With the images of the hybrid dinosaur Indominus Rex released earlier this month, Universal Pictures has updated their “Jurassic World” website showcasing their new genetic dinosaur creation through some concept art. The site notes that the name Indominus Rex means “Fierce or Untamable King.” Something, Nuke the Fridge’s own Namtar covered in a previous article. In a breaking story coming from the film’s character, CEO Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan,) he commented about InGen’s latest work in the lab.
“Today at Masrani, we have a fantastic announcement to make. Over the last three years, the brilliant minds at InGen, lead by the great visionary Dr. Henry Wu, have brought us a new attraction for Jurassic World – the likes of which have never been seen before. While I cannot reveal any important information behind its creation at this time, I can reveal the title of our finest endeavor: the Indominus Rex.”
Check out the images!
Here’s an image that broke two weeks ago actually showing the dinosaur.
The site also discusses the genetic make-up of the hybrid. She closely resembles a T-Rex, but has a distinctive head ornamentation. The T-Rex has genetic material from a Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Giganotosaurus. The length is currently 40 feet – which hints at that she is still growing.
Finally, the roar of the Indominus Rex is estimated to reach 140-160db (the same as a Boeing 747 taking off and landing!) and they have clocked the I-Rex at 30 m.p.h.
This is a true prehistoric genetic monster.
Here’s the synopsis for “Jurassic World.”
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993,) Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by the late John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.
“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, Omar Sy, Eddie J. Fernandez, Brian Tee, Matty Cardarople, Divine Prince Ty Emmecca, Andy Buckley, Chloe Perrin, Christopher Heskey, Gary Weeks, Benjamin Wood, John L. Armijo, Justin Lebrun, James DuMont, Eric Edelstein, Rebecca Chulew, Lizeth Hutchings, Isaac Keys, Timothy Eulich, Kina Dach’e Bullock, Courtney James Clark, Wendy Clarice Jordan, Tom Bui, Rob Fuller, Bomber Hurley-Smith, Joy Kate Lawson, Alan D. Purwin, Anthony Ramsey, Cody Daniel, Jerome Andries, Kyla Burke, Michael Gertsen, Mike R. Moreau and Rhonda Laizer. 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. 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.
Sources: JurassicWorld.org, comingsoon.net