News archives from JurassicWorld.org dated August 2012 – May 2016
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Kicking off the 2015 with a look at Jurassic World Kellogs Fruit Snacks!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Wednesday 31 December 2014 at 11:20PM – 10 Comments
Happy New Year Jurassic fans! 2015 is a special year for all of us as it is the release of Jurassic World, the long awaited fourth Jurassic Park installment! It’s been 22 years since the first Jurassic Park, and 14 years since Jurassic Park 3! As such, 2015 decided to start off with a bang- Jurassic World Kellogs Fruit Snacks have begun to appear in stores (Win-Co for $1.98)! Thanks to Instagram user legend_goji14 we have our first look:
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As you can see, the original Jurassic Park T-Rex is the star of the box, sharing the spotlight with Owens Raptor pack on the individual snack bags! This is probably just the beginning of a heavy marketing push, so hold on to your butts and start saving your money. Jurassic World is just around the corner, and I know I cannot wait! As always, stay tuned for all the latest on everything ‘Jurassic’!
EXCLUSIVE: List of Jurassic World LEGO sets! [Potential Spoilers]
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 30 December 2014 at 06:49PM – 18 Comments
Recently we got our first look at some of the items from the Jurassic World LEGO line, due for release next year. Now, thanks to the Toys R Us inventory screen, we have a clearer idea of the kind of sets we will be seeing with the line.
Before reading, bear in mind there are potential spoilers ahead. The image comes from a UK based Toys R Us store’s inventory system – which the information is public access. It is worth noting that LEGO sets tend to deviate a fair bit to avoid spoilers and occassionally make things up for an entertainment value.
As you can see, there are currently 6 sets on the system: 75915 Pteranodon Capture, 75916 Dilophosaurus Ambush, 75917 Raptor Rampage, 75918 T-Rex Tracker, 75919 Ultra Dino, and 75820 Raptor Escape.
While the Dilophosaurus has not been confirmed as a dinosaur featured in Jurassic World, it’s certainly exciting to see the name listed under official merchandise for the film. Does this mean the Dilophosaurus will make an appearance in the actual film?
There are currently no prices on the system but we will be sure to update this post if we receive any new information. Big thanks to James for sending this our way! How excited are you for Jurassic World LEGO? Be sure to let us know in our forums!
New Jurassic World website update features four new Dinosaurs!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 30 December 2014 at 01:27AM – 22 Comments
New attractions are arriving at JurassicWorld.com, showcasing four new species of Dinosaurs! Previously the website showcased the the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Apatosaurus and Triceratops, with the other Dinosaur pages temporarily inaccessible.
The new update adds the Gallimimus, Stegosaurus, Mosasaurus and Ankylosaurus with new high-res image renders of each!
Check out the new Dinosaur renders below, starting with this new look at the T-Rex. (click the images to visit the page and see them in full size!)
The Dinosaur pages have also been updated, featuring more information about the animals themselves, as well as what attractions they are featured within the park.
Brian Switek has joined their online team as the official science writer, bringing the websites Dinosaur information to life and sharing fun facts about the animals. It’s worth noting that the renders are not fully accurate of their on screen counterparts, though they seem to be heavily based upon them – for instance, the Stegosaurus share the same basic anatomy, but its colors in the trailer seem to be green with red plates as opposed to the brown in the renders above.
If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for ‘Raptor Pass’ which emails you when updates are available. Be sure to share your thoughts in our comments and forums, and as always stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
While fans eagerly await the release of Jurassic World next June, it can be a challenge waiting for the next bit of official news to drop. To satisfy their thirst, one particular fan has developed an impressive online game based on the film which you can now play!
Jurassic World: Survivor is a driving platformer where you have to escape a Tyrannosaurus Rex while holding onto precious Jurassic cargo. You can choose from two vehicles – either a rusted gas-powered Jeep (29) or a shiny, new Mercedes G-Class.
The game is built using HTML5 so it works on all internet browsers, iPads, smartphones and tablets! This is a new game, and if you do encounter any bugs (background music overlapping or anything) then simply refresh by pressing F5 and it should clear the issue!
Creator of the game James McQuade has informed me that in the future he may add a few more vehicles – including Owen’s motorbike, complete with the Raptor Squad!
I’ve been having a great time playing the game and it’s great to be able to post about it here! Be sure to check the game out, escape the Tyrannosaur as fast as you can, and leave a comment with your thoughts on the game! The more feedback James receives, the more inclined he may be to add some features to the game!
Play the game at JWSurvivor.com! Enjoy!
Thanks to LEGO news website Groovebricks, we have our first official look at the upcoming 2015 line of Jurassic World LEGO! The image comes from a 2015 catalogue and offers a glimpse at what the line will offer.
A couple of weeks ago, some items from the line were leaked online but were quickly taken down as they weren’t official and were prototypes. However, those dinosaurs have indeed made it into the line as you can see by the image above. (click to enlarge!)
On the set you can see a Tyrannosaurus Rex front and center, two Velociraptors and a Pternodon flying up ahead. You can also see some human figures and vehicles in the image; top right you can see what looks like Dr Henry Wu, bottom right is Chris Pratt’s character Owen who is holding what looks like a tranquilizer gun, the third unidentitfied figure could be Hamada, judging by the hat, and finally in the crane you can see another figure.
The image certainly is busy and hints towards a fairly large range of LEGO toys to be released next summer. Are you glad to see the Rex front and center? What do you think of the image? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below!
Jurassic World poster arriving in cinemas + minor new info from EW!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 19 December 2014 at 08:14PM – 6 Comments
The official one-sheet posters for Jurassic World are starting to hit cinema chains across America! The image below, sent to us by Matt, shows the tube that the poster was shipped in – which displays a pretty cool vector version of the logo.
It comes as no surprise that the poster has begun to show up in cinemas; Universal Pictures will now begin to ramp up the marketing for the film so the general audience is fully aware that the film is coming, and I think more importantly, to show that this is not a remake and is a direct sequel to the original film.
Be sure to send your photos if you spot a Jurassic World poster up in your local cinema!
In related news, Entertainment Weekly has revealed some new information regarding the film. Two days ago, Colin Trevorrow tweeted a photograph of leading man Chris Pratt and an animatronic Velociraptor that was also used in the week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly.
“There are dinosaurs and there’s the other—there’s this thing that is not one of them, that is not of them,” teases director Colin Trevvorow, who was specifically picked by Park director (and World executive producer) Steven Spielberg. Trevorrow adds, “There’s a lot of bold new ideas in the movie and I’m pushing it as far forward as I can. I know Steven didn’t want me to make a carbon copy of the earlier films. So we’re going for it.”
The website confirms some minor details; Owen is the dinosaur researcher, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the park operations manager, and Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson indeed play her nephews.
Colin Trevorrow reveals first official picture of animatronic Velociraptor!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 18 December 2014 at 10:22AM – 15 Comments
Through Twitter, director Colin Trevorrow has revealed the first official picture of an animatronic dinosaur from Jurassic World! With the photo, he tweets:
“Happy Holidays from the editing room. Do not try this at home.”
The dinosaurs from Jurassic World have mostly been kept hidden up until now – with only a few brief glimpses in the trailer. Check out the full image below:
Be sure to click the above image for the full size version! Spot the vehicle in the background?
Entertainment Weekly have also announced their cover for next week’s issue of the magazine, which is previewing all major 2015 releases. It comes as no surprise that Jurassic World is on the cover, and is using the same photo as posted above. The question is, will we see new images in the magazine?
Join in the discussion on our forum!
Bryce Dallas Howard talks getting dirty while filming Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 13 December 2014 at 09:39PM – 6 Comments
In an interview with KTLA5, actress Bryce Dallas Howard was asked about her role in the upcoming sequel, Jurassic World and gave us a little bit of insight into the character of Claire and what she means to the park.
Details are sparse on the film and those involved are under NDAs which prevent them talking in too much detail, but Bryce did drop a few hints.
You are in a really big film coming up, Jurassic World in 2015, what was it all about?
It’s kinda what you would expect, the park is open and it’s been over 20 years since the first film and it’s time for us to revisit this.
What’s your character?
Oh man, what can I say? She’s kind of incharge… of things. She’s got a few lessons to learn… and I end up very dirty in the film. And that’s probably all I can say!
It looks like you got roughed up, did you get hurt at all?
No, I didn’t thankfully because I wore heels the duration of the shoot. And running in heels, in the jungle, is definitely not the easiest thing but it was fun. And Chris Pratt! You don’t get injured when Chris Pratt is around! Worst case scenario he’ll just carry you.
Check out the video here below in full:
What do you think from her comments? Let us know in the comments section below!
Two new stills from the upcoming Jurassic World have been posted online, showing a slightly different look at some scenes from the trailer. The stills come from a Twitter user – thanks to Christian for sending them my way.
While the images don’t offer anything new, they show us slightly different angles from scenes in the trailer, especially in the first shot. Now we can see more of the Mercedes vehicle, which is looking fantastic. I did initially think these were just stills from the official website but they are indeed different, mainly just showing it from a different angle.
In a recent interview with THR, Jurassic World actor Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi) spoke a bit about the film and why the sequel won’t disappoint the fans.
Irrfan Khan plays the outrageous park owner Masrani, who is the CEO of Masrani Global, the company that runs Jurassic World.
What can you tell us about your upcoming role in Jurassic World?
I’m playing the park owner, a very flamboyant person. When the first Jurassic Park came out, I barely had the money to see it and now I’m playing a part. He’s trying to entertain the world with good intentions, but sometimes being flamboyant doesn’t mean having much wisdom.
What can people expect from this film, different from the original?
For sure it will have more vibe. It’s the Jurassic World of these times, with all the technical experimentation. It has now become a fully-bloomed dinosaur amusement park. Dinosaurs in this film will definitely be scary, but this is not a horror film, so it will be like a scary adventure.
Was the filmmaking process difficult, with so many CGI costars?
As an actor what’s most important is how the story and the director make you feel on the set and that’s immaterial if you have CGI or real partners. If you have a good chemistry with the director everything’s fine and I really loved the playfulness of the script and Colin’s approach.
You can read more about the fictional company Masrani Global at the official viral website here. If you haven’t done so already, make sure you do check the website out as it has a lot of information about the history of the park, John Hammond, and gives us a clearer picture of the history of InGen since the events in 1993.
Jack Horner breaks down the Jurassic World trailer
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 10 December 2014 at 10:34AM – 7 Comments
Paleontologist Jack Horner, who has advised on all three Jurassic Park movies so far, sat down with Max Kutner from the Smithsonian to run him through the first trailer for Jurassic World, which he also advised on.
Jack gives a bit of background into how he got involved in the first movie and how Steven Spielberg had approached him. He discusses how accurate the dinosaurs were on screen and gives a bit of info on Dr Alan Grant, who was supposedly based on both Jack Horner and Robert Bakker.
They then move on to discuss the Jurassic World trailer, talking first about the impressive Mosasaur, with Jack informing us that the Mosasaur is in fact not a dinosaur – it’s a marine reptile.
Is it safe to canoe alongside dinosaurs, like they do at Jurassic World?
I don’t see why not…If you have plant-eating dinosaurs, there’s no reason you couldn’t. They’re going to act just like modern animals we have today. It would be like hanging around a bunch of cows.
Can you give any hints about what to expect from the new movie?
It’s going to be a good one. And the made-up dinosaur is going to be very scary.
What are your thoughts on the new hyrbid dinosaur that we got a tiny glimpse of in the trailer? Let us know in the comments section below!
Chris Pratt didn’t like the Jurassic World trailer
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 06 December 2014 at 02:05PM – 9 Comments
While lead actor Chris Pratt has always been positive when speaking about the upcoming fourth Jurassic film, he recently spoke with Vulture about the trailer and unfortunately he wasn’t too positive about it.
Vulture were with Chris Pratt at an awards-season party celebrating The Lego Movie. While eating multiple Lego based cupcakes, the conversation turned to the trailer for Jurassic World, to which Chris Pratt supposedly cringed at.
“I’m just like, Aw, why did I do that with my eyebrow? Unfortunately, it was one of those things you do as an artist where you’re hypercritical about it the first time you see it. I had to take a couple steps back and keep watching it before I was like, ‘Oh my God, that is really good.’ So it took me two or three times seeing it before I knew it was great, but that’s how I was with Guardians of the Galaxy, that’s how I was with The Lego Movie, that’s how I am with everything I’m in.”
You do often hear that some actors don’t like to watch their own performances, so he may not exactly be knocking the trailer but more judging his own performance when seeing it for the first time. However, he did say one more thing that should help to ease those who aren’t convinced on the film after seeing the first trailer:
“The movie’s gonna be ten times better than the trailer.”
And there we have it. When do you expect we’ll be seeing another trailer for the film? Perhaps February? I’m personally thinking we’ll see one during the Superbowl, which means it’s going to be a long Winter!
The reaction to the Jurassic World trailer that was released last week has generally been very positive, and us here at JurassicWorld.org certainly enjoyed it! While we will of course be doing a podcast discussion on the trailer, going in detail into what certain things might mean, Chris, Asees and myself got together last week to record a “brief” discussion on it.
I have put together a trailer analysis video so you can now watch and see what we’re talking about! Check it out below:
Be sure to let us know what you think of the analysis by liking and/or commenting on YouTube! You can check out previous episodes of our podcast here.
In related news, the Jurassic World trailer has beaten Avengers: Age of Ultron’s one week record. Avengers had 50.6 million views in it’s first week, with Jurassic having 53.9 million views in total! Variety is also reporting a very positive response for Jurassic World, as it sits at #1 on the weekly Digital Audience Ratings. The films rating is 38,607 while Star Wars holds 13,599.
Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming film as it gets closer to the release date. Join the discussion in our forum for all things Jurassic!
Trevorrow’s guide to the first Jurassic World trailer!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 28 November 2014 at 02:34PM – 22 Comments
Director Colin Trevorrow took time out of his post-production schedule to speak with Empire Magazine about the recently released Jurassic World trailer and guide us through it.
The trailer has been viewed almost 30 million times and is still climbing. It has been met with a mostly positive response, although has raised some questions. Why creature a new, super predator? How safe is the park? How close are Owen and Beth? Are those Raptors trained? Hit the jump to find out!
These questions were answered in Colin’s interview with Empire. Firstly, the Indominus Rex:
“There is no shortage of awesome [real] dinosaurs. We could have populated this entire story with new species that haven’t been in any of these movies. But this new creation is what gave me a reason to tell another Jurassic Park story. We have the most awe-inspiring creatures to ever walk the Earth right in front of us, but for some reason that’s not enough. We’re always hungry for the next thing, and those who profit from it are always looking to feed that hunger. The focus groups want something bigger than a T-Rex. And that’s what they get.”
Next, Colin spoke about how the Mosasaur came to be:
“The idea came out in one of our first meetings, I didn’t know if Steven [Spielberg] and Frank [Marshall] had considered an underwater reptile, so I pitched the mosasaurus and went off on the idea. I thought it would be cool if we had this massive animal and the park used one of our most fearsome modern predators as food. There could be a whole other facility where they used shark DNA to mass-produce them to feed the bigger beast. It’s a bonkers idea, but I’m comfortable going to Crazytown, because I used to live there when I was a kid.”
One of the biggest concepts that has always worried the audience is the “trained” dinosaurs idea – something that was explored in John Sayles’ 2004 Jurassic Park 4 draft.
Velociraptor DNA was blended with human and dog DNA to create Di-Hu-Ogs – a fearce new breed that could be trained. However, that idea was luckily dropped fairly quickly, and is not included in Jurassic World.
“Owen’s relationship with the raptors is complicated. They aren’t friends. These animals are nasty and dangerous and they’ll bite your head off if you make the wrong move. But there are men and women out there today who have forged tenuous connections with dangerous predators. That’s interesting territory to me.”
When asked if the T-Rex will return, Colin replied straight to the point: “You bet your ass you will.”
The full guide to the trailer is available here and includes a lot of new information that we’ve not quoted here, so it’s definitely worth the read!
JurassicWorld.com launches new website filled with pics and info
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 28 November 2014 at 02:08AM – 27 Comments
The countdown to the trailer reveal was cut short by the early release of the trailer two days ago. However, the countdown remained live, perhaps hinting to fans that something else will be revealed.
While some were hoping for even more footage, the countdown revealed the new Jurassic World viral website for the park and also some images of the dinosaurs! Check out the images below:
Something you’ll notice on the Rex is that it appears to the be the same Rex from the original film – notice the scars?
There is a really nice section on ‘Our Founder’, which informs you about John Hammond and his original dream for a dinosaur park. There are numerous new images from the film on the website, showing the resort, the shops, the rides and more.
Be sure to dive into the website and take a look at all the sections which teach you about the park, it’s rides, some of the dinosaurs, with much more to come!
Unexpectely, the Jurassic World trailer that was due to be released on Thanksgiving Thursday, has suddenly been released, as tweeted by director Colin Trevorrow and producer Frank Marshall! Watch it 100 times below!
I have waited 13 years for this moment and I couldn’t be happier. That was breathtaking, gorgeous and scary! It’s everything Jurassic Park 4 needs to be, and more! I think the world is going to be surprised by this sequel!
As well as the trailer releasing early, the official website – www.jurassicworldmovie.com – has launched, revealing some information about the film, the full cast list, and a good number of HD pictures from the trailer.
Be sure to check out the site, like and share the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments section and in our forum!
Today, Universal Pictures released a teaser for the upcoming trailer for Jurassic World! Only 15 seconds long, the teaser shows a couple of scenes from the new film, introducing the park using the new tagline: The Park is Open. Check it out below!
The full trailer for the movie is out on the 27th of November, which is Thanksgiving. For those in the UK, it will be 2am Friday morning.
What are your thoughts on how the film looks? I’m a tad speechless at the moment, so will leave you all to sound off in the comment sections below!
First look at new Jurassic Park Arcade game via YouTube!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Saturday 22 November 2014 at 07:12PM – 9 Comments
Thanks to IAAPA 2014 and Youtube channel Arcade Heroes we have our first look at the Jurassic Park Arcade game! The games story revolves around a security team on Isla Nublar blasting their way through numerous species of dangerous dinosaurs in an attempt to save one of each core species. It seems the story is loosely based upon Masrani Corps cleanup of Isla Nublar in preparation to build Jurassic World! Check out the video in action below!
Other highlights are a species of feathered dinosaur, perhaps Microraptor or Archeopteryx, and giant prehistoric insects, which is a first for an official Jurassic Park product! Jurassic Park features numerous weapons, including a freeze ray, and over 30 prehistoric species. The game seems to be the typical lightgun action shooter, but if this is half the fun as the Lost World arcade game, we’re in for a treat! Jurassic Park Arcade is expected to hit the wild in early 2015!
On Monday, two official websites for the upcoming Jurassic World opened, revealing heaps of information on the park, as well launching a countdown for the first official trailer for the film.
With just 6 days to go, the trailer from Universal Pictures has now been classified and approved for theatrical release, which means after debuting online we will see the trailer before numerous movies in the cinema, most likely for quite a while!
As you can see in the image above, the trailer is not just a teaser as some were expecting (since there hasn’t been one yet), it’s a full trailer that is a whole 2 minutes and 33 seconds of Jurassic goodness. The classification comes from the Canadian website – Consumer Protection BC.
The following 6 days are going to be tough for the fandom, but after 14 years of waiting for this film, we can deal with just 6 more days. What are you hoping to see in the trailer? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and join in the discussion on our forum!
JURASSIC WORLD viral websites launch; trailer November 27th!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 17 November 2014 at 07:17PM – 37 Comments
Hit the jump for our indepth summary of the websites key points, and analysis of what it may all mean!
The Masrani/InGen Merger: Road to Jurassic World
What is Masrani Global? Masrani Global is a Fortune 500 company founded in 1973 by Sanjay Masrani. After Sanjays passing in 1992, Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan) took over, and soon expanded into the lucrative oil industry. In the year 1997, John Parker Hammond (the late Richard Attenborough) of International Genetic Technologies (InGen) passed away, and Masrani Global acquired the company in 1998. By this time the San Diego Incident has occurred, and InGen was under the close scrutiny of the public eye. However, this did not stop Simon Masrani from pursuing the Jurassic World project on Isla Nublar, the original resting place of Jurassic Park.
To achieve this massive undertaking, Masrani Corp assembled key staff as well as InGen lead Geneticist, Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong). Wu was no stranger to cleanup efforts however, as he had already returned to Isla Nublar in 1994 to help dismantle and archive key InGen equipment, alongside other sensitive materials. He would return in 2002 to help cleanup crews assemble the new park, Jurassic World. Jurassic World was under construction from the years 2002-2004, under the protection from ‘wildlife’ (Dinosaurs) via InGen Security. This was no easy undertaking, as Simon Masrani himself knew the world was watching, waiting for a disaster.
“The sense of security proved vital in the establishment of Jurassic World. The media were having a frenzy at the time, conservation groups around the globe were looking and waiting for any incident to tarnish our reputation to try and take Isla Nublar away from us. We had to set a feeling of safety, for when the time came for opening in 2005, we had to ensure people were willing to come.”
After billions were spent, construction was completed without incident (allegedly), and the park opened in 2005.
Past Mistakes, Future Promises: Dr. Henry Wu’s Influence
Dr. Henry Wu is a key player in the Jurassic World project, a leader amongst InGen, Masrani Globals most promising subsidiary. Dr. Wu is the driving force of Jurassic Worlds genetic technologies, breaking new ground in the field. It’s acknowledged directly that using Frog DNA in Jurassic Park was a critical flaw, which allowed the animals to change sex via sequential hermaphroditism, which led to them breeding in the wild. Due to this incident Dr. Wu was inspired to write a book post the events of Jurassic Park, which he talked about future potential of mixing different species DNA to create something brand new. His realization that the Dinosaurs adopted certain genetic traits from the frogs showed strong, intriguing potential. His first foray into creating a genetic hybrid was in 1997, creating the Karacosis wutansis (Wu Flower), making global headlines.
Dr. Wu was brought on board to the Jurassic World project in the year 2000.
Playing God: Hatching Baby Dinosaurs
The process for cloning dinosaurs hasn’t changed much since Jurassic Park on a superficial level, however the ability to do so with efficiency has evolved to a new level. What once took weeks now takes under an hour thanks to a new gene sequencer called the Hammond XB-20. The process for reviving extinct animals, dubbed ‘The InGen Process’ is the following 5-step program : Extraction, Sequencing, Assembly, Hatchery, and Nursery. DNA is still extracted from Amber, which InGen has cataloged numerous species from over its many years. It is said that there are still gaps in the genetic code, but they are far smaller than that of the Jurassic Parks dinosaurs. After the code is assembled, the DNA is injected into synthetic eggs, and closely monitored and nurtured. Soon after, the eggs are hatched, and the infant Dinosaurs are monitored closely for genetic defects. If the animals are healthy, they are moved to the Nursery, raised until ready to be released in an appropriate Jurassic World enclosure.
Isla Nublar: Past and Present
Isla Nublar has a rich and intriguing past, something that the website does not shy away from. Discovered first in 1525 by Spanish explorer Diego Fernandez, Isla Nublar existed long before Dinosaurs walked upon it’s surface. Nublar was once populated by an indigenous tribe, known as the Bribri*, who were displaced by various explorers, and finally entirely relocated by InGen in 1987 for the Jurassic park project. Further, Isla Nublar still hosts a wild population of indigenous wildlife such as a large variety of birds, and the Elaphodus cephalophus nublarus (Nublar Tufted Deer). Masrani Corp has established strict regulations protecting the local flora and fauna, with energy conservation projects, clean waste removal and a large recycling project.
*Fun fact: the inclusion of the Bribri tribe means Jurassic Park The Game is canon.
The island is now home to Jurassic World ‘The worlds greatest theme park’. The park itself saw an impressive 98,120 visitors in very first moth of operation in 2005. It is expected to reach over 10,000,00 visitors in the year 2015, it’s 10th year of operation.
“Step into the prehistoric era and come face to face with some of the greatest animals to ever walk the Earth, the Dinosaurs! Soak in the atmosphere and visit an ecosystem like nothing experienced before. With technologically advanced ride systems, five star restaurants, and a high class golf course, it is full of excitement, spectacle, and will leave an everlasting impression on everyone who visits.”
So, what does this all mean?
First off, some other key bits of information that didn’t quite make the summary (the site is loaded with info, and I highly recommend you explore it yourself).
As of November 2014 InGen has a new facility in Siberia, codenamed “Martel”, where they plan to search for remains of prehistoric animals from 40,000 to 200,000 years ago – AKA Ice Age animals. It seems unlikely we will see any of these animals in Jurassic World as the project has just begun during the canon timeline, but it may lead way for some very interesting sequel material. I for one would love to see some prehistoric mammals in future films, though I hope the focus remains on Dinosaurs. This always raises the question: does this mean a new park is under construction in this location? Arctic dinosaurs very much do exist, and perhaps project ‘Martel’ would feature them as well.
The seeds for a hybrid Dinosaur are planted and teased in the site, not only via Wu’s comments and flower project, but also by a quote from Simon Masrani himself:
“What does 2015 hold? We have a world-class genetics and research and development team who have some ideas that will take genetics to the next level. Using InGen technology, combined with Masrani innovation, the world is ours to make and enjoy. I wish all of you the best as we head into a new era.”
The park itself was huge investment, and failure was not an option. It seems very likely that any accidents reclaiming the island would have been instantly covered up. There is no way they reclaimed the island without accident, thus exposing their perfectly painted picture as a grim facade, with secrets abound. Not only that, but the website mentions quarantine zones (directly mentioned by park manager Eli Jacobs)- this strongly suggests there are unsafe areas of the park still populated by wild dinosaurs. The Mark Englert poster showing a Velociraptor onlooking the construction of Jurassic World comes to mind. Just how safe can the park really be?
Mans hubris cost Jurassic Park it’s success, seeing the park fall into ruins by the actions of one man. It seems Jurassic World attempts to avoid these mistakes, but ultimately may be making all new, bigger ones, as they chase a corporate mandate for larger profits. Cloning dinosaurs proved dangerous and we can only imagine what creating new dinosaurs will lead to.
There are two very interesting things the website does not acknowledge, first being how they cloned a marine reptile such as the Mosasaur. Mosasaur, being a deep sea creature, would not be subjected to mosquito bites, thus needing another method to obtain the DNA. In the Jurassic Park novels it is mentioned that most DNA was actually gathered from abstracting soft tissue inside the fossils themselves, destroying the fossil in the process. Another potential method would be reverse engineering, something consulting Paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner is no stranger to. I suspect both of these options are not only viable, but will be mentioned at least in passing during the film.
The other subject I wanted to bring up is sequential hermaphroditism- primarily that frog DNA may not be the only factor at play. Both modern birds and reptiles have changed sex in certain scenarios, suggesting this ability actually evolved amongst Archosaurs. As such, it seems all but certain some Dinosaurs may have been capable of this without the need of frog DNA. If population control via forced genders is a security feature of Jurassic World, there is still a chance that it backfires.
All said and done, MasraniGlobal.com has painting an amazing picture for the movie, with an incredibly tantalizing attention to detail. I have not been more excited for Jurassic World, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds. Sound off in the comments below or within our forum, and stay tuned for the latest Jurassic World!
Official Jurassic World website seemingly launches with simple “It works!” splash!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 07 November 2014 at 02:28AM – 6 Comments
Is this the start of the moment we have been waiting for? Official Jurassic World domain, www.JurassicWorldMovie.com has seemingly gone live, featuring a simple splash page stating “It works!”. As of this time, the other official domain www.JurassicWorld.com redirects to the official Facebook page. For now, the domains do not seem to have other content, but keep yours eyes peeled as it seems likely updates will soon follow. Stay tuned..
Update: Late last night, the website went down, no longer displaying “It works!” Sometime this morning the website resumed redirecting to the official Facebook page. While it seems we have a bit longer to wait before the site goes live, we can assume it isn’t too far off. The Jurassic World trailer is currently targeting late November/early December for its online debut, with its theatrical attachment to The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies. The Hobbit opens in the UK December 12th, and December 17th in the US. As always, stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World, and until then drop by our forums and discuss the latest trailer rumors!
Jurassic World teaser trailer pushed back to December? [Update: Could be earlier]
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 22 October 2014 at 11:20PM – 10 Comments
According to a self proclaimed Box Office insider, the Jurassic World teaser trailer has been pushed back from its supposed debut with Interstellar this November, to The Hobbit 3 on December 17th. This comes via the same source who originally confirmed that the teaser would be seen in cinemas with Interstellar. ‘spatulashack’ says:
“I just got word that the theatrical trailer has been pushed back to debut with The Hobbit. This is for strategic reasons and not because of any actual delay with getting it ready. Universal is choosing to debut the Fast 7 trailer on Interstellar instead. Whether or not they still choose to debut it online in November, I have no idea.”
This certainly comes as a shock to people expecting to see the trailer within the next couple of weeks. There was also a strong belief that the trailer would be released online to coincide with the theatrical release – but now it would seem like that won’t happen.
We have no idea why the trailer would have been delayed. Jurassic World still doesn’t have a presence for everyday movie-goers so it begs the question – when are they going to actually start advertising this movie? At the start of the month, Ivan Flores uploaded a YouTube video where he described the Jurassic World teaser trailer that he saw. He mentioned that some of the visual effects weren’t completed yet, but according to the box office insider above, that isn’t a factor that has caused this delay.
Some people are expecting the teaser to be shown this weekend at MCM London Comic Con, which would make sense if the trailer was also going to be released online at some point soon. But now it seems as though the trailer won’t be shown there – considering it’s a public event there is a high risk of somebody filming it and leaking it online, which is something Universal Pictures wouldn’t want.
Looks like we may be waiting another month or two before we see something from the upcoming film. Until then… be sure to check out our forums and leaves your thoughts about the teaser trailer!
Source: BoxOffice.com Forums
UPDATE: Last night, I spoke with Paul Shirley on Twitter. Paul is the editor-in-chief for JoBlo.com. He has been hearing that the trailer will actually be released online MUCH sooner than December. I asked if he knew where (YouTube, Apple Trailers etc) but he wasn’t sure.
JoBlo.com have followed Jurassic World’s production fairly closely in the past and have reported multiple spoilers about the story that appear to be true, so while we do take rumours with a pinch of salt, it’s worth keeping a close watch on Paul’s twitter. Be sure to give him a follow!
UPDATE 2: Box Office insider ‘Spatulashack’ has elaborated on purpose of delaying the trailer, indicating that there was a tug-o-war between the marketing departments of Jurassic World and Fast 7. At one point both films were going to premiere during Interstellar, with Jurassic World taking the IMAX showings and Fast 7 on all others. Ultimately Fast 7 won out due to its release date being sooner than Jurassic’s, and sticking it on both the IMAX and regular showings was less covulted. Ultimately, it now seems unlikely that we will see the Jurassic World trailer soon, as the digital marketing team wanted to give each trailer enough breathing room. Give the full post a read here!
Colin Trevorrow and Universal Pictures have unveiled the official Jurassic World teaser poster with a simple, yet effective tagline, “The Park is Open”. It was posted via Twitter.
I personally think the teaser poster and logo look fantastic and give off a creepy vibe. Does this also mean we are getting very close to the teaser trailer hitting online? Doesn’t this logo look really similar to the logo we use for our Facebook page and site? Let us know what you think about the poster in the comments.
A couple of weeks ago, Universal France were actively tweeting about a showcasing event they had and posted this exact poster, but in French. However, due to the logo being striking similar (if not exact) to our logo, we quickly dismissed it as a mistake, and tweeted Universal France the following tweet:
Of which they retweeted. But now it looks as though that poster was real!
So… we have been using the official Jurassic World logo for over a year – without even knowing. It looks like Universal have taken inspiration from our logo, which was designed by Christopher Bryan. I’m personally [Jack] not sure what to think, but the poster/logo is absolutely fantastic and I’m glad we finally get to see it!
Source: Colin Trevorrow
Jurassic World makes an appearance at Brand Licensing Europe!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 09 October 2014 at 01:06PM – 1 Comments
As the release date for Jurassic World gets closer, Universal Pictures have begun to talk about the merchandising for the upcoming film.
This weekend in London, Jurassic World made an appearance at the Brand Licensing Expo. This isn’t the first time that Jurassic World has been showcased to a licensing audience. Back in June, the Las Vegas Licensing Expo also had posters from the film and information for companies looking to merchandise the film. They also gave away keyrings and bags of which I was lucky enough to get.
Thanks to various sources, such as Reel Tours Hawaii and JPLegacy, we have a few pictures from this weekend in London.
While we’ve not heard if Universal are giving away the same keyrings, or what they’re showcasing from the film, it’s great to see the film finally advertised a bit. Retail Merchandiser on Twitter also confirmed that Lego has the licensing to produce products for Jurassic World.
Hopefully we’ll hear more soon about the merchandise for Jurassic World, and more about the Jurassic Park mobile game from Ludia.
RUMOR: Jurassic World trailer being test-screened; description!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 06 October 2014 at 06:29PM – 28 Comments
First off, I want to say that this fits into the rumor category, however most signs are pointing to this description being legitimate. It’s no secret that marketing firms crowdsource reactions to trailers, both online and in person. I have randomly been approached in malls and have seen trailers for large blockbusters months before their actual premiere. With that in mind, it shouldn’t be much of surprise that Universal is doing it with Jurassic World.
Youtube user “Ivan Flores” claims to have seen the trailer in such a situation, specifically inside of a Regal Cinema, where he was approached to take part in a survey. After agreeing, he was taken to a room in front of a computer, given head phones, and had the chance to watch the trailer twice before taking a survey about it. The following is a description, taken from his YouTube video:
Removed at the request of NBC/Universal.
It’s worth noting that while this is very likely a description of a real Jurassic World trailer, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the one we see with Interstellar. This sounds closer to an actual theatrical trailer which will likely premier sometime next year, opposed to an early teaser which is expected next month.
As always, we are trying to find out more information, so stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World, and don’t forget to share your thoughts on the alleged trailer below!
Source: YouTube (via Bordew5 on JPLegacy)
Hawaii Film & Video magazine discuss Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 02 October 2014 at 05:01PM – 1 Comments
After an extensive four week shoot in Hawaii for Jurassic World, the production moved to New Orleans. For the past 22 years, the franchise itself has shot parts of all the films on the islands of both Oahu and Kauai, which are memorable for their iconic and scenic locations.
In Hawaii Film & Video magazine, producer Patrick Crowley discussed what Hawaii had to offer for the production and why they chose to return to Hawaii. It’s not just the locations, but the tax incentives that the islands offer are beneficial for such a film.
Be sure to read the magazine here which reveals more about the production, including hiring crew on the islands and more!
Thanks to Oviraptor for sending this our way!
Jurassic Park & Philosophy: An Interview with the Editors!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 29 September 2014 at 11:18AM – 3 Comments
Over the past couple of months, I have been speaking with the editor of a book titled ‘Jurassic Park and Philosophy’. Nicolas Michaud got in touch with me a while back looking for a blurb for the back cover. Our writer Chris provided a quote after reading through the book (as pictured) and we now have interviewed Nicolas to tell us more about this fascinating book.
The book itself takes the views of twenty-one philosophers and investigates the implications that Jurassic Park has had on our lives. It asks an important question – should we bring back dinosaurs? Jurassic Park taught us an important lesson about nature. Life finds a way, and you cannot contain it.
It’s a great read and something all Jurassic Park fans can enjoy! Click below to read our interview with Nicolas Michaud and Jessica Watkins.
Jack: What is your book about?
Our book is about all of those questions that we all asked after watching Jurassic Park or reading the book. “Can we really bring back Dinosaurs?” “What is Chaos?” “Was John Hammond Evil?” and “Is it even fair to treat dinosaurs this way?” were just a few of the questions we all wondered about. It’s those kinds of questions our book tries to answer. We wanted to know if it is wrong to play God, if we should let Velociraptors vote, and if human beings should go extinct. So we wrote a book about it!
Jack: What can we expect from it?
You can expect an honest exploration of those questions, and honest attempts to answer them. We are philosophers, not scientists, so we have the freedom to explore almost impossible situations and a world that seems fantastical. We also, though, as philosophers, use logic and thought experiments to try to get to the truth. So this book is an exploration of the fantastic with an open mind through a deep philosophical lens.
Jack: What made you choose Jurassic Park?
We both love Jurassic Park, and—like everyone—we love dinosaurs! We thought Jurassic Park offered the perfect opportunity to be philosophers and push knowledge to the limit. Jurassic Park poses so many questions, and we wanted to answer them. And, if we can’t answer them, then we wanted to explore and adventure into them!
Jack: Why do you think it appeals to Jurassic Park fans?
Jurassic Park is honest. It’s right there on the fringe of scientific impossibility and actuality. Jurassic Park doesn’t just ask us, “What if?” It asks us, “Should we?” Audiences want to know the answer to that question. We want to have fun and explore imaginary works, but we also want to explore worlds that reflect on our reality. That honest comes through, especially, in Dr. Malcolm. He reminds us, constantly, that we can’t escape our connection to nature—we are humbly and vulnerably edible.
Jack: Michael Crichton always dealt with modifying nature and the implications that this has on nature; is this something you take further in your book?
Oh, yes. We want to know if it is immoral to mess with nature, we want to know what happens to humanity if we do, and how we should do it if we do. Not to mention, the pressing question is if humans, as a part of nature, even can actually change it? Are we as significant as we think, or are we just a blip on the evolutionary map?
Jack: How much of Crichton’s original literature did you use for research?
All of it. The films are great, but we needed more than that. The books themselves offer rich details that are important. The book version of Lost World, especially, deals with certain issues that we can only glimpse in the film.
Jack: Do you involve much of Jack Horner’s ‘Chickenosaurus’ and the research/work he has done, in your book?
We don’t really deal with the Chickenosaurus project, though we do use his work to help keep us up-to-date. Since it isn’t a book on science, we tried to avoid some of the details that might make something more or less actually biologically possible, and, instead, focus on the, “Well if we can (even if we probably can’t)? What does that mean?”
Jack: Do you believe he will create a dinosaur, and if so, do you think that’s a bad decision?
Well, that’s a philosophical question! The fun question is not, “Can he turn genes on and off in chickens?” because we probably can and will, but, “If we do that, is it a dinosaur?” Will we get some chicken-like dinosaur thing? Sure. But will it be a dinosaur? Well, being a dinosaur means much more than having a few switched-on genes. It means living a certain kind of life, in a certain time, with a certain environment. It’s kind of like that issue of, “Is it still a lion if I put it in a zoo?” Well, yes and no. The lion is biologically a lion (more so than a chickenosaurus is a dinosaur), but it isn’t living a lion’s life, in a lion’s environment, doing lion things. It’s kind of like saying, “I’m a carpenter but I don’t do carpentry.” Maybe I was trained as a carpenter and I could do woodwork if I wanted, but I don’t live a carpenter’s life. Am I still a carpenter? So one of the questions we try to deal with is, “If you take T. rex out of a T. rex’s life, is it still a T. rex?” We all know one thing, though, regardless of the answer to that question—it will be pretty angry!
Jack: Would you like to see dinosaurs brought back to life?
Well, we can’t speak for all of the authors, as that is also an ethical question. But, generally we are pretty avid, “Let’s do it!” kind of science people. A species being extinct is sad. The next question is, “Should humans do it?” We may not be ready. We probably would just do them more harm than good; our atmosphere, climate, topography, and collection of ecosystems is pretty different than it was 65 million years ago, so they would suffer in the wrong environments, and that would suck. Plus, even if they did manage to thrive in the Earth of today, we don’t much trust that humans would treat them very well. We shudder to think of the extreme hunting expeditions and careless exotic pet-buying.
Jack: If yes, which dinosaur would you most like to see created?
Rationally speaking, something small that wouldn’t eat us and could survive happily in our environment without hurting the eco system. But Nick has a soft spot in his heart for stegosaurus and Jess loves triceratops and apatosaurus. She has since meeting “Little Foot” as a kid.
Jack: Do you think “Jurassic Park” could ever become a reality?
Yes. It would require a lot more scientific tools and techniques than we have now, and a lot more money. It would take the ability to create an enclosed world with the right plants and atmosphere. So we are talking a huge project well beyond what Hammond imagined. It can be done, because science isn’t about “can’t;” it’s about “how?” When we say, “We can’t,” in the world of science, we really mean, “We don’t know how yet.” It’s kind of like how we were raised in a world in which faster-than-light travel was a scientific impossibility. It was made clear by every living scientist at the time that it would never be possible because of both the math and the physics. But now they are starting to imagine how. And that’s the first step. We’ve been imagining the how of Jurassic Park for a while now and have begun taking our first steps. We aren’t ready, though, as the questions in this book (and our ambiguous answers) make plainly clear. –But then again, humans rarely are, so who knows?
Thanks for the interview guys! We really enjoyed what we got to read of the book. If you like the sound of it, be sure to check it out on Amazon here (it’s also available for Kindle!).
Even though the filming has wrapped on Jurassic World, the teases still continue. Director Colin Trevorrow today tweeted an image of the infamous East Dock sign that Dennis Nedry knocked over with his jeep back in 1993.
The sign itself is covered is leaves which relates to the caption: “Autumn.” Today also marks the first day of Autumn.
While this image brings back a great nostalgic feeling, there are some things to note. The sign was made of wood and after 20 years it would likely be well and truly decomposed. However, it looks in pretty great shape in the picture, which could mean that if we do see it in the film, it may be part of a flashback.
It’s also worth noting that the tropical climate of Isla Nublar wouldn’t neccessarily allow for the leaves to fall. While we can’t prove that, we can only assume that’s fact due to Isla Nublar being based on the Hawaiin islands.
The leaves could very well be general decay on the ground that’s been untouched for so long. The leaves are similar to those seen in the final slate picture and the picture of Ty and Nick that were released not so long ago.
All things aside, the image is absolutely fantastic!
Source: Colin Trevorrow
Check out the Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn Kickstarter! Exclusive Interview and Pictures!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 15 September 2014 at 07:00PM – 28 Comments
Today we are doing something a little different, and showcasing news that doesn’t pertain directly to Jurassic Park, though it certainly should appeal to fans of dinosaurs and videogames. Fans of dinosaur games should immediately recognize the “Carnivores” name, but for those unfamiliar with the franchise, it is an immersive dinosaur hunting simulator that was most popular in late 90’s and early 2000’s. For a mere $15 dollar pledge you can own Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn upon release, as well as help expand the game into something bigger and better. In our exclusive interview with Digital Dreams Entertainment we discuss the Kickstarter, potential Jurassic Park “easter eggs”, the possibility of hunting in locations inspired by Jurassic Park, mutant dinosaurs, Marine Reptiles and more! Check out the Kickstarter here, and also be sure to click “Full Story” below for exclusive details and pictures!
Exclusive interview with developers Artem Kuriavchenko, Yaroslav Kravchenko and Maxim Novikov:
Chris: Hi! First of all, thank you for taking the time out to do this interview! I’m a huge fan of the Carnivores series- I played them on the computer when I was younger, and bought the PS3 version last year. To start, I was hoping you could tell us a little about yourselves, and your histories in the game industry.
Hi Chris, nice to hear you are a huge fan of our titles, thank you! My name is Artem Kuriavchenko, and Carnivores game back in 1998 was my first released title. I was a tool programmer for that title. All the levels, all the dinosaurs were made using my tools. After Carnivores I took part in such titles of Action Forms as Carnivores 2, Carnivores: Ice Age and Vivisector. With Vogster Entertainment I released Unbound Saga for PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360. And then worked on Carnivores HD on PS3.
Yaroslav Kravchenko is a Creative Director & Lead Designer. Yaroslav has over 17 years of professional experience. He is not only a designer but he’s also an accomplished writer and artist, and the original creator and designer of the Carnivores series. Yaroslav Kravchenko is back with the Carnivores team to make this title the best of them all. Game projects Yaroslav has worked on include: Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason (aka Anabiosis), Vivesector, Chasm the Rift and of course, Carnivores and Carnivores 2.
Maxim Novikov is a Development Director. Maxim has been in the industry for 19 years and is a top notch technical guru having worked on numerous blockbuster titles including: Need for Speed: Pro-street, FIFA Street 2, SSX on Tour, CrimeCraft: Bleedout and the original Carnivores. Maxim is experienced in leading teams, development strategies, client server architecture, console and mobile platforms.
Chris: What initially attracted you to Dinosaurs, and Dinosaur games?
YK In a young age I was very interested in prehistoric animals. I was very exited about this fantasy world that was in a past on our Earth. After watching Jurassic Park movie we decided that we want to make a game with dinosaurs. We wanted people to experience how it would be living in dinosaurs era.
Chris: Now, can you tell us a little bit about Carnivores Dinosaur Hunter Reborn, and what you hope to achieve with the Kickstarter project?
MN We have game almost ready right now, and it looks very good on PC, but we had some many ideas that we wanted to implement and simply had no budget for. So we decided to ask our fans to help as make a better game. Another thing is that we wanted to know better what our fans want and what we need to focus on.
Chris: What are some of the most challenging and exciting parts of this project?
AK Gameplay. Our game is a first person shooter but it’s not a typical first person shooter. We set out to create a realistic hunting game, only instead of hunting Deer, the Player is hunting Dinosaurs! It’s a slower paced game, where the Player has to track their prey, be aware of things like wind direction. Because the game is slower paced, more focused on thoughtful hunting than lightning fast reflexes for success, anyone can play this game. One of the hardest things to create is the Dinosaur behavior because nobody sees dinosaurs alive and thus we have to create such a behavior for every unseen creature and make sure not disappoint majority of gamers. Being a programmer, there’s always a big wish to work on game engine or tools only, but the game experience is not about an engine.
Chris: Our viewer-base primary consists of fans of Jurassic Park, more specifically those looking for news on the fourth film, Jurassic World. How would you pitch this project to them?
YK Imagine yourself a billionaire with the chance to travel to a distant planet in its Jurassic period and have a chance to go out, explore the world while hunting for dinosaurs. You don’t necessarily have to kill them, you can tranquilize them if you want but imagine the thrill of being in a realistic and believable, lush beautiful setting and having the opportunity to hunt a T-Rex? To be successful, you need to know the creatures tendencies and behaviors. You’ll need to track and observe them and be careful to stay downwind from them or you’ll end up as lunch. The play mechanics we have are simple but deep. Anyone can play this game as our focus is more on a realistic hunting simulation than fast reflexes.
Chris: Any chance of “easter eggs” for the die-hard Jurassic Park fans out there? Perhaps a can of shaving cream buried in mud..
MN You never know… there just might be a shaving cream can already there 🙂
Chris: Moving to the subject of the game locations, the Kickstarter mentions you may expand upon the environments to hunt in. Any chance of some Jurassic Park/Hawaii inspired landscapes? I know I would kill to explore something akin to Kualoa Ranch. Another environment I would personally like to see would be snowy, arctic tundra. It would provide a fantastic contrast to the other locales, and give great visual variety!
AK As you can see of our Stretch Goals, we plan for new level with predefined weather variations (dusk and fog). So, the new location could be a Kualoa Ranch, why not? We planned to ask backers about the setting of the new level.
MN As with all our stretch goals, the fans will decide the direction and content. However, what we think is our coolest stretch goal is, Marine Hunting. This allows Players to put on their scuba gear and hunt underwater.
Chris: On the subject of variety, it is mentioned that you plan to possible expand upon the list of Dinosaurs available to hunt in the game. Could you elaborate further on some of the possible new additions? Also, will it be possible to bag Pteranodons as trophy Dinosaurs?
AK As you can see, first two items in Stretch Goals are dinosaurs. So, we really plan to add new creatures to our game. The dinosaurs fans want most are Velociraptors and then the Allosaurus. These two deserve unique behaviors, with each creature fine-tuned to be as realistic as possible. Raptors are small but smart and will hunt in packs. Hunting them would be like a survival mode. We plan a double-barrelled shotgun for hunting them. Allosaurus are mighty creatures that will hunt you if they notice you. They will track you from behind and then attack.
We are small indie developers and content for realistic dinosaurs is very expensive. Rather than have a large variety of dinosaurs with limited behavior and AI, our path is to make the dino AI the very best it can be. Overtime we will continue to add more dinosaurs but each dinosaur we add, needs to be unique and behave in differently from other dinosaurs in the game. As for Pterandons as trophy dinosaurs, if that’s what the fans want, well then that’s what they will get.
Chris: Something interesting mentioned in the Kickstarter are the mutant Dinosaur reward tiers. Jurassic Park fans are no stranger to this subject matter from 1998’s Chaos Effect toy line (http://www.jptoys.com/toy-database/chaos-effect/index.htm), or more recently, it was revealed one of Jurassic Worlds new Dinosaurs “Diabolus Rex” will be a genetically engineered hybrid Dinosaur. Were you at all inspired by this development to bring something similar into your game? Further, can you explain what fans can expect from the mutated Dinosaurs?
MN Yeah, those toys are pretty cool and the idea is fantastic. Our mutated dinosaurs will have the same shape as their counterparts, for example a mutant triceratops will have the same anatomical structure but the visual differences might be they may have a variety of different colors along with a glow radiating from without them. Their behaviors might be a bit more extreme and aggressive than normal. We’re still figuring this all out and will definitely tap into the Carnivores fan base to get their ideas as well. We urge anyone who is a fan of dinosaurs to please support our Kickstarter campaign so we can make this all happen.
Chris: If the stretch goal for underwater hunting/marine reptiles is met, how would you approach that part of the game? After Jurassic World hits I am sure Mosasaur popularity will see an increase.
AK The amount of possible game modes to add to the game is huge. We started a Kickstarter campaign with few ideas behind it. One of them was to ask people to vote for what they need most. We have few replies and notes personally about underwater hunting. Having in mind that original Carnivores had this mode, underwater hunting (and thus marine creatures) is the number one mode to add to the game. And the creature to hunt to in that mode is still up to our backers.
Chris: I have to ask- the game came out on PS3, and the Kickstarter is for a PC version. What are the chances of Xbox owners getting this game in the future? I own an Xbox One, and would love to play the game there as well!
AK I did some cross-platform development in my carrier. And I have to say it’s a hard work. I think, there is a better way for small team – focus on one platform at a time. This simplifies current development and lets you add new features or fix annoying bugs when you switch to a different platform. Future ports of our game depends on the demand of our fans.
MN We want very much to put this product across all platforms and if the PC version is successful we will discuss with our licensors the possibility of making this happen.
Chris: Once again, I want to thank you for your time! Anything else you would care to add, perhaps an additional teaser of whats to come, or an added piece of an incentive to attract potential backers and long time Carnivores fans?
AK Thank you very much for the interest to our game. It’s a pleasure for us to share some new screenshots with your readers.
MN We want to urge all the readers out there who think this is a cool idea for a game to support our Kickstarter Campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitaldreamsent/carnivores-dinosaur-hunter-reborn . The game is priced very reasonably and for only $15.00 they can be hunting dinosaurs!
Box Office Insider: Jurassic World trailer on Interstellar this November?
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Saturday 13 September 2014 at 07:00PM – 10 Comments
After months of speculation and rumors on just when we will see footage from Jurassic World, an insider on the Boxoffice forums has reported it will premier this November on Interstellar. If November sounds familiar to you, it is because extras involved in shooting scenes with the Mosasaur reported that they were told a trailer would likely hit November as well. That had led to some speculation that the trailer would perhaps premiere on blockbuster The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 (November 21st), or Universals own Dumb and Dumber To (November 14th). However, Interstellar makes perfect sense- the film is being produced by Legendary Pictures (who are involved with Jurassic World), and its November 7th opening date means the trailer could also be on the two aforementioned films.
It’s important to note that this only a rumor, and although the insider in question has a good track record on information, things are always changing in the movie industry. That said, all early buzz points to us seeing something from Jurassic World this November, and a film such as Chris Nolan’s Interstellar seems like the perfect place to show it first. Special thanks to Mulder on Jurassic Park Legacy for pointing out this news first. As always, stay tuned for updates and the latest on Jurassic World!
Source: Boxoffice Forums
Now that Jurassic World has wrapped filming and is now more than likely being admired over in the editing suite, news on the film is fairly quiet. I thought I’d round up some of the recent interviews that talk about the film. Speaking with ComicBookMovie.com, actress Judy Greer spoke about her role in the upcoming Jurassic World.
“And while she wouldn’t reveal whether her character meets up with any dinosaurs, Greer did confirm that she’ll be playing Bryce Dallas Howard’s sister in a “small, but poignant” role.”
Irrfan Khan spoke with First Post Entertainment about filming Jurassic World.
“It was so much fun,” said Khan. “Though it is a huge epic project, everyone on the crew was so relaxed. There was no attempt to appear self-important. Throughout the shooting there was a sense of playfulness in the atmosphere. I felt completely at home and we wrapped up the film in record time.” Talking about his director, Khan said of Trevorrow, “Just observing him at work I felt so much richer.”
While he plays the park owner in the movie, it looks like he won’t have a hefty amount of screen time, as he describes below.
When asked about the length of his role in Jurassic World, Khan was diplomatic. “I am very happy with what we’ve shot,” he said. “How the role finally shapes up depends on so many things. I appeared for much less screen-time than I had shot for in Slumdog Millionaire and Spiderman. But that was for the betterment of the final product. No one in the West is waiting to upstage me or sabotage my career.”
And finally, our friend Scallenger managed to get an interview with Trespasser writer Austin Grossman. Be sure to check that out here, and check out the full Jurassic Time website for more cool stuff.
Colin Trevorrow pays tribute to Richard Attenborough
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 25 August 2014 at 10:09PM – 7 Comments
Director of Jurassic World Colin Trevorrow has taken to Twitter to pay respects to actor Sir Richard Attenborough, who passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Richard Attenborough is most famously known as playing John Hammond in Jurassic Park and he often talked about how he’d love to return for Jurassic Park 4, if Steven Spielberg ever called him.
While in recent years we knew that it might not be possible, it looks like John Hammond will be remembered in the upcoming Jurassic World. The director tweeted this image with the quote “In Memoriam.”
While not confirmed, it looks like this is an image from the set of Jurassic World – not to be confused with this statue from Universal Studios Japan. The building design matches the design of the Jurassic World IMAX theatre.
The tributes have been pouring in for Richard Attenborough, with Steven Spielberg saying “He was a dear friend and I am standing in an endless line of those who completely adored him”.
According to the BBC, 90 year old Jurassic Park actor Richard Attenborough has passed away. The report states that he passed away lunchtime on Sunday, according to his son.
It was well known that the actor had been living in a nursing home with his wife and over the past few years had suffered deteriorating health. In 2008 he suffered a fall in his home after a stroke and was confined to a wheelchair ever since. In 2013 he moved into a nursing home with his wife as, according to his brother David Attenborough, they both needed full time care.
While I did find a weird article from 2 days ago that claimed his recent death report was a hoax, it does seem as though this is true, especially if the BBC have reported it.
Such a shame. Goodbye Pinkie Brown. Goodbye John Hammond. Goodbye Richard Attenborough. Rest in peace.
We reported earlier this month that there may be LEGO sets made for Jurassic World after Chris Pratt let is slip during an interview. While there was a chance that he meant Hasbro’s KRE-O brand, we now have another report from The Brick Fan which further confirms that there will be LEGO Jurassic World sets.
“Hulk_Smash on Eurobricks has seen some preliminary images of some of the 2015 LEGO sets and in those images, there will indeed be some LEGO Jurassic World sets. They did not mention how many sets will be in the wave or the details of them but at least there is now confirmation that there will be some sets in conjunction with the upcoming movie.”
So there you have it – looks like you’ll be able to grab some LEGO Jurassic sets next year, too! What kind of sets are you hoping for?
Source: The Brick Fan
Vincent D’Onofrio talks Jurassic World: “No one really has it right”
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 22 August 2014 at 12:19PM – 3 Comments
It has been reported that Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Law & Order) plays the villain in Jurassic World, which has now wrapped filming. In an interview with ScreenCrush, Vincent talked what he could about the film and stated that no one has really guessed the plot yet.
As we’ve heard in previous interviews, he praised director Colin Trevorrow and the way he works, saying that Spielberg chose him for Jurassic World because of his ending to Safety Not Guaranteed – which Colin added in.
“I can say is that Chris Pratt has become a friend; he’s an awesome guy. Colin Trevorrow is a great director. The crew on that [film] was amazing. The storyline is gonna be so different than the first few.
Some of the scenes in that, just the scenes that I shot — I’m not in nearly as much as Chris is or Bryce, they’re the leads in the movie — but just if I’m gonna talk about the stuff that I did, the scenes are so cool. There’s real dialogue scenes in the movie and there’s real, like, acting scenes in the movie, but at the same time the environment is full of dinosaurs. I mean, it’s just amazing.”
At this point everyone is keen to hear what the plot is but they are still keeping that under wraps.
“That’s really cool. Well, we kind of already know, I mean Trevorrow has kind of already dished a lot on the plot, but…
You know, I’ve seen a lot of the stories out there. None of them really have it.
Yeah, not really.
Well, that’s good. Surprises, we need surprises.
… You have no idea what’s in store. There really are a couple of, I would say more than five or six scenes in that, that are just totally iconic, like amazing.”
While actors and crew can’t talk about the movie’s plot or anything like that, they still know how to build hype for the movie. While I have a biased opinion and I know actors have to talk positive about the films they are promoting, the way that some of the cast from Jurassic World have been talking about the film really seems genuine, like this film really is something else. It makes me all the more excited!
“Can you say anything about…?
[Laughs] No! I mean, I can’t. I’m legally bound not to say anything, and I also think it’s more exciting not to. It’s so funny because, when you’re on a set like that … it’s not the same feeling you have on any other set, like, something that was created up, this world that was created by Steven Spielberg. When you’re on that set, I remember the first couple days on the set it was so weird it. You see, “oh, there’s the jeep from so and so,” and [whispers] “oh fuck, that’s…oh shit!,” and everything looks so Jurassic-y. It’s quite something. Then you have to realize that, you know, fuck, you know, I’m playing a real guy in a real situation, and you gotta start acting. But at first when you walk on set, like when we were shooting in Hawaii, we’re on the side of this beautiful mountain, flying in helicopters and all kinds of shit.
… Like I said, there’s an endless amount of iconic scenes in the movie that come one after another that are going to be so spectacular. You know, I think everyone is going to just love it. If they’re anything, like, if the public is anything as enthusiastic as my daughter and my 14-year-old son, I think it’s gonna be a huge movie then.”
What do you think the plot of the movie is? What do you hope to see in Jurassic World? Let us know in the comments section below!
Actor Jake Johnson (New Girl, Safety Not Guaranteed) spoke in an interview with AICN about Jurassic World and his role in it. While he and others involved with the film can’t speak about the film in depth, he did share some interesting things about it.
Capone: I’ve got to ask you about JURASSIC WORLD. Who do you play in that? It’s great you guys are getting back with [SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED director] Colin Trevorrow and [SNG writer] Derek Connolly.
JJ: I’m actually not allowed to talk too much about it.
Capone: Yeah I figured, but tell me anyway.
JJ: [laughs] Bryce Dallas Howard is in there, you’ve got Chris Pratt, and I get a few texts here and there from Colin saying they’re having the time of their life. It’s awesome. And the script’s really great. Derek and Colin wrote this one together, and they’re going for it. They’re not just adding on to the franchise. They’re fans of it, and they want to take it to the next level.
Capone: I interviewed them in Austin for SAFETY and quickly realized that these guys are like nerd central. They love this stuff.
JJ: The only thing I can give you about my character that’s fun in terms of nerding out about JURASSIC is that my character loves Jurassic World and Jurassic Park. We’re playing with this idea that they know the legacy of the park. But that’s all I can give.
Capone: I know your character is a tech guy who is running it from the control room for a while. See, I know a few things about it.
[Johnson gets a slightly nervous look on his face]
JJ: You said that though, not me.
In another interview on the Elvis Duran morning show, he was also asked about Jurassic World and said how he had got in trouble with the higher ups for letting a few things slip about the film and his role. In the interview, which starts at 1:48, he also praises director Colin Trevorrow and how he works on set. They talk about going from Safety Not Guaranteed’s modest budget to Jurassic World’s blockbuster budget and how Colin is the right man for the job.
Those words are enough for a fan to get excited. While those involved with the film have to no doubt say positive things, everything we’re hearing so far sounds very genuine. How excited are you for Jurassic World? Be sure to let us know in the comments! We also now run a podcast for the site so check that out and tune in for some Jurassic discussion!
Irrfan Khan to play ‘Masrani’, owner of Masrani Corp and Jurassic World
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Wednesday 13 August 2014 at 12:49AM – 8 Comments
Thanks to IMDB, we finally know the name of Irrfan Khan’s character, which was previously reported as ‘Patel’. If you tuned into our Podcast you may have caught us sharing that Patel was no longer the correct name, which originated from an earlier draft.
Now that the name ‘Masrani’ has surfaced we ran a simple WhoIs on www.MasraniCorp.com, showing that Universal Studios indeed owns it. From our understanding, the concept of Patel Corp still remains, simply the name has changed. The big question is how InGen remains involved in Jurassic World, as Masrani is the new corporate owner.
While Universals plans for MasraniCorp.com remains unclear, perhaps we can expect an interactive viral website in the future. As always, stay tuned for everything Jurassic World!
After almost four months of filming in Hawaii and New Orleans, Jurassic Park 4 will be filming for the final day today! Producer Frank Marshall took to Twitter to post a photo of the final callsheet that states ‘Picture Finish’.
The call sheet also tells us that lead actress Bryce Dallas Howard will be playing ‘Claire’ and that some of the final shots that are filmed include the Mobile Veterinary Unit, Claire following Owen and Claire’s POV over the Mobile Vet Unit.
I don’t think words can express how exciting and monumental this is for Jurassic Park fans – who have been waiting more than 12 years for the fourth entry into the franchise. It’s amazing to know that as of today, the whole film is in the can, and in under a year’s time, we will be sitting in a theatre watching Jurassic World.
Update: To commemorate the final day of filming on Jurassic World, director Colin Trevorrow uploaded this photo to Twitter, of the final slate, sitting in what appears to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton! What an incredibly exciting time this is. Thank you Colin Trevorrow, Frank Marshall, Derek Connolly and Steven Spielberg for making this happen – we’ll be right with you on the next part of the journey! Bring on Jurassic World!
Chris Pratt talks Jurassic World: ‘There’s not much to laugh about’
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 03 August 2014 at 10:19AM – 9 Comments
As the Guardians of the Galaxy press junket continues, Chris Pratt again has spoken about his next role as Owen in Jurassic World. In an interview with ComicBook.com, he gave some insight into his character and what kind of humour we can expect in the film.
“In Jurassic World, the character is unlike any other one I’ve played and he’s not like Peter Quill. There’s not much humour, I think he’s a little more John Wayne than Marty McFly. He’s deadly serious. There are comedic elements in the film, just not coming from my character. Jake Johnson has a funny role and there’s that release valve of comedy throughout the course of the movie. It’s similar to the original Jurassic Park in that way, how you had Samuel L. Jackson and Wayne Knight. There’s humour but then, from page 25 on, there’s not that much to laugh about. I’m watching people get eaten and I’m trying to save the lives of thousands of people.”
A lot of the actors that have been cast in Jurassic World are from comedic backgrounds, including Chris Pratt, so some people were worried that the film may be funnier than any previous Jurassic film. Colin Trevorrow has stated his reason for casting comedy actors before, and now those who were worried can put that worry to rest.
Many also assumed that Jake Johnson would have a similar role to Samuel L. Jackson in the control room and that’s a very fitting role for him. I love that from 25 pages in, that’s when things go wrong. I can’t wait for this movie!
Jada & Lego both confirmed for Jurassic World merchandise!
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 02 August 2014 at 02:04AM – 4 Comments
The merchandising has begun! Today, vehicle toy company Jade Club confirmed via their news page that they have secured the license to make diecast and radio controlled vehicles for not only Jurassic World, but for the previous three films also.
“Jul. 31, 2014 – CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – July 31, 2014 – Jada Toys, Inc., a leading manufacturer of boys and girls toys, today announced it has been granted the vehicle rights for two highly anticipated Universal Pictures’ films, Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7, through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing. Both films are slated for release worldwide in 2015.
“Jada is a perfect fit for both Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7 because of our strength in producing high-quality die cast and radio controlled vehicles with innovative flair,” says May Li, President at Jada Toys. “We are excited to show off the products we have developed to compliment these action-packed movies.”
Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment in the Jurassic Park series, is scheduled for theatrical release on June 12, 2015. Jada plans to develop highly-stylized radio control vehicles and collectable die cast for the movie as well as for the other films in the franchise, including Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World and Jurassic Park III.”
The franchise has seen a lack of diecast vehicles previously, so it will be great to see what Jada are planning on releasing. We reached out for some more information with the company telling us they’ll release some images as soon as they can! Be sure to follow their Twitter for more information.
Chris Pratt recently was a guest on the Empire Podcast in which he confirmed that there will also be Jurassic Park Lego! Chris Pratt recently voiced Emmet in The Lego Movie and has a Lego figure for both that and for Guardians of the Galaxy. When asked how many figures of him there are, he replied:
“three (…) I’ve just seen and approved the look for my character Owen from the Jurassic Park, er the Jurassic Park LEGO”
So there we have it! We’ll see a return to the Jurassic franchise from Lego, and we stand to see some fantastic diecast and radio controlled vehicles from Jada Club! Now when will we start seeing this merchandise?
Colin Trevorrow reveals new image of Chris Pratt in Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 01 August 2014 at 01:18PM – 5 Comments
As filming nears completion, Colin Trevorrow has tweeted us another surprise – a look at lead actor Chris Pratt on the set of Jurassic World! The director posted the following image on Twitter with the caption “See you next summer, Star-Lord.” in reference to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Chris Pratt stars.
The image has that Jurassic feeling and made me think of the trailers in The Lost World the moment I saw it. What is Owen looking at? Where is he? What’s he studying? Let us know what you think in the comments!
In related news this image was posted by TalentINK on Facebook and appears to be the control room set for Jurassic World. Notice the Ian Malcolm book on the desk, among other things! It shows actors Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson and Lauren Lapkus.
Sadly, it seems the rumors of a Jurassic World trailer at San Diego Comic Con were without merit. Universal and Legendary pictures just wrapped their Hall H panel, and not one mention of the film was made. Jurassic Worlds exclusion from Comic Con is a bit puzzling as it is a great way to spread awareness and build hype for films and franchises, something that a fourth Jurassic Park could certainly utilize. Further, Jurassic World will be released before next years Comic Con, so it won’t make an appearance at SDCC 2015 either. Alas, perhaps Jurassic World 2 will be announced then (The Lost Park: Jurassic World anyone?)
Bad news aside, Universal has not completely forgotten its Jurassic fans- they have been continuing rolling around SDCC in their special Jurassic World Mercedes, handing out the limited edition Jurassic World posters. Perhaps we will get something else, in another non-traditional manner- we can’t help but wonder when we will be welcomed to Jurassic World.
As always, stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
In an interview with San Diego 6, Jurassic Park actor BD Wong discussed the upcoming Jurassic World and confirmed that he was filming last week in New Orleans. He is the only returning character from the previous three films, playing Dr Henry Wu, the scientist behind the dinosaurs.
Chris Pratt has now wrapped filming and is out promoting Guardians of the Galaxy. In an interview with ET, he states that his Jurassic World character plays a military veteran and further confirms that the film is indeed a sequel, playing 22 years after the first one. Check out the interview here!
In Comic Con news, while we have been hearing that Universal and Jurassic World won’t be making an appearence, it now seems like we’re going to get a surprise. While we know that Mark Englert’s poster is going to be making the rounds, Universal have confirmed via Twitter and Facebook that they are going to be at SDCC with Legendary, which could either be for Crimson Peak, Dracula… or Jurassic World. The latter is now seeming possible, with the rumours that there will be some footage shown! The rumours are that Hall H will bring the surprise so stay tuned for more info!
And finally, it looks as though one of the Jurassic World Mercedes vehicles may just be heading to San Diego too. The vehicle was spotted by a Reddit user on Interstate 5 in California, which runs North to South.
This could mean that the vehicle is headed to San Diego for Comic Con, but we’ll keep you updated on that. It could be a conincidence as the filming is nearing the finish the line and this particular vehicle may have wrapped.
There’s a lot of evidence, or perhaps rumours, to suggest that we may be seeing the film at Comic Con so I think like any fan, we can only hope that we might get a teaser trailer or some footage from the film, that will then later be released online. If you’re in SDCC this weekend, be sure to keep us updated on what happens, and enjoy your weekend!
San Diego Comic Con keeps delivering the goods! Following up yesterdays amazing poster/art reveal, we now have our first look at Jurassic Worlds Tyrannosaurus! Click the picture below to see her in full:
While incredibly familiar to her first appearance, the design has undergone some tweaks: her skin is noticeably greener (though not as green as the TLW Bull Rex), her facial ridge highlights are pale as opposed to dark, and she has pale scutes running down her neck. Comic Con officially kicks off Thursday, so keep your eyes peeled for more from Jurassic World. While the chances may be slim, perhaps Legendary may share something Jurassic World related during their Saturday Hall H panel. Stay tuned for more updates!
According to Deadline, actress Courtney James Clark has joined Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World. She’s joining an increasing list of actors and actresses for the film who have come in fairly late in the game, with filming set to wrap on August 6th.
There’s no word on if she has filmed anything yet. Courtney has just finishing filming on Mind Puppets with Vinnie Jones and has worked alongside Zac Efron in The Lucky One. You can check out her IMDb here.
In related news, actress Judy Greer who plays Bryce Dallas Howard’s sister in the movie, was interview on Larry King where she spoke about Jurassic World.
“When King asked her about Jurassic World, Greer was extremely cautious and didn’t drop even the teeniest spoiler. She told King that she even had to read the script under tight security, stating that when it originally came to her, there was a someone parked outside her house to take it back as soon as she was done. When King expressed his surprise at keeping things under wraps in his manner, Greer suggested that it would be worth it. “Just wait, remember this moment, and you’ll be like ‘whaaat?'” she said, of when King would finally watch the movie and be completely blown away.”
You can watch the clip here. It’s great to hear her talk so positively about the film, and of course it’s interesting to note how tight the security really was with this film. Universal have continued the secrecy through the filming and have attempted to keep things under wraps. While it’s unfortunate that some things have leaked, it’s to be expected with such a huge franchise and a majorly anticipated film.
Lead actor Chris Pratt has now wrapped filming on Jurassic World:
And he also spoke with Access Hollywood about the film. While he says nothing we don’t already know, he speaks very positively of the movie and seems legitimately excited about it. Check the video out here!
The filming of Jurassic World is coming to an end. What an unbelievable sentence. Many of us have been waiting for this movie for 12 years, and now almost all of the filming is complete. What a journey this has been.
The silence on Jurassic World’s presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has finally broken with director Colin Trevorrow taking to Twitter to premiere an exclusive poster for convention attendees.
Similar in design and colour to the art designed for the first Jurassic Park film, the poster depicts a classic Nublar Raptor atop the crash Ford Explorer from the original park. Construction for Jurassic World proceeds in the background. Keens eyes might also noticed a clutch of Raptor eggs in the Tour Car’s wheel arch.
Whilst this confirms Jurassic World will be at Comic-Con in one form or another it is still not known where or when.
In other news, Steven Weintraub over at Collider is reporting that Chris Pratt has wrapped filming on Jurassic World and is VERY pleased with how it turned out.
What do you make of these latest developments? Will you be attending Comic-Con?
Poster artist Mark Englert has tweeted instructions on how to get hold of this exclusive, just text JURASSIC to 834567 and await further instructions!
ComingSoon have posted images of the official Jurassic World brochure that guests have when they arrive at the park. It includes information on the park highlights, is covered in corporate sponsorship, and reveals a partial list of dinosaurs that we will be seeing at the park.
The images were original leaked onto Twitter by @jurassicp2k15 who was requesting followers so that he would post more images. We’re assuming he was an extra who took a map home or we’ve even heard reports that some extras were selling their brochures outside the locations. Shout out to Christian for also sending these our way!
What’s interesting is that the brochure doesn’t list the Velociraptor or the new Diabolus-Rex, but I think it’s safe to assume that those dinosaurs aren’t for the visitors to see. We know Chris Pratt’s character is conducting behavioral research on Velociraptors, most likely in a hidden section of the park. We also know that the D-Rex is an experiment that they are working on behind closed doors, so it wouldn’t have made it to the brochures quite yet.
We also shared this image on our social media pages, of the Jurassic World map that was another brochure seen at the park. It’s got the new and final logo on it as well as giving us a better look at the layout of the island.
And finally, a Twitter user posted this image of one of the many vehicles we’ve seen in set photos for the film. Previously we’ve always seen the vehicles with a piece of blue plastic covering a logo on the doors – well now that logo has been revealed on one of the vehicles as a company that we know fairly well.
Comic Con is on the horizon but it doesn’t look like Jurassic World will be making an appearance. While Legendary Pictures, Phil Tippett and Legacy Effects have panels, Slashfilm and HitFix have reported that we won’t be seeing Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World this year. It begs the question – when WILL we be seeing something official for the movie? We may get a surprise at Comic Con but at this point is does seem unlikely.
With their latest film, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ just around the corner from release, JoBlo.com has caught up with the husband and wife tag-team who wrote the original script for Jurassic World. Below are a few excerpts which provided some great insight into where Jurassic World came from.
Then you went on to write JURASSIC WORLD. Was that something you sought out, or did it come to you?
Jaffa: That was different, we got a call from our agents saying Steven Spielberg was interested in meeting with us for JURASSIC WORLD. And I said, “I’m sorry, I didn’t catch the name!” [Laughs] We were very excited. The first meeting with him was fantastic.
Silver: He’s everything you imagine. He’s so collaborative.
Jaffa: We felt a personal connection with him immediately, so collaboratively there was a quick meshing of thought and ideas. We were brought on pretty quickly.
Spielberg was thoroughly involved in the writing process?
Jaffa: Oh yeah, very much so. For the longest time, maybe a year, it was just the three of us.
Do you know how much of your vision remains at this stage? I believe Colin Trevorrow and his partner did a lot of work on it, if not started totally from scratch.
Jaffa: Another thing built on what we created, but we did not work with those guys creatively. We don’t really know. We had one conversation with Colin. But we really believe in him, the cast is very cool. We’re very excited about the experience with Steven and our contribution to it.
What are some of the cool set pieces you wrote that you hope make it in there?
Jaffa: [Laughs] We can’t talk about that.
Is the old adage true, that screenwriters are paid well but treated like crap to make up for it?
Silver: [Laughs] It’s kind of true.
Jaffa: I don’t know about the “paid well” business. The thing about being a screenwriter is, sometimes you stick with it and it works out well, and other times you’re replaced and it doesn’t work out well for the project. But if your stuff is in it and audiences are moved by it, it’s been worth it.
Silver: When it comes to JURASSIC WORLD we’re extremely grateful to have worked the way we did.
Read the full interview over at JoBlo.com, thanks to Eric Walkuski for such a great article! What are your thoughts on Silver and Jaffa’s canon of work? Do they make you excited for Jurassic World? Comment below!
Possible first look at Jurassic World’s Velociraptor! [UPDATE: It’s real!]
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 07 July 2014 at 07:39PM – 43 Comments
Please take this information with a grain of salt, but it looks like we may have our first look at a Velociraptor for Jurassic World! An Instagram user posted this image with the tag:
This is an actual Velociraptor for the upcoming film Jurassic World! #jurassicworld #dinosaur #universalstudios #StevenSpielberg #Velociraptor #HYPE
The Velociraptor looks like a cross between the original Jurassic Park one, and the Raptor seen in The Lost World. It’s pictured in a warehouse which could either be where the production crew are currently filming in New Orleans, or the location where this particular bust/animatronic was made.
Legacy Effects are based in California, and the information from Instagram tells us that the photo was taken and uploaded in Valencia, California. We know that Legacy are attached to Jurassic World so this Raptor could be ready for shipping to New Orleans for filming.
It’s wearing some sort of muzzle/harness which could either be part of the story, or simply a harness for transportation, which would make sense considering how fragile and expensive the animatronic dinosaurs are.
Another interesting point is the slight green colour to the skin. In the Today Show’s on-set video that went online recently, you can see some early Jurassic World toys in the background, one of which were green Raptor Claws”.
We do advise to not believe everything you read – this could be a hoax, a miscommunication or simply not from Jurassic World. We are currently trying to figure out the authenticity of this image, and we will be sure to update the story as new information arises!
UPDATE: We have had confirmation from multiple sources that this image is indeed real! This is our first official look at a Jurassic World dinosaur! What do you think?
Screamscape is reporting exciting news that Universal Orlando has filed some new trademarks that could reveal some interesting clues of the future of Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure.
According to their article, ‘Jurassic World’ has been filed for use within their themeparks, more specifically “entertainment in the nature of a themed area in an amusement park and amusement park rides.” This goes hand in hand with another filling for ‘Jurassic World: DNA’, which is rumoured to be some sort of game software to be run on mobile devices in the parks.
Also within Universal’s latest trademark aquisitions are the fabled DIABOLUS REX as well as a yet to be heard of INDOMINUS REX.
Thanks to Screamscape for the scoop! What do you think of this news? Are you excited for an update in Jurassic Park: Orlando? Comment below!
New images are appearing via Twitter of Jurassic World’s latest location shoot, a sunny New Orleans Street transformed into snowy Wisconsin.
Though not confirmed at this time, it is believed this house will be the home to Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson and Judy Greer’s onscreen family following on from their previous airport shoot.
Thanks to twitter user @LancePerodin for the photographs! What do you think of these latest images, what off-island developments does Colin Trevorrrow have in store for us?
Jurassic World filming moves to Louis Armstrong International Airport!
Posted by Part Time Hero – Monday 30 June 2014 at 04:27PM – 6 Comments
On Location Vacations is reporting that filming for Jurassic World in New Orleans has moved to Louis Armstrong International Airport.
Their report indicates that signs for ‘Ebb Tide’, the known working title of Jurassic World have been spotted in the area and a recent casting call reveals that they are filming an airport/arrival scene today.
We have exclusively learned that on-screen brothers Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson as well as Judy Greer, who has yet to be seen, have been sighted filming at the airport.
What sort of scene doing you think they could be filming at the airport? Comment below.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor James Dumont has joined the ever-growing ensemble cast of Jurassic World, which moved filming to New Orleans earlier this month.
Known for his work in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and his portrayl of Sherman Adams in ‘The Butler’, you will be able to see him next in the James Brown biopic, ‘Get On Up’, directed by Tate Taylor who previously directed Jurassic World’s own Bryce Dallas Howard on ‘The Help’. His role in Jurassic World is yet to be disclosed.
What do you think about Dumont’s addition to the cast? Will he fit in with Colin Trevorrow’s barrage of actors?
Brian Tee plays head of security at Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 27 June 2014 at 06:31PM – 5 Comments
Information on the plot and characters of Jurassic World has been sparce, but thanks to Fred Topel of Movies with Butter, we now know a little bit more about the film and about one of the main characters. While promoting The Wolverine, Brian Tee spoke to Fred on the red carpet and told him a little about the film, confirming that he plays Hamada, the head of security at Jurassic World.
“I get to be another badass, I get to play with dinosaurs here and there. I think Jurassic World is going to be bigger, badder, better than any other Jurassic Park that you’ve seen.”
We’ve been briefly hearing similar things from actors attached to the franchise which is a positive sign! Fred guessed that Brian Tee plays a scientist, but he quickly corrected him.
“I’m Hamada. I’m the head of security at Jurassic World. Just in case something happens, because what could go wrong? There are many giant dinosaurs. They’re probably really tame in their own environment and stuff like that, so I’m just a precaution, that’s all.”
Brian also discussed director Colin Trevorrow and what it’s like to work with him on set:
“For what we shot, it was I think the best of both worlds. It was definitely very measured, but when you’re in the world itself, you’ve got to represent that particular aesthetic. So he was definitely in the trenches with us. We’re rolling through mud and dirt and trees and bushes and swamp and all this other stuff, and he was in there getting dirty. Absolutely.”
It’s great to be hearing the actors talk about the film in a positive light. So far it seems as though the filming has gone smoothly.
Source: Movies with Butter
EXCLUSIVE: First look at Jurassic World merchandise from the Licensing Expo!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 27 June 2014 at 02:27PM – 8 Comments
Over the past week, I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the Jurassic World merchandise from the Licensing Expo that happened a couple of weeks ago in Las Vegas. While this merchandise will likely not be sold outside of the Expo, it’s a good indication of what Universal Pictures are planning with Jurassic World, and what kind of merchandise we might end up seeing when the film is near release.
I received two items – a Jurassic World 3D keyring, which is also a working light, and a Jurassic World bag which has a similar pattern on it as seen in the Hasbro packaging tease a little while back. Check out the photos below!
The keyring is a cool piece and is not too heavy or bulky. The bag is very light, almost like a shopping bag. What’s interesting to note is the logo on the bag itself. As you can see by the close-up image above, it’s the same logo as seen on the big banners at the Licensing Expo. I believe that we are getting our first look at the official and final logo for Jurassic World.
As for the texture on the bag, we believe that what we are seeing is the skin of a Mosasaur and that this will be a running theme throughout the merchandise packaging.
Our writer ChrisLikesDinos has discovered new Jurassic Park Hasbro toys in the computer system at his local Toys R Us. In the photo below, you can see there are four items – the Giant Raptor, Chomping Rex, Basher Biter and the Growler.
While this is the only information we have, having these items listed in the Toys R Us system strongly suggests that these toys will be released within the next couple of months.
We should not assume that these are Jurassic World toys however, and more than likely are similar to the Jurassic Park toys that were released last year. Most likely, Universal and Hasbro are keeping Jurassic related products on the shelf until the actual Jurassic World line is released next year.
First look at the Jurassic World giftshop + Chris & Bryce in costume!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 24 June 2014 at 02:12PM – 8 Comments
The Today Show visited the Jurassic World set in New Orleans and interviewed lead actors Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt, as well as director Colin Trevorrow. While the full video is not online yet, The Today Show have posted their interview with Chris and Bryce in the Jurassic World giftshop, which you can see below.
We are working on getting the full video to you, in the meantime, follow our Twitter for instant updates as we get them! Hopefully we’ll be seeing a bit more of the Jurassic World set soon!
UPDATE: The Today Show has now released the full video which shows a lot from the set of Jurassic World and an interview with Chris & Bryce, as well as Ty and Nick, and a short interview with the director, Colin Trevorrow, where he says Steven Spielberg often called and sent him ideas. Check out the full video below!
First look at JURASSIC WORLD merch, plus a sneak peak at a Dinosaur!
Posted by Sandy – Wednesday 18 June 2014 at 03:05AM – 25 Comments
JURASSIC WORLD is continuing to deliver the goods in Las Vegas via the Licensing Expo, and once again Comingsoon.net has it covered! Check out these early promotional merchandise images, which show off a plethora of Dinosaurs, logos and art!
While I’m sure most noticed the Mosasaur, be sure not to overlook the return of Mr. DNA! It is worth noting that these images are early, and the Pteranodon and Raptors in these images are simply borrowed from past films and not entirely indicative of their final designs. However, some of these images are clearly unique and made specifically for JURASSIC WORLD, as the ‘DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS’ image showcases a Monorail in the background. The Dinosaurs showcased in the various images are Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, Gallimimus, Mosasaur, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Pteranodon, Sauropod species and possibly the Diabolus Rex.
Speaking of the Diabolus, Colin Trevorrow just tweeted this picture which seems to be the shadow of its animatronic on the six flags set!
Be sure to sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for the latest on JURASSIC WORLD!
Today is the first day of the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and Universal Pictures are apparently keen for people to see what they have planned for Jurassic World. The guys at ComingSoon.net managed to take a couple of pictures of this new Jurassic World standee yesterday, before the doors officially opened.
It’s good to see Universal are finally beginning to market Jurassic World. With ComingSoon.net already at the Licensing Expo, we can expect to see more from Universal in the next couple of days and hopefully we might get to see the official poster for the film.
In related news, DazzleCasino have just yesterday announced their new game, Jurassic Park Slot. You can check out their announcement video here. Thanks to Christian for sending that our way.
Like always, we’ll keep you updated on all Jurassic news as it comes in!
EXCLUSIVE: In depth look at Owen’s shack on Isla Nublar!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 16 June 2014 at 07:32PM – 1 Comments
Our friend RaptorRex has generously been able to share some photographs with us of ‘Owen’s shack’, the location in which Chris Pratt’s character lives on Isla Nublar. While we don’t know how much the shack will play a part in the film, the shack was seen in the recent AVClub images, straight from the set of Jurassic World. Click the images below for a closer look!
The shack is located on the shores of Moli’i Garden & Fishpond. We can assume that Chris Pratt’s character has been living on the island for a while and prefers this shack to any of the hotels or staff accommodation that Jurassic World may offer.
We also have these photographs from across the fishpond, provided to us by Reel Tours Hawaii. They give a clearer look at the location and surroundings, and how the shack developed while in construction.
You can notice a few solar panels, as well as all Owen’s fishing gear and such has been added.
In related news, director Colin Trevorrow took to Twitter a couple of days ago to thank the numerous extras that were called in for the filming of Jurassic World in New Orleans. He thanked them for raising the bar for running and screaming. I think it’s safe to say there will be a lot of injured tourists on Isla Nublar. Colin also retweeted an extra’s tweet about the park bands that they got to keep after filming, which is the same band that Ty Simpkins is wearing in the latest official images that were released.
It seems the production have eased up on leaks as well, since filming in Hawaii. While some leaks are inevitable, perhaps the production and/or Universal are using the leaks as viral promotion. A few harmless pictures of extras having fun on set is very good for the film and gets audiences talking.
An extra on Twitter also posted a crucial plot point for the film which we won’t spoil for you, but you can read the tweet here at your own risk.
So the filming of Jurassic World seems to be going well in New Orleans, and we can only hope that we might see a section of the new park in the next official images that leak. Let us know what you think of the shack photos and what kind of part the shack will play in the film, in the comments section below.
Today, as producer Frank Marshall teased, we got a second official look from the set of Jurassic World. AVClub posted an article today which included three photos from the set in Hawaii, where we got our first look at Chris Pratt’s character in costume, as well as Ty Simpkin and Nick Robinson’s characters.
The photo of Chris Pratt is in front of his shack on Isla Nublar. It appears that he uses a motorbike to get around the island, so hopefully we’ll be seeing the motorcycle Raptor chase from The Lost World novel. The second picture shows Bryce in the same (or similar) clothes to the previous set photos that we saw.
The third photo gives us our first look at Ty Simpkin’s and Nick Robinson’s character. It’s the classic JP shot – characters frozen in fear looking up at something. I can imagine the two brothers have walked “off the trail” as it were and stumbled upon a dinosaur attack/outbreak. Nick is holding a Jurassic World Construction Worker’s hat which appears to have blood and a big cut on it.
To me the third photo especially feels very Jurassic Park. The photos haven’t spoiled anything from the film which a lot of fans will be pleased about. Hopefully we will see more soon, like perhaps a poster? Let us know what you think of the photos in the comments!
As part of Jurassic June, we have teamed up with them for a new giveaway and we’re giving away some fantastic prizes! Our writer Sandy had donated his Jurassic Park 2013 Pachyrhinosaurus Clash toy, and the Jurassic June guys are donating a t-shirt and stickers for second and third prize.
Click the image to the right for more information about the competition, which ends on the 16th June, so make sure you enter soon!
In related news, 21 years ago today, Steven Spielberg brought us a film that changed cinema for ever. Jurassic Park was released on the 11th June 1993 and has been enjoyed by audiences ever since. Be sure to watch the original full trailer below to relive the release.
Check out Jurassic June’s official website for more information! And finally, there is officially 365 days – one year – until the release of Jurassic World!
Jurassic World officially begins filming in New Orleans!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 03 June 2014 at 05:50PM – 3 Comments
On schedule, the cast and crew of the upcoming Jurassic World are now in New Orleans to continue filming at the abandoned Six Flags amusement park. According to On Location Vacations, the film will shoot for 11 weeks in Louisiana, and they are looking for a lot of extras.
“Ebb Tide”, a Steven Spielberg film, needs men and women (18yrs-75yrs) who are available to work: 6/6, and 6/9 through 6/13 at Six Flags Park. Pay is $101.50/12 hrs.
If you are available for at least 2 of the dates, please email directly to “EbbTide”: your photo, name, email, phone, height and weight to: [email protected]
In the subject line, please put: referred by Robin Batherson. If you’ve already registered for “Ebb Tide”, no need to submit again.
If you’re in the area then this is your chance to star in Jurassic World! Be sure to let us know if you get in.
In related news, producer Frank Marshall tweeted a video from the set of Jurassic World in Kauai. It doesn’t show anything from the set, but he talks about remembering filming Raiders of the Lost Ark over 30 years, then Jurassic Park 20 years ago, and now Jurassic World.
Trevorrow talks Jurassic World leaks and clears issues
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 29 May 2014 at 12:00AM – 17 Comments
This past week, audiences began to question and doubt the upcoming Jurassic World film due to a leak by JoBlo. While we tried to ensure that context is everything, some fans were upset by the spoiler of a genetically mutated dinosaur, as well as “tamed” dinosaurs that was suggested in the article.
It’s a real pity that the director of the film who is busy shooting Hawaii has to take time to “calm” the fandom, but he certainly does it in a justified way. Here are some tidbits from SlashFilms’ exclusive interview with the man – be aware that he talks spoilers:
“What do you feel are the biggest misconceptions from the leaked rumors about the Jurassic World story versus the real screenplay?
That’s the thing about leaks, sometimes they aren’t misinterpreted or false. They’re real story elements that the filmmakers were hoping to introduce to the audience in a darkened movie theater. But unfortunately, in 2014, you read about it on a computer. Last week was discouraging for everyone on our crew–not because we want to hide things from the fans, but because we’re working so hard to create something full of surprises. When I was a kid, you got to discover everything at once, it washed over you and blew your mind. Now it only takes one person to spoil it for everyone else. I hope whoever leaked it is actively trying to undermine what we’re doing. Because if they’re trying to help, they’re doing it wrong.”
Colin confirmed that the film focusses around an operational Jurassic Park which is now a worldwide destination for families and the like. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. It’s a luxery resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course and it includes the most important thing – REAL dinosaurs. “It’s the realization of John Hammond’s dream, and I think you’ll want to go there.”
“Those two ideas felt like they could work together. What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth…and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. “We’ve seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?” Next year, you’ll see our answer.”
Colin Trevorrow also discusses the spoiler leak, which suggest the dinosaurs were good and bad. It was also suggested that the dinosaurs are trained.
“Chris Pratt’s character is doing behavioral research on the raptors. They aren’t trained, they can’t do tricks. He’s just trying to figure out the limits of the relationship between these highly intelligent creatures and human beings. If people don’t think there’s potential in those ideas, maybe they won’t like this movie. But I ask them to give it a chance.”
The recent leak of the Diabolus-Rex was also discussed – it was intended to be a surprise for the audience. It does include the DNA of a snake and a cuttlefish, but Colin ensures it’s not going to be a mutant as some fans have suggested. It’s a dinosaur, made in the same way the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were; spliced with frog DNA.
“I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But we aren’t doing anything here that Crichton didn’t suggest in his novels. This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles. It’s a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were, but now the genetics have gone to the next level. For me, it’s a natural evolution of the technology introduced in the first film. Maybe it sounds crazy, but most of my favorite movies sound crazy when you describe them in a single sentence.”
Colin also directly responded to the suggestions from fans and audiences who claims that their childhood is ruined by recent leaks.
“I understand the risks of leaving the safe zone. We’ve all been disappointed by new installments of the stories we love. But with all this talk of filmmakers “ruining our childhood”, we forget that right now is someone else’s childhood. This is their time. And I have to build something that can take them to the same place those earlier films took us. It may not happen in the same way everyone expects it to, but it’s the way I believe it needs to happen.”
As a website dedicated to bringing you the latest Jurassic World news, we have always been weary of leaks and spoilers. While we do and have posted spoilers, we respect the filmmakers and their want for privacy for this film. There are limits to what should be leaked and discussed online. This interview from Colin was necessary to fix some of the damage that had been done, and I certainly think it has been cleaned up. I’m as excited as I always have been for the film, if not more so.
And a final word from Colin:
“Honestly, the biggest misconception on this movie is that there’s some massive conference room at the studio where all these cynical story decisions are made. There is no committee. Universal has given us the resources to tell the story we want to tell, on the scale we want to tell it. Will this one be different from the other movies? You bet it will. And I’m not going to pass the buck if it doesn’t work. This one’s on me.”
Last night, Colin Trevorrow tweeted a cool little picture of a patch, pressumably on a cap that someone on the park’s vet service wears. It’s nothing big but it’s nice to see something official from Colin.
If anyone was still unsure the park would be on Isla Nublar, this should serve as more proof it is.
Source: Colin Trevorrow
Earlier this week, JoBlo leaked the news that the new dinosaur in Jurassic World is a hybrid, with T-Rex, Velociraptor, Snake and Cuttlefish DNA spliced together. Earlier tonight, our friends at JurassicWorld-Movie broke the news that the new dinosaur, often referred to as the D-Rex, is called the ‘Diabolus Rex’. The website promises more news soon.
Thanks to our special source RaptorRex, we now have a first look at the enclosure itself – specifically the sign at the entrance to the paddock which gives instructions to park personnel on how to safely interact with the animal. We also have this picture of the D-Rex enclosure.
Bryce Dallas Howard’s character responsible for hybrid?
Posted by Sandy – Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 01:21AM – 14 Comments
Yesterday, JoBlo had another big Jurassic World scoop detailing dinosaur and some story details. Today, Nerdist News confirmed the JoBlo details with their own sources and added the following;
“The super dino is a genetic experiment by Bryce Dallas Howard who works at Jurassic World designing exciting new dino hybrids to thrill tourists.”
It should also be noted that The Nerdist is owned by Legendary, who are on board as co-financiers for the movie. So this adds some more confirmation of the dino details and it appears as though Bryce Dallas Howard’s character is responsible for creating the new genetic hybrid. The video can be seen here around 1:50 in.
Also, in a recent video of AMC Movie Talk, Jon Schnepp talked about the recent Jurassic World rumor stating he liked the concept of seeing genetically altered dinosaurs and added that he had seen production design from Jurassic Park 4/ Jurassic World over the years it has been in development. He added;
“They’ve talked about doing something similar to this where they combine a rhino and a dinosaur”
As we’ve mentioned and speculated before, the idea of having genetically altered dinosaurs has been the idea for the fourth Jurassic for a number of years now. Could Jon be referring to a design similar to the green dinosaur hybrid concept art done by Calros Huante seen a year or so ago?
Spoilers: Park and Dinosaur details for Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 19 May 2014 at 05:02PM – 32 Comments
As promised, JoBlo.com have released an exclusive look at the upcoming Jurassic World, leaking information about the park itself and the dinosaurs that are there. The writer stresses that the news isn’t that much of a spoiler; it won’t spoil the film for you, but it certainly reveals what’s been hinted at for so long. If you do not want to be spoiled then do not read past this point.
As they state in the article, much of what they leak is more of an elaboration on what they previously revealed.
Building on our original scoop: JURASSIC WORLD will be a real running theme park, complete with a monorail (as teased in recent concept art above), shops, rides, and shows. It’s the most popular theme park and a family destination. To get there you have to take a high speed shuttle boat from Florida. Inside the park there are a multitude of activities, including a Dino petting zoo and a Hologram info center where you can learn about the methods they are using to create dinosaurs (an enhanced version of the original one). One of the rides is called a “Gyrosphere” that you can get in and ride around in the wild to get up close to the Dinos.
RUNNING and SCREAMING
Business is good at the park, but the powers that be start to dream up new ways to keep customers coming back; namely by splicing Dino DNA with other dinos (and other species). That becomes the problem. They splice together a T-Rex, raptor, snake, and cuttlefish to create a monstrous new dino that, of course, gets loose and terrorizes the park. Nothing like a little greed and human arrogance to ruin a good thing, right? Dino expert Jack Horner has teased this bad boy since last year and now we have an idea why he says we’ll want to “keep the lights on” after seeing it. He may be right.
GOOD DINO vs. BAD DINO
According to our source, there will be lots of Dino on Dino fighting, as some of the Dinos are “good guys” that are trained by Chris Pratt’s character. The raptors and T-Rex are among the “trained” good dinosaurs. The big bad dinosaur has instant camouflage abilities, like the cuttlefish, so he blends into the background, is smart like the velociraptor, uses his jaw like a snake, and can terrorize like the T-Rex. Does this mean the new dino will be the ONLY “bad” one? Or will there be more than one? Unconfirmed, but it will be the catalyst that kicks off the peril.
As expected, Jurassic World is huge and known worldwide as being a family attraction/theme park. It’s incredibly interesting to note that visitors get to the island via a ferry from Florida… what does that mean? Have the islands moved from the Pacific to the Atlantic?
The splicing of dinosaur DNA has been a concept that’s floated in and out of Jurassic Park 4 scripts since the first draft was turned in by John Sayles, all those years ago. It seems that was something they really wanted to keep, personally I am not sure what I think about it. But, it’s confirmed that the new dinosaur is a work of fiction.
The other thing they reported, is that there will be dinosaurs fighting dinosaurs, which is great, but there will also be “trained” dinosaurs, which is also a concept that was in the original John Sayles draft in 2004. What do you think of that idea? Let us know in the comments section below!
Don’t forget to check out our podcast where we discuss the island that is Isla Nublar! And don’t forget to let us know what you think of these spoilers – is this what you want for Jurassic World? Thanks to JoBlo for the news!
Irrfan Khan talks filming, Thomas Tull discusses sequels + military casting for Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 15 May 2014 at 01:05PM – 6 Comments
In an interview with the Mumbai Mirror, Irrfan Khan has discussed what it was like filming Jurassic World in Hawaii. The article states that he plays a business tycoon that owns a dinosaur park. It says he has returned from filming and was impressed with the park that had been constructed on Oahu.
“It’s a huge set and a big unit. The first day that I reported for the shoot, the whole street was filled with trucks. They had blocked a part of the island, mostly jungles and mountains,”
He further goes on to discuss the director Colin Trevorrow:
“Even though he has just one film behind him, Safety Not Guranteed, he was very chilled out and in control,” he says, excited to have worked with director Ron Howards’s daughter Bryce Dallas Howard known for her performances in films like The Help, As You Like It, Spider-Man 3 and Twilight Salvation. “She’s very good. When I go back in July I am looking forward to working with other actors like Chris Pratt,”
What we can take from this article is that Irrfan Khan has not yet acted with Chris Pratt in Hawaii, which means the two character’s interactions will be filmed in New Orleans when the shoot moves there in July. Irrfan Khan has also left Hawaii’s filming which means he will not be heading to Kauai for the rest of the filming there.
In other news, producer Thomas Tull had further discussed that there are sequels planned for Jurassic World. We reported a while back that the director had talked sequels with Empire Magazine, and now the Legendary Pictures producer has stated:
“The ideas and script that they came up with, and story, are spectacular, so we may spend more than one piece in there.”
He also spoke about his love for the franchise and Spielberg’s work:
“I am very humbled and fortunate to call Steven a friend, and I joke with him that he practically raised me” Tull explained. “It’s surreal in a way. Jurassic Park is one of my favourite movies. Colin was a fantastic choice – I loved his last movie [Safety Not Guaranteed]. Working with Steven and Frank Marshall – it’s a privilege.”
And finally, a new casting call has gone out for Jurassic World, calling for military types in New Orleans.
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It’s clear that there is heavy military involvement in this film, but for what exactly. Do dinosaurs get off the island? Do the military head there to destroy the dinosaurs? Let us know what you think in the comments section!
[SPOILER] Animatronics confirmed for Hawaii – Bryce Dallas Howard’s accident on set [FAKE]
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 13 May 2014 at 09:47PM – 1 Comments
Animatronics are now confirmed to be in Hawaii for Jurassic World. At least that’s according to ShowBizSpy, who revealed this in an article about an accident on set, where lead actress Bryce Dallas Howard got caught in the mouth of a giant dinosaur attempting to eat her. According to the report, a power failure trapped her inside the monster’s metal mouth.
“Bryce found herself surrounded by wires and machinery used to operate the dinosaur’s jaws and started screaming, ‘Please, get me out of here!’ The crew, working feverishly to pry the jaws open without damaging the mechanical beast, kept assuring Bryce she’d be fine,” a source said. “But it took 15 minutes of hard work before they finally pried the beast’s mouth open and pulled her to safety.”
Apparently, Bryce then thanked the crew that helped her, then continued filming as soon as the power came back on.
We do have to take this with a pinch of salt however, as it seems questionable that the animatronics would be in Hawaii due to their sheer size and we can’t fully confirm the legitimacy of this website. It’s also worth mentioning that due to film’s health and safety rules, it’s likely that for this kind of stunt a stunt-double would have replaced Bryce. We have reached out to the film’s producers to see if this is true – so we can only hope they confirm or deny this.
UPDATE: Producer Frank Marshall has informed us that the story is not true.
Our friends at Reel Tours Hawaii have posted some photographs of the latest Jurassic World set – the Isla Nublar ferry. Today is the last day of filming on Oahu and it looks like they’re going out with style!
We know that hundreds of extras were filming scenes at the dock, so this certainly coincides with that. When visiting Jurassic World, you arrive by ferry.
This further confirms that Isla Nublar is indeed the location and also confirms that this film is about a new park.
Michael Giacchino is known for his work composing the TV series Lost as well as the feature films Super 8, Let Me In, Star Trek 1&2, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and many more. He also composed the music for The Lost World video game and Warpath: Jurassic Park, so it’s fair to say he’s more than qualified for the job.
“My first stop-motion movies at 9-years-old involved stories where dinosaurs and men were trapped together on long-lost islands or far away planets,” Giacchino said. “My first composing job was to write the score for the Steven Spielberg-produced videogame based on the film ‘The Lost World,’ which was one of the earliest console videogames to feature an original orchestral score. Having the chance to work on this new movie with the talented director Colin Trevorrow is an incredible opportunity to bring full circle the journey of dinosaurs and film that started in my backyard over 30 years ago.”
Fans have speculated for a while now that Michael Giacchino would be the composer. His work with Steven Spielberg made him a logical choice, the fact that he has composed music for the franchise before certainly helps, and the fact that he’s often referred to as the next John Williams makes him a perfect fit.
It is reported that he will weave in iconic themes by John Williams’ classic Jurassic Park score, similar to what he did with the Star Trek franchise. Director Colin Trevorrow said:
“Michael Giacchino is a fiercely creative musical mind and a true Jurassic Park fan. While this new score will honor the indelible work of John Williams, our mission is the same as the film itself – to create something bold and new for people who love dinosaurs.”
I think I can safely say this is some of the best news we have received so far. I love his work on The Lost World Playstation games, and his composing work is non-other than spectacular. He is an smart choice for this rebooting of the franchise. What are your thoughts?
Thomas Tull says JW has a “fantastic script and story”
Posted by Sandy – Saturday 10 May 2014 at 03:22PM – 0 Comments
Total Film got a chance to interview Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull about some upcoming projects including Jurassic World. When asked what made him excited and what fans could be excited about, Tull replied with the following:
“It’s a fantastic script and story, I loved [Colin’s] first movie and the opportunity for us to work with Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg and this world is really exciting. The first film was one of my favorite movies of all time and I think you’ll see some of that DNA.”
If you go back to around January, Tull was interviewed saying that Legendary was looking at co-financing Jurassic World depending on whether the script was good. Now that they’re on board, it certainly is a good sign for the script and story.
Source: Total Film Interview
Cinematographer John Schwartzman talks Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 08 May 2014 at 10:54AM – 11 Comments
In an interview with ONFILM at Kodak, cinematographer John Schwartzman (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Saving Mr. Banks) talked about his upcoming projects including Jurassic World, which is currently shooting now in Hawaii.
He talks about his love for anamorphic film and how he prefers celluloid film to digital, and then discusses his choice to shoot 35mm AND 65mm on Jurassic World.
Jurassic World, your next feature, will be shot on film – some 35 mm and some 65 mm, correct? What’s the thought process behind that decision?
The reason for that was simple: Steven Spielberg, who only shoots film. We also based the decision on the idea that the other Jurassic movies were shot on film and that these are day exterior movies. In day exterior situations, nothing surpasses film in terms of dynamic range. There’s not a digital camera in the world that can handle the difference between 20,000 footcandles in the highlights and six footcandles in the shadows, especially when you’re walking through a jungle.
And the 65 mm portions?
The large format decision grew out of our location scouting. When we told the visual effects people that we were going to shoot film, their reaction was ‘Thank goodness. Thank you for shooting film – we love it.’ That’s a nice thing to hear. They were talking about larger formats, so I suggested five-perf 65. I knew I’d need to do big, sweeping moves and carry a lot of depth of field. I knew that we could get the cameras from Panavision. Everyone at Panavision and Kodak was gung-ho about it. Plus, I’ve always wanted to shoot large format. When people see this movie, I want them to go, ‘Whoa!’ I want them to see what film can really do.
A lot of care and passion is going into the project. I couldn’t be happier that it’s shooting on film too, that’s unheard of a lot of the time these days.
The film is also being shot with an aspect ratio of 2.00:1, which is between Jurassic Park’s 1.85:1 and (for example) Minority Report’s 2.35:1. In an interview with IGN, director Colin Trevorrow addresses this:
IGN: Can you tell us anything about how the film will look?
We’re shooting 35mm and 65mm film. We’re also using an aspect ratio that hasn’t been seen theatrically in a very long time. The movie will be presented in 2 to 1. It’s basically a middle ground between 2.35 and 1.85. It allows us enough height to fit humans and dinosaurs into a single frame, without giving up that sense of scope. It’s very close to the ratio of the digital IMAX screens, so it will look great in large format. I think other filmmakers will want to give it a try when they see how it looks. It’s very comfortable.
What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below! I for one am incredibly excited for the cinematography of Jurassic World.
According to Variety, ‘The Office’ actor Andy Buckley has joined that cast of Jurassic World, which is currently filming in Hawaii.
We reported a month ago that the actor had been rumoured to be in the film, when Jurassic World was listed in his upcoming projects in an article on WSPA 7.
What do you think to this casting choice? Do you think he fits well with the current cast of the film?
Stay tuned for more Jurassic World news!
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Legendary will co-finance Jurassic World + No original 3 actors returning
Posted by Sandy – Tuesday 06 May 2014 at 05:13PM – 2 Comments
Variety reports that Legendary has decided to help co-finance Jurassic World. This was first hinted at by CEO of Legendary Pictures Thomas Tull in January as a part of a deal between Universal and Legendary.
In a recent interview, Sam Neill was asked about his involvement in Jurassic World. Neill responded with the following:
“None of us are in it…It’s a total reboot. There wasn’t a choice to be made [about appearing], it was all out of everyone’s hands.”
According to Neill, the actors were not asked to reprise their roles in the 4th Jurassic Park movie. In March, when interview by IGN, Colin Trevorrow stated that he did not want to have the original 3 actors (Neill, Dern, Goldblum) because he “[respects] those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons”.
Brian Tee has taken to Twitter to confirm his involvement in Jurassic World, and took it a step further by tweeting a picture of his trailer, labeled with his character name! Many fans will instantly remember the name of Katashi Hamada from the open casting leak which included a script page with dialogue from the character. Hamada is described as a 52 year old “aging Japanese badass who has killed with bare hands”. He goes on to talk about the danger of feeding a certain new dinosaur live animals, closing a killer speech with “Trust me. You don’t want this animal to taste things that move and bleed.” Based on what we know, Brian seems to be playing this films version of Robert Muldoon, so the only question that remains is if he will wear short-shorts!
In other news, Reel Tours Hawaii is reporting that Jurassic World will film at the abandoned Paradise Park, a bird sanctuary in ruins since 1994. While we know Jurassic World will feature a brand new, operational park, perhaps the old ruins of Jurassic Park remain on Isla Nublar! As always, stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
Earlier today, our friends at Reel Tour Hawaii posted a photograph that they took of a helicopter flying overhead, which appears to have the InGen logo on it. InGen is the company behind the original Jurassic Park.
While there has been no discussions or talk of the company InGen returning, it seems plausible that they will, considering the company owned Isla Nublar and the other islands, known as the Five Deaths.
In other news, Mondo have revealed two vinyl releases of the original Jurassic Park score, composed by John Williams.
The two different versions, the first by JC Richard and the second by Dan McCarthy, will be going on sale June 11th and will be limited to 500 a piece.
And finally, Jack Horner has confirmed that there will be no feathered dinosaurs in Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow first took to Twitter to announce ‘no feathers’, and Jack Horner has further confirmed it in 3D World magazine.
“Jurassic Park is going to have one dinosaur that is going to be the scariest dinosaur ever. The whole concept of Jurassic Park 4 is really cool.”
In the latest interview of Empire Magazine, director Colin Trevorrow gave a small insight into Jurassic World, which is currently filming in Hawaii. Empire took the chance to ask him about the themes of the film and how it relates to the previous films in the franchise. Here’s a snippet from the interview:
So, it’s true it’s focused on a fully operational dinosaur park?
I’d like to not answer that. I don’t want to answer because I don’t want to lie. In an attempt to shield the audience from having too many surprises ruined [filmmakers] have started to be dishonest with our audiences, and I don’t want to be a part of that.
With the previous sequels, the approach with dinosaurs has been to make each one bigger than the last. What’s your approach?
To me, the movie is about characters and how especially Chris Pratt’s and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters are interacting with these animals. Yes, we have a big, bad new dinosaurs, but that dinosaur is the result of not just man’s hubris but man’s curiosity and desire to entertain. That’s all I can tell you.
B.D. Wong as Dr. Wu is the only returning character. How significant is that?
He’s a pretty crucial role. Knowing the book well and seeing how that character evolved in the first book, I felt like he’d be a logical connection.
What’s technologically possible for you now that wasn’t for the previous films?
We’re actually building more practical sets on this film than I know have been built on a film in a long time. And we’re going to use animatronic dinosaurs. We’re doing things that make it feel like a real world that you can touch, feel and be a part of. That was very important to me.
While it’s obvious that Colin can’t detail much about the film at this point, reading things like this just excite me even more. It seems as if he really knows the franchise and which direction it needs to go to survive. Jurassic World is going to be a new era for the franchise and by the sounds of it, bring us something we truly have not seen before.
The magazine has more of the interview with Colin, so don’t forget to go and grab a copy while you still can!
First official images from the set of Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 23 April 2014 at 07:11PM – 3 Comments
As Frank Marshall teased, we now have our first official look at the set of Jurassic World in Hawaii, via Entertainment Weekly. The website has posted a photograph of Bryce Dallas Howard in character, as well as a battered construction vehicle, and a new logo printed on the back of a director’s chair.
To summarise some of what we’re seeing here, it looks like the cameras have been designed especially for the film, with some JP related artwork on it! And Bryce Dallas Howard, looking great, seems to be standing in a control room of some sort, which appears to be overlooking something. You can see a control panel in front of her, and a load of screens on the wall – which have tracking dots on them for visual effects.
The second image shows us a construction vehicle which has some damage, hinting that the dinosaurs might break out or even have just attacked a vehicle that was too close for comfort. The vehicle appears to be an early 1990’s Chevy. The third image shows us a director’s chair overlooking the beautiful Hawaiin landscape, with a new Jurassic World logo printed on the back.
The images are incredibly exciting for those who have been anticipating this movie for the past 12 years, and of course for those purely excited for the sequel!
Empire Magazine got a chance to speak with Colin Trevorrow about Jurassic World. Trevorrow has stated that Universal has spoken a lot about sequels and that he would return if Universal would want him.
“We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story”
In addition, he also talked a little about characters, namely Omar Sy and his relation to Chris Pratt’s character and possibly having them in future sequels.
“They work together and have some pretty cool action scenes together. I wanted to create a relationship there that could be memorable and potentially carry on to future films.”
Finally, Trevorrow spoke about the story of Jurassic World without giving away any spoilers or key details. He says the film is about co-dominance between two alpha species and goes on to say,
“so now we’ve brought back another that happened to be the alpha species during its time, and we have to co-exist, so what is that relationship.”
One thing that many fans will be pleased about is the fact that Trevorrow confirmed that animatronics will still be used, putting months of speculating to rest.
With some more possible Jurassic World news coming from Frank Marshall and more info from Empire Magazine’s June issue coming tomorrow, fans can expect some more in terms of news.
You may remember a few months ago I got the chance to interview Hollywood legend Phil Tippett, who has worked on such film franchises as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and our favourite, Jurassic Park. Phil is now working on the upcoming Jurassic World and is also working on part 2 of his own independent stop-motion project, Mad God.
“In 2012, after sitting on the shelf for 20 years, artists at Tippett Studio implored Phil to revive MAD GOD. The crew was entirely made up entirely of volunteers, including artists from Tippett Studio, students from local art schools, and industry veterans who remember the “good ol’ days” when effects were made by people on sets photographing puppets one frame at a time.”
The project is looking for funding to help finish part 2, with Phil Tippett and the team at Tippett Studios taking to Kickstarter to help raise the funds. The project has some fantastic gifts for the various pledge amounts, ranging from an autographed copy of the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, all the way to 2 tickets to the world premiere screening of Mad God: Part 2 in California, with a tour of Tippett Studios.
Phil was one of the main reasons the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park ended up so realistic, and now it’s your chance to help fund a personal project of his. Check out the Kickstarter page and watch the video to learn more about the unique project!
First day of filming goes well, Irrfan Khan pictured on set!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 11 April 2014 at 02:49PM – 1 Comments
Thursday 10th April marked the first day of filming on Jurassic World, with the film crew, cast and numerous extras ready and waiting at the Honolulu Zoo. To celebrate the occassion, producer Frank Marshall tweeted the following:
While security was tight at the filming, with an extra claiming that “they put a security sticker on all the cellphones so that we can’t take pictures”. It seems the production team are going to great lengths to keep information about the film secret (and rightly so) but the DailyMail have published some exclusive photographs of Irrfan Khan on set, and what appears to be possible tour buggies. They also spotted a tube with an ‘electric fence’ sticker on it.
With massive thanks to our friends at Reel Tours Hawaii, we can also share these images from the set taken by a passing visitor, which show some extras working on the film. If you look closely in the second image you can see a blue banner sporting a Jurassic World logo.
Our final bit of news for you today is from the IndiaTimes, who claim that there was a slight hiccup on day 1 of filming for Irrfan Khan, with security guards having to break into his hotel room.
“The actor, who is currently in Hawaii to shoot for the Hollywood film Jurassic World, was so jet-lagged by the 27-hour flight that he slept well past the wake-up call the morning after he reached there. Though he was supposed to go for a routine check-up at 7 am for medical insurance etc, he overslept, oblivious to the attempts to contact him.”
The actor himself, said:
“The security guards eventually broke into my room, only to find me asleep. I wonder if they felt I had committed suicide,”
However, this didn’t seem to disrupt the filming schedule much, as Frank Marshall reported above, “all is good” on Jurassic World. Yesterday was a historic day for Jurassic Park fans and we can now only get excited for the next bit of news.
Original JP Jeep returns to Hawaii plus new vehicle!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 10 April 2014 at 01:32PM – 12 Comments
Thanks to a user on Instagram, we have a first look at the vehicles in Jurassic World, and what’s better than knowing that we will be seeing an old and memorable vehicle return?! An original staff vehicle from Jurassic Park, a Jeep Wrangler, apparently is returning, having arrived in Hawaii.
The Wrangler is looking old and rusty, perhaps hinting that we will be seeing parts of the old park return in flashbacks or in a section of the film. The vehicle looks like it’s been left for quite some time and number 29 was the vehicle that Hammond rode in with the Lawyer, when they first get to the island. The return of this Jeep could mean we will see a part of the park that we never saw in the first film, or that the vehicle has been simply saved by the Patel Corporation. We really don’t know how the Jeep will be used at this point, but it’s exciting to speculate!
The photos come from a member of the Universal Studios Transportation Department, who is currently on Hawaii. He also posted a photograph of another vehicle which is supposedly for Jurassic World, which looks like an armoured security vehicle reminiscent of the vehicles used by InGen in The Lost World. If you look closely at the photograph you will see another vehicle behind the armoured truck.
Today is an exciting day; not only do we find out an original Jeep from the first film will be returning, but today also marks the first filming day of Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow and his crew are shooting at the Honolulu Zoo today, with a lot of extras we are told.
If you, like me, have been waiting for this film for give-or-take 12 years, then today doesn’t really feel real. It’s hard to describe the feeling. I wish the best of luck to Colin Trevorrow and his crew and cast, who I’m sure are going to make a sequel that we’re all going to love.
Stay tuned as news comes in. It’s going to be a busy few months!
WSPA 7 has reported that actor Andy Buckley, known for his role as David Wallace in The Office, is starring in the upcoming Jurassic World.
“Actor Andy Buckley is best-known for his role as David Wallace on NBC’s hit comedy “The Office.” Buckley can also be seen as in the box office hit “Bridesmaids,” HBO’s “Veep” and the movie “The Other Guys” with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Upcoming projects include roles in films “Horrible Bosses 2” and “Jurassic World” and appearances in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and Steve Carrell’s new comedic game show “Riot,” which will air on FOX. This will be his fourth time playing in the tournament.”
This is all the information that has been given at this point so we are unsure if it’s simply an error or whether more cast members have yet to be announced.
Either way, Andy Buckley would not be a bad addition to the already great cast! Thanks to Brian for sending this our way!
Source: WSPA 7
Judy Greer to play Bryce Dallas Howard’s sister in Jurassic World!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 08 April 2014 at 09:14PM – 0 Comments
Today Jurassic World actress Judy Greer held an AMA on Facebook, where JPLegacy user Xander21 aksed if she would play Bryce’s sister. Check out her reply below!
Many fans had suspected she may play her sister due to their similiar looks, and the fact that they had previously played siblings in “The Village”. Considering Bryce plays Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinsons aunt, it seems logical that Judy is playing thier mother. As always, stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World! The news will likely continue to flow at a steady rate as filming begins Thursday the 10th in Hawaii!
Young actor Ty Simpkins just tweeted this photograph of himself and director Colin Trevorrow in Hawaii, looking over what appears to be the Jurassic World script. After 12 years, Jurassic Park 4 is finally happening!
Let us remember this moment; this year is going to be a fun ride. Thank you to all our readers out there. Stay tuned as we bring you news and updates on the film as the cameras start rolling next week!
Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus join Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 04 April 2014 at 01:05AM – 11 Comments
In what is most likely the final bit of casting, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Judy Greer, Katie McGrath and Lauren Lapkus have joined the cast of Jurassic World.
According to the article, actress Judy Greer (The Descendants) has closed a deal to join the cast of the upcoming sequel. The article also states that Katie McGrath (Merlin) and Lauren Lapkus (The To Do List) are boarding the movie.
That’s all the information we have for now, but the article further confirms that Bryce Dallas Howard plays a corporate scientist working at the park, and Chris Pratt plays a dino wrangler with “a cowboy attitude”.
What do you think of these additions? Let us know in the comments section below!
Mercedes vehicles heading to Hawaii for Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 03 April 2014 at 01:54PM – 2 Comments
A Mercedes vehicle is currently on its way to Honolulu for a starring role in Jurassic World! Instagram user riviman72 posted a photograph of a covered up vehicle that’s being transported from California to Hawaii.
While we cannot see the paint job, the vehicle itself looks all-terrain and possibly military. From what we have found with Mercedes latest range, this vehicle looks most similar – a Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6. This could mean that it could be the new safari tour vehicle… or even a Patel Corporation vehicle. The vehicle is built like a tank, can withstand a ton of punishment, and could potentially outrun any dinosaur.
At this point we can only speculate, but things are really gearing up in Hawaii, with filming beginning next week! Expect to see more information like this in the coming weeks as the production team prepares to shoot… Jurassic World.
Irrfan Khan discusses filming schedule, heads to Hawaii this week!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 01 April 2014 at 09:00AM – 0 Comments
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Indian actor Irrfan Khan discussed his upcoming filming schedule for Jurassic World, which begins filming this month in Hawaii. He claims that his filming schedule in Hawaii is a fairly relaxed one:
“It’s a brief schedule to begin with, though my role is anything but brief. At the moment all I can tell you on record is that it’s a pivotal role. I am very excited about the project. It’s the second American global franchise after Spiderman that I am part of,”
This could mean that the Oahu and Kauai scenes are being saved for exteriors and possibly more action packed exterior scenes that do not involve Khan’s character, Patel.
“After the first brief first schedule of Jurassic World, I’ll be back in India to shoot for Shoojit Sircar’s Piku. I’ll complete one long schedule of Piku and then return to the US for a long schedule of Jurassic World. So it’d continue for the rest of the remaining part of the year.”
So it sounds like Patel is indeed a major part of Jurassic World, and will act mostly like John Hammond’s character in the first film – staying inside the buildings within his park. That is pure speculation based on what Irrfan Khan has said about his role.
In similar news, actor Ty Simpkins who plays ‘Gray’, has arrived in Hawaii ready to film Jurassic World! To our readers: it’s finally happening.
Source: Bollywood Hungama
Thanks to Reel Tours Hawaii, we have a much better and clearer look at the helicopter landing pad that’s been under construction on the island of Oahu.
Sources say that the landing pad has 24 hour security and there are “no photography” signs scattered around. It seems as though this will play a large part in the upcoming film, most likely Patel’s landing pad or the visitor landing pad.
A few weeks ago a photograph of supposed Jurassic World filming tests (involving a helicopter) were posted on Instagram.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes in!
Source: Reel Tours Hawaii
According to the Hawaii Film & Video Magazine, Jurassic World’s first filming location will be the Honolulu Zoo. While the article states how tight-lipped the production is, it does go into minor details about the new park we’ll be seeing, as well as stating that the film will shoot exteriors in San Diego, CA.
In Twitter news, Colin Trevorrow confirmed Jake Johnson’s involvement with the film, Frank Marshall denied Katy Perry’s involvement with Indiana Jones 5, and Ty Simpkins confirmed his character name is ‘Gray’.
Stay tuned for more news on Jurassic World! Thanks to Oviraptor for the find.
Source: Hawaii Film & Video Magazine
After rumours have been circulating for months, Jake Johnson has finally confirmed his involvement with the upcoming Jurassic World! In an interview with the Huffington Post, the Safety Not Guaranteed actor discussed his love for the franchise:
Did you get involved with “Jurassic World” because of Colin Trevorrow, who directed you in “Safety Not Guaranteed”?
Absolutely. Now, I’m also a huge fan of “Jurassic Park.” When I was growing up and “Jurassic Park” came out, I freaked out like every other kid. I was born in ’78, so I was like, 12. If it wasn’t Colin and someone said they wanted me in “Jurassic Park,” I would jump on it. The fact that it’s Colin, written by Derek Connolly (who wrote “Safety Not Guaranteed”) and both those guys are personal friends, I’d go through a wall.
It will be great to see Jake Johnson in the film and to see him working again with Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.
What do you think of the current cast list? Let us know in the comments section below! Thanks to Brian for sending us the news!
UPDATE: Jake Johnson has further confirmed his involvement with the film via an interview today with Vulture:
So you’re in Jurassic World.
I haven’t shot it yet. I shoot at the end of July.
If you get to interact with dinosaurs, which one do you want?
Probably the T. Rex, but what I’m really excited about is the director, Colin Trevorrow, directed me in Safety Not Guaranteed. And the writer of that movie [Derek Connolly] did a rewrite on Jurassic World. That movie we did for, I think it was $600,000 up in Seattle, a 20-day shoot. I loved it. So to do that and now be doing Jurassic World together, it just feels like a fun jump.
He further confirms that he’s playing the “tech guy” and that he’s “the guy in the booth”. Read the rest of the interview here!
Source: Huffington Post
At Universal’s CinemaCon panel this morning, a teaser for Jurassic World was shown to the crowd. Steve W. from Collider tweeted the following:
“JURASSIC WORLD tease was a lot of CGI and voice over. No real footage. Just reminding people of the world and what’s coming”
It’s not the most detailed description but at least it’s something. No word on whether or not the teaser will make its way online, but it’s still exciting to hear about a Jurassic World teaser after years of waiting.
Stay tuned as we’ll update the article if more details of the teaser emerge.
[UPDATE] IGN desrcibes the teaser as follows:
“The studio showed a very basic CG-animated title teaser for Jurassic World that was simply a camera moving through the jungle with words over the screen as soundbites of John Hammond’s dialogue from the earlier Jurassic Park movies is played. The teaser was just meant for the exhibition execs in attendance to let them know the movie is coming out summer 2015.”
So it seems as though this teaser is similar to the Jurassic Park 3 teaser. The video has not yet made its way online.
We now have our first glance at what Jurassic World will look like! Christian Nickel found what appears to be concept art for the upcoming film, drawn by illustrator Nathan Schroeder who is currently attached to the project. He has worked on films such as The Avengers, Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more.
The first image, as seen below (click to enlarge) shows the island of Kauai with a huge resort and a visitors center. It also shows a monorail running around the island.
The image was posted on Nathan Schroeder’s official website, along with a second image. Both images are dated 2013, so we can assume they were uploaded when Jurassic Park 4 went through the hiatus not so long ago.
It’s important to note that the script went through re-writes during the hiatus, so this concept art might be out-dated compared to what we will actually see on screen.
What do you think of the images? Is this what you were hoping for with Jurassic World? Let us know in the comments section below, and thank you to Christian for finding these images.
Roll on 2015!
Omar Sy joins Jurassic World, Idris Elba not involved, three female actors yet to be announced!
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 22 March 2014 at 10:41AM – 5 Comments
French actor Omar Sy has confirmed his involvement with the upcoming Jurassic World through his official Twitter account. The actor stated that he has been a fan of the franchise from the beginning and that he’s proud to be part of the cast for Jurassic World.
While new to the franchise, Omar Sy is mostly known for his role in the French comedy/drama The Intouchables, as well as playing Bishop in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Director Colin Trevorrow also confirmed the actors involvement via Twitter, welcoming him to the film. In February of this year, Backstage.com confirmed that both Irrfan Khan and Omar Sy had joined the cast, with the latter having no further confirmation until now.
Colin Trevorrow has also confirmed through Twitter that Idris Elba is not involved with Jurassic World, but has said that three female actors are yet to be announced.
Who do you think these three actors could be? What are your thoughts on the casting of Jurassic World? We’re very close to knowning our full cast, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
Colin Trevorrow talks Jurassic World to IGN; confirms BD Wong!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 18 March 2014 at 01:58PM – 7 Comments
IGN’s Chris Tilly recently interviewed Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow to ask about certain aspects of the film. Colin himself talked about the delay, writing the script, characters, and most surpringly, confirmed BD Wong will reprise his role as Dr. Henry Wu! Here is the direct quote:
“IGN: Will any of the characters from the original films be returning for this one?
Trevorrow: I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world. This hasn’t been announced yet, but BD Wong will be returning as Dr. Henry Wu. He had a much larger role in the original novel, he was the engineer of this breakthrough in de-extinction. He spent two decades living in Hammond’s shadow, underappreciated. We think there’s more to his story.”
Colin also had this to say about Chris Pratts character:
“He’s a classic hero in a very modern context. He’s the guy who will get you through the jungle alive – but like Malcolm, Grant and Sattler, he’s an expert in a scientific field that’s connected to our story. The character allows us to explore some new ideas about our relationship with these animals, without losing the humor and sense of adventure. He’s a great contrast for Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, who starts off very corporate, very controlled. Until the running and screaming starts. Then they need each other.”
Be sure to check out the full interview here, and stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
First look at Jurassic World pre-production tests?
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 16 March 2014 at 05:10PM – 1 Comments
Could this be a first look at the pre-production tests on Jurassic World? Instagram user alexanderwraith posted an image two days ago, with the hashtags #JurassicWorld and #StevenSpielberg. The shot shows a helicopter in front of a large green screen with huge lights and a lot of film equipment surrounding it.
It looks like they are in a backlot or carpark of some sorts, perhaps Universal’s own backlot? The Instagram user also commented “Pre production tests, gonna be a crazy one”.
While we like to take things with a pinch of salt, this does seem like it could be legitimate, especially with the recent stories of Irrfan Khan undergoing pilot training so he can fly a helicopter in the film. It is also an appropriate time for the production team to be doing these type of pre-production tests, so we can only hope that this is indeed for Jurassic World.
We’ll let you know of any new developments!
In an interview with ABP India, actor Irrfan Khan – who has confirmed his involvement with Jurassic World – has now also confirmed that he indeed plays the park owner in the upcoming film, which was rumoured recently.
“We start filming from April in New Orleans and Hawaii. I have watched the first one. Because it is a (Steven) Spielberg production and the kind of writing they do, amazing. One scene of mine is just four lines but it says so much about so many things. I play a park owner.”
In a seperate interview with The Indian Express, Irrfan Khan chuckled that his character is not a villain:
“The dinosaur is the negative character and I am not ready to play a dinosaur as yet,”
It is now pretty much confirmed that Jurassic World is about a new park that’s operational. Fans are definitely split over this decision but when it comes down to it, the Jurassic Park franchise was always about the park, so I’m excited to see a fully operational one! I never thought Jurassic Park 4 would follow a story like this, but here we are!
Irrfan Khan to undergo flight training for Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 06 March 2014 at 06:50PM – 3 Comments
The India Times is reporting that Irrfan Khan has been signed on for Jurassic World and that he is set to undergo flight training for his role in the film!
“Irrfan will play a rich NRI in the film, who owns the Jurassic Park. It’s a new character as the film is more of a reboot than a sequel. Irrfan will be seen flying a helicopter in the film, for which he will be undergoing flight training abroad.”
The website also spoken with Irrfan and he confirmed that he is attached to star in Jurassic World:
“Yes, I will be leaving for the shoot of Jurassic World by the end of this month and look forward to working with Colin Trevorrow. He is a new director. I loved his previous film Safety Not Guaranteed. He will bring in a new perspective and thus, a new look to the franchise.”
It would appear that our article from Monday contained outdated information about Irrfan Khan’s involvement with the film, and that he is now cast and awaiting the shoot. What are your thoughts? Could this be his helicopter pad?
Colin Trevorrow: ‘It’s Important To Make A Movie For The Fans’
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 06 March 2014 at 06:34PM – 4 Comments
KDramaStars is reporting the recent Kauai casting call for Jurassic World, and managed to speak with director Colin Trevorrow about the casting and the film. We know from the casting call that the production team is looking for men and woman, as well as children and twins ages between 10 and 15. They are also encouraging military types and people of different ethnicities.
The article also confirms a number of filming locations for Jurassic World in Kauai, which include the Blue Hole, Hanapepe Valley, Olokeke Valley, and Manawaiopuna Falls. The director had this to say:
“It’s no surprise that casting directors are looking for families as extras. 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.”
He went on to say that:
“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 great to see Colin Trevorrow speaking more about the film and it looks like the film really is going to be about a new park that’s more operation than in the first film! Stay tuned for more information as it comes in.
Khon2 have reported that the open casting calls for Jurassic World in Hawaii are not over! This past weekend’s open casting in Oahu went well, with people queuing up for several blocks, and now the casting team are heading to the island of Kauai for another casting on Sunday, March 16th.
The casting call will begin at 10:30am and end at 3:30am and will take place at Kauai’s Community College’s performing arts center. The call is asking for men, women and children ages 10-15 who are comfortable on the water and military. All ethnicities are welcome as the company is casting for international scenes.
The article also states that the auditions are completely free, so what are you waiting for?
On a side note, I think it’s pretty safe to say that the film is about a new park and will show numerous visitors from all over the world visiting and seeing the dinosaurs. Nothing has been confirmed, but it certainly looks that way from the rumours and casting info we’ve been getting! Stay tuned for more. Thanks to Oviraptor for the article!
Irrfan Khan has yet to accept his role in Jurassic World
Posted by Sandy – Monday 03 March 2014 at 05:49PM – 0 Comments
According to Bollywood Hungama, Irrfan Khan has been offered the role of Patel in Jurassic World, but has not decided on whether or not to accept it. The reason being is that Khan is committed to another movie with Tigmanshu Dhulia, which also films at the same time Jurassic World does.
“Yes I’ve been offered Jurassic Park 4. But at the moment I cannot reveal any more details,”
However, Khan’s friend spoke to the website and said “Khan is waiting for the script before choosing between Spielberg and Dhulia”. He also tells the site that Khan’s role in Jurassic World “is one of the 3 principal leads in Jurassic Park. And it’s not a villain’s role, as has been reported in the international press.”
From this article, we know that Jurassic World would focus on three leads, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, and Irrfan Khan.
What do you think about Irrfan Khan being in Jurassic World? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Bollywood Hungama
Vincent D’Onofrio to play villain; Omar Sy joins cast
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 28 February 2014 at 08:44PM – 5 Comments
Hot off the presses, Deadline is reporting that Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) has joined the cast of Jurassic World to play the films primary antagonist. While not much is known about his role, The Wrap reports he plays the “CFO of the Patel Corporation who projects the image of a normal family man to mask a hidden edge.” It is very plausible his character will be similar to the roles of Cameron Thor (Lewis Dodgson) or Arliss Howard (Peter Ludlow). Further, Deadline hs confirmed that Irrfan Khan has joined as well, and The Wrap reports he will play “Patel, the billionaire owner of a new Jurassic Park”!
Our casting news doesn’t stop here! As reported earlier, Backstage.com is stating that Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Intouchables) has joined the cast as well as confirming Jake Johnson’s involvement (which is corroborated by the latest issue of Empire Magazine).
With all the good news comes the bad news: Jeff Goldblum has confirmed he has not been contacted to take part in Jurassic World. Speaking to The Huffington Post, when asked about the 4th Jurassic he replied with “Yeah, and they haven’t called me for “4,” I know Steven Spielberg isn’t directing it …” This seems to contradict early rumors about an cameo from Ian Malcolms character, though anything is possible when it comes to movies! As always, sound off in the comments and stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
According to Backstage.com, Irrfan Khan and Omar Sy have been confirmed to join the cast of Jurassic World. Khan was in first talks to join the film back in November 2013, and its finally good to hear he is confirmed. In addition to Khan, the site reports that Omar Sy has also joined the cast. This is the first time we’ve heard any rumours of him for the film. He does look similar to David Oyelowo, who was being eyed for a role, so there is a chance that Sy could have taken that role. Omar Sy can be seen as Bishop in the upcoming Xmen: Days of Future Past.
Make sure you take all the rumours with a grain of salt.
Sy and Khan would join Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins to fight dinosaurs in Jurassic World.
Jurassic World open casting + pages from the script!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 27 February 2014 at 03:41PM – 5 Comments
Jurassic World is in full swing, prepping for its April start date, and as such has begun an open casting process! The casting call is taking place in Hawaii, and casting directors are especially interested in seeing families with children ages 6 to 17, twin children ages 6 to 15, and people who look like they’re in the military (all ages and ethnicities are welcome). If you are from Hawaii, be sure to try out this Sunday, March 2, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Olelo Community Media Center at 1122 Mapunapuna St.
Further, Jurassic World is holding audtions for two more specific roles – a hotel conceirge and a “greying Japanese badass” by the name of Katashi Hamada! The two casting sides from the script have made their way online, and you can view them right here!
(Click to enlarge. May contain light spoilers)
It seems this news all but confirms the open park plot for Jurassic World, and we likely may get an official plot premise from the filmmakers soon! Be sure to sound off and say what you think about the script pages, and as always, stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
After so many years it is hard to believe a fourth Jurassic Park film is actually happening, but rest assured, Jurassic World is releasing in 2015! Check out these fresh set pictures from Oahu, Hawaii!
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This appears to be the same set we got pictures from a few days ago, only more developed. Be sure to check out the source, Bruno.nl for even more pictures, and as always stay tuned for the latest from Jurassic World!
So, this latest rumor is based on pure speculation, however we felt it was still worth reporting on. Abbie Cornish recently appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, and let drop that she would soon be going to Hawaii. When asked if it were for a movie she coyly replied “It’s a big secret, I am not going to tell anybody.”
Check out the video here, starting at 32:22.
While this obviously could be anything, Jurassic World is the only high profile project that is filming in Hawaii soon without an offically anounced cast. While Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson have all been confirmed via various sources, Universal Pictures have yet to comment. Is Abbie Cornish up for a prominant supporting role in the film, much as Jake Johnson is expected to? Sound off in our comments and let us know what you think, and as always stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
Our friends over at JurassicWorld-Movie have posted an image which is apparently an early cage or fence render for Ebb Tide, aka Jurassic World.
The image was posted on Reddit, but I’ve yet to find the original post or commented associated with this image. The user apparently posted this with the image:
“Another day at the office 🙂 just thought you guys deserved a little “preview” Hold onto your butts…EBB Tide – The human toast”
At this point we cannot confirm it’s legitimacy. The fences do look much more modern than the ones in the first Jurassic Park film. ILM are working on the visual effects for the film so it’d be interesting to find out if the software they generally use has a black interface.
OnLocationVacations.com is reporting that set construction has begun in Hawaii for the upcoming Jurassic World and have posted some pictures of the set being built that they received via a tipster.
The set is being built on the Kualoa Ranch where the original film was shot back in 1993. According to the website, the set can be seen from Pali Lookout, near Chinaman’s Hat and the fishpond. Apparently the tipset also spotted directional signs posted at the construction entrance that say ‘EBB’.
‘Ebb Tide’ is the production name for Jurassic Park 4, and the film is set to film on Hawaii in April of this year and then move to Louisiana on June 2nd.
We also have some apparent set construction pictures from New Orleans – the first was posted a week ago on Instagram by the user Gerald Callahan, a set builder who claims to have arrived in New Orleans to work on #JurrasicPark. Take this currently as a rumour, but it looks like Jurassic World will be making use of the abandoned Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans. The user posted another photograph of set construction happening at the park.
We’ve not heard anything other than this about Jurassic World using the abandoned Six Flags park, but we know that the movie is filming in New Orleans so it’s possible that this is true.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes in! Follow us on Twitter for more up to date information!
UPDATE: JPLegacy forum user SpielbergFan found a PDF containing the minutes from a meeting that the Industrial Development Board of the City of New Orleans had April 9th, 2013, which confirms that Jurassic World will be filming at the abandoned Six Flags park in New Orleans.
“Ms. Martin received and responded to several calls for use of the Six Flags site including Ebb Tide (Universal Studios), Reed Street Productions and Operations Black Sheep – two denials were sent out, the Ebb Tide request is pending”
The PDF can be found here. So it looks like set construction really has begun in New Orleans for the film and the abandoned Six Flags amusement park will be used. Here are some photos:
UPDATE [19/02/2014]: A new image of the set construction in Hawaii has surfaced. This one shows a bit more detail as to what’s being built – which looks a bit like an auditorium of sorts. There’s also a second new image, this time from Instagram, which shows construction of something in a different area in Hawaii.
What do you think is being built? Let us know in the comments!
Production Designer Rick Carter Talks Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 12 February 2014 at 12:53PM – 1 Comments
Nerdist got the chance to speak with production designer and ADG Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, Rick Carter, about the upcoming films he has been working on. Rick is a frequent collaborator with Steven Spielberg, having worked on both Jurassic Park and The Lost World, among many others.
We’ve known since last November that Rick Carter wasn’t the full art director for Jurassic World, instead coming in to advise Ed Verreaux on the look of the film.
“Since I was there for the first two Jurassic Parks, I was invited in by Steven [Spielberg] and Frank Marshall to come and try and set up something that would actually refer back to those first movies yet take us into the present tense. There’s a young director [Colin Trevorrow] who has come in who is fantastic, so I just – we went back and mined some of those things that we’ve done before but then how to bring them into a world now.”
Does this mean that the rumour of a new park is true? If they need to make the film look similar to the first film, but in the present day, what does that mean for the sequel? Comment below!
Producer Patrick Crowley (The Bourne Franchise) recently spoke to Mike Gordon of the Honolulu Pulse about Jurassic World’s upcoming filming in Hawaii. He has confirmed that the film will shoot in Oahu and Kauai for about six weeks, before moving to New Orleans where the rest of the film will be shot.
According to Crowley, Hawaii was the only real location considered and even thought the State of Hawaii have increased tax refunds for film and TV productions, it was “another type of green that appealed to everyone”.
“It has the best jungle in the world,” he said. “A little bit of green goes a long way. There is fabulous jungle there. And it’s relatively accessible. You need to go to the Amazon to get what you need.”
He also confirmed that Amblin Entertainment will be back producing, as well as Legendary Pictures (with Thomas Tull co-producing) and Universal Pictures. Patrick Crowley also confirmed that Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) and Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) are leading the film.
But the location is not just beneficial to the franchise and the film-makers, Walea Constantinau, the commissioner of the Honolulu Film Office, confirmed their excitement for the franchise to return.
“We have had a love affair with this franchise for a long time, we have a very good reputation of being a great production area for jungles and this particular franchise has had very positive experiences.”
Patrick Crowley is producing alongside Frank Marshall, who are both newcomers to the franchise. Steven Spielberg is serving as executive producer, with Colin Trevorrow directing. Stay tuned for more news as it comes in!
Source: Honolulu Pulse
Lead actor Chris Pratt spoke with MTV about his character in Jurassic World and answered the question at the back of everyone’s mind – why would anyone go back to the islands? According to MTV, Chris Pratt explained that not only does Jurassic World address that question, but that the answer is one of the reasons he joined the movie in the first place.
“What I liked about it was it answers the question, ‘Why would you do that?’ How do you suspend disbelief to be like ‘Oh, yes, let’s make this mistake again’? ‘We haven’t learned our lesson about dinosaurs. We should definitely live with them to see how that works out after three tries at it,’ ” Pratt said. “[Trevorrow] answers the question really well through the script. Colin did a great job of writing it and justifying it, in his own way having fun with. Anybody who goes in with that question will be really amused, the way I was, about how they answer that.”
Chris Pratt recently spoke about how important Jurassic Park was for him growing up and referred to it as his Star Wars.
One day, before he was cast, Pratt chatted with Trevorrow and got introspective during the talk. “I sat down with him… and we just started getting excited about this. In the back of my mind, I was like ‘Dude, this is going to happen. They want you to do this movie.’ I remember him telling me, ‘Yeah, they’re not going to tell you this, but we want you to do it.’ I was like, ‘Buhhh. Really? Oh God. Really?’ “
So it seems like Chris Pratt has been in consideration for a while, which begs the question, was Josh Brolin ever really involved with the project? Were they set to play different characters or did Pratt replace Brolin?
When it comes to heroes of “Jurassic Park,” there are essentially two types. You’ve got Dr. Alan Grant’s (Sam Neill) respect for prehistoric life, and then there’s Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who’s all “Life finds a way.”
So which kind of dino-dueling hero will Pratt play? The actor said he character falls somewhere between the two, explaining, “He’s got a little of both. He’s got a little bit of the Goldblum cynicism, but also the Sam Neill excitement and the wonder of the biology of it all.”
It’s definitely exciting to hear the lead actor discuss his character, however brief it was. Chris Pratt seems genuinely excited for the film and it seems like he will play a fantastic lead character, to be remembered alongside Alan Grant and Ian Malcolm.
Yesterday, I got the chance to speak with award-winning visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett, known for his work on Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Robocop and now Jurassic World. While he couldn’t give out any crucial information on the film, he spoke a lot about working on Jurassic Park in 1992 and how technology has changed since then. Here are some Jurassic World tid-bits!
Jack: When do you think you’ll start, within the next couple of weeks?
Phil: I don’t know, we’re still figuring that out but it’s coming up pretty soon, we’re going to start production meetings and they’re off on location scout this week, so once they get back we’ll start figuring out where to move next.
Jack: Jack Horner’s mentioned that there’s going to be a new dinosaur in Jurassic World, and obviously I know you’re not really allowed to speak about it, but will there be new dinosaurs in the film?
Jack: Do you know if Jurassic World is relying more on VFX this time around or will the late Stan Winston’s legendary animatronics live on?
Phil: I think there’s going to be much more computer graphics and less on-set dinosaurs.
Jack: With so many original Jurassic Park alumni coming back, will Jurassic World be a return to the spirit of the first film?
Phil: I believe that is the hope.
Jack: And finally, could you say one thing to get people even more excited about the film?
Phil: It’s gonna be fantastic!
Check out the full interview here! It was such an honour speaking with Phil Tippett and I really hope you guys enjoy the interview! There’s some great behind the scenes stories in there as well as some behind the scenes pictures that Tippett Studios shared with us.
Jurassic World officially filming this April on 35mm and 65mm film!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 06 February 2014 at 05:34AM – 0 Comments
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow just tweeted the following information:
Notably, John Schwartzman will be the film’s Cinematographer (The Amazing Spider-Man, Saving Mr. Banks, Pearl Harbor) and the film will be shot on 35mm and 65mm film as opposed to digital!
We recently found out that Jurassic World will film on both Oahu and Kauai, Hawaii this April for 6 weeks but we now have details on the how long it will shoot in Louisiana! NOLA.com reports that Jurassic World will start filming in New Orleans June 2nd, and shooting will last for 11 weeks! As such, the movie is currently looking at a total of 17 weeks of filming.
Be sure to stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!
Honolulu based newspaper MidWeek is reporting that Jurassic Park 4 is set to film on both Oahu and Kauai. The article states:
“Pre-production is under way for Jurassic Park 4, scheduled to begin filming on Oahu for four weeks in April, followed by two weeks on Kauai…”
Rumours have been circulating that a production office has been setup in Oahu, so this adds legitimacy to that. Jurassic Park filmed on both Oahu and Kauai back in 1992 – with the famous Gallimimus scene being filmed on Oahu, the site pictured on the right.
It’s great to see things are moving forward with the pre-production. After six weeks in Hawaii the production team will move to Louisiana for the sound stage and interior work.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes in!
Jurassic World now casting for co-starring and supporting roles!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 28 January 2014 at 07:59PM – 3 Comments
Alan Baltes is reporting that the Jurassic World production team are now casting for co-starring and supporting roles in Los Angeles, and that there will be additional casting in Baton Rouge and Hawaii. Alan confirms that Jurassic World is heading to Raleigh Studios in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to make use of the sound stages there, and that the island of Kauai and other locations in Hawaii will be used for the exterior shots.
There was a report recently that the filming might be heading to New Orleans but it looks like Baton Rouge is set to take on Jurassic World, which is where filming was set to take place last year before the delay.
Information for applying to the film is all available on Acting-Auditions.org, with addresses for the Los Angeles casting offices but also for the production offices located in Baton Rouge and Hawaii. It states that those applying, including minors and foreign actors, must be eligible to work in the state of Louisiana and the United States.
If you’re an actor or looking to be an extra in one of the most anticipated films of the past 10 years, then check out the information given on how to apply, and be sure to let us know how you get on!
Jurassic World seemingly assembling crew in Hawaii now
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 28 January 2014 at 04:47PM – 1 Comments
On episode #154 of Kevin Smith’s podcast ‘Hollywood Babble-On’, it was announced that a member of the audience called Craig was leaving on Sunday 19th January to Hawaii, to work on Jurassic World. They said that he was working as a ‘teamster’ which is often referred to as a driver, but can also mean a multitude of jobs.
According to Hawaii resident and tour guide Bob Jasper, Jurassic World is heading to Kauai early March of this year to shoot. It would make sense that the set designers and other members of crew would be in Hawaii now prepping for when the production team comes in March.
You can listen to the podcast here – it starts at 24:45.
We’ll keep you updated on this story as soon as we find out more. It looks like things are gearing up in Hawaii!
Thanks to Thomas for sending this our way!
For the first time since being cast in the upcoming Jurassic World, Chris Pratt has spoken about his lead role as ‘Owen’, a rugged ex-military dude who clashes with a corporate scientist (Bryce Dallas Howard). Speaking with QMI Agency Sunday at Legoland California – while promoting the upcoming Lego Movie – Chris Pratt gave an insight into what it means to him to be the lead in Jurassic World.
“For me, Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars, I lined up at the theatre to see it, I saw it opening night, I saw every sequel, I’ve seen it a whole bunch of times… for me that was my big movie, I think I was 13 or 14 when it came out, and so it’s a big deal for me to be any part of that, let alone this part I’m going to be playing. I’m thrilled about it.”
“Everybody around the world knows that franchise. When you say Jurassic Park, no one is like, ‘What’s Jurassic Park?’ More people know Jurassic Park than just about anything. I’m thrilled.”
It’s great to know that Chris Pratt is a big fan of the franchise, and it’s great to finally hear one of the cast members speak openly about their role. Filming is expected to begin in March in Hawaii, and then movie to Louisiana in June.
Source: Peace River Record Gazette
Straitstimes.com are reporting that the recently opened ILM Singapore are officially working on Jurassic World, as well as The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Hitman, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
The article, posted yesterday, includes a video on the opening of ILM Singapore as well as stating that the artists are working in full swing and are already working on major projects. President of LucasFilm (and Jurassic Park producer) Kathleen Kennedy stated: “This will be our busiest year ever at ILM,”
ILM Singapore are also working on a movie that will be screened as part of a theme park ride – which could be something to do with the new construction work at Islands of Adventure.
Jurassic World is on the way!
Chris Pratt confirmed for JW and meets co-star for the first time
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 13 January 2014 at 11:18AM – 1 Comments
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards was last night, and Ron Howard was tweeting live from the red carpet. His daughter, Bryce Dallas Howard, has been confirmed to be in the upcoming Jurassic World and we know that Chris Pratt has been in talks for the lead role – but those negotiations have never been confirmed.
Now we have full confirmation that Chris Pratt is in Jurassic World via a tweet from Ron Howard:
Bryce and Chris meet for the 1st time on red carpet they will be co-stars in next Juraissic pic.twitter.com/Pu1nUI9SNG
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) January 13, 2014
And we also got our first look at our co-stars together! Jurassic World will be led by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, as well as Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson. Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson and Jason Schwartzman are rumoured to join the cast.
According to trade publication Production Weekly, Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World is heading to film in Louisiana from June 2nd, which is expected to be a CG-heavy shoot lasting for months rather than weeks. The film was supposed to shoot in Baton Rouge in 2013 but the filming was delayed so the director could re-work the script. The film is now returning, but according to Production Weekly, it might head to New Orleans instead of Baton Rouge, as confirmed by Patrick Mulhearn, the executive director of Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge.
We know that Jurassic World was set to head to Hawaii for on-location shooting in March, but we have no word on whether or not this is still true. It would make sense for the film to head there first, and then move to sound stages in Louisiana in June.
While we still have no word on the plot of the film, it seems like we will still be returning to Isla Nublar, as confirmed by Colin Trevorrow in May of last year. It’s also unclear how much of the leaked plot synopsis from last year is still true. Will be see a fully functioning park?
Factory Entertainment to release Jurassic Park collectibles starting this March!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Sunday 12 January 2014 at 06:38PM – 0 Comments
Factory Entertainment, a collectibles based on popular culture manufacturer, is tackling the Jurassic Park license starting this Spring. We first caught a glimpse of their offerings at February Toy Fair 2013, but it has since been quiet. We now have a release date for one of their items, specifically the “Jurassic Park Raptor Hatchling Premium Motion Statue”! Scheduled to release this March retailing at $34.99, this Bobble Head marks the start of a new Jurassic Park collecting opportunity!
Currently, you can preorder the Baby Raptor at both Entertainment Earth and Big Bad Toy Store. Toy Fair 2014 begins February 16th in New York, and will likely provide more insight on future Jurassic Park offerings! Stay tuned for the latest on everything Jurassic Park and Jurassic World!
In an interview with the Examiner, while filming ‘The Adventurer: The Curse of Midas Box’ Sam Neill took a few moments to discuss the project and as you’d expect, Jurassic World came up.
David Wangberg: [laughs] Actually, I wanted to squeeze in one other question. I’m pretty sure you’ve been asked a lot about “Jurassic Park” and the new one that’s coming out [“Jurassic World”]. Even though you are not in it, if [the filmmakers] were to call you up and say, “Hey can you come in for a part in this, or even a cameo appearance?” would you still do it?
Sam Neill: Look, you never say no. I think there’s a whole new cast and a whole new look at things, and I think that’s great. As I said, I’d never say no, but I wish them… well, I’m sure it’s going to be great, but they don’t need me.
While the direction Jurassic World is going suggests we won’t be seeing previous cast members, the question is always on fan’s minds. Unfortunately for us, it doesn’t look like Sam Neill will be appearing as Dr Alan Grant in the film, and we had confirmation last October that Laura Dern will not be returning either.
One of the other cast members that fans are eager to see return is Jeff Goldblum as Dr Ian Malcolm. Whether or not we’ll see him is uncertain at this point, as he has not directly answered either way.
Who do you hope to see return (if any) in Jurassic World? Let us know in the comments section below!
Over the Christmas period, we were able to interview Jurassic World actor Ty Simpkins about some of his previous projects as well as the upcoming Jurassic World.
Check out the interview here and be sure to let us know what you think! There’ll be more interviews coming in the near future too, so stay tuned for that!