Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My next movie idea after Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale...The Lost World!

I've heard recently that Dexter's Odyssey may be a controversial and stupid idea and would be dismissed more than once as a three-trilogy Star Wars Knockoff. So Let's stay away from that idea!

So, anyway, here’s a movie idea I would like to share with you all. It’s my next movie I’m gonna do after Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale. It is called The Lost World.

It may either be an official or unofficial sequel to Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale or not, but it will feature the return of a character from Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale, named Tearak the Troodon.

Here’s some art that I did for my take on the Lost World (which is not to be confused with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (or the 1925 silent version or any other movie version of that book), or Michael Crichton’s 1995 sequel to Jurassic Park or the unbelievably bad but impressive movie loosely based on that book from 1997, The Lost World: Jurassic Park.).

Here’s the fan slideshow preview for my take on the Lost World. Music Track is James Newton Howard's Main Theme from one of the biggest and most expensive flops of all time, Waterworld (1995). It may be cheaply fan made but here's what it look like:

You know what it's about? Well, In my opinion, In The Lost World, After one of his teachers claimed to have discovered the existance of dinosaurs, as well as the legendary Crystal Stones, in an once-uncharted island continent, located off the coast of Mainland Asia, and called Reptaria, A high school teenager from Maryland, the charming, brave, and often heroic Jack Skyler, persuades his high school, Old Mill Senior High School, and a variety of universities, organizations, high schools, collages, etc., to fund an expedition to the Atlantis-sized continent of Reptaria.

Together, Jack Skyler, and the crew of Project Discovery, as his expedition called, befriended the humans of Reptaria (descended from survivors blown off the course by the destruction of their homeland, the lost continent of Atlantis), their allies, the human-sized, anthropomorphic insect/ant-like beings called the Anteanites (whatever or not, they'll be based on the insects and ants featured in the 2006 computer animated film, The Ant Bully), encountered a variety of dinosaurs that roamed and still lived (which ranges in size from Archaeopterx to a giant sauropod like Brachiosaurus), battle prehistoric predators such as Ceratosaurus, Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex and other predators of Reptaria, as well as the enemies of the humans and Anteanites of Reptaria, The vicious, agile, and savage, yet intelligent and evolved raptors, The Vargs (which will be based on Jurassic Park's raptors), and those vicious white and grey ape men (which will, whatever or not, look like the white and grey apes from Paramount's ill-recieved 1995 big screen adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1980 novel, Congo) and even search for the elusive Crystal Stones, while exploring and taming the interior of Reptaria.

Jack Skyler and his brother, Tom Skyler, fell in love with those Reptarian girls which will look like the girls who gave Mandark a bath in Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip, Becky and Gwen.

Here's one of them, Gwen, whom Jack will fall in love with, wearing a pink dress (with a Japanese-influenced obi) and a flower and pearl-hung headband on her dark hair.

Here's the background story for the Lost World itself, the once-uncharted Atlantis-sized continent of Reptaria:

A Brief History of Reptaria

Beyond the horizon, in the far corners of the earth, lies an Atlantis-sized island continent called Reptaria (rep-tar-i-a). Reptaria had a very rich cultural and extravagant populace on a par with an ancient Peruvian culture.

The island continent is a very successful and beautiful trading port. It had a promenade that ran from the main gate and down to the seas of the earth. There, the people of Reptaria, descended from the surviving ancient Atlanteans (around the time Atlantis sank,) and their allies, the human-sized, anthropomorphic insect/ant-like beings called the Anteanites (ant-ean-ite) traded with the rest of the world.

They had built in a very rich, Indonesian/Asian-Influenced style. They mined basalt logs, which are big, hexagonal crystalline rock stems—from the coastline of Reptaria, and utilized them to tie into the piled rocks in the architecture.

Almost like you can build a twig house for a smaller creature, the Reptarians were able to strap and tie them altogether. That gives the Reptarians the ability to make an upswept, ornamental architectural style to their walls, unlike other cultures in the rest of the world.

So it grew, their architectural style, to a size of massive proportions, because the continent of Reptaria had this natural resource. And so it grew to as a so very much sophisticated biblical-style environment.

The island continent of Reptaria existed in extreme harmony with its people and surroundings and the rest of the world.

The culture of the people and the Anteanites of Reptaria have grown up with the knowledge that it possesses ape men (which may resemble those white or gray gorillas in Michael Crichton’s Congo), dinosaurs of different kinds and of all shapes and sizes, and an amazing rich, lush, fertile, and diverse fauna and flora.

But to keep out their enemies, the Ape Men, and the deadly, savage, intelligent raptors, the Vargs, the humans and the Anteanites held them at bay, a massive wall that they built around the cities and so controlled their environments.

The creatures, the Ape men, and the Vargs lived in harmony outside the wall, and the humans, the Anteanites and dinosaurs that are domesticated, lived in harmony inside the wall, and everything was in equilibrium.

Over time, the culture, the harmony that they had, the sophistication of their seafaring, began to improve ever since the first humans and Anteanites arrived on the island continent, so did their weapons. Beyond the wall, it’s rich and lush and full of beautiful food sources, so they, whatever they want to, went beyond the wall to get these food sources, and they’re fresh. Over the wall, it’s a wondrous place, though the predators of Reptaria, the Vargs and the Ape Men hold them at bay, sometimes.

They have ceremonies about them, including, Ara’karos, or, The Festival of Gifts, which is a Reptarian variation on our Christmas holiday.

However, it was once an uncharted island continent somewhere off the coast of Mainland Asia, in the Far East, and whispered about by merchants and sailors. It was a place so unbelievable at the time that no one has ever before believed in its existence.

Except one human, the American high school teenager from the Mid Atlantic, Jack Skyler. Many of us will, of course, remembers his adventures in Reptaria and how he battles 3 large predatory dinosaurs in the streets of Baltimore, Maryland.

Well, to learn more about the secrets of Reptaria, Jack Skyler launched a joint expedition of several universities, organizations, high schools, collages, etc., called Project Discovery.

One passage of its mission goal is to create several field guides to the interior of Reptaria, which everyone believes to be a continent filled with creatures long extinct on Earth, where dinosaurs roamed and still lived.

There are a total of 54 expeditions to the interior of the island continent so far.

This is what the background story on Reptaria and the plot where Jack Skyler, in his high school years, put his first footing on the uncharted, but sophisticated, often friendly, island continent of Reptaria, the Lost World, according to some, is gonna be like.

Well, On the face of it, you guys, The Lost World is gonna be much going for it: It'll be shot on 24P High Definition Digital Video Cameras in an aspect ratio of 2.40:1, and for a total budgetary production cost of over $325 million. It will bring back a character from Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale, named Tearak the Troodon, which will serve as Jack Skyler's companion and friend in The Lost World, so it'll be a sequel to Dinosaurs.

The VFX and Animation will be as amazing and spectactular and impressive as but more amazing, more spectacular, and more impressive than Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale's. The cast will range from newcomers or unknowns to familiar faces. The music will be an original score by Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and/or Mark Mancina, and, like Samurai Jack, will blend the traditional orchestra, with world-beat-flavored music.

The film's theatrical running time may be either 2 hours and 25 minutes (145 minutes) or maybe 3 hours and 40 minutes (220 Minutes), but I don't know, but if the finished film is 2 hours and 25 minutes, then, I'll release a 3 hours and 40 minute unrated extended cut for DVD and/or Blu Ray home video Release. The Lost World will be shot digitally, edited digitally, its visual and sound effects produced digitally and projected entirely digitally. And overall, it'll be as good and great as Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale (if so) and Jurassic Park.

You know, there are some good dinosaur movies like The Lost World (1925), King Kong (1933), The Land Before Time (1988), and even Jurassic Park, and the BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) as well. Both Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale and my take on The Lost World would expand the inclusion of dinosaurs in movies into the 21st century.

Well, after Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale, get ready for my take on The Lost World, you guys!!!

--Timothy Robert "Tim Box" McKenzie, 06/17/2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Lost World: Jurassic Park: The 1996 Teaser Trailer...starring The T-Rex from Hell!

I may have taken these screenshots using Windows Movie Maker, which is may seem innocent enough and not scary at all to me, but to anyone who didn't already think they saw the Jurassic Park movies in the 1990's and 2000's and for many of us who saw these dinosaur movies in the '90's and 2000's, it was the most frightening thing on any other Jurassic Park promotional materials ever made or at least any other movie promotional materials ever made.

In exteme cases, this rarely-seen 1996 teaser trailer for Jurassic Park's oddly dull sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), including that glimpse of a roaring dinosaur (a Tyrannosaurus rex to be exact) making a puddle in the water, could well scare the popcorn out of those who are youngsters 12 years ago, and give their parents a few cold chills as well! People like me even called it, The T-Rex from Hell (hence the title of my blog entry). I myself was one of those youngsters, and I was brave enough to track down this rarely seen but terrifying teaser to the Lost World: Jurassic Park at the MovieList forums. Then I put it on YouTube (exactly 6 months before I got my YouTube completely destroyed by the YouTube authorities as punishment for using Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip clips on YouTube!)

And now, I find this symbol an interesting piece of movie trailer materials and worthy of its place in promoting a motion picture. Shown here is the ever-terrifying 1996 teaser trailer for the 1997 Steven Spielberg Jurassic Park sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

The teaser trailer was accompanied by lightning which shows both the film and the book's tagline, "Something has survived," the T-rex glimpse that scares the living hell out of those '90's kids, and the title, followed by the words, "Memorial Day." It was accompanied by music and sound effects created by Jurassic Park sound designer Gary Rydstrom (who now works at Pixar, which is now part of Disney). It was the sound effects, the roaring T-Rex sound, and the dinosaur noises at the end that has been described as "creepy". In fact, most feel it was Gary Rydstrom's sound design and effects for this teaser for the Lost World: Jurassic Park, along with ILM's roaring CG Tyrannosaurus (who made a puddle in the water) made for that teaser that made it so dreadful.

Maybe it was both the lightning and the Tyrannosaurus Rex that was shown in the 1996 Teaser Trailer for The Lost World: Jurassic Park that seemed scary. Perhaps we felt sorry for that dinosaur roaring at us and nearly trampling us while making that puddle (hence the nightmares that followed.). I've seen that roaring T-Rex from that teaser trailer for The Lost World when it appears as the cover art for a Recorded Books presentation of the original 1995 Michael Crichton Novel, The Lost World at West County Library in Odenton, Maryland.

Whatever the reason we were so terrorized by this, this rarely seen 1996 teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) will go down in theatrical teaser or theatrical trailer or promotional/advertising material history as one of the scariest.

I would say the creative mind or minds that created this rarely seen teaser trailer for Lost World: Jurassic Park did an excellent job, they made this teaser so memorable even after all these years, and it still gives you the chills!

Thank you, good luck, and watch out for the T-Rex in the Lost World: Jurassic Park 1996 teaser trailer at your own risk!

Boy, look how frightened those scared little creeps are in 1996 when they saw that teaser trailer for that 1997 Jurassic Park Sequel!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip: The Second Fan Trailer

Here's another fan-made trailer that I did for Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip, the 1999 made-for-TV movie that is the final remnant of classic Dexter's Laboratory. It's 5 to 6 minutes long, folks. Beware the T-Rex when he pops out to frighten ya (You can really hear the Dexters screaming, which is almost inaudible because of the T-Rex roaring.) Man, I am obsessed with that made for TV movie too much. But anyway, enjoy.

Well, continue pressuring Warner Home Video and Cartoon Network to release Dexter's Lab and the Ego Trip movie on official, authorized, DVD season box sets here in the States, you guys!