively soon. Please keep an eye on www.royalalberthall.com and our Twitter feed for further announcements.”
UPDATE 2: The event is now visible on the Royal Albert Hall’s website but the tickets are not yet on sale. However, we now know that there will be three showings in total – one on the 4th November at 7:30pm and two on the 5th at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. See the details here.
UPDATE 3: The tickets are now on sale as of 1pm today! I’m currently in position 421 in the queue so, best of luck!
Episode 29 of our Podcast is here! Plus an important YouTube update!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 05 February 2016 at 07:44PM – 24 Comments
To all of our podcast listeners out there: due to the current circumstances with our YouTube channel we thought we would post the podcast here so you don’t miss out on the latest episode! Unfortunately we can’t upload it to YouTube right now, but below are the various links to how you can listen to it, and a short video explaining the situation!
The latest episode of our podcast is episode 29; Jack, Chris, Asees, Ryan AND Alex (the whole team!) discuss the potential plot lines for Jurassic World 2, and we talk about what could have been after reading the John Sayles Jurassic Park 4 script.
On the previous episode, we spoke with Paul Francis, Art Director and Co-Founder of Chronicle Collectibles where he revealed their upcoming 1:6th scale Owen Pratt and Dr Alan Grant figures! That episode is available exclusively through SoundCloud.
We do apologise for the current situation and hope you’re still able to listen to our new episodes through the respective websites linked above. When we have been able to fix the current issue, all of the remaining episodes will be uploaded to YouTube where you can catch-up, if you’ve not been able to listen until then.
As said in the above video, we have some really great things coming that you’ll love. We don’t want to reveal anything just yet, but stay tuned as we’ll very likely end up accidentally dropping hints in our podcasts. We just can’t keep our mouths shut!
A big thanks to all of you who listen and the next few years are going to be fantastic. We also have a large competition coming up again where we’ll be giving away some really exciting stuff!
Stay tuned for all of that, and more!
The Alien Isolation Developers Should Make a Jurassic Park Game
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 01 February 2016 at 05:47PM – 17 Comments
This will be a similar piece to my previous article about the need for a Jurassic Park video game, but a new opinion piece by TweakTown really caught my eye, and the eyes of many others.
If you’ve ever played Alien: Isolation then you’ll understand how much sense this makes, and this thread is certainly not the first time somebody has suggested that the style would be perfectly suited to Jurassic Park.
The TweakTown articles says:
The alien’s AI in the sci-fi thriller was so authentic to the film series, making it one of the most spine-tingling adversaries ever rendered in video game form. Creative Assembly perfectly captured the terrifying magic of a new kind of cat and mouse game. You can feel the Xenomorph watching you, knowing its out there, somewhere, carefully winding its way through the bowels of the ship like a slithering serpent.
While Jurassic Park’s dinos may not be as svelte and elegant as the xenomorph, they represent a more primal threat–the kind that will leave destructive carnage and massacres in its wake.
Also, there’s a ton of dinos to choose from in Jurassic Park. We could have multiple sequences, with the raptors chasing and terrorizing players through the same psychological horror instilled by the Xenomorph, and havoc-inducing T-Rex encounters to boot.
We also have the perfect backdrop a tropical island setting, and as we all know, atmospherics are very important for these kinds of survival games. The island would likely be strewn with hazards, open no-man’s-land expanses, and claustrophobic interiors.
And I couldn’t agree more. The atmosphere and themes that the Jurassic Park franchise established are perfect for a single-player video game that doesn’t involve making your own park on an iPhone. Who doesn’t want to run around an abandoned Isla Nublar during a storm? It would be the perfect opportunity for us to revisit the original sets too, and to finally be able to create our own adventures with these massive prehistoric animals.
The original forum post suggests taking this:
and replacing it with this:
It doesn’t need to be a story about shooting dinosaurs – it needs to be a survival adventure, like Alien: Isolation. The Last of Us is another great example of a survival game done right, with unique characters using weapons as a last resort.
So what can we do? Well, long story short, nothing. Universal don’t appear to be interested in actually making a Jurassic Park video game other than the Ludia iPhone/Android park builder game. And that is a true shame, because that game is just a “free-to-play” copy of a far superior Operation Genesis. Remember that game? That game came out 13 years ago.
For now, the best thing we can do as a fan base is to continue voicing our opinion and want for a Jurassic Park video game, as well as support these fantastic fan made games that will hopefully see the light of day.
What kind of Jurassic Park video game would you like to see? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below and as always, stay tuned to our Twitter for round the clock Jurassic news!
‘Behind the Magic’ A Look at ILM’s Visual Effects Work for Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 29 January 2016 at 07:24PM – 4 Comments
Industrial Light & Magic have shared a sample of the visual effects work that they created for Jurassic World. ILM have worked on the visual effects for every film so far in the Jurassic franchise. Check out the video below:
This was the first film in the franchise that incorporated motion capture to create even more realistic movement in the Velociraptors, but it was also the first that did not use animatronics and was purely CGI (excluding the Apatosaur scene).
What did you think of the visual effects work in Jurassic World? Did you find the Velociraptors more convincing this time around? Let us know in the comments section below!
Bryce Dallas Howard teases Claire Dearing in Jurassic World sequel: ‘She’s a different person now’
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 11:31PM – 3 Comments
In a new video interview with E! Online, Jurassic World lead actress Bryce Dallas Howard teases her role in the upcoming sequel, to which she is attached to star.
In the interview Bryce jokes about not being allowed to share anything she knows, but she does inform the interviewer that her character, Claire Dearing – who played the Park Operations Manager – is not the same person that she was at the start of the film.
As we saw in Jurassic World, her character’s arc transitioned from a cold, corporate manager, to a warm-hearted and passionate woman who began to care for the animals, especially after witnessing the Apatosaur’s death.
Check out the interview below:
I wonder if that means Claire will ditch the white suits completely and sport a more Sarah Harding esque wardrobe in the sequel?
Jurassic World 2 will be hitting theatres on June 22, 2018 in the USA and two weeks earlier in the UK on June 7, 2018!
What are your plot ideas for the sequel, and where would you like to see Bryce Dallas Howard’s character go? Do you think she should return for the sequel at all? Let us know in the comments section below!
New Details and First Look at the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World The Exhibition!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Sunday 24 January 2016 at 11:34PM – 9 Comments
New details and pictures of the Jurassic World Exhibition have arrived courtesy of the Creature Technology Company and Imagine Exhibitions. The Exhibition will premiere at the Melbourne Museum in March 2016, before it embarks on the worldwide touring adventure.
The experience is described in its first detailed synopsis below:
Jurassic World: The Exhibition immerses visitors in the magic of Isla Nublar by taking them into the heart of The Park. Here, they can get as close as they dare to the world’s most life-like dinosaurs. Created in close collaboration with Universal Studios and renowned Paleontologist Jack Horner, Jurassic World: the Exhibition allows visitors to tour The Park as VIP guests, placing them in some of the film’s most iconic moments.
From the Ferry ride to Isla Nublar to a harrowing escape from Indominus rex, the exhibition is awe inspiring. Guided by a virtual Park Ranger throughout their experience, visitors encounter a 7-meter tall Brachiosaurus, come face to face with a massive 9-meter-long Pachyrhinosaurus, and “step behind the glass” at The Hammond Creation Lab to engage with the real world science surrounding dinosaur DNA. In the distance, the roars of the ferocious T. rex and Indominus rex echo – and these will be encounters you will never forget.
Don’t miss this exhilarating journey into Jurassic World.
- Introductory Film
- Welcome to Jurassic World
- Land of the Giants
- Gentle Giants Petting Zoo
- The Pachyrinosaurs
- In the Jurassic Lab
- T.rex Theater
- T.rex Approach
- The Breath of the Beast
- An Epic Battle
- Jurassic Village
UPDATE: The gallery names have since been revised (see below), though it’s likely the experiences in the gallieries above are still involved.
- Introductory Theater
- Welcome to Jurassic World
- Gentle Giants Petting Zoo
- Hammond Creation Center
- T.rex Kingdom Welcome Area
- T.rex Kingdom Feeding Experience
- Gyrosphere Valley
- Innovation Center
- Scientific Epilogue
While little is known of what the exhibition will include, the gallery names paint a exciting picture of whats to come. The exhibition seems to be a dream come true for any Jurassic Park fan, offering the chance to journey to Isla Nublar and truly experience Jurassic World.
Further, the images above show a sneak peak at making the Indominus Rex animatronic, as well as a Parasaurolophus and Brachiosaurus. Curiously, the dinosaurs designs and colors do not seem to be inspired by any of the Jurassic films, and rather are something new entirely.
Be sure to stay tuned for all the latest news, including more on the Jurassic World Exhibition. As always, sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think about new details and first peak at the dinosaurs!
Sam Neill on Jurassic World: ‘I thought they did a really good job’
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 24 January 2016 at 08:00PM – 6 Comments
In a new interview with Uproxx while promoting his latest movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is currently premiering at Sundance Film Festival, Jurassic Park leading actor Sam Neill was asked about Jurassic World.
Sam Neill reprised his Jurassic Park role as Dr Alan Grant in 2001’s Jurassic Park 3 and was long-rumored to be returning to the franchise for the fourth installment while it was in and out of development.
However, when Universal Pictures and the production team decided to take the film in a new direction, no original cast members ended up returning, other than Dr Henry Wu.
Here’s what Sam Neill had to say:
When Jurassic World came out, was that something you felt that you had to see?
I was very curious to see it and I’m happy to see it, and I thought they did a really good job. And the actors were real good.
When you were watching it, are you just like, “My character has been through this twice. Why are they still hanging out with those creatures?”
I can’t run as fast as those guys anymore. Even with high heels. I’d be left for dead.
Like many others, he had a few things to say about Zara’s death:
“Boy, what did the English girl do wrong? She got eaten by like three dinosaurs at once. Just pull her into the pool and she gets eaten underwater? No.”
Being the leading man of the original movie, it’s great to hear what Sam Neill thinks about Chris Pratt’s Owen, saying “he’s a great leading man by the way.”
EXCLUSIVE: Chronicle Collectibles to debut Dr Alan Grant & Owen Grady 1:6th Scale Figures!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 20 January 2016 at 12:18AM – 20 Comments
Today we had the pleasure of hosting a special interview edition of our Podcast with Paul Francis, co-founder and Art Director of Chronicle Collectibles.
Chronicle Collectibles is a prop replica and high quality collectibles company based out of Dallas Texas that deals with many official licenses such as Terminator, Stargate, Ghostbusters, and they have recently acquired the license to our beloved franchise, Jurassic Park.
Jurassic fans have been asking for official high-quality collectibles for years, and had a taste in 2008 when Sideshow put out a Tyrannosaurus Rex statue. However, it’s been fairly quiet since then.
That changed early 2015 when Chronicle announced they were the license holder for all four Jurassic Park films and had a exciting range of upcoming products. Chronicle has recently opened up pre-orders for their 1:5th Male Tyrannosaurus Rex head bust, which is made from the original Stan Winston Studios mold.
We had the opportunity to interview Paul and learn more about Chronicle and how they create a piece from concept to approval. After speaking with Paul, it’s very obvious how much dedication and time has gone into each and everyone one of their products. He speaks with such a love for what he does and is as much of a Jurassic fan as us – which bodes incredibly well for those who are excited for more Chronicle products!
Now here’s the exclusive: Chronicle Collectibles will be releasing a 1:6th scale figure line, starting with Dr Alan Grant and Owen Grady this year!
You read that right. We will finally be seeing actual human figures from the Jurassic franchise, highly detailed, articulated and accurate display figures. And here’s the first look:
If you’re a listener of our podcast then you’ll have heard us time and time again discussing the lack of human figures for Jurassic World especially, and the lack of collectibles all round. Well, Chronicle are about to change all of that and we couldn’t be more excited.
You can hear a lot more about the human 1:6th scale figures in our podcast interview with Paul here, and he also reveals some more Jurassic products that are in development! Trust us when we say – this is a must listen. You can listen to Episode 28 of our podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, or alternatively you can listen below. The interview begins at 10:28 minutes in!
With a wealth of new products coming and a lot of ideas in the pipeline, Paul urges us all to contribute and share your opinions on the Statue Forum where Chronicle have a dedicated board. Some collectors assisted and shared their opinions on Chronicle’s first Jurassic item (the Rex bust from TLW) which helped shape the product correctly for release.
We’d also like to add that if any collectors out there own a prop or an original Stan Winston dinosaur maquette then to please get in touch with Chronicle. The team over there want to make the fans and collectors happy!
A huge thanks to Paul for coming on our podcast and for revealing such an exciting collectible! Who doesn’t want a Dr Alan Grant sixth scale figure? Personally I am very excited for this as it is something that the franchise has lacked for so long – real collectibles.
Universal to show new Jurassic World footage during VR event at Sundance 2016
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 10:15PM – 3 Comments
Universal Pictures have announced an exclusive look at new footage from a Jurassic World Virtual Reality experience in association with Littlestar VR at Sundance 2016. Thanks to Whosay.com, we have the following details:
“Comcast-NBCUniversal-Comcast Ventures’ Sundance Reception: Experience virtual reality like you’ve never seen it before, thanks to Littlestar, at Comcast-NBCUniversal-Comcast Ventures’ Sundance Reception—featuring a surprise DJ performance and exclusive footage from Jurassic World—on Saturday, January 23 from 5-7 pm at Photage Film Lounge.”
Littlstar is a global network dedicated to immersive 360° video and photos. Discover, watch, and share the best content on Virtual Reality devices, our native iOS and Android apps, and the web.
Jurassic World and VR are no stranger to each other with the Jurassic World Apatosaurus Experience from Felix and Paul studios, designed for the Samsung Gear VR. I had the pleasure of experiencing this during the Jurassic World: World Premiere After Party in LA last June, and it was one of my biggest highlights from a night filled with awesome.
Perhaps Universal have taken the idea presented there, and expanded upon it, allowing fans to truly visit the park on Isla Nublar and see dinosaurs up close – if so, it’s time to get a second job dish out the cash for a VR headset.
Be sure to stay tuned for updates on what this new footage consists of, and how you can see more. The event happens in just 4 days! What do you want to see from a Jurassic World VR experience, and do you think the surprise DJ may be none other than DJ Master Frank Marshall? Sound off in the comments below!
Jurassic World 2 Director Hunt has J.A. Bayona as Potential Front-Runner
Posted by Sandy – Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 08:30PM – 2 Comments
Deadline is now reporting that Universal has officially begun looking for a director to helm the Jurassic World sequel. Although no names are being suggested, Mike Felming Jr. of Deadline is hearing that Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) could be up for the directing role.
It should also be noted that no talks have occurred between those involved with Jurassic sequel and Bayona, though he does have relationships with producer Frank Marshall and many others involved with the movie.
As previously reported, Bayona was also rumoured to be up for the Jurassic World 2 directing role back in September but was unable to take it on due to a commitment to the World War Z sequel. Now that Bayona has departed the World War Z sequel, he is free to work on Jurassic World 2, assuming he is offered the gig.
Jurassic Park will be the latest blockbuster to join a growing list of movies that have received an orchestral-concert treatment! This fairly new trend has attracted audiences due to the appeal of watching your favourite movie while listening to a live performance of its score.
Film Concerts Live have previously offered this with films such as Home Alone, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Back to the Future and Star Trek, and now 1993’s Jurassic Park is next to join the list.
“Jurassic Park is one of John’s most recognized, beloved scores,” says FCL producer Jamie Richardson. “The dinosaurs are created through special effects, but the reason they live and breathe is John’s music.” The film debuts this fall with an unannounced symphony.
When considering a title, FCL’s first step is to consult with the filmmaker and the composer, since the presentation often involves adding new music leading into and out of the intermission. Williams will oversee that process for Jurassic Park. FCL then licenses the film from the appropriate studio and begins shopping the title to symphonies. FCL will make a push for Jurassic Park at Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ (APAP) New York convention, which starts Jan. 15.
The first live performance of a score to picture was in 1987 with the film Alexander Nevsky, but it has become far more popular in recent years. 2014 saw 18 live performances which rapidly increased in 2015 to 98!
Have you been to a live performance of a score to a film before? Will you be trying to get a ticket to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? Let us know in the comments section below!
J.A. Bayona no longer directing World War Z sequel
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 12 January 2016 at 11:12AM – 8 Comments
Deadline is reporting that Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona has just exited as director of the sequel to World War Z. The film was scheduled to begin production this Summer, and Bayona’s abrupt exit is being attributed to timing. Paramount and Plan B are determined to see this film released on June 9, 2017, but the director still has commitments on his recently shot film ‘A Monster Calls’.
You may remember an article we posted last October, where we learned that the director, known for The Impossible and The Orphanage, was being eyed to direct the sequel to Jurassic World. Apparently, this news worried Paramount, leading them to get a new script in motion for the World Was Z sequel, in the fear of losing Bayona.
Deadline report that J.A. Bayona will now still very much likely be sought over for the Jurassic World sequel.
“This immediately becomes one of the biggest Open Directing Assignments in town, maybe the biggest job this side of the Jurassic World sequel, for which Bayona will probably now find himself a prime candidate since that film has a looser timetable and is still awaiting a script.”
So what does this mean for Jurassic World 2? Will we be hearing a director announcement soon? It’s very possible, but we’ve yet to hear anything about a script being turned in or greenlit.
What would you think to J.A. Bayona directing the next Jurassic film? Let us know in the comments section below!
Moments in Jurassic Park That Would Look Great on a Canvas Print
Posted by ConnorC – Wednesday 06 January 2016 at 11:12AM – 3 Comments
Despite being 22 years old, the original Jurassic Park film stands up today as one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces of all time. Unlike other movies from the same era, Jurassic Park is unique in that it still looks incredible today – when you first lay eyes on the dinosaur in the film, they look real. When you see Dr Alan Grant fall to his knees, staring in wonder at the sheer grandeur of his dreams made real, you feel what he feels, because it looks real. Why is that? Because rather than having Sam Neill act at a tennis ball on a stick, Stan Winston and his team of animatronic wizards built live-action robot dinosaurs. Michael Lantieri, Phil Tippet and Dennis Muren worked wonders with their team to produce a film in 1993 that would still look incredible in 2015. When you stop and think about it, that’s pretty incredible.
With that in mind, we thought we’d watch the film once more, looking for those picture perfect scenes which really show off Jurassic Park in all its splendour. The kind you could quite happily hang up on the wall of your living room or your office. These are 5 incredible Jurassic Park moments that would look great on a canvas print.
It’s a… It’s a dinosaur
One of the most iconic scenes in Jurassic Park is without a doubt the scene in which you see your first dinosaur. Alan grabs Ellie’s head and turns it so she can see what he sees; bug-eyed, she scrambles to her feet, staring in wonder at the Brachiosaurus which is nonchalantly strolling past them to get a mouthful of leaves.
The moment you see the magnificent beast rear up on its hind legs to get a mouthful of leaves is perfect for canvas. The humans at the bottom staring up in wonder make for an epic sense of scale which sums up the Jurassic world in a single shot.
After our lecture on how ruthlessly efficient the Velociraptor is at killing, we get to see the killing machine in action. Robert Muldoon, our expert hunter, is trying to hunt out the escaped Velociraptor when he sees it in among the leaves. Slowly, calmly, he steadies his combat shotgun and takes aim. Just before he goes to take his shot, we see a sneering nose come out of the leaves to his left. Muldoon turns in horror and admiration, admitting “Clever girl” before being violently torn to shreds.
The shot before he turns, with the teeth coming at him, would be perfect for canvas – especially on the wall of your office to dissuade your colleagues from pestering you late on a Friday afternoon.
Life Finds a Way
While in many ways this scene shows a beautiful moment, the sight of your first baby velociraptor covered in gunk isn’t quite the kind of thing you’d want to hang on the wall. That being said, the sight of 4 doctors, a lawyer and a gentrified businessman living out his dream, all huddled around the greatest scientific achievement of all time, is the very spirit of what happens when people pull together. Ok, you may not be breeding dinosaurs at work, but the point still counts.
Heeeeere’s a Velociraptor
The scene where the pack of Velociraptors chase our heroes through the park is tense indeed, especially once they lock themselves in one of the park’s kitchens and you remember that these creatures are intelligent enough to open doors…
Tense as that may be, there is no denying that the sight of the raptor breathing against the window, misting up the glass before bringing its eye terrifyingly close to the camera is a sight you will never tire of seeing. Both intimidating and fascinating in equal amounts, the raptors of Jurassic Park will always look incredible on canvas.
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
Last but not least, anyone who’s a fan of the Tyrannosaurus rex will agree that the end of the movie is nothing short of spectacular. Where the skeleton of this giant once stood, awaiting the eager visitors looking to learn a little science, a newly bred behemoth now stands, roaring at those who would dare oppose him. The banner reading “when dinosaurs ruled the Earth” flutters gently to the ground in a stark reminder of who is now back in charge. If you want a canvas print which will make your hairs stand on end, this is the way to go.
Exclusive First Look at 2016 Hasbro Jurassic World Dino Hybrid toys!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Saturday 02 January 2016 at 10:08PM – 16 Comments
We’re starting the New Year right, with an exclusive first look at the 2016 Hasbro Jurassic World Hybrids toys! We first caught wind of the ‘Dino Hybrid’ range back in July, when Universal took out a trademark for the phrase. Soon after, toy listings were discovered in the Toys R Us inventory system with items slated for future release. Now, we finally have our first look at the range below!
Pictured is the Jurassic World Hybrid Tyrannosaurus Rex, Hasbro item # B6524, MSRP $19.99 – while it is a retool of the 2015 Jurassic World Chomping Rex, it now features a detailed paint application, electronics and a ‘spike reveal’ alongside the original chomping jaw feature.
We also have pictures of a new 2016 Playskool Heroes Jurassic World Dino Rumble Pack, Hasbro item # B8409!
Also retailing at $19.99, this playset is quite nice although it only contains repaints of the 2015 items.
Here are the other ‘Dino Hybrid’ toys, learned from Toys R Us inventory listings:
- Jurassic World Alpha Cycle and Hybrid Raptor Pack UPC 63050946452
- Jurassic World Hybrid Raptor 1 B8635 Growler UPC 63050946453
- Jurassic World Hybrid Pteraminus Growler UPC 630509476404
- Jurassic World Hybrid Dilophosaurus Growler UPC 630509476411
- Jurassic World Hybrid Armor Ankylosaurus B8629 Basher Biter UPC 63050945936
- Jurassic World Hybrid Armor Indominus Rex B8628 Basher Biter UPC 63050945937
- Jurassic World Hybrid SpinoRaptor B8633 Basher Biter UPC 63050946348
- Jurassic World Hybrid Stegoceratops B8632 Basher Biter UPC 63050946349
- Jurassic World Hybrid CarnoRaptor B8631 Basher Biter UPC 63050946350
- Jurassic World Hybrid Dilophosaurus Rex B8630 Basher Biter UPC 63050946449
- Jurassic World Hybrid Tyrannosaurus Basher Biter UPC 630509471614
While the release date for these items has yet to be revealed formally, it is likely the pictured dinosaurs will be out soon with the whole range releasing sometime this Spring. It is worth noting that a lot of these dinosaurs already exist in the Ludia Jurassic World game, and it is possible the toys will feature some sort of tie-in.
Are you excited for the new Jurassic World toys? Be sure to sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for all the latest news on everything Jurassic! Happy New Year!