Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Friday 19 June 2015 at 03:43AM - 15 Comments
In a new video released from Legacy Effects we take a look at creating the Apatosaurus animatronic for the film. This is the one and only animatronic used in the movie, though maquettes of some other dinosaurs were created for stand ins to be replaced via CG in post. Check out the amazing work that went into bringing this beautiful effect to life in the video below!
What did you think of the scene that this stunning work was featured in during Jurassic World? Personally it is one of my favorite moments, and its intimacy is only amplified by utilizing a practical Dinosaur. While I absolutely love Jurassic World, I certainly would have liked to see more animatronics used. Animatronics are a Jurassic Park staple, so it was surprsing seeing only one in the film.
Be sure to stay tuned for all the news- whether it be making ofs, games, art, sequel news or more! As always, sound off below and let us know if you would like more practical dinosaurs in future Jurassic installments.
Even more incredible Jurassic World concept art!
Posted by Jack DLM - Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 03:58PM - 10 Comments
Yesterday, I posted some of the concept art that had been release for Jurassic World - some of it shows the new park in all of it's glory, but some of the art shows parts of the old park including the Visitors Center and maintenance shed where a couple of the original Jeeps were stored.
Now, even more of the concept art has been released, this time by conceptual artist Craig Shoji. Check out the gallery below:
Images removed at the request of Universal Pictures
What is your favourite piece of concept art that you have seen? You can see more from the gallery here! I'm so glad that these artists are able to share the work that they did for Jurassic World. Some of these concepts translated so well in the film.
News Roundup: Jurassic World 2
Posted by Jack DLM - Monday 15 June 2015 at 08:17PM - 33 Comments
For a very long time now, Jurassic World (formally Jurassic Park 4) has been referred to as the beginning of a new trilogy. It was always Steven Spielberg's and Universal Pictures' plan to lay the groundwork for a new trilogy, and that is exactly what Jurassic World has done.
While the movie is a brilliant stand-alone film, it is filled with nods and hints at a sequel and now that the film is breaking records at the box office, people are beginning to talk. Chris Pratt first confirmed that he signed on for multiple sequels (likely two more), and now the man himself, Colin Trevorrow, is talking about the sequel plans.
In a video interview with Collider, Colin speaks of building the foundation for future installments and says that these movies won’t always be about a Jurassic Park; there is the potential for humans to share the planet with dinosaurs like we do with animals now. Check out the whole video interview below:
It is a great interview and you can really tell that Colin has a lot invested in the franchise and truly cares about it. Initially I was confused as to why he has already stated that he isn't directing the sequel, but he has made some solid points about keeping the franchise fresh.
Slashfilm spoke to Frank Marshall last Monday (June 8th 2015) and asked him about a potential sequel to Jurassic World, to which he replied:
Well they were pretty general in that we leave the door open to have further chapters in the story. What’s funny is I’m on my way to have lunch with the studio and Colin to talk about a sequel. Like now.
So the sequel to the record breaking Jurassic World is confirmed as being in early development, with the studio heads and producers themselves discussing the direction for the franchise.
We will be keeping you up to date as news pours in!
Jurassic World has biggest opening weekend in history!
Posted by Jack DLM - Monday 15 June 2015 at 08:00PM - 7 Comments
It's official - Jurassic World now has the BIGGEST opening weekend in HISTORY! We reported a couple of days ago that the movie had the third biggest opening day of all time, and it was predicted that it may reach the second biggest opening weekend by end of play Sunday.
Well, now the numbers are in and Jurassic World has beat The Avengers to the biggest opening weekend (take that, superheroes) with a total U.S. debut of $208.8 million compared to The Avengers' $207.4 million!
It also topped "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2" which had an overseas launch of $314 million. Jurassic World had $315.6 million!
Globally, "Jurassic World" became the first movie to cross $500 million in a single weekend. It debuted to a massive $100 million in China and opened in first place in all 66 international territories where the film was released. Based on that performance, Contrino said the film will cross the $1 billion mark "without even blinking."
This is great news for Universal Pictures and everybody involved with the movie, but it is also great for the fans who want more of the franchise. While it was always likely that a sequel would be greenlit regardless, now it is a certaintly that Universal will keep this franchise going.