JP3 in Fangora Magazine: Interviews & Pictures

The July issue of horror magazine Fangora features a rather large and impressive article detailing the production of JP3 from concept to screen. The article features interviews with director Joe Johnston, producer Larry Franco, star Sam Neill, production designer Ed Verreax, Stan Winston, and even more.

Among the information he gives us about the film, Johnston noted that, “When Steven asked me if I wanted to do the next ‘Jurassic Park’;, I looked around the room to see who he was talking to. When I saw nobody else in the room, I figured he was talking to me

As for Sam Neill, who, as well as all of the interviewees, provided alot of insight, the Australian actor spoke of the conditions of filming. “Everything felt fresh again.” Neill noted. “There was a new director, some new ideas, and a new cast. The only old dinosaur around was me.”

The article also features a wealth of pictures, and inGenNET once again has quality scans of the new images from the magazine. Featured below are some new images from the article, both from the film and behind-the-scenes.

spinosaurus crushes a plane

spinosaurus head

spinisaurus touched up on set

jurassic park 3 set photo

Limited to what can be said about a possible JP IV, producer Franco said that, “There may have already been talk about III (when taking the job) and possibly IV. Jurassic Park should go on until people say, ‘We’ve had enough of this.’ But I don’t know if they ever will.”

On JP IV, Johnston adds, “We didn’t purposefully leave this one open for a sequel, but there is something in the works for a fourth film that would be more of a departure from the previous movies. Personally, I think they pretty much have to get off the island after three.”

The article alone is definately worth your money! The interviews are new and fresh, and offer alot of insight. Once again, this is from the July issue of Fangora magazine.

JP3 Spots Take Over Radio

inGenNET reader Justin Weber chimed in today with some information on JP3 radio advertisements as well. Justin also informs us of the new TV Spots being played on his local stations.

Here’s what Justin had to say:

“Just wanted to report that here in Salt Lake City, Utah, not only are we getting the TV trailer for the movie, but we are also getting the radio ad(Heard on KXRK – x96(96.3Mhz) – www.x96.com – on the Radio from Hell Show)). The radio ad has the “It could almost be paradise…” bit plus all the good sound bites of the whole cast, dinosaur roars, and the Don Davis score plays in the background and it sounds really awesome. The whole radio ad goes on for about 30 sec. It’s great! The TV spot is playing is playing at least once an hour on our FOX affiliate network(KSTU FOX13) and our NBC(KSL 5) affiliate network(during primetime). That ad is cool every time they play it because every time you see new things that you didn’t notice before. In this ad they show a whole bunch of Spino action. Like Dustin reported on 6/12/01, the spino breaks through the fence, and we get more shots of him chasing Grant and Eric. Plus we get a bit more action of the Pteranodons. It’s really awesome. I recomend if anyone lives in Salt Lake to have their VCRs ready to record and Stereos to record these awesome ads.”

Very cool… thanks Justin!

More JP3 Score Info

Read on:

“Don Davis sent me a CD-R with his complete score for Jurassic Park III. I thought I’d share my first impressions with you.

This is without any doubt one of the most frenetically dramatic, demanding action scores I’ve ever heard. I don’t know whether Decca’s CD release of the score will feature all 78 minutes of music, but if they do, prepare for an earshattering experience.

I would say that 90 percent of the score is Davis’ own. The rest is based on the themes by John Williams – the one used most frequently is the uplifting ‘island theme’ (often re-orchestrated with French horns joining the trumpets in the melody line). Also used pretty often is the ‘pastoral’ string theme with its piano variations. For some of the action cues, Davis also incorporates what I believe is the T-Rex motif from the first film, which also the one that closes the first score with that ominous Frenchhorn solo.

Apart from this, the music is Davis’ own, but there is a difference between the action music and the rest: there is more of a Williams sound in the orchestrations and the overall style in the low-key parts of the score. When it comes to the action music, I would say that we are closer to Davis’ own, uncompromising style, hugely orchestrated with many difficult parts for trombones and horns. This score must have been exhausting for the ensemble to record, because it’s simply one of the busiest scores ever composed. Those of you who are familiar with Davis’ most dramatic cues in The Beast and The Matrix should be aware of that those are easy-listening compared to this!

In terms of themes, Davis has composed one theme of his own and it’s a reflective, beautiful theme which is something of a soulmate to Williams’ ‘pastoral’ theme.

The music is absolutely splendidly recorded by Armin Steiner, the balance between the different sections of the orchestra and the choir is strikingly clear.

Now, I’m pretty biased as Don is my man and I love all of his stuff, but I do believe that this score is going to be pretty much discussed, hailed by some, and probably considered over-dramatic by others. Nevertheless it’s definitely this year’s most interesting score so far, in my opinion.”

I don’t know about you, but I simply can’t wait to hear this score! A special thanks to JWFan.net for giving us the heads up.

New JP3 TV Spot Spotted

inGenNET reader Dustin chimed in to tell us that he spotted a new JP3 TV Spot shown during the commercials of the AFI Special. Here’s what he had to say:

“I just finished watching AFI’s 100 years, 100 thrills which was very horrific. Anyway, I saw a brand new preview that was showed during the commercials for JP///!!! The new scene that I liked the best, was how they shot a picture of the Spinosaurus breaking out of some kind of fenced area. Very cool, you guys should check it out.”

Very cool, and a nod to Dan who got the jump on us.

The BIG One Arrived!

Hey guys! In case you haven’t read it on the board yet, the big, BIG Jurassic Park 3 trailer has finally arrived! Don’t be a wimp and view the fullscreen (!) version here.

And to all you new members out there, stay tuned to inGenNET, while we keep working on the largest Jurassic Park database on the net, the “Jurassic Park Encyclopedia”. And a brand new message board (to get rid of those annoying pop-ups once and for all) is also just around the corner…