Jurassic World to be shot in weird aspect ratio of 2:1


In an interview where revealed that only one character would be returning to the world of Jurassic Park the films director, Colin Trevorrow, also let drop that the movie is going to be releasing in a pretty unique aspect ratio of 2:1. According to him this allows them to fit in all the dinos and people height-wise while still retaining that wide aspect that most blockbusters are shown in.

For those not in the know most films you see are either in 1.85:1 or 2.39:1, so 2:1 is kind of in the middle of that. I’m not sure how much of a difference it will actually make or if most people will notice it at all, but it’s an interesting tactic to take. Previously, without digital filming and projection, switching out of a standard aspect ratio would have been difficult to pull off, but now its far easier to accomplish, even if in this case it may not be that noticeable.

Oh, and the character returning is Dr. Henry Wu who had a few lines in the original and was a bigger character in the book. Sorry, Jeff Goldblum

[via IGN]

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