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Date: Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:09 (Eastern) Author:Tyrannosaur
A new edutainment series about dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. I'm part of this project and serve as a producer, consultant, and script supervisor. I highly recommend it especially if you're into paleontology as a whole.
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:49 (Eastern) Author:Sickle_Claw
Today, the fandom woke up to an exciting news announcement: Businesswire was reporting that a Jurassic World video game would be included in the 2015 slate of Lego video games. Other games announced included the Avengers and new handheld and mobile titles. The official press release for the Jurassic World game is relayed here:
LEGO Jurassic World™ Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. The game will be available in June for the Xbox One, all-in-one games and entertainment system, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, and Windows PC.
Analyzing this we have to remember that previous LEGO games such as Lego Marvel Superheroes and LEGO Batman 3 have been open world to an extent. Other LEGO games such as LEGO Hobbit have been limited open world, which may be the direction this game may take given its structure over three movies.
No character list has been given yet, although LEGO games have been known to provide large casts of playable characters that extend far beyond the most recognizable characters. With four movies to span, players may be able to choose their favorite characters and play as them in re-enactments of the movies for the first time.
In addition, LEGO games have been renowned for their humorous cutscenes and easter eggs strewn throughout their levels. It will be extremely interesting to see what sort of easter eggs the designers manage to input into the different levels. In addition, in previous LEGO games, free-play mode in previous lego games has enabled players to utilize a variety of characters in past levels. This may mean that players will be able after the main story to create their own Jurassic Park adventure for the first time. Even to the point of sending Alan Grant to Jurassic World.
Excited for the game? Join the discussion on our forums! As the game gets closer to release we will keep you all updated on the latest news about it.
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 1:08 (Eastern) Author:Sickle_Claw
Bobby Curnow, the editor of IDW's My Little Pony Comic Book line was recently interviewed by Equestria Daily. While most of the questions in the interview involved My little Pony and his experiences with IDW, the conversation veered to Jurassic Park, and by extension, Jurassic World.
First, Curnow discusses his experiences working as an assistant editor for the Jurassic Park IDW series. This series included Jurassic Park: Devils in the Desert, and Jurassic Park: Dangerous games. He also provides his opinion on his work as he reflects upon it.
What was the first project you worked on for IDW and what can you tell us about it?
My first two books as an assistant editor was our Jurassic Park line and a small mini-series called Killing the Cobra. I don’t think they were particularly good, to be honest. I like to think that I've learned a lot about what doesn't work with my experiences on those two.
He further expanded upon his experience with the two Jurassic Park IDW comics he worked on. However, he describes his direct experience with these two projects to have been limited.
"Ha, that was many years ago, so my recollection is foggy. Devils in the Desert was a John Byrne Comic, whereas Dangerous Game featured a return to the original island. I was an assistant on those books, which meant I was primarily doing more menial tasks on them, so I couldn't tell you much about the creators or creative process that went into them."
In addition, Curdnow was also asked about the possibility of Jurassic World comics given his position at IDW. His answer was below:
"No one has talked about it here, but I think the trailer looks good, and it’d be a fine opportunity to try comics again. I've got a full workload, but part of me does want to revisit that world and get it right. I love Jurassic Park."
So it would seem at this time that the possibility of an IDW Jurassic World comic series is either remote or not actively being discussed. It is an encouraging sign though, that staff at IDW wish to take on Jurassic Park projects again...so hopefully we will in the future!
Oh by the way. Curnow's favorite pony is Applejack. :P
Jurassic Park Screenwriter David Koepp talks Jurassic Park and Jurassic World
Date: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:56 (Eastern) Author:Sickle_Claw
According to the RadioTimes, David Koepp has discussed his experience working on Jurassic Park, and his initial impressions based on a sneak peek of Jurassic World. To reiterate, David Koepp was the screenwriter for Jurassic Park, and the Lost World: Jurassic Park. He had a cameo in 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park' as the 'unlucky bastard' who got eaten by the T-rex in San Diego.
First, Koepp detailed his experience working on Jurassic Park:
“There was a certain amount of fear,” David Koepp told RadioTimes.com. “It was by no means a sure thing – it was 1993 so it was no guarantee the dinosaurs would look any good. It could have been laughable.”
It is always intriguing to look back at the process of when Jurassic Park was being made, before it was the worldwide franchise we know it today. It is also telling that although the CGI is highly praised today, how much effort it took to ataiin that. However, Koepp ranked Jurassic Park his best project so far, telling RadioTimes: "
“Jurassic Park is pretty hard to top,” he said. “It was a really lovely and respectful working experience with a lot of really good creativity.”
Koepp also clarified that although he has not been involved in Jurassic World, he has seen a sneak peek. He gave his opinion about the movie, and it is very encouraging.
“I’m very excited – I read a couple of drafts of their scripts and thought it was terrific,” he said. “I think that it’s gonna be great, I can’t wait. “ He added: “The thing about the Jurassic Park movies is they’re not a serialised adventure, as you’re not following a character as he goes off to a new place. Every time, you have to come up with a reason why rational people would go back to this island!”“I think they did it brilliantly this time in a way that I absolutely believe a hundred percent, and makes me really believe in the movie.”
This is extremely encouraging, that the screenwriter of Jurassic Park and the Lost World believes the script to be 'terrific'. In addition, he addresses one of the burning questions in the fandoms mind, which has been why people would continue going to the island's. From his response, it would seem that the script answers that question in a very believable manner, and ties up the previous loose ends in the script.
Koepp also commented on the possibility that a repeat of Nedry would happen in this new movie. His comment below says it all and may serve as a hint to Jurassic World:
“In the new film it looks like they have more IT staff - so nothing can POSSIBLY go wrong this time.”
Jurassic World comes out June 12, 2015. The movie is being directed by Colin Trevorrow and Produced by Frank Marshall. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan and Judy Greer star.
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 22:17 (Eastern) Author:Tyrannosaur
Several sites, like JPToys, JurassicWorldNews, and other sites to name a few got a sneak peek at the new toys coming out for Jurassic World. You can view them here, please note these are most likely NOT the final versions of the toys we're getting in May.
L'Ecran Fantastique releases Jurassic World details+ Our analysis
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 2:43 (Eastern) Author:Sickle_Claw
The magazine L'Ecran Fantastique released a new Jurassic World article recently which details many of the important plot points. Many of which we knew, some of which was until now only rumor, but now we know. First off, the facebook page 'Jurassic World Community which has magazine scans from the issue. They also graciously provided a summary which we will reprint below:
"Claire is a serious woman who evolve in a place where everything is under control. D-rex escapes (it was created due to the fact that after 10 years, the park is not reaching their expectations anymore, recreating Dinosaurs is a step, and it's time to manipulate them, visitor's want something bigger, making louder noise, with more teeth), gyrosphere of the kids is attacked, so Claire calls Owen to help her finding them. Raptors behavious is studied by Owen, he's trying to find out where's the limit between Raptors and Humans relationships. His character is describe as being between Ian Malcolm (cynical) and Alan Grant (amazed by the nature's wonders). It's also written that Trevorrow wanted to create a strong relationship between Owen and Omar Sy (they are best friends), something that could be used later (SEQUELS). D'Onofrio is the bad guy "several scens will become iconic".... ! (There also a part about the numerical Dinosaur evolution through the movies, but not any JW pic, and a part about Dinos in movies in general)"
Lets begin breaking this down with the stuff already known. First off, we have already known Claire is serious, due to previous articles where she has been described as being 'in charge'. Similarly, the Hybrid info is what we have heard or guessed before, as well as the gyrosphere being attacked. This is obvious from the trailer. The description of Owen's character is similar to already revealed things, as is the description of the scenes.
However, the part with Claire calling Owen for help was not immediately obvious. It was rumored yes, but not confirmed until now. In context, this could explain how in the trailer, Owen and Claire are exiting the Mercedes together. In addition, this is the second time now that we have got any information about Omar Sy's character at all although he is apparently a large part of the movie through his relationship with Owen. The hint towards sequels is encouraging, and is a sign that he may be signed on to another movie.
Similarly, the comment about Owen's relationship to the raptors is extremely intriguing. In the trailer, his scenes with the raptors have mystified many, and it is possible that it is without the proper required contexts. If he is indeed studying the limit of human and raptor relations, then he could be positioning himself into the structure of the pack, rather then the raptors being trained as has been otherwise perceived.
Finally we approach the meat and potatoes which is the reveal of Vincent D'onofrio as being confirmed as the villain. JW.org published a story a week ago detailing that D'onofrio was the head of Security operations for InGen. It also details that InGen is a world leader in peacekeeping, drone operation and contingency services. The official Masrani site details that 'Vic Hoskins' (D'onofrio's character) is receiving subsidiaries of 225 million over 3 years to fund the security division. Putting all of that together...if D'onofrio is indeed the villain, the funding for the research in the Masrani update becomes more suspicious indeed!