Actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough, known for his Oscar-winning direction for the masterpiece “Gandhi,” the actor and director who garnered two Oscars for directing the masterpiece “Gandhi,” was offered a statue tribute in the production of the upcoming “Jurassic Park” sequel entitled “Jurassic World.” Read more to get to know the details of this scoop.
The death of prominent actor and award-winning director was an addition to the latest grievances that rocked Hollywood after the death of legendary comedian Robin Williams. Attenborough passed last Aug. 24, 2014.
With the funny actor being memorialized in each of his different cinematic mediums, Mr. Attenborough was also given a share of his own. Based on the report of JoBlo, “Jurassic Park”sequel director Colin Treverrow shared to Twitter a picture of the icon’s character in “Jurassic World” as a statue in the set of the film.
Treverrow posted the photo just recently and it’s obviously from the set of the upcoming dino-tastic sequel “Jurassic World.” Along with a caption that says “In Memoriam,” the picture showed an uppercase lettering that read HAMMOND and below it stood a bronze statue of the actor’s character in his proud glory as the visionary he truly is. To make things more interesting, you can even see him holding his signature staff. This unique staff is a replica of the one he always carried along with him in the 1993 film – one that had a mosquito stuck in amber perched on the topmost end of the cane. You can check the photo of it HERE.
Originally, the statue was created to serve as a symbol of the person who gave birth to the idea of dinosaurs and humans living in coexistence for the film. But because of the recent events, the creation of it appears to be more moving and vital to the entire element of the upcoming sequel as a whole. Sir Attenborough was known to play the key player, John Hammond, the founder of the groundbreaking and history altering tourist attraction “Jurassic Park.”
According to Slash Film, “Jurassic World” will be putting Mr. Hammonds dream into actualization as a theme park was successfully erected in the island of Isla Nublar and is receiving approximately 20,000 visitors per day.
“It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible. It’s the realization of John Hammond’s dream, and I think you’ll want to go there,” Treverrow said in the Slash Film report.
To date, it is unclear whether Mr. Hammond/Lord Richard Attenborough is still alive in the latest installment as information regarding this matter has yet to resurface. Looks like we’ll have to keep on anticipating and find the answer for ourselves once the movie opens in theaters on June 12, 2015.
That concludes our scoop about “Jurassic World’s” tribute to its iconic character John Hammond. Keep on visiting Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment industry.
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