Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Thursday 21 April 2016 at 05:39PM - 1 Comments
Say goodbye to Hawaii: the sequel to Jurassic World is moving overseas to the UK. Last month we reported a rumor that Jurassic World 2 may be filming in London, and we speculated this meant Pinewood studios: today hot off the heels of the JA Bayona director announcement a UK based production informer, 'The Knowledge', confirmed the UK locale.
While it's currently unclear if this means Pinewood or another studio, this marks a significant move for the franchise which always found its home in the United States. The change of scenery comes as no surprise, as Colin Trevorrow previously confirmed that the sequel would be leaving the fictional location of the Parks, Isla Nublar (and Sorna).
Now, before this news gets misconstrued: it does not mean Dinosaurs in cities. Just as filming in the Los Angeles backlots did not mean Dinosaurs attacking California in Jurassic Park (go ahead, mention the ending of The Lost World to counter this, you know you want to). This will simply be the new home of production, where the offices are located, and where the backlot sets are built - just as Star Wars The Force Awakens filmed in Londons Pinewood Studios.
It has yet to be reported where the 'on location' filming will take place: the Jurassic franchise has always been about mostly isolated and wild, beautiful settings and we sincerely doubt that they're going away. Many fans such as myself have always wanted to see a Jurassic film set in Africa, perhaps Congo, Kenya or Tanzania. There are also quite a few European settings that would look fantastic on screen, such as Iceland. Either way, we're expecting a notable change and the setting to be closer to Europe than the United States.
So, when does filming start? Let's hear it from Owen Grady himself (starting at 3:15):
If you couldn't watch the video, and didn't read the article title he confirms that filming starts early 2017. This gives the film roughly under a year and a half from filming start to release, which is a moderately healthy amount of breathing room. Chris Pratt goes on to mention that he can't talk story, but he's incredibly excited from what little he knows - and while it's one thing for him to say it, he also looks it!
As always, be sure to stay tuned for all the latest news, and sound off in the comments below!
Source: The Knowledge
Podcast Episode 32 - We talk J.A. Bayona and more!
Posted by Jack DLM - Tuesday 19 April 2016 at 07:41PM - 2 Comments
While we are unable to upload new episodes of our podcast to our YouTube channel, you can still listen to them on iTunes, Stitcher and our hosts: JellyCast.
In the latest episode of our podcast, Chris, Asees, Ryan and myself discuss the latest announcement that Spanish director J.A. Bayona will be directing the upcoming Jurassic World sequel! We share our thoughts on where the story may go for the sequel, as well as your thoughts sent to us through Twitter. We also discuss Chronicle Collectibles' latest statue - The Lost World Stegosaurus.
Check out the podcast below!
Juan Antonio Bayona is officially attached to direct the sequel to Jurassic World!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Monday 18 April 2016 at 05:57PM - 12 Comments
BREAKING: It's official! Juan Antonio Bayona is the director of the unnamed Jurassic World sequel. Announced by Colin Trevorrow on Twitter. Check back for updates!
Bayona is best known for his acclaimed drama 'The Impossible' (Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor), set during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, as well as his beautiful yet frightening Spanish horror film, 'The Orphanage' (produced by Guillermo del Toro). While 'The Orphange' is in Spanish, 'The Impossible' is in English and both show off an impressive variety of style and scope.
Bayonas next film releasing this October titled 'A Monster Calls' (Sigourney Weaver, Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones), is based upon the book with same name. The movie revolves around a young boy who 'seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mom's terminal illness'. Check out the newly released trailer below:
Bayona has proven his chops by expertly blending raw horror, vivid drama, poignant visuals, and impactful character moments together with phenomenal direction, driving compelling stories; all elements which are integral to creating a great Jurassic Movie. Further, he was worked with child actors in all of his films, bringing out surprisingly great performances which are particularly noticeable in 'The Impossible'. This is important as every prior Jurassic Park movie has had at least one child in a leading role, and it is unlikely JW2 will break that mold.
While little else has been announced about the much anticipated 5th Jurassic Park movie, Colin Trevorrow has previously revealed some details, alluding to the concept of cloning dinosaurs becoming 'open source', and the plot being inspired by Alan Grants iconic "Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?" quote. He has also suggested that the series is due for a change of scenery, and can not just be people running from dinosaurs on an island.
Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World, is returning as a executive producer alongside Steven Spielberg, and is writing the screenplay with Derek Connolly. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return to star, and while not officially announced, BD Wong is expected to make a reappearance as Dr. Wu. Belén Atienza is joining the team as a Producer alongside Jurassic World alumni Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Jurassic World 2 released June 22nd, 2018.
Are you happy with the Juan Antonio Bayona directing news? We're pumped and cannot wait to see more. Be sure to sound off in the comments below on what you want to see him bring to the franchise, and as always stay tuned for all the latest news!
Pre-order now! Officially licensed Jurassic Park Stan Winston Stegosaurus statue by Chronicle!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Friday 15 April 2016 at 01:51AM - 8 Comments
Chronicle Collectables has unveiled their second official licensed Jurassic piece, a direct replica of the Stan Winston Studios Stegosaurus maquette from The Lost World: Jurassic Park! This high quality piece is a stunning must-have for any collector who loves the Jurassic franchise, and is up for pre-order NOW!
Molded from the Stan Winston original maquette, the Stegosaurus measures a huge 31″ long, 15″ tall and 10.5″ wide and was hand painted to closely match the iconic look seen in the movie. Also included is a custom designed museum quality base, featuring a dry riverbed look which has her footprints inset in the sand - the Stegosaurus is separate and can be displayed off of the base as well. The base measures 14″ x 10.5″ x 2″.
Pre-orders for the The Lost World Jurassic Park Stegosaurus Maquette opened on Friday April the 15th at 5PM CST at ChronicleCollectibles.com. The initial retail price is $500 for the first 30 days of pre-orders, and afterwards it goes up to the regular price of $550. Each piece is hand numbered with a Certificate of Authenticity. Edition size is currently TBD.
Today we spoke to Paul Francis of Chronicle, and he reiterated their commitment and excitement for the Jurassic brand, emphasizing that they aim to honor the work of Steven Spielberg and Stan Winston. He teased that there are many more exciting products to come, including the Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex Breakout statue - these are made for the fans, and every detail is meticulously and passionately poured over. "I don't want to produce replicas, I want to produce a piece of artwork you will be proud to display."
It's an exciting time to be a Jurassic Park fan, and finally being given the chance to own a Stan Winston Jurassic dinosaur design is incredibly exhilarating. I grew up up with Jurassic Park, and those iconic creatures we saw truly brought dinosaurs back from extinction in ways no other could - the work from Chronicle breaks down the divide of the screen, allowing us to truly experience and enjoy that legacy.
If you haven't already, be sure to listen to our prior interview with Paul Francis- it's an amazing listen that breaks down the design process, and reveals many new facts fans are sure to enjoy. As always, sound off in the comments below, spread the world, and be sure to show Chronicle some love on Facebook!