The first teaser for Jurassic World has been released online, harkening back to one of the most terrifying moments of the first movie in the Jurassic Park franchise, as fans speculate that a countdown clock on the film’s official website reveals that the unveiling of the first trailer is imminent.
As the Independent notes, the teaser was released on Universal Spain’s YouTube channel. The 20-second-long clip depicts ripples in a glass of water, as heavy footfalls can be heard in the background. Reminiscent of a scene in the original Jurassic Park, the teaser shows no sign of any of the movie’s characters.
Fans expect that the first trailer for Jurassic World will be released next week, as a countdown timer on the film’s official site is set to expire on November 27. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the site went live earlier this week, along with a viral site for Jurassic World, based around the Masrani Global Corporation.
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The viral site reveals some of the film’s background, noting that Masrani Global bought the InGen theme park from John Hammond following the events of Jurassic Park III, opening the attraction in 2005. BD Wong appears on the site, reprising his role as Dr Henry Wu from the first Jurassic Park film. The website also contains the first images of Irrfan Khan as Masrani, head of the corporation whose efforts to turn around a sagging business will reportedly lead to chaos.
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Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt as a park employee who conducts research on velociraptors, in addition to Vincent D’Onofrio and Bryce Dallas Howard. Jake Johnson and Lauren Lapkus reportedly have supporting roles in the film, the fourth in the Jurassic Park franchise. As CNET notes, Jurassic World was co-written and directed by Colin Trevorrow, who has previously helmed the indie sci-fi film Safety Not Guaranteed.
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In addition to the two websites, fans were treated to an unexpected first look at Jurassic World‘s main dinosaur antagonist earlier this week, when photos of LEGO merchandising leaked online. The dinosaur, reportedly named D. Rex, will be a unique hybrid manufactured by the park’s scientists. The creation of the D. Rex is thought to be the event that sets the plot of Jurassic World in motion.
Jurassic World is in theaters on June 12, 2015.
[Image: Universal via the Independent]