A new viral website for the upcoming Jurassic World was launched recently containing a Jeepload of new information and images. A counter on the main page is slowly ticking away to Thanksgiving, when it’s a safe bet that a trailer will be released. Also on the site is a series of augmented reality-style pages letting you see into the world of the film, as well as apply to be an intern where you probably won’t be paid, and will have a very high chance of being devoured by a raging T-Rex.
Throughout the site’s convincingly business-like pages is a wealth of information and potential plot points for the movie. The park in Jurassic World was opened in 2005, nearly a decade after a company called Masrani purchased InGen – the company founded by John Hammond that created the first Jurassic Park. Naturally, after seeing how well everything ended with the first park, Masrani CEO Simon Masrani decided to open his own park which the site claims is “the safest theme park in the world.”
On a seperate page, it’s also hinted that Masrani dabbles in geological excavating and exploring. Their oddly sparse “News” page, which only contains two entries, tells about an excavating site in Siberia that just went live this month. According to the small blurb, a group of scientists will be working round the clock examining a site believed to be directly above a group of Wolly Mammoths. Dr. Wu (who will be played by BD Wong) is mentioned and quoted in the entry, so you can bet this site will play a part in the actual film. As long as it doesn’t take the painfully bad route of “the dinosaurs under the ice are still alive!” I’m certainly interested to see where this is going.
The other entry, dated as October 2014, details an oil rig disaster that resulted in a much stronger and adaptable rig being developed by InGen/Masrani.
Masrani Oil Platform L-12 is under total renovation after being battered by a hurricane in August in the East Pacific. The total damage of the rig was estimated at $12.5 million which puts L-12 back a year from production. The entire platform was knocked off kilter as three of the legs were buckled and the derrick completely removed. The damage throughout the interior of the platform was almost fatal to the rig and its crew. The L-12 refinery is currently being renewed by installing 16 mooring lines rather than its initial 12, bringing on lines 50% stronger than the previously installed equipment. Simon Masrani has also signed off on a new semi-submersible platform which would eventually replace the L-12 within 5 years.
There is also a section that lets you apply to be a scientific intern. By simply entering your name, email, and why you want the job, you too can quickly be on the way to not being payed on beautiful Isla Nebula. The entire point of the intern program on the site is to get your email and let you print out a neat little badge so it’s probably not worth it.
Most interesting of all, especially to anyone who just wants more information about the movie and has no desire to be a fake intern, is a series of still images presumably from the set of the movie. BD Wong – looking dapper in his expensive silver lab coat – makes an appearance as well as a helicopter, some crystallized dinosaur eggs, and a dinosaur skeleton. All complete with fake watermarks and file names that any large corporation would accidentally leave on.
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