Jurassic Fandom: An Ethnographic Study
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Oviraptor pointed us to the Exclusive Interview posted June 24th at Box Office Mojo. Director Frank Marshall and Box Office Mojo speak of his most recent work with Eight Below and up and coming works such as Indiana Jones 4 and Jurassic Park 4. The full article is available here: Frank Marshall Interview.
In the interview--about halfway down--Box Office Mojo asks about the upcoming projects. Here's what he has to say:
Box Office Mojo: Any news on a new Indiana Jones picture?
Frank Marshall: No.
Box Office Mojo: Jurassic Park 4?
Frank Marshall: That's starting to percolate. Still working on that script.
I'm in the process of contacting the site to find out the date of the interview to ascertain where exactly this fits in the timeline. This could be used to deny the rumor that the script is finished--but only if the interview is recent. Keep an eye out for an update.
I recieved a letter back from the publisher. It read "The interview took place shortly before the article was published."
Could this mean that the completed script rumor is debunked? Hard to say since no definative date of the interview was given, but it would seem if the script was finished recently, any interview recently would have said at least "we are near completion of the script."
Thanks again to Oviraptor for the heads up.
Jurassic Park IV Script Approved?
Date: Monday, June 26, 2006 - 15:21 PM (Eastern Time)
I bet that has your eyes blinking in puzzelment, it has our eyes blinking too. According to Kauai Garden Island News, Jurassic Park IV's script has been approved.
Umezu said the movie about Hanalei surfer Bethany Hamilton, set to begin shooting on O‘ahu’s North Shore, might move more of its scheduled production to Kaua‘i, and earlier this month the script for the fourth Jurassic Park installment had recently been approved. Since Kaua‘i was home to all or most of the previous three shoots, it was only logical that producer Steven Spielberg would scout here.
On the set of Corman’s yet-to-be-titled monster movie, there were whispers of Spielberg already being on-island to scout for his own monster franchise.
While huge blockbusters like “Jurassic Park” can often afford to shoot wherever and whenever they please, the likely beneficiaries of the tax break will be the mid-level productions and small fish, all the way down to commercial shoots, so long as they spend the $200,000 minimum.
This may be a bit of a rumor, but it's something to break this long news slump possibly. We hope it's true! You can read the article in it's full length here. Remember that we at Jurassic Park Legacy were the first to report it!
Dwarf Dinosaurs in Germany?
Date: Monday, June 12, 2006 - 19:45 PM (Eastern Time)
Yahoo News reports that German Scientists have found a new dinosaur dubbed Europasaurus holgeri. Here's a snippet from the article:
The four-legged plant-eater was no lap dog: It measured about 20 feet from its snout to the tip of its long tail and it weighed about a ton.
But next to its close evolutionary cousin Camarasaurus, a well-known beast that stretched some 59 feet long, this guy was a runt.
What happened? The researchers say it's a case of island dwarfism, the tendency of big species to shrink over time when they find themselves on an island. It's well-known among mammals, as with fossil elephants only about 3 feet tall found in Sicily and elsewhere.
Scientists think that in an environment of limited resources, smaller body size becomes an advantage, and so captive populations shrink in body size over long periods of time.
The new creature is the best documented case of island dwarfism among dinosaurs, said P. Martin Sander, a paleontologist at the University of Bonn in Germany and lead author of a report in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature.
The creature, dubbed Europasaurus holgeri, lived 154 million years ago near what is now the German town of Goslar.
You can read the full article here for more information about this exciting find!
Happy Thirteenth Anniversary Jurassic Park!
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 16:24 PM (Eastern Time)
Hello all! Today, on June 11th, 1993Jurassic Park opened up into theaters and our minds changing our culture forever with it's legacy worthy special effects, fresh story, and fantastic characters. As part of the thirteenth anniversary of our favorite film, and why we are all gathered in this community together. Jurassic Park Legacy is proud to announce the launch of our Toys Section! The toys section includes also our special movie customizations section as well as your standard visual guide to all the toys created by Hasbro/Kenner in the early 90's to as late as 2005 with picture from courtesy of JPToys! Locate the links on the right hand side of your screen under our Navigation Menu to browse at will!
A big special thank you goes out to Big Razzie for creating our 13th Anniversary banner that will randomly, like most of the other header images, pop up at the top of our website for this week.
Work on the Gaming Section is just beginning, data collection has finished on the Rides Section finally, and a newly revised Isla Nublar Map is underway as we move into the week of JP's thirteenth birthday, some are coming out this week as part of the festivities! So be sure to watch for special announcements all this week showcasing site upgrades and let's hope for some JP4 news!
Finally we have one final announcement for today and that is the launch of Ahkileez's long awaited PBEM (Play By E-Mail) Jurassic Park: Rangers RPG. (Hint: Click the "E" to Enter their professionally designed site!). Be sure to stop by our forum and register to join-up with this most exciting and new RPG!