Posted by Jack DLM - Sunday 01 May 2016 at 02:00PM - 12 Comments
We are thrilled to announce that as of June 1st we will be rebranding from JurassicWorld.org to Jurassic Outpost, and our new website will be launching too!
Our new website will still provide you with all the Jurassic news you could get your hands on, but we’ll also be expanding the site with coverage with new content from the entire franchise.
Coinciding with the launch we will also have new features, and fun side projects that we can’t wait to reveal. This is something we have been working on for a long time, and we are very excited to finally bring it to fruition and show you!
As you can imagine, the name change means our social media handles will be changing, which you’ll notice through the month. The new website will launch on June 1st to kick off #JurassicJune with a bang! We’ll be running a huge competition too with some amazing prizes, so stay tuned for more information on that!
We wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who listens to our podcast, follows our social media feeds and visits our website. We love all of your emails and we thank you for your support!
Stay tuned through May for more information on our rebrand! Rest assured, we’re not going extinct… we’re evolving.
New Dinosaur Toy Kickstarter from Hasbro Jurassic Park Alumni!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Saturday 30 April 2016 at 05:46PM - 1 Comments
If you love dinosaurs and you love toys, then this news is for you. David Silva, an esteemed industry veteran and dinosaur enthusiast has launched a brand new Kickstarter for 'Beasts of the Mesozoic'.
David has a huge professional toy portfolio, including but not limited to Dragons from McFarlane Toys, many Hasbro offerings such as Star Wars and the Jurassic Park 2013 Pachyrhinosaurus, and currently sculpts for Neca. Within 3 days the Kickstarter has already exceeded half of its goal, sitting at an impressive $68,000 pledged at the time of writing this.
While yes, these are scientifically accurate raptors which can be a sore spot for Jurassic fans, they are beautifully sculpted with fantastic detail and articulation. They raise the bar for dinosaur toys to a level we have never seen, and if successful can only help drive competition to try harder. Who knows- perhaps with enough support, poking, and prodding, David will eventually consider a Jurassic Park inspired 'Retroraptor' - my words, not his! Either way, dinosaur fans only benefit from the success of this project.
So, how do you support it? You can start your pledge as low as $1, but if you pledge $35 you get a raptor of your choice - which is honestly a steal considering the articulation and size. From there the support and reward options only expand, with numerous packages including multiple raptors, art prints, and more. If you're interested, go support it! If you need more information, hit the page and read up - he goes in depth about this project, how it will be produced, and how it will become a reality.
Personally, I love these raptors - I'm a fan of the fictional Jurassic Park look alongside the scientifically accurate look. These are fresh, creative, and wild, which is something I haven't really seen from accurate paleo-toys. This line truly raises the bar and I really hope it does well, and he can push out his 2017 Ceratopsian line into fruition. From there, the sky is the limit.
So what are you waiting for, visit the Kickstarter! As always, sound off in the comments below - and if this up your alley, be sure to share some love and support on social media!
Bryce Dallas Howard can't stop texting Colin Trevorrow about Jurassic World sequel
Posted by Jack DLM - Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 05:40PM - 4 Comments
With the currently untitled Jurassic World sequel set to open on June 22, 2018, it's fair to say that the fans and general audience who enjoyed Jurassic World are excited to see what the recently announced director J.A. Bayona will bring to the franchise.
However, it's not only the fans who are excited for the fifth Jurassic Park film. As THR reports, Bryce Dallas Howard cannot wait to jump back into Jurassic World!
According to THR, the actress (who's most recent work includes a leading role in Pete's Dragon) is so excited for the sequel, that she can't stop texting writer and producer Colin Trevorrow.
"I text him every day, pretty much, with messages like, 'OK, what are you doing now? What are you writing now?'" she laughs while standing on the red carpet at the MPTF's recent Reel Stories, Real Lives event.
Unfortunately - and as expected - she was unable to reveal what Colin's replies actually include, but we do know that the sequel is set to begin filming in early 2017. However, even Bryce thinks that's too far away!
"I cannot believe it's a year away, but everyone is like, 'Oh that's soon,' and I'm like, 'No! That's too long!'" she says. "I'm very excited to do it again and get the family back together again."
We can't wait either! With director J.A. Bayona recently saying that he is studying Michael Crichton's original novels to help him with the sequel, it's safe to say our excitement just grew a whole lot more. Roll on Jurassic World 2!
JA Bayona studying Michael Crichton Jurassic Park novels to prepare for Jurassic World Sequel!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 10:50PM - 8 Comments
Jurassic World 2 director J.A. Bayona is studying Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park novels to immerse himself in the world. This comes via a new interview with elEcominista. Read the translation below:
"Right now I'm reading all the novels of Michael Crichton to try to immerse myself in Crichton's mind" stated Bayona, when asked about Jurassic World 2. "[Crichton's books] have a vision of fantasy blended with reality - something that can also be felt in writings from authors such as Philip K. Dick"
Fans of the franchise are no stranger to the books, which are filled with many unexplored plot pieces and story avenues. One of the notable differences of the books is that they are much darker and grittier than their film adaptations - something many fans are expecting with Bayona at the helm. It seems likely that their blend of adventure, dark tension, and smart science will help inspire the tone of the new movie. This is further reinforced by his comparison he draws to Phillip K. Dick, whose work helped shape films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report.
Interestingly enough, the novel of The Lost World is very different than the film, exploring Dodgson and his company BioSyns exploits of InGens dinosaurs, while a mysterious disease 'DX' begins to spread amonst the dinosaurs. Colin Trevorrow has said he would like to explore going 'open source', with new corporations experimenting with dinosaurs - perhaps some of the plot structure from Crichton's 'The Lost World' has inspired the story! While we can't know for sure, I can personally say that there are many moments from each book that I would love to see realized on screen.
The Jurassic World 2 news cycle has just begun, and it's already becoming very interesting. Be sure to sound off in the comments below - do you have any favorite book moments you would like to see?
Big thanks to JPlegacy and Diego Rodrigues for first sharing the news!