On Tuesday, August 5, director Colin Trevorrow and producer Frank Marshall both announced through twitter that “Jurassic World” has officially finished up filming and moved on to the post-production stage. To celebrate, they shared a picture of the production clapboard snuggled between the razor sharp teeth of a T-rex.
(Check out the leaked "Jurassic World" brochure and map here!)
People, we are one step closer to once again entering into the dangerous and adventurous world of the dinosaurs!
Although not many plot details have been released, we do know that the film takes place 20 years after the original “Jurassic” events/disasters. The park has finally become the successful industry John Hammond initially dreamed it would be, with 20,000 well-to-do visitors coming in each day to experience history brought back to life.
Most of the filming took place in an abandoned Six Flags park in New Orleans, a filming hotspot featured in many popular movies including Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Killer Joe, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Stolen, and now Jurassic World. Next comes the CGI and “polishing-off” stage. The team now has approximately 10 months put the finishing CG touches that will bring the Jurassic dinos to life. Interestingly enough, Trevorrow has before stated that the CGI will be kept to a minimum since the special effects will be mostly dependent on animatronics, just like the ones seen in the original franchise. He believes that the use of live-action creatures will further intensify the emotional experience between the actor and dinosaur. This production decision pays a well-deserved tribute to the first three films and is a significant deviance from the popular dependence on CG effects in many modern big-budget films.
In other news, Comic-con goers were somewhat disappointed to find no surprise “Jurassic Park” trailer awaiting them at the annual sci-fi convention in San Diego. However, now that the film is in the post-production stage, fans can now expect a trailer to premiere very soon. While smaller productions often start advertising their films closer to the premiere dates, big-budget movies like [Jurassic World](movie:32752) normally release trailers several months and even a year before the film’s actual release. So make sure to check back here for more dino updates!
P.S According to Chris Pratt, one of the film’s stars and leading man in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the park has “been around long enough where attendance has started to fall off a little bit, so they’re decided to come up with a new attraction to bring even more people.” Sarcastically, he finishes off by stating “and you’re never going to believe it, but it doesn’t go well.” Shocker. What could this newest monster be? What could possibly be worse than a T-rex?! Rumors have speculated that the creature will be a mutant creation generated by fusing together several species of dino.
I guess we will just have to wait until June 12, 2015 to find out!
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