Jurassic World is one of the most anticipated films of 2015, and its new trailer, which was released at the end of last month, only helped to exacerbate this excitement.
The fourth installment to the hugely popular franchise will see a brand new cast populate Isla Nublar, the island just off the pacific coast of Central America that is home to the fully functioning dinosaur theme park.
Chris Pratt’s Owen is the main protagonist of the film. The Guardians of the Galaxy star will play a member of Jurassic World’s on-site staff, who looks to perform research on the behavior of the Velociraptor.
Pratt will be joined by Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, and Irrfan Khan in the blockbuster, and the latter has now been discussing his role in the film. Khan, who has appeared in both Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi over recent years, will play Simon Masrani, the head of the Masrani Corporation that owns Jurassic World.
During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, via Comic Book, Khan explained that his character is “a very flamboyant person” while he also admitted that when Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park came out in 1993, he didn’t even have enough money to see it in theaters.
“I’m playing the park owner, a very flamboyant person. When the first Jurassic Park came out, I barely had the money to see it, and now I’m playing a part. He’s trying to entertain the world with good intentions, but sometimes being flamboyant doesn’t mean having much wisdom.”
Khan also looked to ramp up anticipation for the film by insisting that while it will share some of the same elements as Steven Spielberg’s classic, it also has a modern “vibe.”
“For sure it will have more vibe. It’s the Jurassic World of these times, with all the technical experimentation. It has now become a fully bloomed dinosaur amusement park. Dinosaurs in this film will definitely be scary, but this is not a horror film, so it will be like a scary adventure.”
Jurassic World is set to revolve around the creation of a genetically-modified hybrid dinosaur that manages to escape and then runs wild on the island. This dinosaur has been made in a laboratory by the geneticists at the park as a way to boost visitor attendance figures.
Jurassic World will hit cinemas on June 12, 2015, and it has been directed and written by Colin Tervorrow, the man behind 2012’s Safety Not Guaranteed.