WATCH THE JURASSIC WORLD SUPER BOWL SPOT!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Wednesday 25 February 2015 at 05:40PM - 0 Comments
Jurassic World Viral website MasraniGlobal.com has updated yet again, showcasing a cool new video! If you’re just tuning in, Masrani Global is the company that owns Jurassic World and InGen, and is a world leader in many industries. Check out the video below:
Interestingly, the website has also updated with the ‘2014 Investors Report’ which has some potential new information seemingly loaded with hints. First up, we have learned that Masrani Globals CFO is named Richard Wiesner- a role Vincent D’Onofrio was originally rumored to play. D’Onofrio is playing Vic Hoskins, head of InGen private security- but judging by earlier trade rumors it seems safe to assume Mr. Wiesner will appear in the film, perhaps played by James DuMont.
Further, the investors report also points out the heavier focus on ‘Project Martel’, which is an expedition to recover frozen Cenozoic Era (65 mya - present) specimens from Siberia. Siberia is known for producing frozen corpses from Ice Age animals such as the Wooly Mammoth, and this seems to hint at the potential for Ice Age animals in future Jurassic films. The website acknowledges that potential directly via a quote from Dr. Henry Wu (played by BD Wong):
"Right now we are focused on the construction of the world's most complete genomic library", Dr. Wu reiterated. "But if the world tells us that's what they want to see, we're more than prepared.”
Jurassic World is only 107 days away, but the world it’s set in continues to grow with incredible depth and fascinating promise. Masrani Global has continued to raise interesting questions, such as Project Martel’s true importance- right next to IBRIS, the mysterious InGen security project. The answers to how this all fits together remains elusive, but the promise of the puzzle fitting together June 12th is endearing.
As always, stay tuned for the latest on everything ‘Jurassic’, and be sure to sound off in our comments and forums!
Irrfan Khan confirms Indominus Rex animatronic!
Posted by Jack DLM - Friday 20 February 2015 at 11:31PM - 0 Comments
In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Jurassic World actor Irrfan Khan was asked briefly about the upcoming film in which he plays Simon Masrani, the park owner.
While we know that the film primiarily used visual effects for the dinosaurs, Legacy FX (formally Stan Winston Studios) were on board to bring some life-like dinosaurs to the screen. Irrfan Khan confirms that while he was on set, there was an animatronic made for the new attraction at Jurassic World - the Indominus Rex.
"In earlier Jurassic films, they had real dinosaurs, robot dinosaurs. In this they were more relying on special FX, so later they could create, the technique has changed. The one which is the main pivitol for the story, they made it... and it's scary. It gives you a strange feeling, something strange about his behavior"
As far as we know, there were roughly four animatronics made for the film - two Velociraptors, the Apatosaurus head, and the Indominus Rex. It's unclear whether or not it was a full bodied animatronic or if it was just the head but either way it's good to know that there was one.
Check out the video below. The Jurassic World segment begins at 21:52.
While not everyone at Stan Winston Studios is happy about the lack of animatronics in Jurassic World, at least the main dinosaur isn't purely CGI. Hollywood has changed, and some would argue not for the better.
New Jurassic Park Blu-Ray collection coming this May!
Posted by Jack DLM - Wednesday 18 February 2015 at 01:13PM - 0 Comments
Over the past twelve years while we've been waiting for Jurassic Park 4, there have been a number of DVD and Blu-Ray re-releases of the first three films. As expected, another collection has been put together for release a month before Jurassic World hits cinemas, and this trilogy pack also has space for Jurassic World!
This trilogy collection includes four discs: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park 3D, The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3. It also includes $7.50 Fandango Cash to see Jurassic World in theaters and space for both Jurassic World 2D and 3D discs - which will be released later in the year.
Will you be picking up this new collection? Let us know in the comments, and pre-order your copy here!
Thanks to Scallenger for discovering this!
LEGO Jurassic World sets officially unveiled at New York Toy Fair
Posted by Sandy - Saturday 14 February 2015 at 04:33PM - 13 Comments
LEGO has finally unveiled the highly anticipated Jurassic World sets, which are currently set for a May release. The sets are said to be key scenes from the movie and feature a variety of characters and dinosaurs including the Dilophosaurus, Pteranodon, T-Rex, 2 Raptors and the new addition to Jurassic World, the Indominous Rex. It should be noted that the sets may also include small spoilers.
Below are some pictures of each of the sets - click to enlarge!
This set contains Gray and an ACU troop mini-figure, a Dilophosaurus, gyrosphere, and what looks to be a Jeep similar to the original Wrangler but sporting a fresh new blue paint job. It is interesting to see the Dilophosaur in the Lego set that are from key scenes from the movie. There seems to be a pretty good chance that its going to be seen in the movie.
This is the smallest of the Lego Jurassic World sets. It includes a Simon Masrani and an ACU trooper mini-figure, a Pteranodon and a helicopter (JW001) with a firing net feature.
This mid range set features an Owen, Claire and an ACU trooper mini-figure along with raptors Blue and Delta. Owen's motorbike and the Mobile Vet Unit vehicle are also included. It seems as though the Raptors are attacking the Vet Unit and Pratt.
The Rex set is one of the two largest sets of the line. It features Hoskins, a vet, and another ACU trooper minifigure and the fan favorite T-Rex. Also featured is a very large transport/capture vehicle for the Rex.
Indominus Rex Breakout
This is the largest of the Jurassic World sets that is being released. There are 4 mini-figures: Dr. Wu, Zack, Vet, and an ACU troop. But the star of this set is the Indominus Rex. The I-Rex's paddock, a helicopter and a gyrosphere are also present.
Personally, I think these sets look fantastic. There are a good amount of mini-figures, dinosaurs and vehicles that fans should be very happy with. Look for these to start hitting in May before the release of the movie.