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!
Jada & Lego both confirmed for Jurassic World merchandise!
Posted by Jack DLM - Saturday 02 August 2014 at 02:04AM - 3 Comments
The merchandising has begun! Today, vehicle toy company Jade Club confirmed via their news page that they have secured the license to make diecast and radio controlled vehicles for not only Jurassic World, but for the previous three films also.
"Jul. 31, 2014 – CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – July 31, 2014 – Jada Toys, Inc., a leading manufacturer of boys and girls toys, today announced it has been granted the vehicle rights for two highly anticipated Universal Pictures’ films, Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7, through a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing. Both films are slated for release worldwide in 2015.
“Jada is a perfect fit for both Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7 because of our strength in producing high-quality die cast and radio controlled vehicles with innovative flair,” says May Li, President at Jada Toys. “We are excited to show off the products we have developed to compliment these action-packed movies.”
Jurassic World, the long-awaited next installment in the Jurassic Park series, is scheduled for theatrical release on June 12, 2015. Jada plans to develop highly-stylized radio control vehicles and collectable die cast for the movie as well as for the other films in the franchise, including Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park: The Lost World and Jurassic Park III."
The franchise has seen a lack of diecast vehicles previously, so it will be great to see what Jada are planning on releasing. We reached out for some more information with the company telling us they'll release some images as soon as they can! Be sure to follow their Twitter for more information.
Chris Pratt recently was a guest on the Empire Podcast in which he confirmed that there will also be Jurassic Park Lego! Chris Pratt recently voiced Emmet in The Lego Movie and has a Lego figure for both that and for Guardians of the Galaxy. When asked how many figures of him there are, he replied:
"three (…) I’ve just seen and approved the look for my character Owen from the Jurassic Park, er the Jurassic Park LEGO"
So there we have it! We'll see a return to the Jurassic franchise from Lego, and we stand to see some fantastic diecast and radio controlled vehicles from Jada Club! Now when will we start seeing this merchandise?