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".
Richard Attenborough has passed away at 90
Posted by Jack DLM - Sunday 24 August 2014 at 10:07PM - 10 Comments
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.
LEGO sets confirmed for Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM - Saturday 23 August 2014 at 05:07PM - 5 Comments
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 Dâ€™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!