Jurassic Park 4 is going back in time, as far as moviemaking goes.
In a move sure to raise some eyebrows, director Colin Trevorrow will not use CGI, or computer graphic imaging, in favor of working with live-action creatures on Jurassic Park 4, according to to Enstarz. Trevorrow will not be using motion capture or green screens, opting instead for animatronic recreations to heighten the emotional content between actor and animatron, capturing the real feel of the threat.
CGI is, essentially, creating animation images and then getting them onto a computer for further editing. These images are then “cleaned up” and put together so they can be placed into the film.
On July 7th, an unpixellated image surfaced online of a velociraptor, reportedly from the Jurassic Park 4 website. The green skin and yellow eyes would be enough to scare anyone. The new movie’s villain, however, appears to be a creature that is a conglomeration of many different dinosaurs. It has been revealed that the dinosaur villain this time around will be something of a mutant creation, created by fusing different breeds of dinosaurs, to create a new attraction for visitors to the park.
A Business Insider article may have shed some light as to why this move is being made. The article states that the entire process of using CGI to create a 4-minute scene in Jurassic Park took about one full year to make. The whole process takes ten specific steps, from idea origination to get the idea on the computer then to screen, also doesn’t allow for the direct interaction Trevorrow is looking for.
Jurassic World is being directed by Colin Trevorrow and will star Chris Pratt, Bryce-Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Irrfan Khan.
On the Screen Crush website, Pratt gives a synopsis about the movie:
“People from around the world — 20,000 visitors a day — come to see the dinosaurs and see several attractions. It’s been around long enough where attendance has started to fall off a little bit, so they’ve decided to come up with a new attraction to bring even more people in. And you’re never going to believe it, but it doesn’t go well.”
The Jurassic Park films are based on Michael Crichton’s series of novels about prehistoric beasts being revived by revolutionary gene technology. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are co-producing the film alongside Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two installments in the franchise.
The film, officially titled Jurassic World, will hit theaters on June 12, 2015.