2018 has been a great year for Jurassic Park fans – with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom fast approaching, and the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary celebrations in full swing! We have events, merchandise, celebrations and so much more to look forward to – in addition to a slew of DVD releases! One such release, the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Blu Ray boxset, includes some exciting new concept artwork from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Friends of mine Dan (@dyingcorpse123 on Twitter) and his partner Léyla were lucky enough to get their hands on the beautiful new boxset a day before its release, and they have shared the artwork with the Jurassic fandom for all to see. Check out the below concept art – but be warned, it may contain spoilers for the upcoming movie!
Our first piece of concept artwork features something very like the most recent trailer – the Indoraptor being auctioned off in a room full of bidders. The composition of this shot is very close to what we see in the final piece – with everything from the guards to the cage looking incredibly like the result. I’m excited to get a visual idea of how this artwork evolved into the final film. Next up, we have a look at the abandoned Jurassic World – and this shot, again, echoes much of what we see in the third trailer. Everything – from the Innovation Center to the Monorail, appears to be overgrown and in a state of disrepair. Here, very similarly to the final trailer, we see a collapsed monorail track – but it is also super cool to see the hotel structure descending into a state of disrepair as it begins to tumble inwards. Everything here looks super unique – and it is impressive how close the final piece matches up to the concept art envisioned beforehand.
We then, again, get a shot very like the final trailer – of the Mosasaur leaping out of the water to attack a person on a rope as they desperately attempt to escape to the helicopter above. It is, again, interesting to see the similarities here associated with the final content – although there are some clear distinctions hear such as the nature of the shot, the character’s apparel. The T-Rex in the backdrop is a nice touch here, and it helps us piece together what we all already believe may be happening within this sequence. I’m excited to see how the final composition comes together on our screens in just a few short weeks! And lastly, we have a lava-centric sequence which appears to represent Claire and either Owen or Franklin escaping from what we can assume is the Baryonyx. The Baryonyx looks funky here, but the artwork itself is very vibrant – looking very like the final location we see within the film and perhaps suggesting how our heroes may escape what seems to be certain peril.
So, overall, these are some cool pieces of artwork which emulate the final film we have seen nicely! I’m super excited to get my hands on these pieces of artwork – and I am excited to see how they transfer into the final film. Thanks once again to Dan and Léyla for sharing these awesome pieces of artwork – I think I speak for all when I say we appreciate it!
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