‘Jurassic World’ May Include IMAX Sequences; Shooting Locations Revealed

Published 1 year ago by , Updated May 3rd, 2014 at 7:41 am,

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2015 is set to be a year of massive sequels and reboots – even more so than usual for Hollywood. It’s a big nostalgia party and every franchise is invited: Star Wars, Mad Max, Terminator and even Jurassic Park, which is getting a fourth installment titled Jurassic World.

Based on what’s been revealed about the character and plot details, Jurassic World really will be a return to the tried-and-tested formula of the franchise. There’s a “rugged ex-military guy” (Chris Pratt) who repeatedly locks horns with a scientist (Bryce Dallas Howard) over how best to handle the test-tube dinosaurs of Isla Nublar. There are also two kid characters running around, played by Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson.

Jurassic World is even going to be returning to the primary filming location of the first film, as MidWeek reports that filming is set to begin in April on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Kauai, with four weeks spent in the former location and a further two in the latter. After that, the Times-Picayune reports that Jurassic World will be filmed on location in New Orleans for 11 weeks.

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Director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and cinematographer John Schwartzman (The Amazing Spider-Man) are even planning to film in an old-school way – in the sense that they’re shunning digital cinematography in favor of shooting on film. Trevorrow has announced on Twitter that he is “honored to be working with [Schwartzman]” and that Jurassic World will be filmed on both 35MM and 65MM stock.

Based on the fact that Jurassic World will be partially shot on 65MM – which can look truly great in an IMAX screening – it seems likely that the movie is going to get an IMAX release. It’s just as well; they’ll need a big screen in order to fit in all the dinosaurs. In addition to being partially shot on a larger gauge, Jurassic World will also be filmed in 3D (not post-converted), so that the T-Rexes and velociraptors can come roaring out of the screen as well.


Jurassic World opens in 2D and 3D theaters on June 12, 2015.

Source: MidWeek, The Times-Picayune, Colin Trevorrow

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  1. please, just give ‘em feathers.

    • Please, don’t listen to this guy.

  2. Jurassic Park was my favorite movie as a kid, and when it was released in 3d in IMAX last year it was like I was watching it for the first time. I noticed little details I never had before just because of how GIGANTIC it was on the screen! Im psyched for Jurassic World, I like Pratt and Howard, and I like the rumored plot of picking up real time with a functional park, haven’t seen any of Treverow’s work yet. Overall I’m excited, and IMAX is a must IMO.

  3. Shot in 3D? Atleast you wont hear me trash talk the 3D in this movie. I just hope the dinosaurs look realistic and age amazingly over time like 1 and 2 did and not like how 3 was.

    • 3s dinos look fine, whatcha talkin bout?

  4. Have they said anything about practical effects? cgi is great and all but Jurassic Park without dinosaurs actually being there is just wrong.

    • Yeah.

      We want real dinosaurs and CGI people.

    • They did say they’d make use of animatronics/practical effects some months back, to what degree well see

      • Something I’d like to see in this film: more inclusion of the science fiction angle, as presented in Crichton’s novel. It’d be a nice way to differ from the original film, which was more focused on the thrill of encountering dinosaurs.

  5. I just want a good plot, Featherless Raptors and the T-Rex BACK not Spinosaurus.

    Give me that and you can have my money.

  6. Shooting in stereo on film? that will require double the stock. I don’t buy that. It will be post converted.

    • “Shooting in stereo on film? that will require double the stock. I don’t buy that. It will be post converted.”