A 60 million year adventure in the making Jurassic Park The film inspired five sequels and was one of the most lucrative film franchises ever.
The blockbuster hit, released in 1993, was directed and produced by Steven SpielbergBased on Michael Crichton’s1990 novel by the same title. The film was shot on the fictional island Isla Nublar where John Hammond, a wealthy businessman, was filmed.Richard Attenborough) created a wildlife Park of real dinosaurs. Industrial sabotage results in a devastating shutdown of the park’s power grid, a small number of visitors, including Dr. Allen Grant (Sam Neill), Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and Hammond’s grandchildren, Lex (Ariana RichardsTim (Joseph Mazzello), struggle to escape and survive the perilous island.
After its initial release, the action film won more awards than 20 including three Academy Awards for technical achievements in sound design and visual effects. In 2018, the sci-fi adventure was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant.”
After the release of its two sequels, Jurassic Park: The Lost World(1997) Jurassic Park III(2001) After a 15-year hiatus, the franchise returned to develop the project. Jurassic World trilogy, starring Chris Pratt Bryce Dallas Howard.
Jurassic World: DominionThe sixth and final installment in the long-running franchise, “The Sixth and Final Instalment,” debuted in June 2022. This movie reunited the stars of the 1993 original with Pratt & Howard for one last dino romp.
“It’s a big deal,” Howard revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly the week of the film’s premiere. “We had been talking about this sort of fantasy idea of what a third movie would be, where we were like, ‘Oh, my God, it would be Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern and Sam Neill.’ We always aspired to reach that point.”
“I obviously understood the allure of having the legacy cast back,” Pratt added during the round table. “I was just wondering how were we going to do it in a way that actually pays off these characters? And when? [director Colin Trevorrow] told me, I was like, ‘That’s actually perfect. It’s a real story. It’s completely unexpected.”
Trevorrow, for his part, was mostly focused on making sure Dern, Neill and Goldblum’s return felt organic and authentic to who the characters had always been.
“From the very beginning, we talked about where Ian Malcolm is now. Has he changed, and if he has, how has he changed?” he explained to EW. “And Laura, with Ellie Sattler, an iconic character who had inspired so many young girls to become scientists and paleontologists, how has her life changed? Once we figured that out, we were able to create storylines that were echoing something that was coming from the actors.”
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