For some reason, despite the disaster that occurred at a test run of Jurassic Park, the folks at InGen Technologies thought it was still a good idea to follow up on John Hammond’s dream and build Jurassic World. In the new film, the theme park has been operation for a while, and it seems like they’ve worked out all the bugs in the system. But of course, they create a genetically modified hybrid called the Indominus Rex, and that’s bad news.
We’ll see how that turns out next month, but in the meantime, check out this Jurassic World InGen viral video that dives into how the company’s genetic technology and dinosaur breeding has evolved over the past couple decades. There’s also a new TV spot that uses some familiar voiceover from the late Richard Attenborough as John Hammond. Watch the videos below! Read More »
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On June 12, you can see Jurassic World in theaters everywhere and say “Welcome…to the Mondo Gallery” in Austin, TX. There, they’ll be hosting a full gallery show filled with art based on Steven Spielberg‘s blockbuster, Jurassic Park. It’s called When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth and features original works and screenprints based on the film by artists such as Aaron Horkey, Ken Taylor, Dan McCarthy, Jock, Jason Edmiston, Brandon Holt and others. The Jurassic Park art show opens at 7 p.m. June 12 and remains on display through June 27. Below, see the first piece of preview art and read the full artist list. Read More »
“What no menthol?” Dennis Nedry’s interaction with the mysterious Dodgson in Jurassic Park is one of the film’s funniest and most memorable scenes. Dodgson is paying Nedry to steal dinosaur embryos from the park and gives him a special Barbasol shaving cream can that doubles as a cooling container.
You’ve seen it. You know the scene. It’s hilarious and in a brilliant marketing twist, Universal has teamed with Barbasol again, this time to release limited edition Jurassic World Barbasol shaving cream cans with art by Mark Englert. Find out more below. Read More »
Let’s face it, the dinosaurs may not be the biggest factor in convincing people to head to the theater for Jurassic World. The biggest factor in selling the June 12 sequel is our memories of the first time. That is, the first time we sat down, whether it be at home or in a theater, to watch Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park.
That nostalgic memory is the focus of a new Jurassic World featurette. Stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins talk about their first experiences with the film, as does director Colin Trevorrow. Spielberg himself even pops in to chat about it. There’s some new footage too, but it’s mostly stuff from the latest trailer.
Below, see the new Jurassic World featurette and read my memories of seeing Jurassic Park. Read More »
Jurassic World has a few direct callbacks to Steven Spielberg‘s original Jurassic Park. There’s the shell of the old visitor center, for one, with that famous banner still on the floor. And the original design for one of the first film’s signature attractions was used to bring her back to life for this fourth movie.
That’s right: the T. rex is back, and it’s not just a Tyrannosaurus, but the Tyrannosaurus that menaced Ian Malcolm and everyone else in the original movie. She’s older, maybe a little slower, but her nature hasn’t changed. “This movie is her Unforgiven,” said director Colin Trevorrow when we talked to him on set. Read his comments about the returning beast, as well as info about the new Jurassic World performance capture dinos, after the break. Read More »
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You probably know Matt Ferguson‘s work. He did the popular Guardians of the Galaxy/Star Wars mashup. He did these beautiful Star Wars and Lord of the Rings prints. He’s got an great eye for pop culture but, more important, the space a pop culture character inhabits. That’ll be the focus of his first solo show, Distant Lands, which opens Friday March 27 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Ferguson has created 10 new screenprints and 24 original pieces all showing pop culture characters in various, vast environments. Some of these – like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings – you’ve probably already seen. However, /Film is happy to exclusively reveal the bulk of the show including pieces for The Fifth Element, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Superman, The Hobbit, The Neverending Story, Forbidden Planet and Silent Running.
See the Matt Ferguson Bottleneck Gallery solo exhibit below. Read More »
The fact there’s a Lego Jurassic World video game coming out pretty exciting. What’s even more exciting is it’ll tell a story that spans all four Jurassic Park movies. Out this June, the Lego Jurassic World game just released a new trailer that shows iconic scenes from the original films reimagined in that trademark Lego way. You’ll hear the actual voices of Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, but unfortunately get no real sense of what to expect in terms of the fourth movie, Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World.
Below, see the Lego Jurassic World trailer as well as the cover and a few still images. Read More »
That sound you heard last year was Jurassic Park fans screaming about the oddities in the Jurassic World trailer. Specifically, the fact Chris Pratt‘s character apparently has control of a pack of Velociraptors, those unstoppable, evil dinosaur from the first three movies. The Super Bowl trailer for the Colin Trevorrow film showed even more of this relationship, with Pratt’s character dinosaur whispering the dominant creatures (seen above).
Well, a Reddit user has pointed out the idea behind this relationship isn’t exactly new at all. In fact, it was in Michael Crichton‘s original Jurassic Park book, conveyed by a character we know for a fact is returning for Jurassic World. Read the quotes that tease the Jurassic World raptor squad below. Read More »
Raiders of the Lost Art, Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Die Hard — these are some of the most popular films ever made. They also have some of the most recognizable posters of all time. So, as an artist, attempting to make a poster for one is no easy feat. Do you just put everyone’s face in the frame? Maybe you try to sum up the story with one image? The options are endless, and sometimes not that appealing.
Artist Anthony Petrie has quietly been perfecting a unique, very cool way to approach well-known films. Over the past year or so, he’s been making posters for iconic movies that look like charts or maps of each movie. So, for example, he did Ghostbusters as a New York City subway map, filled with references. Die Hard became a set of Nakatomi Tower blueprints and Aliens became a readout on a motion tracker. Each poster represent these amazing movies in subtle ways, specific to the movie, without going overboard on character likenesses. They showed something more artistic and fun.
January 9 at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles, Petrie is presenting a whole new exhibit of new work in that mode. It’s called Charts, and he’s doing maps for some of the movies mentioned above and many more. Below, check out just a few of the Anthony Petrie Gallery 1988 Charts including an exclusive from a galaxy far, far away. Read More »