Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World” is currently filming in Hawaii. The storyline will take audiences to the theme park site on Isla Nublar, which was first seen in the original 1993 “Jurassic Park” film. A confidential source for the website JoBlo reveals new plot details and a new dinosaur character.
The source has revealed that there will be lots of dinosaur on dinosaur battles with one big bad dinosaur created from genetic engineering a.k.a. gene modification. Apparently, park administration felt it necessary to splice dino DNA to attract more guests to the theme park. This new ‘dinosaur’ will be a mix and match of genes from a T-Rex, a velociraptor, a snake and a cuttlefish. The creature will have the ability to camouflage itself. The late author Michael Crichton did introduce the Carnotaurus in his sequel novel “The Lost World” in which the dinosaur had chameleon-like camouflage abilities.
So, this new dinosaur sounds like an aberrational mess. What could the producers of the film be shooting for? Aren’t real dinosaurs terrifying enough? In an effort to shed some light on this conundrum, the investigative team at Nuke the Fridge has determined, through pure hyperbole, that the studio is trying to capitalize on author H.P. Lovecraft’s horror icon, god and Great Old One, Cthulhu.
So, who is Cthulhu?
Cthulhu is an elder god discovered by H. P. Lovecraft, who makes his first appearance in the 1928 research article “The Call of Cthulhu.” It is one of the central Great Old Ones of the Cthulhu Mythos, and is often cited for the extreme descriptions given of its hideous appearance, its gargantuan size, and the abject terror that it evokes. After its first appearance in “The Call of Cthulhu,” Cthulhu makes a few minor appearances in other of Lovecraft’s works. Cthulhu is often referred to in science fiction and fantasy circles as a tongue-in-cheek shorthand for extreme horror or evil. (“Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Fhtagn!”)
Barring Cthulhu’s wings, and size and Universal’s snake DNA, the description is near the same ballpark. This mutated and highly intelligent dinosaur/snake/cuttlefish concoction is scheduled to break loose, create chaos and cause humans to perilously run and scream in panic across the island. Apparently, it will battle tamed raptors and T-Rexs that are trained by park animal handler Owen (Chris Pratt.)
Other points of interest in the new film will feature a monorail, rides, gift shops, shows, a Dino petting zoo and a Hologram info center where guests can see the science behind the magic in creating dinosaurs. (This is an updated version of the John Hammond inspired tour from the first film.) A ride called a “Gyrosphere” will take guests into the wild to get up close and personal with the dinosaurs.
“Jurassic World” is scheduled to be released in 3D on June 12, 2015. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, B.D. Wong, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus, Ty Simpkins, Brian Tee, Andy Buckley, Matthew Cardarople, Brandon Richardson, and Alan D. Purwin. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver wrote an early version of the screenplay, while Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly wrote the current screenplay based on characters created by Michael Crichton. Michael Giacchino will compose the music. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing, while Universal executives Peter Cramer and Sara Scott will oversee the project for the studio. Colin Trevorrow (“Safety Not Guaranteed”) directs.