Jurassic World dominated the box office, becoming the third largest grossing movie of all time and having the #1 global opening of all-time. And now Universal Pictures has announced that a Jurassic World sequel will hit theaters in 2018. Find out more, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Dinosaurs assemble! Universal Pictures returned to the world of prehistoric action this summer with Jurassic World, a simultaneous sequel and reboot of the popular film franchise started by Steven Spielberg in 1993. The film has been a runaway hit, spending a few weekends at #1 (which isn’t easy in today’s crowded summer release calendar), and now it’s officially even bigger.
Today, Jurassic World officially passed The Avengers on the worldwide box office gross chart to become the #3 highest grossing movie ever. The only two films ahead of Jurassic World are James Cameron’s monstrous hits, Best Picture winner Titanic at #2 and sci-fi spectacle Avatar at #1.
Find out more about the Jurassic World box office after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Before Jurassic World even hit theaters, it was already getting spoofed online with a completely wacky edit of the trailer, complete with velociraptors riding motorcycles alongside Chris Pratt (don’t forget you can bid to win that motorcycle starting July 23rd).
And now that the sequel has been unleashed, it’s time for the entire preceding Jurassic Park trilogy to get a flashy makeover to be more in tune with Jurassic World. More specifically, everyone will now be wearing high heels. And I do mean everyone.
Watch Jurassic Park High Heels Edition after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
In May, Universal Studios Orlando launched a new area of the Islands Of Adventure Jurassic Park-themed land where guests could encounter a Raptor. The attraction featured a (fake) 10,000-volt fence keeping the animatronic pupated raptor from eating you. Now Universal Studios Hollywood is launching their version of Raptor Encounter, but this is more of a Jurassic World-themed meet and greet. Hit the jump to check out video of the Universal Hollywood Raptor Encounter.
Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Since Jurassic World got everybody talking about Jurassic Park all over again, we’ve seen some pretty cool custom LEGO creations hit the web, hoping to one day become real sets. There’s an awesome LEGO version of the visitor center from the first movie we featured, and sets for the iconic Ford Explorer and new Indominus Rex from Jurassic World too.
But since these sets aren’t always easy to get approved, sometimes because of their lack of wide appeal to a variety of LEGO consumers, other times because of licensing or potential pricing, one LEGO builder has created a microscale Jurassic Park LEGO set that could be affordable and appealing. Check out the mini Jurassic Park LEGO set below! Read More »
Posted on Saturday, June 27th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
With summer passing by, the buzz surrounding Jurassic World has died down a bit, but though the film keeps breaking box office records. A new generation of kids has been wowed by dinosaurs on the big screen while fans of the original Jurassic Park have also been fairly impressed by the sequel, and both of those groups wants toys from the franchise.
While there are already official LEGO sets out there for Jurassic World, they’re not exactly anything to write home about. Some of the LEGO sets feature vehicles that don’t even appear in the movie, and the dinosaur figures leave something to be desired, too. That’s why one fan has created a couple LEGO Ideas projects delivering a much better LEGO version of the Indominus rex, as well as a throwback LEGO set for the Ford Explorer from the original Jurassic Park.
Check out the custom Jurassic World and Jurassic Park LEGO sets below! Read More »
Since Jurassic World is all the rage right now, there’s been plenty of nostalgia looking back at the original Jurassic Park. But we’ve yet to see a resurgence of toys dedicated to the original Steven Spielberg dinosaur adventure. However, that could change with a little bit of help from fans.
There’s a project that just surfaced at LEGO Ideas that has an awesome building block version of the visitor center from Jurassic Park. It’s an impressive set that actually has some pretty clever moving parts that allow you to see inside the visitor center, where more than a few pivotal locations from the film have been recreated.
Check out the LEGO Jurassic Park visitor center after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
While there’s a lot of love out there for Jurassic World, one can’t help but wish that the massive blockbuster sequel was a little more loyal to the original Jurassic Park by having more practical dinosaur effects.
Digital effects bring most of the dinosaurs to life in Jurassic World, but at least one pivotal scene made use of an impressive animatronic apatosaurus, for what is probably the most believable dinosaur sequence in the entire movie. And now you can find out how they brought the apatosaurus to life. Watch the Jurassic World apatosaurus featurette after the jump! Read More »
Interview: Producer Frank Marshall Talks ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ and ‘Back to the Future’
Posted on Friday, June 19th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
The week before Jurassic World hit theaters, I was able to get mega-producer Frank Marshall on the phone to talk not only about the new Jurassic Park sequel/reboot, but about a variety of other topics as well.
During the conversation we discussed the idea of weaponized dinosaurs, how he came to produce this movie (which has something to do with Star Wars), the cynical online fanboy reaction throughout the development, the Amblin feel of the movie, how the project evolved from earlier drafts, why the previous screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are still credited on the film after Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connelly did a page one rewrite, the battle of practical vs. cg effects, planning for further sequels, Spielberg’s idea for trained raptors, how Jimmy Buffet ended up in the movie, if Universal Studios will be making a Jurassic World ride for their parks.
I ask him about some of the projects he has on his plate, which include new Bourne movies, a big-screen adaptation of Assassin’s Creed, and Indiana Jones 5. I also ask about the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, a film for which Marshall acted as producer and second unit director. (I got some details on that latter gig.) All this and more is in my Frank Marshall interview, which you can read after the jump.