Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018 Film)
|Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom|
|Directed by||J. A. Bayona|
|Based on||Characters |
by Michael Crichton
|Edited by||Bernat Vilaplana|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a follow up to the 2015 film, Jurassic World and the fifth instalment in the Jurassic Park Film Series. It was released on June 6th, 2018 in the United Kingdom and later on June 22nd in other continents.
A sixth film, currently titled Jurassic World: Dominion is scheduled for release on June 11, 2021.
It's been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.
Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who's still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
A submarine approaches through murky water, the pilots are sweating nervously. They stop at a large gate. One of them calls out to someone on the radio to open it. A blinding light slices through the darkness as the gate begins to open. Above ground a storm batters the Jurassic World Lagoon, lightning flashes behind the Innovation Center in the distance.
Back underwater the Submarine cautiously enters the Lagoon. One of the pilots is noticeably uncomfortable, but the other assures him that anything in there would be dead by now. Powerful lights search the dark seabed before coming to rest on their target; the remains of the Indominus Rex. A claw extends from the Submarine, grabbing one of the bare ribs. A second arm with a buzz saw extends slicing the rib free. A salvage balloon deploys carrying the rib to the surface. A flash of lightning reveals a large silhouette moving towards the Submarine. Back above ground, a man works hurriedly at an outdoor console, a helicopter is parked behind him in waiting. He orders the Helicopter to retrieve the Indominus sample and tells the Submarine to get out of the lagoon so he can close the gate. The team below start prepping to leave, unaware of the gargantuan jaws slowly approaching from behind. This glow of the submarine from the surface suddenly goes out.
The Helicopter returns with the sample, but the man on the ground has lost contact with the Submarine. He tells them he can't wait any longer and starts to close the gate. A Dilophosaur runs past in the bushes distracting him. He doesn't notice the trees above begin to shake, but the team in the Helicopter do. They yell, trying to get his attention, but he's still trying to reach the Submarine. Another flash of lightning illuminates a terrifying silhouette in the trees; the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The group in the Helicopter see it, but the man turns back too late and sees only darkness. The rest of his group continue yelling for him to run but their calls are lost in the storm. Looking back and forth being the group and the tree line, the man finally see it, but it's too late. The Rex and the man stare eye to eye for a moment, the man screams in terror and the Rex roars defiantly. The Helicopter launches off the ground away from the Rex, the man runs towards it but it's already too high and the Rex is hot on his heals. The Helicopter drops a rope ladder down to him but he can't quite reach it. He chases after the dangling ladder across the West Boardwalk, he dodges around an overturned Maintenance Vehicle that the Rex launches into the IMAX Theater. He's literally at the lagoon's edge now, the ladder is almost out of reach. He runs up the crumbling barrier and launches himself into the air, only just managing to grab the ladder. The Rex however has managed to grab the last few feet of the ladder and begins shaking it vigorously. Alarms blare all around the Helicopter, it's in danger of stalling. The pilot yells for his men to cut the ladder loose. Of them grabs a knife and moves to do so but the other stops him, encouraging him to give their man on the ladder a chance. The ladder snaps suddenly, below where the man is holding on setting both him and the Helicopter free. The group cheer in victory as the man begins to climb. He fist pumps the air in relief. Suddenly the Mosasaur bursts from the water below him. He never even sees it as its jaws close around him and rip him from the ladder.
For a moment the crew looked stunned at what has just happened, eventually turning back into the Helicopter where the rib from the Indominus is being stowed. A crew member tells the Radio Operator to call their boss and tell him their coming home. As the helicopter flies away, the Mosasaur swims through the still open gate, though no-one sees.
A news report for the BBC states the volcano, Mt. Sibo, on Isla Nublar has been reclassified as active after months of unrest. Masrani Global has denied any responsibility for the endangered animals on the island, passing the responsibility on to the United States Government. A Senatorial Committee has been convened in the Capitol Building to debate the future of the animals on the island. Ian Malcolm who has been called to testify as an expert witness, speaks in favour of allowing the volcano to wipe out the dinosaurs, citing it as a course correction by nature. Delving further, he postulates that man made cataclysmic events are coming, and it won't stop with the De-Extinction of the dinosaurs.
In San Francisco a billboard advertising Jurassic World is wearing thin, peeling away from the wall it's plastered on. Claire Dearing arrives at the Dinosaur Protection Group's Headquarters. Inside, campaigners rush about tirelessly. Franklin Webb listens in to Zia Rodriguez on the phone attempting unsuccessfully to convince a Councilwoman to their cause. Spotting Claire, she passes the call to her.
Arriving at the island, the group meet Ken Wheatley, a hunter-for-hire in charge of the Expedition. With Mt. Sibo already bellowing black smoke into the cloud, the group depart the airstrip and head out towards the park. Approaching the Jurassic World Lagoon, the team made a brief stop at Main Street where Zia exited the vehicle to investigate impact tremors, despite the protests of Wheatley. These tremors were revealed to be a Brachiosaur which the group watched pass in amazement.
Pressing on, they were able to gain access to the Radio Tower and bring the Park's tracking system back online, locating Blue elsewhere on the island. Owen, Wheatley and Zia set off to capture her whilst Claire and Franklin remain behind to monitor her position.
- Chris Pratt as Owen Grady
- Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing
- Rafe Spall as Eli Mills
- Justice Smith as Franklin Webb
- Daniella Pineda as Zia Rodriguez
- James Cromwell as Benjamin Lockwood
- Toby Jones as Gunnar Eversoll
- Ted Levine as Ken Wheatley
- BD Wong as Henry Wu
- Isabella Sermon as Maisie Lockwood
- Geraldine Chaplin as Iris
- Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm
In winter 2016, plate shots for the environment that would become the Lockwood Estate were taken at Cragside in Rothbury, UK. Whilst scouting the location, Clear Angle Studios scanned the entirety of the manor to use as a base for the CG model of the Lockwood Estate. Visual Effects Supervisor David Vickery and Director of Photography Oscar Faura captured establishing shots of the area using an Alexa Mini mounted to a drone.
Pre-vis and Tech-vis for several sequences was provided by Proof Inc., including the film's exposition at the ruined Jurassic World Lagoon, the Gyrosphere sequences and Indoraptor scenes from the film's finale.
NVIZIBLE provided animations for 126 screens for playback on-set across 13 different sets.
On December 1st, 2016, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Justice Smith had joined the cast of the film. On March 5th, 2017, JA Bayona confirmed via Twitter that his frequent collaborator Geraldine Chaplin, daughter of legendary actor Charlie Chaplin, would have a role in the film. On April 25th, 2017, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Jeff Goldblum would be returning as Ian Malcolm in the as-yet-untitled Jurassic World Sequel.
On May 10th, 2017, Executive Producer Colin Trevorrow tweeted a picture of Jeff Goldblum's Cast Chair on set. On the same day, Director JA Bayona announced that Production had reached the halfway point, tweeting a picture of a Prop Cane reminiscent of John Hammond's from the set. Production in the UK wrapped on June 9th, 2017, the 45th day of Production and moved to Hawaii.
|203||Ext.||Jurassic World Lagoon Beach - Boardwalk||National Gas Turbine Establishment, Pyestock, UK.||A large set used to represent the ruined Boardwalk West of Jurassic World.|
|218||Int.||Maisie's Bedroom||M Stage at Pinewood Studios||A small set used to represent the interior and partial exterior of Maisie Lockwood's accommodation at the Lockwood Estate.|
|224||Int.||Radio Tower Bunker||Unknown Soundstage at Pinewood Studios||A medium set used to represent the interior of the Radio Tower on Isla Nublar.|
|280||Int.||Lockwood Library||R Stage at Pinewood Studios||A large set used to represent the Entrance Hall, Library and Ballroom of the Lockwood Estate.|
|306||Ext.||Airfield||Frank's Field, HI||A large outdoor location used to represent the Airfield on Isla Nublar.|
|310||Ext.||Airstrip Base Camp||Frank's Field, HI||A large outdoor location used to represent the Lockwood Foundation's Base Camp on Isla Nublar.|
|307||Ext.||Jurassic World Main Street||Police Beach, HI||A large outdoor location used to represent Main Street at Jurassic World on Isla Nublar.|
|312||Ext.||Breakaway Tree||Kualoa Ranch, HI||A large location used to represent a fallen tree near the Gyrosphere Maintenance Bunker on Isla Nublar.|
|313||Ext.||Bunker Entrance||Kualoa Ranch, HI||A medium outdoor location used to represent the exterior of the Radio Tower on Isla Nublar.|
|314||Ext.||Bunker Hatch Entrance||Kualoa Ranch, HI||A small outdoor location used to represent the roof of the Radio Tower on Isla Nublar.|
|315||Ext.||Arcadia Shipping Dock||He'Eia Kea Pier, HI||A large location used to represent the East Dock on Isla Nublar.|
|317||Ext.||Ocean Ridge Set Piece||Halona Blowhole, HI|
|321||Ext.||Base Camp Security Gates||Police Beach, HI||A medium location used to represent the perimeter gates of the Airfield on Isla Nublar.|
|329||Ext.||Blue's Nest||He'Eia Jungle, Kaneohe, HI||A medium location used to represent the former Tyrannosaur Paddock of Jurassic Park and current nest of Blue on Isla Nublar.|
|336||Ext.||Gyrosphere Maintenance Bunker||Kualoa Ranch, HI||A medium location used to represent the exterior of the Gyrosphere Maintenance Bunker of Jurassic World on Isla Nublar.|
|Int.||Lockwood Estate Long Hallway||Unknown Stage at Pinewood Studios||A medium set used to represent the service hallways of the Lockwood Estate.|
|Int.||Lockwood's Bedroom||Unknown Stage at Pinewood Studios||A medium set used to represent the accommodation of Benjamin Lockwood and office of Eli Mills at the Lockwood Estate.|
|Int.||Dino Protection Group Office||Unknown warehouse in Langley, UK.||A medium set used to represent the interior of the DPG Headquarters in San Francisco.|
|Ext.||Lockwood Rooftops||Richard Attenborough Stage at Pinewood Studios||A large set used to represent the exterior rooftops of the Lockwood Estate.|
|Int.||Dive Bar||Unknown warehouse in Langley, UK.||A medium set used to represent the interior of the Sierra Nevada Dive Bar.|
|Int.||Research Facility Training Pen||Unknown warehouse in Langley, UK.|
|Ext.||Stegosaurus Carcass||He'Eia Jungle, Kaneohe, HI||A medium location used to represent the deceased carcass of a massive Stegosaurus on Isla Nublar.|
|Ext.||Owen's Cabin||Bourne Woods, UK.||A medium location used to represent the Sierra Nevada construction site of Owen Grady's Cabin.|
|Int.||Arcadia Cargo Hold||Richard Attenborough Stage at Pinewood Studios||A large set used to represent the cargo hold of the Arcadia.|
|Ext.||Lockwood Estate Dock||Glen Mallan, Argyll & Bute, Scotland||A large location used to represent the private docks at the Lockwood Estate.|
|Ext.||Suburban Town||Corriganville, Simi Valley||A large location used for plate photography to represent the town that Blue surveys at the end of the film.|
|Ext.||Lockwood Estate||Cragside, UK.||A large location used for plate photography to represent the exterior of the Lockwood Estate.|
|Ext.||Lockwood Estate Entrance and Driveway||MOD Finley, Hawley Common, UK||A large location used to represent the exterior entrance and driveway of the Lockwood Estate.|
|Ext.||Novato Airfield||Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, UK.||A medium location used to represent the Novato Airfield.|
|Int.||Mini-Sub||A small set used to represent the the Lockwood Expedition Mini-Sub.|
|Ext.||Lockwood Estate Loading Bay||A medium set used to represent the garage and loading bays of the Lockwood Estate.|
|Ext.||Containment Pens and Lab||Unknown Soundstage at Pinewood Studios||A large set to represent the containment pens and laboratory sub-basement of the Lockwood Estate.|
The Visual Effects for the film were managed by Industrial Light and Magic, as they had done on every film previous in the franchise, a number of smaller VFX houses were also contracted to assist with a number of sequences. Just under 1,200 VFX shots were completed for the film in Post-Production.
As they had done in pre-production, Proof Inc. provided Post-Vis for several sequences of the film, compositing basic effects into footage from the film to help visualise the finished look during the editing process.
The Visual Effects for the films exposition were created in their entirety by Important Looking Pirates, in combination with a few more sequence bringing their contribution to the film to a total of 87 VFX shots over a period of 9 months.
From October 2017 until beginning of April 2018, Scanline VFX worked on a total of 32 VFX shots for the film.
NVIZIBLE who had created the playback graphics for production, completed an additional 60 VFX shots including Mill's touchscreen desk and Wu's lab holo-table.
- Agujaceratops (Referenced)
- Dreadnoughtus (Referenced)
- Edmontosaurus (Referenced)
- Hybrid Dinosaurs
- Kosmoceratops (Referenced)
- Peloroplites (Referenced)
- Protoceratops (Referenced)
- Teratophoneus (Referenced)
- Tyrannosaurus Rex
- Costa Rica
- Isla Nublar
- Jurassic Park
- Jurassic World
- Jurassic World Monorail
- Training Facility (Referenced)
- Sector 1
- Sector 3/Jurassic World Lagoon
- Sector 5
- Sector 6/Restricted Area
- Isla Sorna (Referenced)
- Isla Nublar
- Lockwood's Sanctuary (Referenced)
- United States of America
Release and Promotion
It is slated for release on June 7th, 2018 in the United Kingdom and for a wide release on June 22nd.
The second trailer was released on February 4th, 2018 during the 52nd Superbowl along with an ad for Jeep, directed by Colin Trevorrow and featuring Jeff Goldblum.