Production for Jurassic World got under way in Honolulu, Hawaii last week and the first photos from the set have arrived thanks to Entertainment Weekly. The film, which stars Bryce Dallas Howard from The Help and Chris Pratt from LEGO Movie (that’s your cue to start singing Everything is Awesome!), is currently shooting at Kualoa Ranch, which was where the original Jurassic Park was shot.
In the photo above, Howard poses on set with a rather impressive looking camera.
Fans of Jurassic Park may recognize the mountain line in the background of this photo, which served as a stunning backdrop for the scene with Dr. Grant running with the two children in a field. LOST fans may also feel a tingle of familiarity, as this hill was also the location for an important scene in the series finale episode ‘The End‘. Kualoa Ranch has been the location for several productions, including Hawaii Five-O, Battleship, 50 First Dates, Godzilla, Windtalkers, and Pearl Harbor.
Note the spiffy Jurassic World logo on the back of the chair.
In this third image, we see the Jurassic World logo on a truck for the Construction department with damage presumably made by one of the park’s residents.
Director Colin Trevorrow related some prepping he was doing for the film. “Yesterday I was under a construction crane with Chris Pratt, covered with dirt, eyeballing the exact height of the dinosaur trying to kill him,” said Pratt. “We both cracked up laughing. Sometimes you just have to stop and let the joy take over.”
Details over the film’s plot have been scarce, but last June JoBlo posted the following basic plotline for Jurassic World:
JURASSIC PARK 4, set in present day Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe – until it’s not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino’s for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there’s concept art showing one of the aquatic dino’s, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world.
However, since that posting, the film has reportedly undergone some major changes from director Trevorrow.
Casting calls for extras in Hawaii had requested sets of children that were identical twins.
What do you think of these first images from Jurassic World?