Do you remember the Jurassic Park 3 video game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox?
No? Oh, that’s right, it was cancelled.
Like most promising Jurassic Park games, Jurassic Park: Survival was planned as a tie-in to 2001’s Jurassic Park 3 before developer Savage Entertainment ceased development. Months later, Universal cancelled the game altogether.
But why? We’ve explored the mystery behind this third-person survival game in our new video:
Do you remember this title? Share your thoughts below!
Do you remember the reports of a live-action Jurassic World television series being in development? The series had enlisted Jurassic alumni Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg as producers, alongside newcomers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, both presidents at Amblin Television.
It listed Vancouver, Canada as its primary production location, which is a film and TV hotspot, and where Jurassic World Dominion began filming in 2020.
Unfortunately the show never left the early development phase, but what happened? We explore this and more in our new video:
What kind of Jurassic Park (or World) show would you like to see? Would you like to go back to the construction of the original Jurassic Park, or would you like to see a dinosaur-infested world post Dominion? Let’s discuss below!
In August Peacock announced a LEGO exclusive hitting their platform that seemed to be focused on the first Jurassic Park.
The trailer for the “Unofficial Retelling” dropped this morning, check it out below:
We also have a synopsis:
Welcome to LEGO Jurassic Park: The Unofficial Retelling! After finding his journal, Chaos Mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm recalls the mishaps and mayhem from 30 years ago about the island amusement park filled with prehistoric dinosaurs who escape and run amok…a story 65 million bricks in the making! Streaming on Peacock October 10th
At long last we have some new details on the now cancelled Jurassic World video game, Jurassic World Survivor. We last heard about the video game in 2017 when a screenshot from a build of the game was leaked, showcasing Jurassic Park style Velociraptors.
We have now uncovered some new details about the game – after Cryptic Studios Seattle branch closed the game was passed to Splash Damage Games and saw an overhaul of its concept as development continued. The game would have launched on PC and consoles, focusing on custom character survivors left behind on Isla Nublar, post the Jurassic World incident.
Gameplay revolved around the struggle to survive and eventually find rescue alongside all your favorite Jurassic Park dinosaurs, poachers, BioSyn, and more! We published this information in a new video which you can see below, which includes details about the game’s story and includes lines straight from the script:
Jurassic World Survivor was going to take place roughly 1-2 months after the events of Jurassic World. A category 5 storm has further destroyed the island’s infrastructure, leaving the park in ruins with the dinosaurs roaming free. With the island in disarray, rival corporations use this opportunity to send in their teams to steal secrets and silence any potential witnesses.
In the game, you would play as stranded civilians – the ultimate goal being to find a way to escape the island while facing various threats along the way. You would take on the role as civilians who crash landed on the island during the storm, and you would have the ability to create your own survivor and continue to customize them overtime with items you find on the island.
Signage and visitor maps around the abandoned park would be faded, overwritten by notes from survivors and evacuation teams sent out by InGen and other parties. Dinosaur skeletons would litter the various areas, having been picked apart by the various scavengers.
The power would not be online – tasks potentially would have included rebooting the geothermal power station, which in itself would be a very difficult task. The monorail would also play a role in this game – players could potentially restore emergency power to individual monorail sections allowing faster travel between the various island sectors.
Buildings would litter the island and would contain resources for the player, such as InGen Survival Shelters, Jurassic World park buildings like store rooms, utility sheds, warehouses and garages.
Along with the threat of dinosaurs, different factions visiting the island could also pose a threat to the player – these would include InGen Rescue Teams, BioSyn Operatives, and Eco Terrorists, to name a few.
There is a lot more information included in the video, be sure to check that out and let us know what you think of the cancelled game.
Hopefully something similar can see the light of day soon enough!
While you would think that NBCUniversal’s streaming platform Peacock would be the perfect place for a live-action Jurassic World series, the executives in charge of programming would seemingly disagree. Today, Peacock announced that an animated special 65 million bricks in the making is coming soon to the platform.
“The Unofficial Retelling”, whatever that means, is yet another piece of Lego Jurassic World media that very few are asking for and begs the question: why?
The Jurassic World era has ushered in a wealth of tie-ins, merchandise, and shows but the problem is that they are all geared towards the younger audience, leaving the older audience – those that grew up with the first trilogy – not much to enjoy. Where’s the video game? Where’s the mature live-action series? Where are the comics, the books, the graphic novels?
I’m sure the younger audience will get a kick out of this new show but I know I’m not alone in the frustration of hearing that we “should expect more from the franchise later this year”, knowing it’s going to be more of this.
When Universal’s Islands of Adventure opened to the public in 1999, guests experienced fully immersive lands with unique characters, stories, and rides. Guests were literally thrown into unique and captivating adventures with many of their favorite characters and stories. An incredibly important part of the journey that the guests experience is the unique music for each land that could only be heard in the parks, or if you were lucky to snag a physical copy of the soundtracks (regular or the 2000 special edition.)
Until now, that is!
After teasing the release for several days, Universal officially released their Islands of Adventure soundtrack online for everyone to enjoy! Their playlist includes twenty songs, all of which serenade guests as they make their way through the various islands and attractions at the theme park. This includes specialty music written and composed for the Jurassic Park portion of the park!
The tracklist is as follows:
1. “The Call to Adventure / Main Theme” 2. “Confisco’s Grill” 3. “Ocean Trader Market” 4. “Welcome to Seuss Landing” 5. “The Cat in the Hat” 6. “Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-Pendous” 7. “The Lost City” 8. “Sinbad Bazaar” 9. “Merlin Woods Plaza” 10. “Jurassic Park Calypso” 11. “Camp Jurassic” 12. “Thunder Falls Terrace” 13. “Toon Walk” 14. “The Wacky World of Jay Ward” 15. “Popeye’s Sweethaven” 16. “The Funny Business” 2:00 17. “Marvel Super Hero Island Main Street” 2:47 18. “Doctor Doom” 2:31 19. “Banner’s Science Park” 2:07 20. “The Adventure Lives On” 3:39
While the digital album/playlist includes [most] of the original music that was made specifically for Islands of Adventure, it does not include licensed ambient music that is also present in the park. So, the music surrounding rides and lands like Reign of Kong, or the Wizarding World are absent, as well as all of the extended Jurassic Park and The Lost World tracks heard in and around the Jurassic area.
There is also no word, as of yet, if Universal plans on releasing the album on other digital outlets like iTunes or Spotify, or if they plan on having a physical copy re-release. We surely hope for all of the above! Especially with the very successful collectible Halloween Horror Nights vinyls that have been released over the last few years, a physical copy seems like a no-brainer!
Would you get a copy of the Islands of Adventure soundtrack if Universal released physical copies? Are you hoping that it comes to Spotify or iTunes? Let us know in the comments below!
The ‘Jurassic’ franchise is definitely on a bit of a hiatus after ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’. The story that began in 1993 closed with the sixth film, and while there are opportunities to continue in a new direction, many believe the actual choices for an engaging narrative are limited.
The BioSyn “Sanctuary”, as shown in the final moments of ‘Dominion’, is really the only bit of lore left to tie the franchise forward unless something new is concocted (much like the “Lockwood” material in ‘Fallen Kingdom’). Depending on who you ask, Isla Sorna could be the setting for future stories – but what is left to mine from there at this point in the series? Otherwise, we just have a future with random dinosaur attacks in our world (which honestly has a limited shelf life in terms of having an actual story).
‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ made over a billion dollars last year, a feat only shared by a handful of films. No matter what your take is on the last entry, the box office is proof that there is still an audience for this series. Universal Pictures will undoubtedly move forward with a new story at some point. However, what if instead they went backward?
Jurassic Outpost has been given exclusive new details on the proposed John Hammond prequel that was teased two years ago. An independent pitch that features a gallery of concept art showcasing Hammond’s years leading up to the creation of ‘Jurassic Park’! Included are several new images, which you can view below:
In many ways, this looks like a version of the story told by Richard Attenborough (the actor who famously portrayed John Hammond) in the DreamWorks Interactive game ‘Trespasser’ through a collection of memoirs written by Austin Grossman.
However, that game’s story has been questioned by fans as meshing canon from the films and the novels in ways that don’t quite line up (although we personally enjoy it regardless). This new pitch appears to adhere more closely to the films. For a taste, we were given this page from the script, depicting a moment from the well-known “flea circus” story.
So far, this concept sounds great and looks like it could have potential. Given how most people didn’t like the direction ‘Dominion’ went, the chances of a prequel happening (or even a remake of sorts) are definitely not out of the question. Do you think Universal Pictures would be interested? Would you be interested? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for the latest!
Announced all the way back in January 2018, the Jurassic World Live Tour was the inception of Feld Entertainment Inc.and Universal Brand Development, and promised “arena-sized action, special effects and physical stunts that will leave you on the edge-of-your seat!“
The show opened in Fall 2019 but unfortunately halted it’s North American tour in 2020. None of that matters now, as the Live Tour has returned to take you back to Jurassic World!
The incredible show is now touring and may be coming to your city! Check out the list below to see how close you will be to the dinosaurs of Jurassic World, including Blue, Rexy the Rexasaurus, and newcomer to the show, fan favorite Bumpy!
We had a fantastic time visiting the show and witnessing the dinosaurs, vehicles, and impressive cast up close. Be sure to check out the gallery below:
Check out the official website for further information, the schedule, and tickets!
‘The major refurbishment of Jurassic Park the Ride, which begins on Monday, September 4, 2023, is expected to take until early 2025. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.’
This follows the ride being closed from June 6th to June 21st also of this year, most likely for normal yearly refurbishment and maintenance.
There is also no word as to if this is a refurbishment of the existing ride or if it means the ride will be getting the Universal Hollywood treatment and transforming into Jurassic World The Ride.
Currently, Universal Studios Orlando and Japan are the only Universal parks to still have the classic Jurassic Park The Ride/River Adventure ride. Universal Singapore has its own unique Jurassic ride called Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure that has a circular raft vehicle rather than the long multi-rowed raft (making it close to Islands of Adventure’s Popey and Bluto’s Bilge-rat Barges or Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s Kali River Rapids.) Universal Beijing has the award-winningJurassic World Adventure Ride (a dark ride in the vein of Amazing Adventures of Spider-man at Islands of Adventure,) as well as Jurassic Flyers. As previously stated, Universal Hollywood revamped Jurassic Park The Ride to Jurassic World The Ride, which opened in 2019. Sporting some new visuals, animatronics, and story, the updated ride has been well received, with many applauding the spectacular new animatronics and moments. Universal Orlando still has its original Jurassic Park River Adventure ride and opted for a brand new Jurassic World ride (instead of changing River Adventure) with VelociCoaster, which has been awarded Best Rollercoaster two years in a row. If Universal Japan is changing their Jurassic Park ride to Jurassic World though, we can theorize (“theorize, mind you”) that it’s most likely only a matter of time before Orlando sees its classic Jurassic ride go through a similar refurbishment.
While closed, guests to Universal Japan can still visit the Jurassic Park area to experience The Flying Dinosaur, a steel flying coaster where guests soar through the air like pterosaurs (which, should be stated, are not dinosaurs,) and experience various dinosaur “meet and greets” throughout the land.