International Jurassic World Trailer

While I’m undoubtedly anticipating the release of Jurassic World next week, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t cautiously optimistic. From what we’ve seen in the footage so far, there’s a lot of dinosaur spectacle and action, which is the easiest way to market the film to a culture that has always been obsessed with dinosaurs. However, something just hasn’t felt right.

But a new international Jurassic World trailer has just landed online, and it’s the best one yet. With the exception of a faint echo of Bryce Dallas Howard yelling “Run!” and one quick line at the end, there’s absolutely no dialogue. It’s ominous and haunting, even if it does still show a little too much of the Indominus Rex wreaking havoc on the park.

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Jurassic World interview Colin Trevorrow

On July 21st 2014, I was lucky to visit the New Orleans set of Jurassic World. (You can read a list of over 50 things I learned on the Jurassic World set here.) While on set, we got the chance to have an extensive sit-down interview with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, which was conducted during the crew lunch break on a recreation of the famous visitors center from Jurassic Park. (A location which, in the film’s story, is now abandoned.) Producer Frank Marshall joined us late in the conversation.

Our conversation spanned a variety of topics, including the use of performance capture to create the dinosaurs in the new film, the idea of Weird Al having a song in the new film, bringing an independent style to the shoot, and the evolution of the Jurassic Park 4 script over the last ten years. We went into the reasons for the infamous production delay, input from Steven Spielberg, and what to expect from the new dino species.

There were fun details, too, like how a conversation with his son about Star Wars resulted in major change to the script, allegories to Black Fish and Sea World, the dinosaur stand-ins on set, and how Brad Bird not directing Star Wars resulted in Steven Spielberg finding Colin.

As I said before, the interview is extensive and so you’ll want to carve out some time to read this. Trust me, its good.

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Jurassic World Dinosaur-Human Hybrids

Universal released the Jurassic World trailer yesterday (click here if you havent seen it yet) and while I enjoyed it it seems like some people were up in arms over the storyline reveal that the park owners had created a bigger, badder, and genetically-modified dinosaur. In May we exclusively talked to Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow about the genetically modified dinosaur and he explained himself quite nicely. I will include that after the jump.

But for those of you who still think the genetically modified dinosaur plot is stupid sight-unseen, it could have been much worse. A very early version of the script featured a storyline with dinosaur DNA genetically modified with human DNA to create Human-Dinosaur mutant creatures. Now that sounds horrible. See the original concept art of the Jurassic World Dinosaur-Human Hybrids, after the jump.

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Man of Steel

What a year 2013 has been for movie news. Fox, DC, and Marvel all dropped huge announcements about their respective comic book franchises, Lucasfilm passed the Star Wars mantle to J.J. Abrams, and Jurassic Park 4 finally picked up steam after years of false starts — all as the YA adaptations, Biblical epics, and live-action fairy tales continued to pile up.

But if you’re curious about the biggest things to come out of 2013, our list of the 15 most popular posts ought to help. As it happens, they also shed some light on you, our readers. Click the jump to see what the top posts of the year were, and what they may or may not tell us about all of you.

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Bryce Dallas Howard

The Jurassic Park franchise is preparing to open its doors once again with Jurassic World, and Bryce Dallas Howard could be its first visitor. The redheaded actress has just entered early talks to star in the 3D sci-fi adventure, after months of rumors. Hit the jump for the latest details on the long-awaited film.

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What Was That ‘Jurassic World’ Pitch Reel Really For?


It’ll be some time yet before we get an actual trailer for Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World, but last week a pitch reel seemed to offer a first peek at what it could look like. Then official sources quickly clarified that it was for a scrapped video game.

Some took the studio at their word, while others wondered if it was all just spin. Now, the latest report suggests that the real answer lies somewhere in between. Hit the jump for the latest update.

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Watch A Pitch Trailer for ‘Jurassic World’


Last night’s announcement that Jurassic Park 4 would be titled Jurassic World just left us hungry for more information about the movie, and today we’ve something really juicy.

Someone has uploaded a pitch trailer for the film, giving us a sense of what it might look like. Keep in mind that this isn’t actually a clip from the movie — in fact, Frank Marshall has confirmed that it isn’t — but it’s an exciting peek at a long-developing project nonetheless. Check it out after the jump.

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Briefly: The new Jurassic Park movie has a final title: Jurassic World. With that the delayed release, once meant to hit screens in 2014, also has a new release date. The film will now open on June 12, 2015. Read More »

Colin Trevorrow

The first time you heard Universal Pictures was making Jurassic Park IV, the most common reaction was probably “How could it ever stand up to the original?” While The Lost World and Jurassic Park III each have their fans, neither comes close to recreating the magic and excitement Steven Spielberg captured in 1993. That’s why, when Universal annoucned they were delaying Colin Trevorrow‘s upcoming sequel, it was good news. It meant they didn’t want to rush into making something that wasn’t the best it could be.

In an new interview, Trevorrow echoes those statements while discussing Jurassic Park IV. He doesn’t cop to whether or not it’s a reboot, or those juicy story details, but he does say they’re working hard on making it “something that can stand with the first one.” Read More »