Last month Beyond The Gates returned and began the celebrations for the 30th Anniversary! This month, Funko take the reins from Mattel and introduce us to three new Jurassic Park items.
Check out the episode below:
Joining us in this episode is Funko’s Kayla Mogensen and NBCUniversal’s Gabe DeGuzman, who run us through the creation of the Funko Moments and share insight into the full design process, from Funko to Universal and back!
If the filmmakers won’t revisit Isla Sorna, then the fans will!
The Lost World’s Legendary video game Trespasser has had a breath of new life with a new fan project, Trespasser VR. Originally a remake (Trespassing Petrolia) the developer recently turned his efforts towards virtual reality, and has now unveiled a soft “demo” of the game so far.
Trespasser VR runs on the Quest 2 headset and the developer states:
“…this is a very simplistic version for the Quest 2 and I’m intentionally sticking as close to the source material as I can, with little improvements and fixes where needed. The detail is low, the textures are low res, it’s basic, it’s supposed to be. A lot of people wanted a more traditional looking version for VR and a lot of people wanted a version they could play on the Quest 2. This is it. I will be building upon this version for the PCVR version, as there are optimisations done for this version that I had planned to do for the PCVR version, but would have been a huge amount of work.”
Despite the release in 1998 being panned by critics for being released in an unfinished state, the game holds a special place in many fan’s hearts and has a great community over at Trescom!
Fans of Trespasser should also check out Derrick’s work over at Jurassic Time, which explores the fascinating John Parker Hammond narration that guides you across the island, and reveals recordings omitted from the original game.
Derrick also recently interviewed the creator of the game, Seamus Blackley – this one’s not one to miss!
Beyond The Gates is BACK and to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Jurassic Park, 2023’s debut episode of the show unveils Mattel’s exciting new line that takes inspiration from fan-favorite toys of the 90s.
Check out the first exclusive look at these brand new sets by watching Beyond The Gates below!
We’re so excited to return this year to bring you even more exciting toy reveals and interviews with special guests, including Mattel’s Gregory Murphy, who joins us to explore the ’93 Classic collection in all of its glory!
Last year was filled with fantastic reveals, and this year’s no different! It’s another great one for collectors and fans alike, so stay tuned to Beyond The Gates as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Jurassic Park!
These four ’93 Classic sets truly celebrate the origins of Jurassic Park – be sure to check out the full episode for a deeper look and insight into the making of these Jurassic Park toys.
What do you think of these new items? Share your thoughts down below!
Jurassic World Dominion’s Dichen Lachman has joined the cast of the upcoming Apes sequel which is currently filming in Australia.
The cast already stars Jurassic Park 3’s leading man Paul Kirby (William H. Macy), and the current line of Apes films are written by Jurassic World writers Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. The two are returning to write Kingdom, alongside Josh Friedman and Patrick Aison.
While of course not playing their Jurassic characters it’s always great to see these actors on screen once again. The recent Apes movies are often times tonally very in-line with the Jurassic franchise.
Fresh off of Jurassic World Dominion, director Colin Trevorrow’s next project has found its home at Skydance. While little is known about the project, it had previously been in development at Universal Pictures.
According to THR, the project was “returned to Trevorrow in turnaround, and Skydance seized the opportunity to acquire the feature.” Colin had originally been writing Atlantis, with a follow-up draft of the script being penned by Dante Harper. Atlantis will now be written by Charmaine DeGraté, the writer and co-executive producer on House of the Dragon.
The mysteries of Atlantis are certainly exciting to explore, and we’re hoping Colin is able to return to his roots a little with this project. We’re excited to see this one take off!
What story of Atlantis would you like to see depicted on screen? Share your thoughts down below, and learn more about this announcement here.
It has been a fantastic year for Jurassic World collectors and in this year’s final episode of Beyond The Gates, Chris takes a look back at the Generation Jurassic event, held earlier this year at Universal Studios Hollywood!
Chris was joined on stage by Mattel’s Rafael Bencosme, Funko’s Ashley Anderson, and NBCUniversal’s Erick Solorzano! Not to mention a very special guest from Jurassic World Dominion… DeWanda Wise!
You can watch all of this year’s episodes in the playlist below:
There was so much to see and do at Generation Jurassic and we hope you enjoyed this lookback! What has been your favourite Beyond The Gates reveal this year? Let us know down below in the comments.
Shortlists for multiple categories for the 2023 Oscars were announced today, revealing a list of eligible contenders including Jurassic World Dominion, which has landed a position in the Visual Effects category.
Now, the entire Oscar voting body will vote to choose the winners from these lists. The films that made the Visual Effects shortlist are as follows:
“All Quiet on the Western Front” “Avatar: The Way of Water” “The Batman” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” “Jurassic World Dominion” “Nope” “Thirteen Lives” “Top Gun: Maverick”
Colin took to Twitter to congratulate the visual effects team:
Focusing on one of ILM’s computer animation pioneers, a new documentary titled Jurassic Punk releases today! The doc tells the story of Steve “Spaz” Williams and his time at Industrial Light & Magic.
Fans of Jurassic Park will no doubt be very familiar with Steve’s work, and this new documentary directed by Scott Leberecht dives into the untold story of cinematic revolution.
During his time at ILM, Steve worked on a number of movies and created groundbreaking computer animated effects that completely changed the industry, and that still hold up today. His digital dinosaurs, the story surrounding them, and the inevitable aftermath, is explored in the doc.
If it wasn’t for Steve, Jurassic Park wouldn’t be the same.
“Directed by Scott Leberecht, “Jurassic Punk” tells the very juicy story of pioneers, naysayers and professional hierarchies that made Williams both the Necessary Man and an eventual outcast.”
-Glenn Kenny, New York Times
Jurassic Punk will be holding a screening today at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio, with more opportunities for screenings in the near future.
When is the last time there was a dinosaur movie in theaters that took itself seriously? Check out the trailer for Scott Beck and Bryan Woods’ ’65’ below:
From the writers of A Quiet Place comes a movie starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt and Chloe Coleman, with Danny Elfman composing the score.
“After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills quickly discovers he’s stranded on Earth… 65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa, must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures (including dinosaurs) in an epic fight to survive.”
65 is set for release on March 10, 2023 – will you be there?