Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have released an official poster for the 3D rerelease of Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park (found via FirstShowing). While the original theatrical poster is iconic, I always wished that they would have released a second poster with more imagery (ie more than the logo on black). Unfortunately, we’ll never get Drew Struzan‘s painted version (unless Mondo somehow pulls off a miracle), so this 3D rerelease one sheet will do. Check it out after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Though Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park is well-known for its advancements in computer graphics, legendary creature creator Stan Winston had plenty of work to do, too. He created numerous dinosaurs for the film including the all-important Velociraptor, the main antagonist of the movie. Several of the bird-like carnivores were rendered in a computer but Winston and his team also created suits that humans could comfortably wear and maneuver while still looking like a raptor.
Stan Winston Studios supervisor John Rosengrant was the main man inside the suits and recently posted a video showing how he, Winston and his team went from crude models all the way through the final filming. You can check it out below along with a few images too. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
I know, I know: you probably weren’t really holding out for a real-life Jurassic Park, in which scientists would use million-year old DNA to clone new full-size dinosaurs. Maybe you were just daydreaming, every once in a while, about visiting such a park and then surviving a dino rampage.
Well, science has destroyed those dreams. Again. Researchers working with fossils from New Zealand have found that DNA has a half-life of 521 years, meaning that just over five centuries is long enough to render strands of DNA relatively useless, at least for the purposes of cloning killer theme part attractions. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
You can’t make the movies that James Cameron makes and not be a huge movie fan yourself. The director of the two highest grossing films of all time is currently stumping for the Titanic 3D Blu-ray and has been talking all about his Avatar sequels amongst other things. For example, as the first man to tackle the Alien franchise after Ridley Scott, Cameron has some thoughts on Scott’s return to the franchise with Prometheus. Plus, he revealed that long before Jurassic Park was directed by Steven Spielberg, Cameron read the book and attempted to purchase the rights with intent to create a very different vision of the story.
After the jump, read his quotes about both these interesting pieces of trivia. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Unfortunately, John Hammond’s vision of what Jurassic Park could’ve been never came to pass. Life found a way and all his precious, living, previously extinct attractions ran amuck and created enough chaos for three movies, with a fourth on the way.
That might have been the case on Isla Nublar, but outside the movies, artists are free to change the fate of the park however they want. So, for example, when Kevin Tong was tasked to make a Jurassic Park poster for Mondo, he surmised what Jurassic Park would be if all went according to plan. The answer? It’s one of the happiest places on Earth where families go to enjoy a fantastic, fun-fulled vacation full of memories and dinosaurs. Kind of like Disneyland.
Mondo’s latest Jurassic Park poster is a limited edition screenprinted advertisement for the Jurassic Park of John Hammond’s dreams. Check out the full images as well as some close ups after the jump. Read More »
‘47 Ronin’ Pushed Back Yet Again, to Christmas 2013; New Dates for ‘Jurassic Park 3D’, ‘R.I.P.D.’, ‘Rush’, and More
Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 by Angie Han
2013 won’t even start for another four months, and Universal’s already shaking it up. The studio just announced a slew of scheduling changes for next year, some minor and some not so minor.
The most significant shift is the one for Carl Erik Rinsch‘s 47 Ronin, which you may recall was originally scheduled to open this fall before Universal moved it into February 8, 2013. Now it’s moving yet again, to Christmas 2013. It’s well known that the 3D samurai epic has suffered its share of behind-the-scenes issues, so the ten-month delay can’t help but raise a few eyebrows. On the other hand, studios tend to reserve those ultra-competitive year-end slots for their most promising titles.
Also set for new dates are Jurassic Park 3D, Identity Theft, R.I.P.D., 2 Guns, Oblivion, Rush, and more. Hit the jump for details.
Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
Clive Palmer wouldn’t be the first person to wish he could live in a James Cameron or Steven Spielberg flick long after the credits roll. As a billionaire businessman, however, he may be one of the few with the funds to actually make that dream a reality. The noted eccentric revealed earlier this year that he was working on a replica of the RMS Titanic, to set sail in 2016 as a floating casino, and now rumor has it he’s got his sights set on a real-life Jurassic Park.
How realistic his aspirations actually are, or whether the story’s even true, remains up for debate. But if Palmer didn’t have plans before, perhaps he should pursue them now that the idea’s been floated. Sure, it seems like a really extravagant way of courting death — but again, this is the same guy who wanted a do-over on the Titanic. More details after the jump.
Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2012 by Peter Sciretta
You’re probably aware of my love for behind the scenes documentaries which offer real fly on the wall footage from film sets. The new featurettes that come packaged with DVDs and Blu-rays are usually too-polished to offer any interesting footage of the director in action. In recent years we’ve been posting a lot of B-Roll footage from contemporary film productions (like The Avengers). But even B-Roll has become carefully chosen and sometimes staged moments. Nothing beats seeing real rare footage from the set of a cinematic classic.
/Film reader Bob M sent over a video I’ve never seen before — almost 8 minutes of behind the scenes footage from the set of Jurassic Park. Most of the footage is taken outside of the Jurassic Park Visitor’s Center and the first moments when the characters arrive on the island. I could watch Steven Spielberg direct all day long. Watch this footage now embedded after the jump.