Hop in Some Gyroballs in 4 New JURASSIC WORLD Images Featuring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins

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Along with today’s first Jurassic World trailer, Universal Pictures has also released four new images from the upcoming sequel.  The movie takes place 22 years after Jurassic Park and is set on a fully functional park on Isla Nublar.  The folks running Jurassic World think genetically modified dinosaurs are a good idea, and so naturally bad things happen.  These images show off one of the film’s new doohickeys, a gyroball (not the official name, but I don’t know what else to call it), which looks like it tumbled out of Oblivion and got a paintjob.

Hit the jump to check out the new Jurassic World images.  The film opens in 3D on June 12, 2015, and stars Chris PrattBryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’OnofrioIrrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy Greer.

First JURASSIC WORLD Trailer Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard Has Huge Dinosaurs and a Fully Operational Theme Park

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Universal has released the first Jurassic World trailer online.  The movie takes place 22 years after Jurassic Park and is set on a fully functional park on Isla Nublar.  My initial thoughts are… “please God don’t let that be the final CG render.”  I love the concepts at play here, I love the fact that there are paying customers at the park.  I love action hero Chris Pratt and icy Bryce Dallas Howard.  As far as the effects, it’s par for the course to issue a trailer using incomplete renders since these big blockbusters are typically worked on up until the very day they have to be delivered for prints and DCPs to be struck.  So I’m going to go ahead and say I’m still optimistic here.

Hit the jump to check out the Jurassic World trailer, and click here to peruse through the viral site for more background on the film’s story.  The film also stars Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’OnofrioIrrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy GreerJurassic World opens in theaters on June 12, 2015.

JURASSIC WORLD LEGO Provides First Look at the Film’s Genetically Engineered D-Rex and More [Updated]

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First, let us have a moment of celebration that there will be Jurassic World LEGO (fun side-note: it also means Chris Pratt will be tied to three LEGO lines).  Second, toys (as they usually do) provide a first look at what the film has to offer (which is why there was no dancing Groot toy available when the movie was released; James Gunn wanted to keep it a secret), and now images have leaked for what could be the main dino antagonist of Jurassic World.  The “Diabolus Rex” aka “D-Rex”, has white skin, red eyes, and is made from the DNA of a Tyrannosaurus Rex mixed with a Velociraptor, a snake, and a cuttlefish.  I’m not exactly sure what cuttlefish adds to the mix.  One of its predators is a dolphin.  You can’t be threatening if you can be taken down by a dolphin.

Hit the jump to check out the LEGO images and to learn more about what director Colin Trevorrow is planning.  The film also stars Bryce Dallas HowardNick RobinsonTy SimpkinsVincent D’OnofrioIrrfan KhanJake JohnsonJudy Greer, and Omar SyJurassic World opens June 12, 2015. [Update: We've been asked by Universal to remove the unofficial LEGO images.]

Colin Trevorrow Shares JURASSIC WORLD Image Recalling Dennis Nedry’s East Dock Nightmare

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Colin Trevorrow may have wrapped Jurassic World at the beginning of August, but that’s not stopping him from sharing more images from set, and this latest one is a fun throwback to the original film.  Remember when Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) tries to ditch Jurassic Park before all hell breaks loose and accidently knocks down the sign pointing to the East Dock in the process?  It looks as though that same sign made it into the fourth installment.

Hit the jump to check out that new Jurassic World image for yourself.  The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas HowardNick RobinsonTy SimpkinsVincent D’OnofrioIrrfan KhanJake JohnsonJudy Greer, and Omar Sy, and will hit theaters on June 12, 2015.

Director Colin Trevorrow Remembers Richard Attenborough with New JURASSIC WORLD Image

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The world lost a great filmmaker and actor this past weekend with the passing of Sir Richard Attenborough.  Though his directing credits included films like Gandhi, A Chorus Line, and Chaplin, many probably best remember him as the mild-mannered John Hammond from Jurassic Park.  Though filming on the new Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World, has wrapped, director Colin Trevorrow felt it was fitting to share a new Jurassic World image in remembrance of Attenborough, as it shows a statue memorializing his John Hammond character.  Though Hammond himself likely doesn’t appear in Jurassic World, the character no doubt looms large thanks to Attenborough’s unforgettable performance.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Jurassic World image.  The film opens in theaters on June 12, 2015.

Unused JURASSIC PARK and BATMAN Posters Reveal Significantly Different Marketing Campaigns

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Poster artwork has a tendency to become iconic, though that trend is becoming less frequent in the current era of giant faces and back-to-camera poses.  When you think of certain movies, a very specific poster image comes to mind.  However, sometimes that glorious poster art was one of hundreds of different possibilities and actually came close to never being released, significantly altering the film’s marketing campaign going forward.  Today, a number of unused posters for Jurassic ParkTim Burton’s Batman, and Batman Forever have been unveiled in anticipation of the release of the book The Art of John Alvin, which celebrates poster artwork from artist John Alvin, whose resume also includes Blazing Saddles, E.T, and The Lion King.  The unused Jurassic Park posters and Batman posters are actually pretty fantastic, offering a glimpse at just how differently these films might have been introduced to audiences.

Hit the jump to take a closer look at some of the unused Jurassic Park and Batman posters.  The Art of John Alvin will be released on August 16th.

Brand New Mark Englert JURASSIC WORLD Poster Will Be Available at San Diego Comic-Con [UPDATED with Variant]

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Well, this is going to be a problem.  Colin Trevorrow just tweeted out a stunning Jurassic World poster that a special few will get their hands on at San Diego Comic-Con, but included zero details on how to get it.  I’m still bummed I haven’t been able to get the JC Richard or Aaron Horkey Jurassic Park prints for Mondo, so scoring one of these Mark Englert designs might have to be an SDCC 2014 priority.

The combination of the old and new here is particularly impressive.  We’ve got the park construction going on in the background, but a very familiar smashed Jurassic Park vehicle up front.  However, it isn’t the one responsible for the destruction looming over the flipped car, but rather a Velociraptor.  Perhaps they’re the guys in charge this time around?  Hit the jump to check out the art for yourself.  The film opens on June 12, 2015 in 3D and IMAX, and stars Chris PrattBryce Dallas HowardVincent D’OnofrioIrrfan KhanNick RobinsonTy SimpkinsJake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy Greer.

JURASSIC WORLD Brochure Reveals Petting Zoo, Feeding Show, Rides, Golf Course and More

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Come June 12, 2015, Jurassic Park will be a fully operational park and every park needs a brochure.  How else would you know where to catch the Mosasaurus Feeding Show or how to get to the official Jurassic Park golf course?  Because who wouldn’t want to squeeze in a quick 18 during a trip to a facility filled with creatures that have been extinct for about 65 million years?

The Jurassic World brochure has popped up online and it’s got a list of park highlights, the types of dinosaurs on display, a map of Isla Nublar and even some very familiar sponsors, too.  Hit the jump to check out what’s going down in the new and improved version of John Hammond’s original vision. And don’t forget, “PLEASE do not tap on the glass, cross barriers, throw anything into the exhibits, make excessive noise, tease or call out to the animals.”  We all know what could happen.

Universal Announces STEVEN SPIELBERG DIRECTOR’S COLLECTION Blu-ray; Will Include DUEL, THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS, and More

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Even though I don’t love every single one of his movies, Steven Spielberg will always be one of my favorite directors.  He was one of the key figures in making me a die-hard movie fan.  His worldwide influence is undeniable, he shaped Hollywood in the modern era, and he’s been going strong for decades (there are going to be so many Jaws retrospective pieces next year for the film’s 40th anniversary).  This fall, Universal will release a new 8-film Blu-ray collection of his work.  The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection will include digitally remastered versions of Duel and The Sugarland Express (both their first time on Blu-ray, and the first-ever widescreen presentation for Duel in the U.S. and Canada) as well as the Blu-ray debuts for 1941 (theatrical and extended versions) and Always.  The set also includes Jaws, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Hit the jump for a list of special features.  Click here to pre-order.  The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on October 14th.

New JURASSIC WORLD Behind-the-Scenes Video Featuring Interviews with Stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and More

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Today, the NBC’s The Today Show went to the set of Universal’s upcoming blockbuster Jurassic World (corporate synergy!), and spoke with the film’s stars.  The movie takes place 22 years after Jurassic Park and is set on a fully functional park on Isla Nublar.  As star Chris Pratt explains, the park’s revenues are declining, so they bring in a new attraction, “and it doesn’t go well.”  It’s kind of cool that the movie is willing to acknowledge that humanity could come up with a miracle like bringing dinosaurs back from extinction, but eventually we’d all get bored with them.

Hit the jump to check out interview with Pratt, co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, and, director Colin Trevorrow, also to get a brief look at the set.  The film also stars Vincent D’OnofrioIrrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy Greer.
Jurassic World opens June 12, 2015.

JURASSIC WORLD: First Image of the Film’s New Dinosaur … Sort Of

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In the last few weeks, we’ve heard a lot from Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow about the film’s setting, timeline, characters, and, of course, dinosaurs.  And while we got a few early looks at the sequel’s human characters in these recent images, it’s really the dinos we all want to see.  So imagine our surprise when Trevorrow himself tweeted out the first image of one of the terrible lizards … sort of.

Starring Chris Pratt, Nick RobinsonTy SimpkinsBryce Dallas HowardVincent D’OnofrioIrrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy GreerJurassic World opens June 12, 2015.  Hit the jump to take a look at the new dinosaur image.

JURASSIC WORLD: New Images Featuring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins

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Jurassic World is exactly one year away, and so Universal has released three new images from the upcoming sequel.  The movie takes place 22 years after Jurassic Park and is set on a fully functional park on Isla Nublar.  Details are still under wraps, but director Colin Trevorrow says that the film will have new dinosaurs created by the park’s geneticists.  I imagine it will be a while before we see any of the dinosaurs, but it’s still nice to have a first look at Chris Pratt‘s character (he has a motorcycle so that’s how you know he’s cool) and co-stars Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer) and Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3).

Hit the jump to check out the new Jurassic World images.  The film opens June 12, 2015, and also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’OnofrioIrrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy Greer.

Watch: How the CG Effects of JURASSIC PARK Changed Movies Forever

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Jurassic Park is undoubtedly one of the most influential films ever made, and not just for it’s impeccable direction and execution.  Along with T2: Judgment Day, Steven Spielberg’s “dinosaur adventure” ushered in the era of CG effects, making films like Life of Pi and Avatar possible.  As part of a new digital series from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the 9-minue program “Moments That Changed The Movies: Jurassic Park” has been released online.  It’s a fascinating video that delves into how the decision to craft Spielberg’s dinosaurs digitally instead of with stop-motion animation came about, complete with retrospective interviews with the very people involved with the film early on—including producer Kathleen Kennedy.

With the sequel Jurassic World on the horizon, this is certainly a fun look back at the groundbreaking first film, especially given the overwhelming amount of CG used in today’s movie landscape.  Hit the jump to watch the video.

JURASSIC WORLD Director Colin Trevorrow Addresses Recent Rumors and Plot Leaks, Setting, Timelines, Characters, and of Course, Dinosaurs

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Bits and pieces of Jurassic World news have been trickling out recently, both officially and otherwise.  We’ve managed to bring you news, images, set photos, and interviews from director Colin Trevorrow while keeping you spoiler-free, but unfortunately someone out there on the interwebs wants to blow the lid off the whole thing.  Well, Trevorrow himself recently addressed these leaks and set the record straight on a number of issues from setting, to timeline, to characters, to the dinos themselves.

Starring Chris PrattBryce Dallas HowardVincent D’OnofrioIrrfan KhanNick RobinsonTy SimpkinsJake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy GreerJurassic World opens June 12, 2015.  Hit the jump to see what Trevorrow had to say, which contains spoilers.

Michael Giacchino Will Compose the Score for JURASSIC WORLD

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Having previously applied his immense talent to the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible franchises in addition to the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino will now take on another beast of a franchise: Jurassic ParkTHR reports that Giacchino will be scoring director Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming sequel Jurassic World, with an aim to honor John Williams’ iconic work while also creating “something bold and new for people who love dinosaurs.”  Giacchino isn’t the first new composer to step into the Jurassic Park world, as Don Davis took over the franchise on Jurassic Park III.

Giacchino—whose consistently fantastic work ranges from Up to Lost to The Incredibles—has a unique connection to the Jurassic Park franchise, as his first composing job was to write the score for the The Lost World video game.  In addition to Apes, Giacchino’s 2014 credits include the sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending and the ensemble dramedy This Is Where I Leave YouJurassic World opens in theaters on June 12, 2015.

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