Back in 1993, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was a box office smash that garnered two sequels. More than two decades later, the franchise is returning, with the release of Jurassic World due out next summer.
The full trailer for Jurassic World will debut during football on Thanksgiving night, but film producers released a teaser — a trailer for a trailer, in a sense — to media today. Entertainment Weekly was quick to point out some references to the original film. In the teaser, one sees the park gates, now labelled “Jurassic World” instead of “Jurassic Park.” There’s a clip of a dinosaur stampede and the backwards, worried glance of star Bryce Dallas Howard to Chris Pratt.
Have a look at the teaser below.
Variety reports that the new installment takes place 22 years after the original film. Jurassic World was directed by Colin Trevorrow, and written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Although Spielberg is not serving as director, he is an executive producer along with Jon Jashni.
In the new film, Isla Nublar is an extensive dinosaur theme park, fulfilling the vision of John Hammond, the park’s original creator in the earlier films.
Trevorrow spoke with IGN last March about his work on the film and revealed the old characters won’t be making appearances in the new film.
“I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. ‘Jurassic Park’ isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go.”
Despite that assertion, Trevorrow revealed one character will be gracing the screen again — Dr. Henry Wu, played by B.D. Wong.
In an interview with Empire magazine last April, Trevorrow confirmed there will be animatronic dinosaurs such as those used in the original trilogy. He also gave insight about the philosophical underpinnings of the new film.
“It’s about alpha dominance and the fact that humans have been the alpha species for a very long time… and so now we’ve brought back another that happened to be the alpha species during its time, and we have to co-exist, so what is that relationship?”
For those who can’t wait to see the full trailer of Jurassic World, the film’s official website has a countdown clock leading up to its release. Other stars of the film include Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Katie McGrath. It is currently set for June 12, 2015 release.
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