News archives from JurassicWorld.org dated August 2012 – May 2016
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Phil Tippett Confirms ILM Working on Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 21 December 2013 at 09:24AM – 3 Comments
It was only three days ago that Dinosaur Supervisor and Hollywood Legend Phil Tippett was officially welcomed back to Jurassic Park through both Colin Trevorrow’s and his own Twitter, and now he has confirmed that visual effects company ILM (who worked on all three Jurassic Park films so far) are returning to the franchise.
While we did suspect that ILM would be back, we hadn’t heard anything officially and the industry has changed a lot recently, meaning we could have seen the visual effects and computer generated dinosaurs out-sourced to another company, lesser known than ILM.
Thanks to Christian for pointing this news in our direction!
Will JURASSIC WORLD feature and open, operational park? New information on the future of the ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE theme park in Orlando, Florida says yes. Rumors of of an expansion at Jurassic Park in IOA have been circulating for a while now, with insiders such as HateToFly sharing as much information as possible. Recently a source close to JurassicWorld.org shared new, juicy information: the expansion is being directly influenced by the new film. While our source didn’t share specifics, we do have a decent idea of what is in store thanks to HateToFly via Orlando United forums. However, we have learned that the iconic JURASSIC PARK gates will likely be updated to reflect the new films title, JURASSIC WORLD.
The new expansions is said to feature two new rides along with numerous tweaks and upgrades throughout the park. The primary ride of the expansion is said be a smaller scale, family Wooden Coaster. This ride will not be disguised as something else (it was apparently originally themed as an Amber Mine adventure), but will visually match the ‘Jurassic’ style. According to HateToFly it will be “A small family oriented terrain hugging coaster creation with rock work, water features, and 2 AA’s with custom themed timber liner trains”. The other new attraction is said to be a simple ‘Jurassic’ themed flat, and will likely be a carousel. Disneyhead has described it as a “Dino-themed carousel that would act as sort of a center piece for the expansion.” Alongside these new attractions it is expected that new stores/restaurants may appear, and many of the existing ones will see upgrades and changes. It’s not clear where they will be featured, but it has been said that at least one of the Triceratops from the “Triceratops Encounter” will be featured. To better understand the changes coming to IOA we drew up this simple picture.
As you can see, the solid lined JP expansion plot is where “Triceratops Encounter” originally sat. It is said the Wooden Coaster will likely wrap back, perhaps into the dotted expansion plot. Also pictured is the SKULL ISLAND/KONG expansion plot (originally home to a potential larger JP expansion), which intersects with the current JP plot. It is likely this will cause for the removal of the current JP entry-gate, and have it moved and upgraded to JW. Ultimately, the new expansion (aiming for 2014) will be a livelier and larger ‘Jurassic’ experience, and we are told some of the new additions have counterparts in the JURASSIC WORLD film!
It’s important to note that the expansion plans are still ongoing, and ever changing and as such certain details may change by the time it finally comes to life.
Interested in what’s happening at Universal Studios/IOA? Be sure to visit Orlando United, where insiders such as HateToFly and Disneyhead reside! You can also follow @HateToFly on twitter. As always, stay tuned here for the latest news and information!
Source: OrlandoUnited Forums
According to Bob Jasper (Hawaii Movie Guy) Jurassic World is set to begin filming early March on the island of Kauai, where the previous Jurassic Park films have been shot.
Revised update….JP4 begins filming on Kauai early March… 🙂
— Bob Movie Guy Jasper (@Kauaimovieguy) December 18, 2013
That’s currently all the information we have but it seems like we’re incredibly close to knowing the full cast for the film and whether or not Chris Pratt – who is apparently in final negotiations – will take the lead.
Stay tuned for more and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for up to date information as Jurassic World prepares to film early next year!
Colin Trevorrow welcomes back Phil Tippett with a new picture!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Wednesday 18 December 2013 at 01:58AM – 0 Comments
JURASSIC WORLD director Colin Trevorrow just tweeted a new behind the scenes image of Phil Tippett along side a Tyrannosauruss Maquette.
Phil Tippett was originally hired to do the stop motion Dinosaurs for Jurassic Park, but was kept as the “Dinosaur Supervisor” even after the film dropped them for full CG. This will be the first “Jurassic” film he has worked on since the 1993 original! Be sure to follow both Phil Tippett and Colin Trevorrow on Twitter, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!
In an interview with the Huffington Post, actor Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore, Moonrise Kingdom) was asked about the rumours that he is going to be in the upcoming Jurassic World.
There are rumors that you’re going to be in “Jurassic World.”
Ah. I really can’t say. [In an exaggerated voice] Who’s to say?
OK, how about this: Did you like” Jurassic Park” when it came out?
Absolutely! I saw it in seventh grade after my last final on Friday. I went and saw it in the theaters.
It was great when they re-released it earlier this year. Just to see it on a big screen.
Oh, yeah, I bet. Now that I’m done with finals, I can’t go.
While he doesn’t confirm that he is going to be in the film, he also doesn’t deny it, but it did seem like he was trying to avoid the question.
At this point we do not have a full cast list and we likely won’t know now until 2014. Maybe we’ll hear something soon…
Chris Pratt in final negotiations for Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 05 December 2013 at 01:39AM – 0 Comments
In an interview with The Advertiser, actor Chris Pratt confirmed that he is indeed in talks to star in Jurassic World and that he is now in final negotiations for the role.
“I am now in contention for roles no one would have considered me for before,” says Pratt, confirming that he is in final negotiations to star in sci-fi reboot Jurassic World.
“I know I want to do it and I know the director (Colin Trevorrow) wants me to do it so now it’s just a matter of everyone coming together and making sure it can work.”
It seems like we are very close to learning our final cast for the film and it will be refreshing to see Chris Pratt take the lead. We’ll bring you more as soon as we know it!
Source: The Advertiser
This is the first in our Jurassic World giveaways we’ll be doing while the film is in production! Our last competition to win the t-shirt went really successfully and now we’re doing that again, but with a brand new Blu-Ray (or DVD) copy of Jurassic Park!
All you have to do is be registered on our new forum, have a post count of above 10, and answer three simple questions – which are in this thread here.
The competition is open worldwide, so get your answers in now! Good luck!
UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Boris Kopp! Thank you all who entered and joined the forum. There will be more competitions in the near future, so stay tuned!
Jurassic World is set 22 years after Jurassic Park
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 24 November 2013 at 03:12PM – 0 Comments
While we have yet to get a plot synopsis for the upcoming Jurassic World, and details have been scarce, we now have a slight insight into what we can expect when we see the film in 2015.
Director Colin Trevorrow replied to a fan’s question on Twitter, asking whether or not the film is a “reboot”. He replied the following:
@pfcbains916 Reboot is a strong word. This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) November 23, 2013
So what can we take from this? Jurassic World is definitely a sequel, not a remake. It’s a sci-fi terror adventure film, which sounds like it will be slightly scarier than the previous films, perhaps sharing the tone of The Lost World.
What do you think? We’ll let you know more as soon as it comes in!
Vince Vaughn denies any involvement with Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 23 November 2013 at 04:29PM – 0 Comments
There hasn’t been any reports of Vince Vaughn returning for Jurassic World, but the question came up in a red carpet interview for his upcoming movie, Delivery Man.
Vince Vaughn played Nick Van Owen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park back in 1997, with his character mysteriously disappearing in the final act of the movie.
When asked “Are you going to make an appearance in the new Jurassic Park movie?”, he simply replied with “That part is not true, no”. Watch the video below from 48 seconds in.
While we didn’t really expect to see Nick Van Owen in Jurassic World, we now have confirmation that Vince Vaughn is not involved with the project. Personally, I loved his character in The Lost World and would happily see him return.
Thanks to Christian Nickel! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for instant news as it comes in.
Thanks to Comingsoon we have a small update on Jurassic World from award winning Production Designer Rick Carter! Rick worked on both Jurassic Park and The Lost World as well as films such as Forrest Gump, Munich, Avatar, Lincoln and the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII!
Rick had this to say about Jurassic World:
“I came into that one as a visual consultant,” he says. “I just worked for four months to get it going. To try and visualize where this could go next and make sure it had some the same — literally the same — DNA of the previous movies. Ed Verreaux is the production designer on that one. He did the third ‘Jurassic Park’. We’ve worked together going all the way back to ‘Back to the Future’. It’s a real hand-off between the two of us. He’s the production designer and the director’s a new director named Colin Trevorrow. He’s a big, big talent.”
In other news Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono just tweeted this, confirming Jurassic World is in early stages of production and prepping to film:
As always, stay tuned for the latest on everything Jurassic World!
In an interview with Face the State, paleontology consultant Jack Horner was asked about the Jurassic Park franchise and more specifically Jurassic World.
Watch the video from 09:55. He mentions that Kathleen Kennedy, who produced the first three Jurassic Park films, has passed on the producing role to her husband Frank Marshall, which we know, and that the three of them met in New York to discuss the upcoming film, presumably before Colin Trevorrow’s script revisions. He went on to talk about the film:
“It’s got a really scary dinosaur in it. They gave me the script, I’ve read it, it’s pretty cool, I think everybody’s going to really like it.”
While he doesn’t specifically give any new information, it’s cool to hear him talk about the new dinosaur and the script which he enjoyed. Hopefully we’ll hear more soon!
Last night, BD Wong responded to a fan question asking whether or not he would return as geneticist Dr. Henry Wu, last seen in the first film. Wong’s response was rather interesting and can be seen below.
If he is indeed returning, it will be nice to see a familiar face that didn’t get the screen time they deserved. Be sure to stay locked to this site as more Jurassic World news comes our way.
Chris Pratt & Irrfan Khan in talks for Jurassic World + character details!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 14 November 2013 at 01:18AM – 2 Comments
The casting news train for Jurassic World just won’t stop! Chris Pratt, aka Guardians of the Galaxy’s “Star Lord” and Parks and Recreation’s “Andy Dwyer” is in the talks for a lead role! As reported by TheWrap, Chris does not have any future obligations other than ‘Parks‘, so as long as the schedules do not clash he would be free to join. Assuming ‘Guardians’ is as big of a hit as past Marvel projects Chris Pratt will be an even more popular name soon!
Chris Pratt is in talks for the role of Owen, an ex-military man who was originally being eyed by Josh Brolin. Further, Bryce Dallas Howards character is ‘a smart corporate scientist’, and Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson play her nephews.
TheWrap is also reporting that Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man) is also in early negotiations for a role.
As always, we will post more info as it becomes available. Stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
It’s been a long time coming but today we can finally welcome you to our new website – Jurassic World! We have been in development on a new design for a number of months and in the past few weeks we settled on a final design, by the talented Christopher Bryan.
Our previous website design went live in 2010 and has been a source for Jurassic Park IV news since we began, but with the recent name change to Jurassic World, it was time for a re-design and a new domain name – jurassicworld.org.
We hope you enjoy using the new website and find it simple to navigate and use. We have put our news front and center and you can now register your own free email address ([email protected]) on the left hand side, something we’ve continued from our previous website.
If you have any comments or questions about the new website, please do not hesitate to contact us, and please let us know what you think of the website through the poll to the right or through Twitter or Facebook.
Otherwise, enjoy the new website and bring on Jurassic World!
Josh Brolin out of Jurassic World according to SchmoesKnow
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 07 November 2013 at 01:11AM – 0 Comments
Bad news time: Apparently Josh Brolin has dropped out of the running for Jurassic World. I suppose the recent influx of good news was too much and the forces of nature had to balance it out. Chaos theory and all that. Josh Brolin was reported to be playing a character by the name of Owen, so this begs the question of who will fill that void.
Now, why would Josh Brolin drop out of the movie? SchmoesKnow hint that he may be looking for a franchise to tie himself to, and that Star Wars may have his name on it… As always, keep checking for the latest on Jurassic World!
Bryce Dallas Howard confirms her involvement via USAToday
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Wednesday 06 November 2013 at 04:03AM – 0 Comments
Hot on the heels of the latest casting rumor we now have confirmation that Bryce Dallas Howard will indeed be in Jurassic World! USAToday conducted an interview with her and her father, Ron Howard, and closed with a Jurassic World mention:
“They’re relaunching the Jurassic Park franchise, so I’ll be chasing dinosaurs. That’s going to happen next year,” she says.
Let’s hope she knows chasing Dinosaurs usually ends up poorly as they tend to chase back… As always, stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
Hypeable is reporting that Jason Schwartzman is the next name set to join Jurassic World. While Jason may not have had many huge roles in the past he was worked on reputable projects such as ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’. According to Hypeable, Jason’s reps did not deny this news and only replied with “No comment”. Jason is the latest casting rumor for Jurassic World, which also is rumored to star Josh Brolin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins.
Hypeable is also adding to the new park rumor, suggesting BioSyn are now in charge. As always, we will update as more information is available. Remember to stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
The internet was hit today with a supposed leaked Jurassic World teaser trailer, which appears to be filmed secretly from an editing room. It’s a fantastic effort and is certainly well made.
I wanted to post about it because it is worth watching and I wanted to point out the reasons why it is fan made, so people do not get confused. When I first watched it and the camera panned up from the editing desk, I did for a second think it could be real. But here’s why it’s not:
Jurassic World has not started filming yet, so unless the production team did some test filming/teaser trailer filming beforehand, the footage is not from Jurassic World. We’ve heard no reports of any filming taking place as of yet. Most of the clips look to be from the TV series Terra Nova (which Steven Spielberg was involved with).
While the shots involving Jurassic Park vehicles/buildings are convincing, they have some flaws. The first is the shot of the plane and the Jurassic Park staff jeep from the first film. It looks great, but why would there be an old Jurassic Park jeep there? Those jeeps are long gone. It could be part of a prequel, but we’ve not heard anything about Jurassic World being a prequel.
There is a shot further on in the trailer which shows some InGen workers pushing a dinosaur container into what looks like a Raptor pit. While the shot looks great and the workers have blue helmets (going with the new blue theme), there are a few flaws. The main being that it’s simply a flipped shot from the first Jurassic Park film.
The creator of the trailer has made a good effort at superimposing the new Jurassic World logo onto the building structure, but if you watch the clip carefully you can see it vibrating or shaking, which is a telltale sign of it not being tracked correctly.
The final flaw is with the (very nice looking) end credits. They have Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver listed as the screenwriters but as far as we know, Colin Trevorrow himself and Derek Connolly have re-written their original draft and are now listed as the screenwriters.
The “trailer” is definitely a good effort and as I said, worth watching, purely for the excitement it gives. But I wanted to point out the flaws and evidence as to why it is only a fan trailer and not official.
Hopefully we’ll hear of a real teaser trailer soon. Something like this, perhaps?
Win a set visit to Jurassic World! Filming starts this Spring!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 01 November 2013 at 05:14PM – 1 Comments
Have you ever wanted to see how a Jurassic Park film is made? Well now’s your chance! Colin Trevorrow has teamed up with Swords to Plowshares to offer two fans an exclusive 2 day set-visit to Jurassic World, dubbed the “Jurassic World Ultimate Fan Experience”.
Swords to Plowshares is a San Francisco based charity that helps homeless and low-income military veterans. The auction will take place during the 17th Annual Veterans Day Fundraising Gala in November 7th of this year, in San Francisco. Fans can submit bids online to be included in the live auction.
The lucky winner and a guest of their choice, will be guests of director Colin Trevorrow and will receive an exclusive visit to the Kauai, Hawaii set of the film. They will spend two days on set and have lunch with the director himself (Chilean Sea Bass anyone?). The trip includes roundtrip airline tickets from United Airlines and 6 nights accommodation in the Kaua’i Marriott Resort, with an ocean view room.
Online bids must be submitted by November 7th here, and bidders should note that the flights United Airlines are providing are from the United States only. The opening bid is $3000 and the buy it now price is $50,000. There is 6 days left to bid, so if any of our readers happens to make a bid, do let us know!
This is an absolutely amazing opportunity for Jurassic Park fans and it’s great that Colin Trevorrow is allowing two fans to personally spend a day with him while he makes Jurassic World!
Throwback Thursday: Are these statues from 2006 a peak at the JP4 that almost was?
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 31 October 2013 at 02:30PM – 0 Comments
Flashback. The year is 2006. ASMzine is covering ToyFair. A company called Toy Island (no longer in existence) has a small, Jurassic Park booth. ASMzine takes a few pictures, and no information is available. Although these pictures led to much speculation amongst fans, no answers were available and eventually these items were forgotten about.
While digging around last December I stumbled upon the pictures, and decided it was time to get to the bottom of the story. I took the images to the dinotoyblog forum, and shortly after had the piece identified by a member there as Joe Laudati’s ‘Robertosaurus Rex’. I emailed him asking him the story behind the piece:
“Here’s the history: Back in ’06, I was hired by (…) of Art Asylum to sculpt two dinosaur prototypes for Toy Fair. They were part of a new proposed ‘Jurassic Park’ toy line, not affiliated with any movie, that would have had nastier dinosaurs, and soldiers with all kinds of dino-fighting gear and vehicles.
The R-Rex was the first. It’s not based on any JP design. I was told to simply come up with a Next-Gen T-Rex ‘on steroids’, with maybe a bit of raptor DNA thrown in (note the 3-digits on hands). I had a week to sculpt and paint it for display.
The second was the triceratops seen below, of more traditional JP design, but nastier. Also, a week job.
Sadly, though Universal Studios was very impressed, the toy line didn’t get approved for production.
I was never sure if these prototypes were intended for actual production as a toy product, or just conceptual pieces. The pose of the R-rex wouldn’t have worked for an action figure. (…) As for pictures of other designs, I did see some at Art Asylum, but was never given any copies. It would have been pretty impressive, with soldiers in anti-dino suits, and powerful weapons. Kind of like JP meets G.I. Joe. And since they were never created as prototypes, there aren’t any images floating around. I suppose they exist in the AA archives. But Art Asylum went out of existence about four years ago.”
Mutated Dinosaurs on steroids meets GI Joe? That sounds an awful lot like the John Sayles Jurassic Park 4 script, which happened to be from 2004. Now, the similarities to that attempt of JP4 may be a coincidence, but knowing that Universal was shaping the direction of this ill-fated line I personally doubt it. While it’s clear this likely didn’t reflect any specific movie designs, it is an indication of the direction that Jurassic Park 4 was heading in 2006. For reference, take a look at this scrapped JP4 Rex concept art which shares many similarities!
As always, keep following for the latest on Jurassic World news (and maybe a few oddities like this one for good measure)!
Could this be more concept art for Jurassic World? [UPDATE: NOPE]
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Wednesday 30 October 2013 at 06:55PM – 4 Comments
UPDATE: It is fan art and not official.
Developing. Twitter user @Neelis1983 pointed out what seemed to be Jurassic World concept art on Behance. Upon digging, the same art was found under the artists blog, labeled Jurassic World on August 19th. So why do we think it’s real? The Jurassic World name wasn’t announced until September 10th!
Of course, there is a chance the artist may have adapted the name of his art after the name of the movie was announced, so this remains unverified. More details as they come!
Could this be Jurassic World concept art and storyboards?
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 29 October 2013 at 04:28PM – 6 Comments
We may have discovered some potential storyboards and/or concept art for the upcoming Jurassic World. This is a bit of an odd case and we aren’t 100% positive the following images are from Jurassic World, but we strongly suspect that they are. Now, before you assume these images are giving away something from the plot we should say it’s very unlikely – if they are from Jurassic World they are tied to the leaked concept trailer, which was to be part of an integrated experience to help bring the world of Jurassic Park back to life. As such, this art would be from around 2010-2011, and would predate Trevorrow’s involvement as well as the Jaffa/Silver script.
We have been sitting on these images for almost 2 months now, and in this time we have yet to definitively identify them. What we can say is they share similar origins to those involved with the Jurassic World concept trailer, and we suspect are tied to that project. Further, we also discovered this piece of concept art, and while we aren’t sure it’s from the same project as the storyboard panels it is equally suspect.
We are open to suggestions on what the art may belong to if not Jurassic World. Dinotopia is a project that comes to mind, and while this art came after the live-action mini-series it is always possible there was another film planned which never came to be. While we haven’t been able to get confirmation (or denial) on the artwork, we strongly suspect it belongs to the proposed Jurassic World reboot project.
As always, take this with a grain of salt. While we know this material is not fake, and belongs to a movie involving both humans and Dinosaurs, we cannot guarantee its involvement with Jurassic World.
Production designer Rick Carter (Jurassic Park, Avatar) has now completed his work on Jurassic World according to director Colin Trevorrow.
@JurassicPark14 Rick Carter has been a close collaborator as we’ve built our world, but right now he’s focusing on another galaxy.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) October 25, 2013
Rick had been attached to the project since Colin Trevorrow was announced and has done substantial work during pre-production. His last Jurassic Park film as production designer was The Lost World. Ed Verreaux was the production designer on Jurassic Park 3 and has been collaborating with Rick on Jurassic World’s production design. He will continue as production designer from this point on.
According to The Wrap, No Country For Old Men star Josh Brolin is being eyed by Universal Pictures for the lead role in Jurassic World.
He has apparently not been made an official offer yet, but one is expected shortly.
He’ll be joining a cast of Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson who were all announced recently.
Josh Brolin was first in Steven Spielberg’s The Goonies in 1985 and has since been in the George Bush biopic W., the True Grit remake, Men in Black 3, and he can be seen in the upcoming Oldboy remake.
We’ll have more on this as it develops – don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!
There is a rumor from a fairly credible source that Idris Elba is currently in negotiations for Jurassic World. Idris most recently starred as Stacker Pentecost in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim and is reappearing as Heimdall in Thor: Dark World.
He is mostly known for his role in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus as Janek and he also appeared in the US version of The Office, and Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla.
Idris Elba currently has four projects on his plate, two of which are in post-production and one (The Gunman) which is filming now – although will be finished filming by the time Jurassic World starts.
He’s also in Beasts of No Nation which currently has no filming dates set, so it seems like his schedule may actually be free for when Jurassic World will be filming.
We’ll bring you more news as it develops.
Nick Robinson landing a lead role in Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 15 October 2013 at 08:27PM – 2 Comments
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 18 year old Nick Robinson of the 2013 film ‘The Kings of Summer’ is in talks to join Jurassic World alongside Bryce Dallas Howard and the recently cast Ty Simpkins.
He is being offered one of the lead roles and will be playing Ty Simpkins’ older brother in the movie. Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter stated that “The movie is being built as an ensemble.”
Nick Robinson can also be seen in ‘Melissa and Joey’, an ABC Family series.
The article states that executive producer Steven Spielberg is heavily involved with the casting process at this point.
Stay tuned for more casting information as it comes in. It looks like we’ll be getting our full cast list very soon!
12 year old Ty Simpkins lands lead in Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 14 October 2013 at 06:30PM – 1 Comments
Deadline is reporting that the 12 year old actor Ty Simpkins has landed a lead role in Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming Jurassic World. His first acting role was in the Steven Spielberg directed War of the Worlds (2005), and he has since been in Iron Man 3 and both the Insidious films.
Universal has confirmed this casting news to Mike Fleming Jr at Deadline, and he has also heard that Jake Johnson (New Girl & Drinking Buddies) is in talks with Universal Studios – which would make sense seeing as Colin Trevorrow has already directed him in Safety Not Guaranteed.
No confirmation on that yet, and always take rumours with a pinch of salt, because we’ve also heard that Sam Neill has been in talks for Jurassic World. No official word on that yet either, and it could just be another rumour seeing as most fans want to see him return.
It certainly seems that things are really moving forward with Jurassic World and I’m sure we’ll hear a complete cast list soon, as well as filming dates. We’ve heard that it may be early 2014 that Colin Trevorrow and his team shoot in Hawaii – but it could be anytime this Winter.
We’ll keep you up to date on the latest Jurassic World news as it comes in!
Laura Dern (Re)confirms she will not be in JURASSIC WORLD
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 08 October 2013 at 08:32PM – 0 Comments
(Well, to be honest, she seems unsure, but its safe to assume that if she doesn’t know the production status then she is not involved.)
WTFPodcast (episode 403) held an interview with her today, and unsurprisingly Jurassic Park came up as a subject. here is what was said:
Q:“How many Jurassic Park’s are there? You’ve done three?”
A:“I’ve done one and three. There have been three. And there’s supposed to be a fourth, which right now I’m not in. They were doing it, and now I don’t know, I think it’s delayed now.”
JURASSIC WORLD has been pegged as a ‘soft reboot’, featuring a cast of brand new characters, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone. While the movie will still be a sequel to the original films it will likely standalone on most fronts. That said, we may see at least one familiar face as a lot of solid buzz points to Jeff Goldblum reprising his role as Ian Malcolm. Don’t expect him to star in the film, but something like an extended cameo isn’t out of the question.
Remember to keep checking back for JURASSIC WORLD updates!
Thanks to http://www.jurassicworld-movie.com/ for the heads up!
Bryce Dallas Howard Offered Role in JW, JW in Casting Mode + Filming in Hawaii this Winter
Posted by Sandy – Thursday 26 September 2013 at 10:14PM – 0 Comments
After first hearing that Bryce Dallas Howard was on Universal’s short list to lead Jurassic World since May, The Wrap is now reporting that she has officially been made an offer and entered early negotiations to star. Personally, as being a big fan of hers, this makes me extremely happy that Universal is going after a good actress who has proven she can act to lead the film.
The Hollywood Reporter is now saying that the movie is in heavy casting mode right now as the Trevorrow, Crowley, Marshall and Spielberg all review actors that are reading and meeting for roles in Jurassic World. They also say that filming is set for this Winter in Hawaii.
The Jurassic World footage is from both a game and a movie!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 17 September 2013 at 12:46AM – 0 Comments
“Last week we learned the title of Jurassic Park 4 – it’s to be called Jurassic World. Immediately after that some video from this summer’s Star Wars Celebration in Germany was recontextualized; it was a pitch reel for something also called Jurassic World. The internet exploded: was this a look at what we might see in the new film coming in 2015?
Almost as soon as the video hit it was debunked. We were told, via official channels, that it was a proof of concept for a video game that never went anywhere. The end. Right? Not quite.
Here’s the truth: that Jurassic World teaser was for a movie. And a video game. It was part of a proposal for a big, multimedia relaunch of the Jurassic Park franchise that was headed by Iain McCaig, the guy who designed Darth Maul. I have talked to sources who worked on the reel and they have confirmed with me that it was absolutely intended to show off ideas for a new film, one where dinosaurs would begin attacking California – basically a bigger scale version of Jurassic Park: The Lost World.
But it was also going to be a game and have an internet component. All of these aspects would be tied together to tell one big new franchise story, in the great transmedia tradition of the 00s. Which makes sense, as this pitch reel is from 2011, and the concept was kicking around before the reel was made.
The reel that ended up online was very specifically made for Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, the big producers behind the series. Spielberg is a busy guy with a ton of projects going on at any time; one of the best ways to grab his interest is to come to him with something immediate, visual and visceral. The reel, reminiscent of the Dinosaurs Attack! trading card series, is all of that. It’s also rough, because it was quickly put together to get across a basic concept, not be a true showpiece for audiences outside the producing team.
Did it work? Well, this version of Jurassic World didn’t get made. Iain McCaig is off working with Bad Robot on the new Star Wars films. But the franchise is back in action in cinematic form: could the title mean that the original concept is still in play? I suspect not, and that it was chosen from a list of potential titles that Universal already had laying around. But if the original Jurassic World concept is happening, expect something much pulpier and boys-adventure than the previous three films.”
So, there you have it! Here’s hoping that the idea of bringing the universe back to life with multiple mediums still remains! Be sure to sound off in the comments and to keep checking back for more Jurassic World news!
Phil Tippett confirmed by Colin Trevorrow + clarification on “JW” footage
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Sunday 15 September 2013 at 02:11AM – 2 Comments
Phil Tippett, renowned effects artist has been confirmed to be returning by Colin Trevorrow on Twitter!
Phil Tippett was originally hired to do the stop motion Dinosaurs for Jurassic Park, but was kept as the “Dinosaur Supervisor” even after the film dropped them for full CG. This will be the first “Jurassic” film he has worked on since the 1993 original!
Colin Trevorrow also went on to clarify that the Jurassic World footage floating around was indeed from before he was involved, and from a game, not the film itself.
This still leaves the question open of how related the game was to the film, and if it is something that may still be coming. Remember to keep checking back for updates on Jurassic World!
Jurassic World test footage is here! But it’s not for the movie… [Updated]
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 11 September 2013 at 02:54PM – 2 Comments
The test footage that was rumoured to be shown at CE2 for Jurassic World has been leaked on YouTube and found by Twitter user Scallenger. You can watch the footage here, which shows everything described in our previous post.
However, our writer Sandy has discovered that this footage was not for Jurassic World (JP4) but for a video game of the same name, that is no longer in development.
@JurassicPark14 it was a teaser for a videogame project that never came to be that had the same name
— Pablo Hidalgo (@infinata) September 11, 2013
The footage does look great, albeit very video-game looking and not quite polished. A great test for a video game either way, and it would have been cool if this was for our Jurassic World, but it’s not.
Stay tuned for more information on the film as we get it. Thanks to Sandy for finding the news and Scallenger for finding the clip!
UPDATE: Ryan Turek of ShockTillYouDrop.com is claiming that he saw the test footage from Jurassic World over a year ago in 2012, and is confirming that it’s 100% NOT for a video game. He claims that it is pitch footage – a ‘proof of concept’ for Jurassic World, and that he has been sitting on the title for over a year. Check out his Tweet here and take a look at his other tweets too. We’ll keep you updated when more news comes in.
Jurassic World Now Casting & Test Footage Shown at CE2?
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 11 September 2013 at 12:39PM – 0 Comments
With the announcement that Jurassic Park IV’s new title is Jurassic World, and that the script has now been turned in, Universal Pictures will now begin casting calls for the film. According to Variety, Universal were eyeing up Bryce Dallas Howard, David Oyelowo and Garrett Hedlund for the film prior to the postponement and Variety’s sources have stated that they are still favourites to get offers.
A post on RebelScum forums by ‘Herb’ has sparked interest following the announcement, in which Herb stated that Iain Mcaig & Pablo Hidalgo introduced a video teaser clip of what was called “Jurassic World” which showed a Pterodactyl landing on a beach hut and crushing it:
“The clip starts with the pterodactyl landing on a beach hut and crushing it, then launching itself high into the sky, circling and swooping & screeching.
Next the camera pans back to the beach where people are bathing & surfing, the camera zooms in close on a huge wave with a surfer riding the tube, then the pterodactyl comes flying through the wave and flys off with the surfer in its jaws.
This was actually posted on 28th July 2013 so it does seem to be a genuine piece of test footage that was shown. The question is why was this shown as a Star Wars Celebration event?
More news soon! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!
Its official. Universal has announced that Jurassic Park 4 will be called “Jurassic World” and be released June 12, 2015. Universal also revealed the logo.
According to Variety, the script has been turned in and is credited to Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow. Bryce Dallas Howard, David Oyelowo and Garrett Hedlund are Universal’s favorites for roles and will likely get offers once casting begins, which should be in the next few months.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow and produced by Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley and Steven Spielberg.
According to a recent article by Collider, Legendary will potentially co-finance JP4. Their decision will not be made until they see the final script which is currently being written by Trevorrow and Connelly.
Legendary are responsible for such films such as Man of Steel and next year’s Godzilla as well as many others.
Expect more news in the coming months.
The guys at Jurassic Cast managed to exclusively speak with Jurassic Park 4 director Colin Trevorrow on their latest podcast, which you can listen to below.
While stated early on in the podcast that it would be spoiler-free, Colin did dispell a few rumours that have been floating around and did subtly hint towards some possible spoilers.
“I saw some of the rumors on the internet and I would have all kinds of red flags going off if I heard they were going to muzzle a T-Rex. So I would say don’t believe everything you read, there are way more insiders on the internet than there are in real life.”
This doesn’t directly mean that the recent leaked story was fake, but instead suggests some elements of it were outdated or even fake to begin with, like the muzzled T-Rex.
“It’s important to make a movie for the fans but I also have to remember that there’s a lot of people who just couldn’t care less and need me to make a solid case for why the hell there’s a ‘Jurassic Park 4′ in the first place and I want to make a movie for them too… This is not a paycheck gig for me and it’s not the movie that I’m making so I can make the movies that I really want to make. I actually want to make a kick-ass Jurassic Park movie.”
It’s clear that Colin Trevorrow is in it for the right reasons and that he’s creating the best Jurassic Park 4 he can. The delay was important for the team as stated, and he mentions in the podcast that Steven Spielberg IS very involved and cares a lot about is franchise. He also refused to answer the question as to whether or not John Williams will be back, instead replying with “Do I love John Williams and all of his music? Of course.”
“When I get to sit down with guys like John Rosengrant and adjust the talon length on a dinosaur and then we’re looking at variations on skin colour, that never feels like work. That’s when I feel like a kid.”
The guys had a nice chat with Colin and discussed various aspects of Jurassic Park, and towards the end they asked him if he had any questions for the fans, to which he replied a message we should all strive to follow:
“I would definitely encourage everyone to remember that feeling we had when the first one came out, this is about spoilers and this is about seeking information, remember they didn’t show anything in the trailers and you really had no idea what you were going to see. And I know that time is gone, and I’m not going to be one of those guys who pretends I can bring it back by keeping all the secrets because you can’t really, but we’re two years out and I just want to cherish this time when no one knows what the hell we’re doing. I ask for you to give me that.”
Overall it was a great interview and it’s fantastic that Jurassic Cast got a chance to speak with Colin Trevorrow! Hopefully there’ll be more exclusive interviews soon.
Veteran prop designer Ron Mendell recently spoke to Preta3D.com about the software ‘Reality’ that he recently used to design vehicles for Jurassic Park 4.
“I was using Reality on JP4 (Jurassic Park 4). I was designing some very cool vehicles and using DAZ to place my virtual actors for scale/reference. I could then generate great renders that really showed off my work. As you know, lighting and the final render can make or break any design.”
Ron has credits on both the first Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park 3, as well as many other large feature films. It’s interesting to note that he was designing vehicles for the film. We can expect some very specifically designed vehicles.
Demoncarnotaur on Jurassic Park Legacy has posted a picture on the JPL Forums that appears to be an image from Hasbro, who will be producing the toys for Jurassic Park 4. The image lists Jurassic Park 4 as one of the properties they are making toys for with a short message along with the name reading, “Jurassic Park 4 – theatrical release likely to be delayed to July 2015”
July is a fairly busy month, however, July 17, 2015 has no release scheduled as of this post. Could JP4 be released on that date based off this image from Hasbro? Stay tuned for more Jurassic Park 4 news and rumours.
Source: JPL Forum
Someone passed two images to Dan’s JP3 Page of what he said were set design pictures for JP4. These images came from an apparent source involved with set design of the upcoming movie. The images are seen below:
One images was later confirmed to be fake. The Diablo Valley image is from a train set model that can be found online here.
The other image has yet to been confirmed fake but it looks like its been made in someone’s backyard. It lacks the detail that most set designs usually have.
Update: It has been proven that the first image is a set from the TV series Lost, which was also filmed in Hawaii.
Director Colin Trevorrow has indirectly confirmed through Twitter that Jurassic Park 4 is still in the writing stages.
@JohndeGruyther I’m writing on a Saturday. Pour one out for me.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) July 6, 2013
It was announced a few months ago that Universal Studios and the film-makers were delaying the film in order to give more time to Colin and his crew to deliver the perfect JP4.
So as expected, Jurassic park 4 is still being written which begs the question – will it film this year? We don’t think so anymore. Unless the script is near complete and gets the greenlight soon, JP4 will likely shoot early next year or even in the summer next year. But that’s not something to worry about – the film is now going to be released in 2015 which really gives the film-makers time to perfect the script. Hopefully we’ll get some news soon!
Yesterday, the internet went crazy with the supposed leak of a teaser poster for Jurassic Park 4. MovieWeb poster that they had heard the official teaser poster would be released soon, and that they got a photograph of it sent to them, with the following quote:
“A friend of mine works for Amblin Entertainment, and he told me that a teaser poster will be released soon for the 2015 blockbuster, Jurassic Park IV. I didn’t believed him, so he just sent me a picture from the poster, without any comment. It seems valid, but I don’t know for sure. I think it will come to light soon!”
Unfortunately, the poster has been proven fake. It’s a fan’s own designed poster that he posted on DeviantArt not too long ago, and tweeted us to inform us that it is indeed, his poster. Below is the ‘leaked’ image, and also the high quality version posted online.
While this teaser poster is fake, it does have a great tagline and a fascinating design to it. What do you think? Leave a comment to let us know your thoughts!
Hopefully we’ll hear more about Jurassic Park 4 soon!
Various Trevorrow Saturn Interviews! (Video Interview!)
Posted by Sandy – Monday 01 July 2013 at 09:32PM – 0 Comments
Crave Online got a chance to interview Colin Trevorrow at the 2013 Saturn Awards. Its short but sweet! Its great to finally hear him talk about JP4 rather than read his statements online!
Trevorrow talks about what he wants to do with JP4, how its all about the story and talks about the JP franchise as a whole.
The interview starts at 4:30 into the video. Check out the video here:
Josh from Schmoes Know also got a chance to talk with Trevorrow and Connolly about JP4. This one is a bit more indepth and longer. One line that I really liked hearing was, “We are aware of how much a certain generation cares about this movie.” They are making the movie with us in mind and thats the best thing to hear at this moment.
Joblo.com have published exclusive information on the upcoming Jurassic Park 4! News editor Paul Shirey got his hands on some inside information on the upcoming film from his “trusted and reliable” source, about the overall concept of the film which will be shot in 3D and not post-converted.
JURASSIC PARK 4, set in present day Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe – until it’s not. The park itself is described a very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino’s for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there’s concept art showing one of the aquatic dino’s, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world.
As part of a show, you ask? That’s right, folks, this will feature “tamed” dino’s. In fact, our source indicated that the usually menacing Velociraptors (which will finally be muzzled, along with the T-Rex – until they’re not) will actually be used to help fight the threat, which begins in the form of a new dinosaur, not seen in any of the previous films (and not disclosed to us) shows to be much smarter than originally thought and is the main cause of havoc breaking out at the park.
So, to sum it all up, JURASSIC PARK 4 will take place back on Isla Nublar with a fully operational dinosaur theme park (I’m sure no expense was spared) that’s both prosperous and safe, until a new dinosaur figures out a way to wreak havoc, causing the use of the now tamed Velociraptors (and T-Rex? Unclear) as a means to fighting the threat.
So it seems that JP4 will feel like a reboot and that Colin Trevorrow really is planning to give us something that will “feel like it’s the last day of 6th grade again” as he tweeted a while back. What are your thoughts on the story and concept?
This is the artwork posted on Joblo’s website – but it’s not official and is not from Jurassic Park 4. This is a hint at what the Isla Nublar Lagoon might look like.
TheFilmStage is reporting through Twitter that the above rumours are from an old script that doesn’t include Trevorrow’s revisions.
SlashFilm is reporting that a ‘source close to the production’ states that “some bits” of the leaked plot synopsis are true but “most” are not.
Jurassic Park 4 Confirmed for 2015 and shot in 3D!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 18 June 2013 at 07:01PM – 1 Comments
ComingSoon.net attended the Licensing Expo 2013 today in Las Vegas and spotted a banner for the upcoming Jurassic Park 4! The banner shows the Jurassic Park logo but with a blue background (marine reptiles?) and a JP3 type metallic style. The year “2015” is listed below.
Coming Soon also stated:
“In addition, the Licensing Expo book states that the film will be shot in 3D. We’ve asked the studio for confirmation on this and are awaiting word, but that would certainly be more welcome than a conversion.”
So hopefully we’ll hear some more news later today or later this week!
Thanks to Christian for pointing this in my direction!
Den of Geek is reporting that they’ve heard from a ‘solid source’ that Jurassic Park 4 has been delayed for an entire year, meaning it’ll probably now get a Summer 2015 release date.
We’ve not heard anything from Universal Pictures yet, or Colin Trevorrow himself, but it’s safe to say that 2015 would make sense.
I have reached out to JP4’s producer Frank Marshall for confirmation.
Source: Den of Geek
Today, Colin Trevorrow tweeted an image of some 20 year old Jurassic Park toys that came out during the first film’s release, that now reside in his office. Its certainly cool to see these classic toys of the first movie in his office as he continues to write Jurassic Park 4. The tweet can be seen below.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) June 12, 2013
Stay tuned to this site as Trevorrow himself stated that there is more news coming soon.
Little update from Colin Trevorrow today, who recently answered a fan’s concern as to why the JP4 will ignore new paleontological discoveries after JP3. This concern arose from Trevorrow’s tweet about JP4’s dinosaurs having no feathers. The conversation can be seen below.
@amac727 I promise both science and fiction.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) June 10, 2013
Many fans will be pleased with this as the last entry in the franchise was lacking much of the science that made the original feel more than just a monster movie.
Trevorrow also stated that there was more JP4 news incoming late last week. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
Trevorrow: “We’re writing and designing. More news coming soon”
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 03 June 2013 at 07:18PM – 1 Comments
After a long stint of no Jurassic Park 4 news after the recent announcement that the film has been delayed, director Colin Trevorrow took to Twitter to calm fans nerves about the current status of the project.
@jurassicpark14 No, very much alive. We’re writing and designing. More news coming soon.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) June 2, 2013
While it was becoming clear that Jurassic Park 4 won’t be filming this Summer as originally planned, it’s good to hear from the director himself that there will be more news soon and that the project is alive. Some fans were beginning to worry that the film was back in development hell.
We’ll keep you updated on any further developments. Follow us on Twitter for round-the-clock updates!
Frank Marshall has replied to me on Twitter to inform that the quote about Steven Spielberg stopping production on Jurassic Park 4 because the script was “crap”, is not true.
@jackdelamare SS quote absolutely not true.
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) May 10, 2013
It’s good to know that Spielberg doesn’t that think that about the script – and perhaps it means they’re not starting from scratch with a new re-write. Perhaps the script that Colin Trevorrow turned in a few days ago is just more epic than they were expecting, and they thought they needed more time to make it happen without rushing it.
Colin Trevorrow has again taken to Twitter to attempt to settle some worries about the current status of the film.
@lampherz Don’t go in circles. We have all the pieces, we just need more time to put it together. No half measures, no compromises.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) May 10, 2013
Maybe we will see Jurassic Park 4 in 2014? What are your thoughts?
Spielberg Calls JP4 Script Crap – Demands Re-Writes
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 10 May 2013 at 01:28PM – 3 Comments
Hollyscoop is reporting that one of their sources close to the production of Jurassic Park 4 has told them that Executive Producer Steven Spielberg called the current script “crap” last week and said that if they wanted him to be involved with the film, then it must be re-written. That was the point that production was halted in Hawaii, and presumably this led to Universal Pictures announcement and Colin Trevorrow’s recent tweet.
You can watch Hollyscoop’s report here.
This is quite contradictory to what we’ve been hearing, but our own trusted sources have confirmed to us that this information is correct and this was the reason people have been let go from the production.
At this point, who knows what’s going on? The director has said that there’s no friction and confirmed the film is still happening, but there have been many reports that contradict Universal’s press release. It doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing Jurassic Park 4 in 2014.
Colin Trevorrow has taken to Twitter to let the fans know what’s going on. Luckily all is well between the filmmakers and Universal. The reason for the delay is to allow more time to make “the movie you deserve”. The tweet can be seen below.
There is no friction. @universalpics is giving us time to make the movie you deserve. Keep telling me what you see. We’re all directing JP4.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) May 9, 2013
I think its clear that we have a director that cares about what the fans need and what the franchise deserves.
According to Borys Kit, a writer for Hollywood Reporter, the script turned in two days ago was more epic and ambitious than expected and that the filmmakers are happy about the delay.
Some new info is being learned thanks to Variety.
Derrick Connolly and director Colin Trevorrow are re-working the script, which was apart of the deal with Universal when he was first brought on board the project. These two worked together on 2012 indie hit, Safety Not Guaranteed directed by Trevorrow.
Also, actress Bryce Dallas Howard and actor David Oyelowo were Universal’s front-runners to lead JP4.
News from The Hollywood Reporter
The movie was to begin production June 24.
Trevorrow has been living in Hawaii for a a while and the latest draft of the script was given to Universal two days ago.
JP4 was then delayed to give more time to the filmmakers. No new release date has been given yet.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Bad news comes less than a week after director Colin Trevorrow tweeted a picture taken during location scouting for the upcoming film. The film has been put on hold to sort out issues due to creative differences between Universal and some crew of JP4 due to Universal wanting to make JP4 more “epic”.
Signs of the project being put on hold were first seen in tweets by a few employees that were let go from the project that said: “Jp4 on hold” and “Hollywood creates and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4″ (these tweets were later taken down). Later on, JP4 advisor Jack Horner responded to my question on why JP4 was halted and responded with “problems with the script”. This was proven to be false this morning as a source close to the production stated that the script is fine.
As of right now, the crew have been let go, but an insider source states that about 80% of the Art Department’s work had been completed and that fans should not worry as JP4 will still be coming out. Colin Trevorrow is still on board as the director.
Universal has released a statement saying the following:
In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise. We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history.
To recap: Jurassic Park 4 has been put on hold to sort out creative differences between Universal and some crew of JP4 and are currently restructuring the crew to deal with this issue. Colin Trevorrow is still directing the movie and the script is fine. Fans are being told not to worry as the movie is still on. The movie has been pushed back to give filmakers more time.
Sources: JurassicPark4-Movie.com, Universal Pictures
Director of the upcoming Jurassic Park 4 has tweeted a still from what appears to be JP4 scouting footage in Kauai. He said nothing but ‘Nublar’ which pretty much confirms the return!
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) May 2, 2013
What’s interesting to note about the still is that it appears to have been shot on 35mm film – but Jurassic Park 4 won’t shoot on 35mm as it will be digital 3D.
This is super exciting news for us Jurassic Park fans, a return to the first island will be nostalgic beyond belief. It’s looking like we’ll get some more updates straight from Colin Trevorrow soon.
Thanks to Chris W and Asees!
There’s been some debate among the fans as to whether or not paleontology adviser Jack Horner will be returning for the fourth film or if he’s involved currently, but producer Frank Marshall has now hinted through Twitter that Jack Horner is indeed involved with Jurassic Park 4.
Always great to catch up on dinosaurs with Jack Horner.
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) April 20, 2013
It’s also good to note that director Colin Trevorrow retweeted it. He was also asked a question by a fan about JP4:
@david_mcilroy I’d want people to feel like it’s the last day of 6th grade again.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 20, 2013
Nothing but excitement.
Thanks to Oviraptor and Sandhu!
Jurassic Park 4 filming in July in Baton Rouge & Kauai!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 12 April 2013 at 11:10PM – 1 Comments
The rumours were true! Jurassic Park 4 will be filming in both Kauai, Hawaii and Baton Rouge, LA. The information was confirmed by USA Production News on Twitter (and subsequently in their newsletter) and the production will begin in July!
‘Jurassic Park 4’, the new movie of the succesful saga, is shooting in July. Crewing details available in our Newsletter.
— USA Production News (@Usa_Production) April 12, 2013
Very exciting news! Jurassic Park 4 is well on track for it’s June 13th 2014 release date! Thanks to Asees and Christian for pointing this in my direction.
Escape Studios have just posted an article in which they spoke to director Colin Trevorrow about his choice to not have feathered dinosaurs in Jurassic Park 4.
“Well, the Jurassic Park films have often been caught out by advances in paleontological understanding, and I’m sure our grasp on dinosaur biology and behaviour will only continue to evolve. I think it makes sense to just stick with the initially created rules rather than trying to keep pace with or second-guess reality”
I agree completely with him – if you change the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park for science reasons then you have to explain it in the story or else it will distract audiences. Stick with the dinosaurs that were created by InGen!
Very excited to hear more from Colin.
Source: Escape Studios
Universal Music Enterprises have just launched a promotion for the upcoming release of Jurassic Park in 3D in cinemas on 5th April, as well as the soundtrack which is currently available on iTunes.
Submit your entry now and you have the chance of winning a $100 iTunes giftcard and Jurassic Park on Blu-Ray!
Thanks to Toni at Universal Music Enterprises for pointing this in our direction!
USAToday posted an article yesterday about Jurassic Park 3D’s upcoming release and spoke to Jack Horner about the sequel hype.
Details are scarce about Jurassic Park 4, which Spielberg will executive-produce and Colin Trevorrow will direct. But count on a new, previously extinct creature rising to stardom.
“I can’t actually tell you who that will be,” says Horner, who will consult on the new film. “But you’ll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie.”
This isn’t the first time Jack Horner has said the film will feature scarier dinosaurs. I’m all for this and it will be good to see a new species in the fourth film too.
What do you think the new species will be? Discuss in the comments section below!
Just a brief post to highlight some recent news pieces that have mentioned Jurassic Park 4. Firstly, the LA Times spoke to paleontologist Jack Horner who was the adviser for all three Jurassic Park films, about his work and the upcoming fourth movie.
Movie dinosaurs aren’t nearly as glamorous as real ones, which were brightly colored. “Steven has made the point several times to me that colorful dinosaurs are not very scary,” Horner said. “Gray and brown and black are more scary. I worked on [the television series] ‘Terra Nova’ with Steven as well, and he did get some color into some of those. So I think by [‘Jurassic Park] IV,’ we’ll have a little more colorful animals.”
“Jurassic Park” will probably become a softer if not gentler place in the fourth movie. “In ‘Jurassic Park III,’ the raptors started sprouting feathery-looking things out of the top of their heads, but people were still of the opinion that most of the feathered dinosaurs were really little. But now we know that probably almost all dinosaurs had quite a bit of feathery stuff on them — even T. rex.”
A number of people seem to think that it doesn’t appear as if Jack Horner’s currently in the loop with Jurassic Park 4, but it’s known that he did work with Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver on the script when that was in development. Director Colin Trevorrow recently tweeted that we won’t be seeing feathers on the dinosaurs.
The second bit of news comes from moviefone.com who interviewed Ariana Richards (Lex Murphy) about Jurassic Park.
Now “Jurassic Park 4” is on the move. Do you have any interest in being in it?
You know, that is all about seeing a script. I have not seen a script for it yet, so I would need to see one before I actually say anything.
That’s all for now, check back soon! Don’t forget to take part in the competition to win a Jurassic Park t-shirt! Also it was discovered this week that Seth Engstrom and Dean Sherriff have been hired as concept artists for the film, Dan Ondrejko has been hired as the ‘head greens coordinator’, and Ed Verreaux has been hired as the production designer. Check out their IMDbs!
Due to a partnership with T-Shirts.com, we will be running a competition for your chance to win a Jurassic Park t-shirt of your choice! All you have to do is answer some simple questions for your chance to win one of these shirts:
With the release of Jurassic Park in 3D only days away, we thought this was the perfect chance to run a competition! All you have to do is answer these three questions in the comments section below, and we’ll choose the winner on Thursday 4th April.
- When did Jurassic Park originally come out in theaters?
- Who is directing Jurassic Park 4?
- Will there be feathers on the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park 4?
The competition is only open to US residents unfortunately. Be sure to leave us your email address when you answer the questions in the comments section. You will be able to choose between the classic logo design and the silhouette design.
With thanks to T-Shirts.com for this giveaway!
UPDATE: Competition is now closed, thank you for all the entries!
Director Colin Treverrow just updated his Twitter saying:
No feathers. #JP4
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) March 20, 2013
Which is excellent news! There has been a lot of worrying going on for a few years now that they might introduce feathered dinosaurs into JP4, as there’s been some scientific discoveries saying that dinosaurs did have feathers. But it wouldn’t make much sense in the JP universe.
Be sure to check out Colin Trevorrow’s film, Safety Not Guaranteed! You can buy it here on Blu-Ray or DVD!
Deadline has reported that Colin Trevorrow has been announced to direct Jurassic Park 4! He made his directional debut with the no-budget Sundance film ‘Safety Not Guarantee’ and has been set by Universal to direct the fourth film in our favourite franchise!
The film has also added a producer – Patrick Crowley – who produced the Bourne films alongside Frank Marshall.
Thrilled to have director on JP4, Colin Trevorrow, an exciting young filmmaker who understands and respects the world that is Jurassic Park.
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) March 14, 2013
In an article posted today on HitFix by Drew McWeeny, he suggests from what he’s heard and from his own thoughts, that Steven Spielberg might step up and direct the long awaited fourth sequel to the Jurassic Park franchise. He discusses how Universal Pictures are very close to starting production on the film, and brings up the very recent rumours that they have booked space at Raleigh Studios in Louisiana for a unknown high-profile movie.
It’s not clear at this point what’s actually happening, but we know that Frank Marshall is actively producing the film as we speak, confirming yesterday that “all’s well” on the film, promising updates soon.
“Right now, Universal Pictures is very close to starting production on “Jurassic Park 4.” They have their offices open, they have their fake cover title they’re using, and they are hiring people and casting. It’s happening. There will absolutely be a “Jurassic Park 4,” as they announced, and it’s underway.”
Drew suggests that Spielberg might be directing after all (hence the privacy) and that once Jurassic Park 3D opens in theatres in April, that he might announce that he’s directing it. That’s certainly one way to build a lot of hype and to get people to go see the first one again in theatres.
“Crew who are meeting on the film aren’t being told who is directing, and it really does force us to question why there’s such a veil of secrecy. If they were going to announce somebody new to the series, someone who has made some money for them on something else or someone up-and-coming, wouldn’t they just announce it already?”
This is the one section which really intrigued me. Crew who are meeting on the film? I wasn’t too aware that crew had already been hired… so possibly this film IS further along than we think and that there is already a director. My personal view is that Joe Johnston is directing and they are waiting for JP3D’s release to announce more about JP4, but my guess is as good as anyone’s at this point.
Keeping the announcement of Spielberg directing it for the release of JP3D does seem logical – it creates more hype than there is already for both the original film and the fourth entry into the franchise, but something tells me that we shouldn’t get excited about this because we might get very disappointed. Spielberg has said in a number of interviews he isn’t directing it, and has stated his lack of interest for directing action now so I don’t know why he would go back on his word. I would love him to, but I don’t think it’ll happen.
Either way, as always, keep following the site and our Twitter for information. As soon as news comes my way, I post it!
Frank Marshall says all’s well on JP4, promises updates soon!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 13 March 2013 at 09:11PM – 1 Comments
No other word than ‘awesome’ can describe this piece of news. After about a month of no ‘official’ news, Frank Marshall has given the world an update via Twitter on Jurassic Park 4, simply saying:
All’s well on JP4, updates soon.
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) March 13, 2013
This is obviously a good thing to hear, meaning pretty much that Jurassic Park 4 is on schedule to reach it’s proposed June 13th 2014 release date. We’ll post more as soon as know!
Universal reserved space for JP4 in Louisana’s Raleigh Studios?
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 12 March 2013 at 08:51PM – 1 Comments
Nola.com is reporting that Universal Pictures have reserved space at Raleigh Studios, presumably for Jurassic Park 4. An official at Baton Rouge’s Raleigh Studios confirmed that Universal has reserved space at the studio from April to November of this year. Universal have shot both Battleship and Oblivion there recently.
That Raleigh official, director of studio operations Patrick Mulhearn, was not in a position to reveal the name of the project for which the stage space was reserved, although he did caution that it’s never safe to consider a film project a done deal until cameras start rolling.
“We have a great relationship with NBC/Uni and really appreciate that they trusted us with both ‘Battleship’ and ‘Oblivion’ in the past,” Mulhearn said this afternoon, “and we are glad they are considering bringing more production work to Baton Rouge in the near future, whatever that may be. But nothing is confirmed at this point, and I guess you never really know until the office opens and they start building sets.”
While the city itself is more than happy to welcome to film to Louisiana, they’ve yet to receive anything official from Universal Pictures, so at this point this is nothing more than a rumour. However, this does add some credibility or support to the rumours a couple of weeks ago with someone who worked at Celtic Media Centre claiming Jurassic Park 4 would shoot there soon, and that it would be a 9 month gig with a 200 million dollar budget. So perhaps there is truth to this and perhaps Universal are planning to shoot there.
Further adding weight to the chances of “Jurassic Park 4” in Baton Rouge: Universal recently filed paperwork with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Corporations Section changing the name of Cirque Investments LLC — under which it shot 2009’s “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” in New Orleans — to Ebb Tide Films. It’s unclear if “Ebb Tide” is a subtitle for “Jurassic Park 4” or an all together unrelated project.
Not sure what to think to the above, ‘Ebb Tide’ doesn’t relate to Jurassic Park as far as I know, but it could just be some form of secret title to keep the project unknown to the general public. In that case, it is quite exciting to think about.
At any rate, Universal appears to be gearing up to shoot something big in Baton Rouge this year.
If that something is “Jurassic Park 4,” it would be one of the more high-profile projects to shoot in the state in several months. Together with “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” — another effects-heavy sci-fi adventure, set to begin principal photography in New Orleans this month – it would also represent an enormous feather in the cap for Louisiana’s film industry.
Unfortunately NBC/Universal didn’t respond to a request for comment by Nola.com, which seems to be adding more to the secrecy behind the production. Hopefully soon we’ll get some solid information, perhaps who’s directing it?
Thanks to Asees for pointing this in my direction!
A user on the IMDb message boards for Jurassic Park 4 has posted that the film is currently in talks to film at the Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii.
“My co-worker just returned from a vacation in Hawaii, and he said that his tour guide at Kualoa Ranch informed them that they are in talks to film a portion of JPIV on location at the Ranch.
Not much, but just thought I’d share.”
While this is currently nothing more than a rumour, the exciting thing to mention is that the original Jurassic Park filmed at the Kualoa Ranch back in 1992. Jurassic Park 4 could be returning to Isla Nublar. This is exactly the kind of news we want to hear.
I have reached out to the Kualoa Ranch for some confirmation but until then take this as a rumour. I will update as soon as I know! Follow us on Twitter to keep updated.
Thanks to Asees for pointing this in my direction.
UPDATE: BlowTheCartridge on JPLegacy called the ranch directly and was put through to the Special Events Manager. He asked if there was any validity to the rumour that JP4 was location scouting/planning on filming at the ranch and he replied with “At the time we have no comment. Have a good day.” And put the phone down. Interesting, to say the least…
Film and game news website Skewed ‘n Reviewed invited me on their ‘SkewedCast’ show to discuss the current rumours and information we have on Jurassic Park 4. We discuss the Louisiana rumours, the director rumours and the current timeline that the film seems to have.
Laura Dern discusses potentially returning to Jurassic Park
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 25 February 2013 at 05:30PM – 0 Comments
IFC have asked Laura Dern whether or not she has any involvement with the upcoming Jurassic Park 4.
“I know a little and it’s been ever-changing. It’s been evolving for many years as Steven has been considering it so that’s all I can say right now, but very excited about the original ‘Jurassic Park’ coming out in 3D this summer. I’m going to see it soon, which will be very interesting.”
It’s unclear whether or not Laura Dern has been asked to return to the franchise, but IFC asked her if she would be interested:
“Oh, I don’t know. We’ll see what they do. Right now we’re just focused on our party of this summer,”
So it doesn’t currently look like Laura Dern is involved in Jurassic Park IV, which means we may not see Dr Ellie Sattler in the upcoming installment, slated for release on June 13th 2014.
Thanks to Jaroslav Kosmina for pointing this in my direction!
JPLegacy forum member Demoncarnotaur is reporting that Jurassic Park 4 is set to film in a studio facility in Louisiana. A member on Neogaf told him:
“Just heard they’re going to be filming this at the studio where my office space is located. Sadly, I assume there will be no rad animatronics to admire. I’ll pass on anything I hear not told in confidence. To my knowledge, it’s the largest studio in the state (Louisiana). I don’t have the knowledge to compare its size to other studios but it’s a fairly impressive facility. I’ll try and actually ask some questions and make sure any information is accurate/sharable. I certainly don’t want to lead anyone on or start any rumors.”
While this should definitely be taken with a pinch of salt, it does seem possible that Universal would choose the Celtic Media Centre Studio Facility in Louisiana that they have used twice before on their motion pictures Battleship and Oblivian. According to the website, Louisiana ranks third in the nation for film production behind only California and New York, so this does not seem so far fetched. While I wouldn’t get excited just yet, this may prove that Jurassic Park 4 will make the proposed June 13th 2014 release date.
Thank you to Asees for sending me the news, and Demoncarnotaur for reporting it. Let’s hope to get some more credible information soon.
UPDATE: The same member from Neogaf is reporting that the film will have a 200+ million dollar budget and will be a 9 month gig. It’s not clear whether it will be filming for 9 months or if that includes some of the pre-production and post-production too.
“This just in: the next movie I might very well be working on will be ‘Jurassic Park 4’ to be shot in Baton Rouge at Celtic Studios (where we did ‘Battleship’ & ‘Oblivion’. They say it will be a 9 month gig with a 200+ million dollar budget. Sounds good to me and it should be starting about the time ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ ends which is even better.”
The $200 million budget seems a bit extortionate if true, considering Jurassic Park 3 had a budget of $93 million. The recent film Rise of the Planet of the Apes also had a budget of $93 million, the film was written by JP4 writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Universal’s recent release Battleship had a budget of $209 million, so perhaps Universal are really pushing their Summer blockbusters.
At this point we do not know if this is true and I would not get too excited until we have stronger confirmation on the subject. Stay tuned!
Producer Frank Marshall replied to me on Twitter when I asked if Kathleen Kennedy would still be producing Jurassic Park 4. Kathleen Kennedy has produced all 3 films in the current Jurassic Park trilogy and has been producing the fourth film since it was announced but unfortunately will no longer be working on the film due to her large involvement with the new Star Wars films.
It’s sad to see Kathleen Kennedy go, but Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg still know the franchise inside out. The current debate is whether or not the movie is going to make the proposed release date without a director currently attached.
Thank you for your reply, Frank Marshall!
Universal Pictures have further confirmed that Jurassic Park IV is happening by locking down a deal with Hasbro to produce a new toyline for Jurassic Park IV, when it hits cinemas in June of next year.
Variety have confirmed that as of Summer 2014, a new range of toys for Jurassic Park IV will be available.
“Hasbro’s innovative approach to all of its products has made the company an ideal partner as ‘Jurassic Park’ has evolved over the last 20 years,” said Universal Partnerships and Licensing president Stephanie Sperber. “Hasbro has been with us every step of the way, and we look forward to continuing our relationship and adding another blockbuster to this iconic series.”
However, before a new Jurassic Park IV range of toys are released next year, Hasbro are also releasing a range of ToysRUs exclusive toys for the re-release of Jurassic Park in 3D.
“As a global branded play leader, we look forward to continuing our relationship with Universal in this next exciting chapter by bringing innovative entertainment experiences including toys and games to ‘Jurassic Park’ fans around the world,” said Hasbro chief marketing officer John Frascotti.
While this was not confirmed in the article, a fan from JPToys.com has confirmed that new Jurassic Park items were found in the ToysRUs computers and will be available from March 1st.
Jurassic Park is back.
Gareth at Skewed n Reviewed has posted an audio article in which he discusses what we currently know about the production of Jurassic Park IV. It’s definitely worth listening to as there’s probably some information in there that you’re unaware of, but he discusses how it seems a bit odd that we don’t know about a director and there’s only a year and 4 months until the release date of this movie.
He also brings up, which is interesting, the Universal Studios backlot filming board which said in January 2011, that Jurassic Park 4 was being filmed on stages 7, 10, 12 and 14. Universal quickly took this off the board when people found out and said nothing about it, but it’s curious that this would be on there and to this day we don’t actually know how it got there. But, he also mentions how someone saw a very large set with cranes that was being hidden to the public on the backlot tour. Universal commented, saying that they can’t speak about it, other than saying they were working on the next big thing. This was back in 2011 also.
So were Universal filming Jurassic Park 4, back then? Highly unlikely, but it seems possible that they were doing tests for the CGI and visual effects. What Gareth talks about is, what if they have been working from a script, getting all the animation and dinosaurs in there and then are going to throw some actors on a green screen this Summer and tell them to act. This is what we as fans fear, it turning into something like Avatar. This is what Gareth discusses in the audio article, and while this is all speculation, it certainly makes you think about it.
Take a listen to Gareth’s audio article here. It’s worth listening to, and is something to tide us over until we get real news.
Also check out Sequel-Buzz’s article on what we currently know about the film. It’s a nice read.
One final bit of news is a rumour circulating that Universal Studios Orlando are busy developing the next expansion to the themepark, and the rumour is that it’s Jurassic Park. Harry Potter recently took over some of the Jurassic Park sections at Islands of Adventure, and Summer 2014 (the same release date as the fourth movie) will see new Jurassic sections of the park opened to the public! The whole island will be getting a face lift, but apparently they will also be adding new rides which sound great! Read about that here, it’s not confirmed and is still a big rumour, but it would make sense now that Jurassic Park IV has a release date.
I assume that we will know something soon. They are filming this Summer, so it’s very likely we will hear about a Director and the cast soon. It seems as if Universal are really keeping this one a secret.
Universal Pictures have just announced that the film we’ve been waiting for, Jurassic Park 4 is going to be released in 3D on June 13th 2014! Frank Marshall’s prediction was correct and we WILL see Jurassic Park 4 on screens in 2014.
There are no words that could describe how happy Jurassic Park fans are at this moment in time. Personally, I’ve waited for this for 12 years as I’m sure many of you have too. This is amazing news, exactly what we wanted to hear. What a fantastic piece of news to set off the year! 2013! It all begins here.
There is apparently no director attached, but Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver turned in a latest draft of the script earlier this week, so I imagine a director will be announced soon. Joe Johnston’s schedule is free as far as I’m aware, but now Spielberg may have time. But I imagine he’ll want to focus his time re-writing Robopocalypse which recently got post-poned.
Some may question the time they have to make the film. Usually a Jurassic Park film will film the year before its release giving many months for the post-production to take place. But this has been announced the year before and the pre-production on these movies are very long. It does beg the question – is there going to be enough time to make this movie or will it suffer from being rushed? You do have to trust the professionals, but these films usually do get a longer production schedule.
But either way, we have a solid release date from the studio itself and this will be the year for Jurassic Park 4 news! Bring it on! Comment below or get talking in the forum about your thoughts for the movie. And let’s all say – THANK YOU!
With the announcement of Jurassic Park 3D showing in IMAX cinemas for a week starting April 5th, the producer of Jurassic Park IV Frank Marshall tweeted the link, stating more #Jurassic news in incoming.
This is good news – it could mean a director has been attached or Universal greenlighting the film, or just some new news from Frank Marshall himself.
Time will tell!