First look at Jurassic World's Dinosaur Field Guide!
Posted by Jack DLM - Monday 02 March 2015 at 10:12AM - 2 Comments

Some of you may remember way-back-when Jurassic Park Institute was a thing; a wealth of online dinosaur information with a Dinopedia, Dino Guides, and even resources for teachers. They also released a number of books, the main one being the Dinosaur Field Guide which was put together by Dr Michael Brett-Surman and Dr Thomas R. Holtz Jr and was illustrated by Robert Walters.

Well, that same team are now back and a new Dinosaur Field Guide is set to be released this coming May, a month before the release of Jurassic World. Check out the covers below:

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There's also plenty more books and covers showing up on Amazon and related websites now - 'Where Dinosaurs Come to Life' is a Jurassic World book that also works with a smartphone app that uses virtual reality to bring you life-size dinosaurs wherever you point your phone camera!

There's also a Junior Novelization and a full colour storybook featuring stickers and more inside.

Will you be preordering these books? Let us know in the comments section below! Also, today marks 100 days until the release of Jurassic World!

Thanks to our friends at Scified for the discovery!

New Jurassic World video 'Inside the Hammond Creation Lab' showcases how to make a baby dinosaur!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Friday 27 February 2015 at 09:31PM - 8 Comments

ImageThe news onslaught continues! Step "Inside the Hammond Creation Lab" and learn just how to make a baby Dinosaur is this fantastic new Jurassic World video. This new update comes via JurassicWorld.com's 'Raptorpass', which previously was reserved for new images. Read the description and catch the video below!

A new Age of Dinosaurs starts here at The Hammond Creation Lab. In our state of the art facilities, the world’s greatest living paleogeneticists work to extract, sequence and assemble the DNA necessary to bring dinosaurs back from extinction to Jurassic World. Watch the scientists in the Hammond Creation Lab bring dinosaurs to life through our patented de-extinction process.

With the websites attention to detail and supplemental videos, it's easy to forget Jurassic World isn't a real place that you can actually visit. This glimpse into the inside workings of the park is hopefully one of many, and truly helps to bring the film to life.

Be sure to sound off in the comments and share your thoughts, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!

Seven new dinosaurs added to the Jurassic World website!
Posted by Jack DLM - Friday 27 February 2015 at 03:28PM - 8 Comments

The official Jurassic World website has been updated, with seven new dinosaurs popping up on the dinosaurs page. The list includes a couple of species that we have seen in the Jurassic World trailer(s) but also a few species that have not appeared in a Jurassic Park film before. Click the pictures below for a larger view!


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While the Pteranodon and Dimorphodon are renders based upon the ILM models, the five other new dinosaurs are art created by Julius Csotonyi. Julius confirmed that he had creative freedom over the designs, and while he is unsure if they will appear in the film he has described any potential variations as a side effect of the cloning process.

Oh, and while you're here, check out the new Jurassic Park Arcade trailer:

What do you think of the new dinosaur images? Let us know in the comments section below!

Empire Magazine reveals new pictures from Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM - Friday 27 February 2015 at 12:23PM - 2 Comments

ImageThe good folks over at Empire Magazine have released the first in what they have promised to be a series of exciting set visits that took place last year whilst Jurassic World was in the thralls of shooting in New Orleans.

Though the article didn’t reveal anything too ground breaking, it certainly painted a picture of a production that carried the original film close to its heart. Invited into the "most absolute high-tech" Jurassic World Control Room, Colin Trevorrow demonstrated the wealth of practical effects in use. The new control room is described as being a huge futuristic update to the one seen in the original 1993 film, with large 4K screens and expensive ergonomic chairs.

"It's the most absolute high-tech room we could possibly imagine," says Trevorrow, casting a proud eye over the spared-no-expense, not-yet-filmed-on set. He waves us over to a fully functioning console, encouraging us to paw at it: "Do you want to see what it's like to control Jurassic World? Have a go." Then he spots some cookie crumbs scattered across the workstation, presumably left by one of the set builders. And proving beyond any doubt his Jurassic Park fanboy credentials, he immediately narrows his eyes and exclaims, "Nedry!"

As we have seen in the trailers for the film, the large monitors in the control room display CCTV images from around the park, showing hundreds of people filling up main street and other sections of the park. Trevorrow swipes his finger across the screen, which reveals the same CCTV shots of the park, but now the tourists are running and screaming and fleeing paddocks.


The director describes the amount of work that had gone into these CCTV video feeds, with a seperate crew filming from at least four angles during takes.

"The movie is romantic and funny and scary and suspenseful, most of the time you only have to be one of those things, but we have to be eight things, because Jurassic Park doesn't have a genre. I guess you could say it's a sci-fi terror adventure."

The final paragraph in the article mentions how there are a group of security troopers out on a mission looking for an animal, presumably the Indominus Rex after she has escaped from her enclosure. The troopers have cameras on their bodies, so POVs are seen in the control room via video feeds which reminds me a lot of this intro video for The Lost World on Playstation.

While a short read, the Empire article was filled with new information and tidbits for fans, as well as more proof that the director Colin Trevorrow is as much a fanboy as we are. Thanks to PartTimeHero and JW News France for the pictures!


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