Posted by Jack DLM - Sunday 17 August 2014 at 08:08PM - 3 Comments
Actor Jake Johnson (New Girl, Safety Not Guaranteed) spoke in an interview with AICN about Jurassic World and his role in it. While he and others involved with the film can't speak about the film in depth, he did share some interesting things about it.
Capone: I’ve got to ask you about JURASSIC WORLD. Who do you play in that? It’s great you guys are getting back with [SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED director] Colin Trevorrow and [SNG writer] Derek Connolly.
JJ: I’m actually not allowed to talk too much about it.
Capone: Yeah I figured, but tell me anyway.
JJ: [laughs] Bryce Dallas Howard is in there, you’ve got Chris Pratt, and I get a few texts here and there from Colin saying they’re having the time of their life. It’s awesome. And the script’s really great. Derek and Colin wrote this one together, and they’re going for it. They’re not just adding on to the franchise. They’re fans of it, and they want to take it to the next level.
Capone: I interviewed them in Austin for SAFETY and quickly realized that these guys are like nerd central. They love this stuff.
JJ: The only thing I can give you about my character that’s fun in terms of nerding out about JURASSIC is that my character loves Jurassic World and Jurassic Park. We’re playing with this idea that they know the legacy of the park. But that’s all I can give.
Capone: I know your character is a tech guy who is running it from the control room for a while. See, I know a few things about it.
[Johnson gets a slightly nervous look on his face]
JJ: You said that though, not me.
In another interview on the Elvis Duran morning show, he was also asked about Jurassic World and said how he had got in trouble with the higher ups for letting a few things slip about the film and his role. In the interview, which starts at 1:48, he also praises director Colin Trevorrow and how he works on set. They talk about going from Safety Not Guaranteed's modest budget to Jurassic World's blockbuster budget and how Colin is the right man for the job.
Those words are enough for a fan to get excited. While those involved with the film have to no doubt say positive things, everything we're hearing so far sounds very genuine. How excited are you for Jurassic World? Be sure to let us know in the comments! We also now run a podcast for the site so check that out and tune in for some Jurassic discussion!
Irrfan Khan to play 'Masrani', owner of Masrani Corp and Jurassic World
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Wednesday 13 August 2014 at 12:49AM - 8 Comments
Thanks to IMDB, we finally know the name of Irrfan Khan's character, which was previously reported as 'Patel'. If you tuned into our Podcast you may have caught us sharing that Patel was no longer the correct name, which originated from an earlier draft.
Now that the name 'Masrani' has surfaced we ran a simple WhoIs on www.MasraniCorp.com, showing that Universal Studios indeed owns it. From our understanding, the concept of Patel Corp still remains, simply the name has changed. The big question is how InGen remains involved in Jurassic World, as Masrani is the new corporate owner.
While Universals plans for MasraniCorp.com remains unclear, perhaps we can expect an interactive viral website in the future. As always, stay tuned for everything Jurassic World!
Jurassic World officially finishes filming today!
Posted by Jack DLM - Tuesday 05 August 2014 at 05:04PM - 18 Comments
After almost four months of filming in Hawaii and New Orleans, Jurassic Park 4 will be filming for the final day today! Producer Frank Marshall took to Twitter to post a photo of the final callsheet that states 'Picture Finish'.
The call sheet also tells us that lead actress Bryce Dallas Howard will be playing 'Claire' and that some of the final shots that are filmed include the Mobile Veterinary Unit, Claire following Owen and Claire's POV over the Mobile Vet Unit.
I don't think words can express how exciting and monumental this is for Jurassic Park fans - who have been waiting more than 12 years for the fourth entry into the franchise. It's amazing to know that as of today, the whole film is in the can, and in under a year's time, we will be sitting in a theatre watching Jurassic World.
Update: To commemorate the final day of filming on Jurassic World, director Colin Trevorrow uploaded this photo to Twitter, of the final slate, sitting in what appears to be a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton! What an incredibly exciting time this is. Thank you Colin Trevorrow, Frank Marshall, Derek Connolly and Steven Spielberg for making this happen - we'll be right with you on the next part of the journey! Bring on Jurassic World!
Chris Pratt talks Jurassic World: 'There's not much to laugh about'
Posted by Jack DLM - Sunday 03 August 2014 at 10:19AM - 8 Comments
As the Guardians of the Galaxy press junket continues, Chris Pratt again has spoken about his next role as Owen in Jurassic World. In an interview with ComicBook.com, he gave some insight into his character and what kind of humour we can expect in the film.
"In Jurassic World, the character is unlike any other one I’ve played and he’s not like Peter Quill. There’s not much humour, I think he’s a little more John Wayne than Marty McFly. He’s deadly serious. There are comedic elements in the film, just not coming from my character. Jake Johnson has a funny role and there’s that release valve of comedy throughout the course of the movie. It’s similar to the original Jurassic Park in that way, how you had Samuel L. Jackson and Wayne Knight. There’s humour but then, from page 25 on, there’s not that much to laugh about. I’m watching people get eaten and I’m trying to save the lives of thousands of people."
A lot of the actors that have been cast in Jurassic World are from comedic backgrounds, including Chris Pratt, so some people were worried that the film may be funnier than any previous Jurassic film. Colin Trevorrow has stated his reason for casting comedy actors before, and now those who were worried can put that worry to rest.
Many also assumed that Jake Johnson would have a similar role to Samuel L. Jackson in the control room and that's a very fitting role for him. I love that from 25 pages in, that's when things go wrong. I can't wait for this movie!