This morning, we brought you news of one of the genetically-modified dinos expected to dominate Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World. Lifted from a leaked Lego toy box that’s set to land in time with the movie next summer, the glimpse at one of the scaly monsters stoked many fan fires. With that said, prepare for even more dino-related fun, as a brand new official viral site to promote the movie has just launched.
The online hub is a mock website for Masrani; the construction company behind the creation of Jurassic World. Located at www.masraniglobal.com, there’s a glut of information waiting to be uncovered on its many, many pages. The most notable picks are a gallery of images, two of which feature Irfan Khan and returning Jurassic actor, B.D. Wong. For a glimpse at some of the most compelling visual reveals, check out the gallery below.
One of Masrani Global’s biggest divisions is an entire subsection of the site solely dedicated to Jurassic World. On its introductory splash page, a neat faux-biography reveals the strategy behind its creation:
Soon after the acquisition of InGen in 1998, Simon Masrani looked to work at a plan that seemed impossible given the circumstances of the years preceeding – the control and re-invention of a new theme park on Isla Nublar. Experts from the Masrani company were collected together, along with Dr. Henry Wu from the InGen company, to plan for the greatest theme park and attractions ever constructed in humankind’s history.
Simon Masrani used subsidaries Axis Boulder Engineering and Timack Construction to work on the preparation and planning prior to construction on the island. Construction workers were protected from native wildlife by InGen security over the course of the three years from 2002 until completion in 2004. With over $1.2 billion alone spent in concrete and building materials, this project was never underestimated.
“The most incredible thing about the project for me was the fact that we were able to construct so far off the mainland, while maintaining all deadlines”, explains Jurassic World Project Manager Mr. Eli Jacobs. “The logistics and the planning were just incredible. Security teams, perimeter fencing, scientists, quarantine zones … it was quite the atmosphere.”
Simon Masrani was taking no chance.
Simon adds, “The sense of security proved vital in the establishment of Jurassic World. The media were having a frenzy at the time, conservation groups around the globe were looking and waiting for any incident to tarnish our reputation to try and take Isla Nublar away from us. We had to set a feeling of safety, for when the time came for opening in 2005, we had to ensure people were willing to come.”
And come they did … Jurassic World officially opened in June 2005 to an incredible 98,120 visitors in its first month of operation.
It’s an impressive site that warrants a great deal of exploration. My favourite part is the Careers section, which lists an opening for a Genetic Biologist Intern alongside an application form. Who knows what might happen if you enter – a ticket to the premiere perhaps? Or a full-size T-Rex model? Let us know if you try out for a job with Masrani, and of course, give us your thoughts on this stream of new images from the movie!
Jurassic World opens on June 12th, 2015.