Jurassic Park, an American science fiction adventure giant monster film of 1993, was directed by Steven Spielberg and set by Gerald R. Molen and Kathleen Kennedy. The third film to be released by the Jurassic Park franchise and Jurassic Park trilogy’s first film. The film was inspired by the 1990 Michael Crichton’s novel of a similar identity and screenplay was co-written by David Koepp and Crichton. It is produced on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, found along the Pacific coast of Central America near Costa Rica.
In the film, rich entrepreneur John Hammond and a group of genetic scientists have come up with a wildlife park meant for de-extinct dinosaurs. When an industrial challenge causes catastrophic closure of the park’s facilities and security warnings, a small team of Hammond’s grandchildren and visitors strive to find survival means and flee from the dangerous island.
Shooting of the film was carried out in Hawaii and California starting August through to November 1992. Further filming continued up to May 1993, under Spielberg’s supervision in Poland during his filming of Schindler’s List. Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) created the dinosaurs using high definition computer-generated imagery. The film went through thorough $65 million marketing, including licensing contracts with more than 100 companies.
On June 11, 1993, the film came out after being premiered at the Washington, D.C’s Uptown Theatre on June 9. It grossed more than $ 912 million globally, making it the highest-grossing film ever of its release time up to 1997 when it was surpassed by Titanic.