A new Jurassic Park movie means a whole new section of resurrected dinosaurs for tourists to gawp at. But why go with dinos that actually existed? Why not use some of that DNA, splice the hell out of it and introduce some new traits in order to create bigger and badder dinos in order to attract visitors. That’s pretty much one of the key plot threads in the upcoming Jurassic World. Because clearly, nothing can possibly go wrong. Here’s a first look at that new dinosaur…
…Or it’s Lego counterpart at least. Ha, gotcha! Courtesy of groovebricks.com, here’s a look at the D-Rex that will be causing havoc in Jurassic World. Yes, D-Rex:
As director Colin Trevorrow still mentioned a few months ago, the idea of the D-Rex isn’t to make some sort of frog-tongued, split-face abomination, but to create a bigger and badder carnivore that makes the T-Rex and Spinosaurus looks like a Compsognathus in comparison:
Yes, there will be one new dinosaur created by the park’s geneticists. The gaps in her sequence were filled with DNA from other species, much like the genome in the first film was completed with frog DNA. This creation exists to fulfill a corporate mandate—they want something bigger, louder, with more teeth. And that’s what they get.
I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But we aren’t doing anything here that Crichton didn’t suggest in his novels. This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles. It’s a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were, but now the genetics have gone to the next level. For me, it’s a natural evolution of the technology introduced in the first film. Maybe it sounds crazy, but most of my favorite movies sound crazy when you describe them in a single sentence.
A trailer is on the way for the film, but before it hits, you can also check out some brand new images from the film. Which are right…over…here!
The Jurassic World viral site www.masraniglobal.com also has a nice feature on the building Jurassic World, which is wortha read to get up to speed before the film arrives:
Soon after the acquisition of InGen in 1998, Simon Masrani looked to work at a plan that seemed impossible given the circumstances of the years preceeding – the control and re-invention of a new theme park on Isla Nublar. Experts from the Masrani company were collected together, along with Dr. Henry Wu from the InGen company, to plan for the greatest theme park and attractions ever constructed in humankind’s history.
Simon Masrani used subsidaries Axis Boulder Engineering and Timack Construction to work on the preparation and planning prior to construction on the island. Construction workers were protected from native wildlife by InGen security over the course of the three years from 2002 until completion in 2004. With over $1.2 billion alone spent in concrete and building materials, this project was never underestimated.
The most incredible thing about the project for me was the fact that we were able to construct so far off the mainland, while maintaining all deadlines”, explains Jurassic World Project Manager Mr. Eli Jacobs. “The logistics and the planning were just incredible. Security teams, perimeter fencing, scientists, quarantine zones … it was quite the atmosphere.”
Simon Masrani was taking no chance.
Simon adds, “The sense of security proved vital in the establishment of Jurassic World. The media were having a frenzy at the time, conservation groups around the globe were looking and waiting for any incident to tarnish our reputation to try and take Isla Nublar away from us. We had to set a feeling of safety, for when the time came for opening in 2005, we had to ensure people were willing to come.
And come they did … Jurassic World officially opened in June 2005 to an incredible 98,120 visitors in its first month of operation.
Jurassic World opens up for business, next year.
Last Updated: November 18, 2014