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Dr. Ian Malcolm played by Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day, The Fly) A mathematician whose studies revolve around the chaos theory. Invited by John Hammond, Malcolm decided to observe Jurassic Park before the general public was allowed to visit. Dr. Malcolm predicted that “life would find a way” and soon after, his prediction became reality. After the incident at Isla Nublar, the skeptical mathematician returns to the land of the dinosaurs in The Lost World: Jurassic Park in search of his girlfriend, Sarah Harding.

Sometime in the last 24 hours the Jurassic Park database website had been compromised. The main index page of the website had been replaced with something less than nefarious. I am in the process of restoring the original main index from a previous backup. Please sit back as I bring all systems back online.

In the meantime, enjoy the latest Jurassic World trailer!

Updated 11/25: The website is now back up on its original startup mode.

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In an event that could be considered no more than spur of the moment–Universal Studios has decided to release the official Jurassic World trailer 2 days early. Follow Owen (Chris Pratt) as he rides with velociraptors in an attempts to stop a genetically modified dinosaur wreak havoc across Isla Nublar.

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. www.jurassicworld.com

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Yes, you read right, Jurassic Parq. Word comes to us from Ann (marking representative for an upcoming New York International Fringe Festival show) that a musical parody/tribute to Jurassic Park dreamt up by two Jurassic Park fanatics is upon the horizon. I’ve watched the videos attached to the press release, and I have to tell you… I couldn’t stop laughing. I have a feeling this is going to be great! For those wanting to know more, below is the press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bryce Norbitz, Producer
516-996-5904
bnorbitz@gmail.com
Ron Lasko, Fringe Publicist
press@FringeNYC.org

The New York International Fringe Festival Presents:
JURASSIC PARQ: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
Written by Emma Barash, Bryce Norbitz, Marshall Pailet, and Stephen Wargo
August 20-27th at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa

NEW YORK, NY (July, 2010)- Boldly re-imagined and retold from the perspective of the dinosaurs, Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical is an unflinching meditation on gender, sexual, and racial identity in an evolving landscape destined to stun you with its importance. Chaos is unleashed upon the not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male… because of the frog DNA. The mutation spawns a chain reaction of identity crises, forcing the dinosaurs to question the very facts of life they’ve held as truths.

In addition to being brilliant, Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical is revolutionary and groundbreaking in the following ways:

1. It is cast gender blind, but color conscious.
2. It doubles as an Adv/Beg Jazz Class.
3. It sings the songs of the unsung heroes; those unsung heroes are dinosaurs.
4. It addresses gender, racial, sexual, ethnic, and religious identity… in just 90 minutes!

Starring Big Momma’s House 3: Like Father, Like Son’s Brandon Gill, Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical features John Jeffrey Martin (Rocky Horror, Hairspray, Good Vibrations, High School Musical 1st National Tour) as the Velociraptor of Faith, Mary Ellen Ashley (Yentl, Annie Get Your Gun) as the Velociraptor of Science, Natalie Bradshaw (Hair) as T-Rex 2, Brandon Gill (Neighbors) as the Baby Velociraptor, and Brandon Espinoza (Gypsy, Big, Will Rodgers Follies, Les Mis) as Mime-a-saurus. The cast also features Tara Novie as T-Rex 1, Jay Frisby as Dilophosaurus, Lee Seymour as Morgan Freeman, Denise Dumper, Emily Jenda, Olli Haaskivi and Cara Massey as Chorus-a-saurus.

Written by Emma Barash, Marshall Pailet (Super Claudio Bros., On a Glorious Day, Swimming Upstream), Bryce Norbitz, and Stephen Wargo. Directed by Marshall Pailet. Choreographed by Hayley Podschun (Pal Joey, Sunday in the Park with George, Hairspray, Sound of Music). Music directed by Jonathan Breit. Set by Caite Hevner. Costumes by Bronwyn Meehan. Stage managed by Ashley Rodbro.

Performance Dates: 8/20 at 7pm, 8/21 at 12pm, 8/22 at 6:15pm, 8/25 at 7:45pm, 8/27 at 4pm
At The Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa, 74A East 4th St, New York, NY 10003

Please visit http://jurassicparq.blogspot.com/ for more information.
For tickets, please visit http://www.fringenyc.org/ or call 866-468-7619

NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL,
a production of THE PRESENT COMPANY   ©  1997 – 2010

Still interested? I know I am. Check out the Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical blog!

posted at 6pm on 8/13/2010 | Jon | No Comments »
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9 February 2010

More news from Joe

I’m sure we all remember long ago (2004-ish) when Jurassic Park IV was proposed to involve Commandos and “Super Solider” dinosaurs. For the sake of better judgement, the draft by William Monahan and John Sayles has been scrapped. Now, 2010… many years later… Drew McWeeny from HitFix.com sat down with Joe Johnston to comment about the possibility of Jurassic Park IV and it’s potential new trilogy. While it is nothing “new”, it just goes to show you the movie(s) is(are) still on the table. Enjoy!

Drew: Is that still in the offing, or have you moved on now to a new idea?

Joe: We have. There is an idea now for number four that is different from the first three, and that is more or less the beginning of a new trilogy, in that it sends the whole franchise off in a new direction. It’s not about the dinosaur park anymore. It’s about all-new characters. So Steven’s busy right now with the stuff he’s doing and I’ve got to do “Captain America,” but hopefully afterwards, we’ll find time to develop it. And really… it’s something different that we haven’t seen before in the “Jurassic Park” world.

Drew: I’m sorry we won’t see the Sayles/Monahan idea.

Joe: Well, you know, Universal and Steven will want to keep making these movies as long as they’re successful, and who knows? We may see the Monahan/Sayles version come back.

Drew: Is that still in the offing, or have you moved on now to a new idea?

Joe: We have. There is an idea now for number four that is different from the first three, and that is more or less the beginning of a new trilogy, in that it sends the whole franchise off in a new direction. It’s not about the dinosaur park anymore. It’s about all-new characters. So Steven’s busy right now with the stuff he’s doing and I’ve got to do “Captain America,” but hopefully afterwards, we’ll find time to develop it. And really… it’s something different that we haven’t seen before in the “Jurassic Park” world.

Drew: I’m sorry we won’t see the Sayles/Monahan idea.

Joe: Well, you know, Universal and Steven will want to keep making these movies as long as they’re successful, and who knows? We may see the Monahan/Sayles version come back.

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First off, Happy New years everyone! It’s been a long time coming since our last update… many ages ago. Today, I brings news from Boxoffice.com about Jurassic Park IV from the big man, Joe Johnston! He reports to Amy Nicholson of Boxoffice that Jurassic Park IV is not only happening, but a second trilogy may be in the works. Will our favorite characters (most notably: Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm and Ellie Sattler) be involved with the new trilogy or will this bring a whole new crew to the silver screen? More to follow!

Amy Nicholson (AN): You said that there was no way to get people back on the island for a fourth time and have it make sense, but that 2001 was the last installment and we’re due.
Joe Johnston (JJ): Well, there is going to be a Jurassic Park IV. And it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve seen. It breaks away from the first three—it’s essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy. It’s going to be done in a completely different way. That’s pretty much all I can tell you.
AN: A second trilogy?
JJ: If you think of the first three as a trilogy, number four would be the beginning of a second trilogy.
AN: That’s big. So not to lock you in, but there’s a possibility there might be a total of six films?
JJ: Well, you never know. If they keep working—and if audiences keep going to them—there’s no reason why there wouldn’t be. We just want to make them justified in their own right. We don’t want to make sequel after sequel just because there’s a market for it. We want to tell different, interesting stories. You don’t want to just sell hamburger.
posted at 1pm on 1/14/2010 | Jon | 3 Comments »
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