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Jurassic Park Legacy - News Archive
News Archive -
August 18, 2005
Remember that piece of news we reported from JP9k
on August 12th? Well the claim is back again.
Now, most, if not all, people who read this will by
now have seen the article on Dan's JP3 Page regarding Hawaii Movie
Tour's "Bob" stringently denying Trike 10's article in regards to
the impending filming of JP4 on Kaua'i.
But, some more, very interesting, news has arisen, again from Trike
10. Could it be that Bob is wrong this time?
"In Kaui on August 1st, my sister and I took a helicopter tour on
an A-star helicopter toured by Will Sqyres Helicopter Agency. The
pilot was giving a tour pointing out the sites where movies were made,
He made a remark about how the last 3 JP were filmed here, and then
he said "In fact Jp4 is close to filming". Now this isnt legit info
but when we passed over a valley flying low and returning to the heliport
I saw a whole motorcade of jeeps and SUV's with a trailer that had
the JP logo on the roof as a mural. Now this could be a fanatic tour
agency of JP, but that's unlikely. My hunch is that those vehicles
were probably the production designer or movie geographer to scope
the land for where to film."
So what's really going on? Some think it's likely a teaser trailer is
only being filmed, others...it's to be taken with salt as the coined
August 14, 2005
We've added a new affiliate to our site, it's called Jurassic
Park World and they just opened up today. So stop by their site
and check 'em out!
August 13, 2005
Garfielosaurus_rex, a member from our forums
tells us that the Quebec Channel, TVA, will be airing the French version
of The Lost World: Jurassic Park tomorrow at
9 PM eastern.
Oviraptor tells us now that the previous news story appears to
be fake because Bob
from HMT had this to say to an e-mail with a Dan's
JP3 Page member
At this point, take it with a half grain of salt. That is so goofy
it could be a sitcom. a ' JP mural on the roof' ?? Ha!
Nothing is happening on this island right now regarding JP 4. I'll
be the first to let Dan know when it does, if it does.
So apparently it looks like the previous news story about JP4 Filiming
in Hawaii currently was fake. We'll keep you posted on any new developments.
Did you know Jurassic Park 3 director Joe
Johnston was slated to direct Jurassic Park 4? That's what the latest
report is saying, take a look:
According to Jon Rosengrant, a member of Stan Winston
Studios who spoke at this week's QuakeCon, Joe was to direct the film
at one point, but he left after major script re-writes. This comes
via site reader Kyle Wade, who wasted no time quizzing Rosengrant
about anything JP at the convention. According to Kyle, when first
asked about JP4 Rosengrant responded that "you know just about as
much as I do," admitting what he has is old news: "All the information
I know about it is, well, prehistoric." He added that no animatronics
have been requested for JP4 at Stan Winston Studios.
Amazing how much information appears over time, isn't it?
"The past 10 days I have been vacationing in Kauai, a
JP backdrop favorite. Then one day I decide to take a helicopter tour
and see the whole island and also getting the scoop on some of the
movies filmed here. Halfway through the tour we cross the Waimea Canyon
near the range and the pilot mentions that JP 4 will be filming here
in 1-2 months and in fact this past weekend some crew have toured
the island to scope out the movies new backdrop. Then about 5 minutes
later I look down near a mountain range and i see about a dozen figures
with 2 jeeps and this huge trailer that had the JP logo as a mural
on the roof. Now this isnt legit news, but it does point to the doors
that this movie is a nearing filming"
This is definently exciting if it's true. The source is not one to make
up news according to what people have said about him. (Thanks Oviraptor!)
August 10, 2005
Some little refinements in the way our research is done here has been
going around. Various updates have transpired on the Alphabetical Site
issue, you can read about it in our Frequent Questions
section and the Time Line section has been getting
a little bit of an overhaul when it comes to the time break down of
when Isla Sorna was exactly abandoned. So we will keep working so we
can solve some these new mysteries and debates. To share with us your
opinion about them please don't be a stranger and join up to our Message
Boards to share your views, and it's free!
August 12th, this Friday, is your chance to catch Jurassic
Park 3 on TNT at
9 PM and again at 11 PM Eastern.
August 06, 2005
The Bravo channel
will be airing Jurassic Park at 8 PM Eastern
and again at 11:30 PM Eastern today. Check your cable or satellite
provider for the channel number.
August 02, 2005
Well the forums
are back online and with it a small bit of Jurassic Park 4 news
and new information regarding the new Jurassic Park ride. Brettwalker37,
webmaster of our affiliate JP9K,
reports that Jurassic Park 4 may take place in a jungle setting.
There has been a leak from a Universal Studios staff
member that the blueprints for the Jurassic Park IV ride at the park
have been 100% completed, as was reported in our forum. The blueprints
have said to dictate a heavily jungly-style theme for the ride, reflecting
maybe the direction of the fourth movie? Interesting, as this goes
against many reports which indicated a city theme for the fourth installment.
My verdict is only time will tell if JP4 takes this same theme as its
August 01, 2005
From our affiliate, Titosauro, the Jurassic
Park DVD set that was to be released to Europe in Region 2 format
is being released also in Region
4 format, the site is in Portuguese in case you want to have Google
to translate it. Titosauro tells me that the box is like the
European one, but as stated before just in Region 4 format and will
be in Brizilian Shops.
A new paleontological find, according to Yahoo!
News, reveals that certain dinosaurs that hatched from eggs had
ridiculous proportions and required heavy parental care as they did
not have any teeth.
An analysis of the embryos suggests they were born walking
on four legs with short tails, long forelimbs and big heads. To
morph into their adult shape -- walking on two legs with long tails,
short forelimbs and small heads -- their various features must have
grown at different rates.
The article mentions the embryo was belonging to a dinosaur known as
Massospondylus, this is an extaordinary find as Massospondylus is a
prosauropod from the Triassic period. Most dinosaur embryos are recovered
from around the Early Cretaceous period, as the article states, and
what makes this unique is how well preserved it is.
Also, I saw a message posted on the top of the message
boards saying that Proboards
was going to do another upgrade, this time to a new machine within the
next 36 hours. Don't know if we'll notice anything aside from the board
going offline and then back online or what, but if the forum is unaccessible
this is why.