Large Version of the ‘Silver Poster’

Glen from Las Cinco Muertes sent me a larger image of the ‘silver version’ of the JP3 poster. He added:

“Note that Spielberg isn’t credited as Exec. on this poster, that Peter Buchman is credited as writer, and that Shelly Johnston is indeed Director of Photography.”

Dan mentioned after enlarging the poster he noticed out Michael Chrichton is also listed. After checking this, I got rather confused. Could this have something to to with Chrichton writing a third Jurassic Park book? And don’t forget they were rewriting the script as they were filming, they could have asked him for some help. Questions, questions..

Trailer not so good?

Corona has received a little insight on the JP3 trailer. However, the person they got this from did not like it. Here’s the story. Highlight to read spoilers.

“Not great.”

“It’s a lot closer to the first movie than the second. The trailer starts subdued with a lots of daylight and the music from the first movie. Sam is speaking about the raptors, and how much smarter they were than anyone ever thought. Willam H. Macy and Tea Leoni are having dinner with Sam Neill. They tell him that they want a guide to the Jurassic Park island, and that they’d ‘love to make a contribution to his research’. Naturally, Sam thinks it sounds like a great idea, and agrees. Apparently his 8 year absence from the island has washed away the intellect that would suggest this is a very bad idea.

“Next, they’re flying over the island. The pilot (or was it William?) points out the landing strip that’s coming up. Sam, not being as stupid as I initially thought, objects. ‘You can’t land this plane!’ There we learn that Sam agreed to fly over, which isn’t as bad as landing. William H. Macy responds in a soothing voice, ‘We can explain!’ Before he can explain, though, things start to go wrong. The plane crash lands. Presumably a dino had something to with it. Otherwise, what would be the point of the movie?

“Some flying dinos have a key role in this. There’s mention of a bird cage at the end of the trailer. It also has the sets from the first movie, such as the incubation area, all a mess from the years of neglect.

“We also learn that the dinosaurs actually speak to each other.

“As the trailer goes on, it picks up pace. There’s the obligatory the night time, rain storm, dino vs. human battle.

“Honestly, there’s not much to it. I fear it’s going to be rehash of the first movie, only with different appetizers. The trailer didn’t give me a lot to look forward to.”
That’s them so keep that in mind. We will enjoy it on the other hand.

Tea Leoni Talks “Jurassic Park 3” with Horror Online

It takes a lot to faze Tea Leoni. A few years back, the actress played second fiddle to an asteroid. Now, in Jurassic Park 3, Leoni is sharing the screen with co-stars who are a bit more fearsome and lifelike—and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I love having enormous co-stars,” she enthuses. “I was once a co-star to a comet, and actually that film did very well, and then of course I couldn’t lay claim to that either,” jokes the actress about her involvement in 1997’s Deep Impact.

Leoni agreed to do Jurassic without seeing a script first, instead basing her decision to join the cast on director Joe Johnston’s enthusiasm—and her own enthusiasm for working with Johnston and stars Sam O’Neill and William Macy.

“Joe just said, ‘Listen, you’re a mom who’s lost her 12 year old son, on an island with dinosaurs. What do you think?’

And I thought, ‘cool,’” she remembers.

Contrary to expectations, Leoni found Jurassic was blissfully free of green screen work. Instead, the dinosaurs themselves provided enough jolts of reality. “For the most part, we were face to face with some of the most terrifying puppets,” reveals Leoni. “I mean, these guys make Chucky look like child’s play. And that made the acting easy, because when you have a – whatever it is – 6 ton, 1700 horsepower, 30-foot high creature coming at you along a track at 18 MPH, you find the fear. You find the fear quite easily, actually.”

Working with the dinosaurs was a revealing experience for Leoni. “They weren’t like fun machines, but the did have personality,” she says. “These puppets are so [real]; it’s odd to even say lifelike because there’s no reference, really. No one has ever seen a moving dinosaur, but I would credit Stan Winston and his team with vivid and real imagination because you can look into each creature, even in the same species, [and see] a different personality. It wasn’t like this one’s green, or this one’s taller or this one has horns–there were different shapes to the faces, and some seem to have more smiles.”

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