Posted by Jack DLM - Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 11:31PM - 3 Comments
In a new video interview with E! Online, Jurassic World lead actress Bryce Dallas Howard teases her role in the upcoming sequel, to which she is attached to star.
In the interview Bryce jokes about not being allowed to share anything she knows, but she does inform the interviewer that her character, Claire Dearing - who played the Park Operations Manager - is not the same person that she was at the start of the film.
As we saw in Jurassic World, her character's arc transitioned from a cold, corporate manager, to a warm-hearted and passionate woman who began to care for the animals, especially after witnessing the Apatosaur's death.
Check out the interview below:
I wonder if that means Claire will ditch the white suits completely and sport a more Sarah Harding esque wardrobe in the sequel?
Jurassic World 2 will be hitting theatres on June 22, 2018 in the USA and two weeks earlier in the UK on June 7, 2018!
What are your plot ideas for the sequel, and where would you like to see Bryce Dallas Howard's character go? Do you think she should return for the sequel at all? Let us know in the comments section below!
New Details and First Look at the Indominus Rex from Jurassic World The Exhibition!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Sunday 24 January 2016 at 11:34PM - 8 Comments
New details and pictures of the Jurassic World Exhibition have arrived courtesy of the Creature Technology Company and Imagine Exhibitions. The Exhibition will premiere at the Melbourne Museum in March 2016, before it embarks on the worldwide touring adventure.
The experience is described in its first detailed synopsis below:
Jurassic World: The Exhibition immerses visitors in the magic of Isla Nublar by taking them into the heart of The Park. Here, they can get as close as they dare to the world’s most life-like dinosaurs. Created in close collaboration with Universal Studios and renowned Paleontologist Jack Horner, Jurassic World: the Exhibition allows visitors to tour The Park as VIP guests, placing them in some of the film’s most iconic moments.
From the Ferry ride to Isla Nublar to a harrowing escape from Indominus rex, the exhibition is awe inspiring. Guided by a virtual Park Ranger throughout their experience, visitors encounter a 7-meter tall Brachiosaurus, come face to face with a massive 9-meter-long Pachyrhinosaurus, and “step behind the glass” at The Hammond Creation Lab to engage with the real world science surrounding dinosaur DNA. In the distance, the roars of the ferocious T. rex and Indominus rex echo – and these will be encounters you will never forget.
Don’t miss this exhilarating journey into Jurassic World.
- Introductory Film
- Welcome to Jurassic World
- Land of the Giants
- Gentle Giants Petting Zoo
- The Pachyrinosaurs
- In the Jurassic Lab
- T.rex Theater
- T.rex Approach
- The Breath of the Beast
- An Epic Battle
- Jurassic Village
UPDATE: The gallery names have since been revised (see below), though it's likely the experiences in the gallieries above are still involved.
- Introductory Theater
- Welcome to Jurassic World
- Gentle Giants Petting Zoo
- Hammond Creation Center
- T.rex Kingdom Welcome Area
- T.rex Kingdom Feeding Experience
- Gyrosphere Valley
- Innovation Center
- Scientific Epilogue
While little is known of what the exhibition will include, the gallery names paint a exciting picture of whats to come. The exhibition seems to be a dream come true for any Jurassic Park fan, offering the chance to journey to Isla Nublar and truly experience Jurassic World.
Further, the images above show a sneak peak at making the Indominus Rex animatronic, as well as a Parasaurolophus and Brachiosaurus. Curiously, the dinosaurs designs and colors do not seem to be inspired by any of the Jurassic films, and rather are something new entirely.
Be sure to stay tuned for all the latest news, including more on the Jurassic World Exhibition. As always, sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think about new details and first peak at the dinosaurs!
Sam Neill on Jurassic World: 'I thought they did a really good job'
Posted by Jack DLM - Sunday 24 January 2016 at 08:00PM - 6 Comments
In a new interview with Uproxx while promoting his latest movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is currently premiering at Sundance Film Festival, Jurassic Park leading actor Sam Neill was asked about Jurassic World.
Sam Neill reprised his Jurassic Park role as Dr Alan Grant in 2001's Jurassic Park 3 and was long-rumored to be returning to the franchise for the fourth installment while it was in and out of development.
However, when Universal Pictures and the production team decided to take the film in a new direction, no original cast members ended up returning, other than Dr Henry Wu.
Here's what Sam Neill had to say:
When Jurassic World came out, was that something you felt that you had to see?
I was very curious to see it and I’m happy to see it, and I thought they did a really good job. And the actors were real good.
When you were watching it, are you just like, “My character has been through this twice. Why are they still hanging out with those creatures?”
I can’t run as fast as those guys anymore. Even with high heels. I’d be left for dead.
Like many others, he had a few things to say about Zara's death:
"Boy, what did the English girl do wrong? She got eaten by like three dinosaurs at once. Just pull her into the pool and she gets eaten underwater? No."
Being the leading man of the original movie, it's great to hear what Sam Neill thinks about Chris Pratt's Owen, saying "he's a great leading man by the way."
EXCLUSIVE: Chronicle Collectibles to debut Dr Alan Grant & Owen Grady 1:6th Scale Figures!
Posted by Jack DLM - Wednesday 20 January 2016 at 12:18AM - 18 Comments
Today we had the pleasure of hosting a special interview edition of our Podcast with Paul Francis, co-founder and Art Director of Chronicle Collectibles.
Chronicle Collectibles is a prop replica and high quality collectibles company based out of Dallas Texas that deals with many official licenses such as Terminator, Stargate, Ghostbusters, and they have recently acquired the license to our beloved franchise, Jurassic Park.
Jurassic fans have been asking for official high-quality collectibles for years, and had a taste in 2008 when Sideshow put out a Tyrannosaurus Rex statue. However, it's been fairly quiet since then.
That changed early 2015 when Chronicle announced they were the license holder for all four Jurassic Park films and had a exciting range of upcoming products. Chronicle has recently opened up pre-orders for their 1:5th Male Tyrannosaurus Rex head bust, which is made from the original Stan Winston Studios mold.
We had the opportunity to interview Paul and learn more about Chronicle and how they create a piece from concept to approval. After speaking with Paul, it's very obvious how much dedication and time has gone into each and everyone one of their products. He speaks with such a love for what he does and is as much of a Jurassic fan as us - which bodes incredibly well for those who are excited for more Chronicle products!
Now here's the exclusive: Chronicle Collectibles will be releasing a 1:6th scale figure line, starting with Dr Alan Grant and Owen Grady this year!
You read that right. We will finally be seeing actual human figures from the Jurassic franchise, highly detailed, articulated and accurate display figures. And here's the first look:
If you're a listener of our podcast then you'll have heard us time and time again discussing the lack of human figures for Jurassic World especially, and the lack of collectibles all round. Well, Chronicle are about to change all of that and we couldn't be more excited.
You can hear a lot more about the human 1:6th scale figures in our podcast interview with Paul here, and he also reveals some more Jurassic products that are in development! Trust us when we say - this is a must listen. You can listen to Episode 28 of our podcast on iTunes or Stitcher, or alternatively you can listen below. The interview begins at 10:28 minutes in!
With a wealth of new products coming and a lot of ideas in the pipeline, Paul urges us all to contribute and share your opinions on the Statue Forum where Chronicle have a dedicated board. Some collectors assisted and shared their opinions on Chronicle's first Jurassic item (the Rex bust from TLW) which helped shape the product correctly for release.
We'd also like to add that if any collectors out there own a prop or an original Stan Winston dinosaur maquette then to please get in touch with Chronicle. The team over there want to make the fans and collectors happy!
A huge thanks to Paul for coming on our podcast and for revealing such an exciting collectible! Who doesn't want a Dr Alan Grant sixth scale figure? Personally I am very excited for this as it is something that the franchise has lacked for so long - real collectibles.