‘Jurassic World’ Concept Art Teases the New Jurassic Park

Published 6 months ago by , Updated March 25th, 2014 at 8:21 am,

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Jurassic World may be one of the most high-profile big-screen sequels to hit theaters in the next year or so, among such heavy hitters as The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Fast & Furious 7. However, the fourth entry in the dino-centric sci-fi series launched by Steven Spielberg faces an additional challenge in that the film – much like Terminator: Genesis – aims to both follow and reboot a beloved, long-running series.

Yet, with all the talk over just how much Jurassic World would function as a straight-up reboot to the franchise, director Colin Trevorrow has kept plot details to a minimum. We know that the film picks up in real time from the original disaster on John Hammond’s Isla Nublar site, and one of the first film’s stars has been confirmed as returning for the fourth entry. Fans recently got their first indication that the movie will feature a return to the iconic setting of the original Jurassic Park, and now we have further proof that this is where Jurassic World is headed.

Jurassic World.org has verified that these are Jurassic World concept images from the portfolio of artist Nathan Schroeder, whose other recent credits include The Avengers, Star Trek Into Darkness and the forthcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The images depict what looks an awful lot like a completed and fully operational new park, complete with what may very well be pterodactyls soaring overhead.

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This further indication that the film will indeed feature a dinosaur-themed amusement park as a major element and (probably) the primary setting will likely receive a mixed reaction from longtime fans of the Jurassic Park series. On one hand, it appears that Jurassic World is revisiting the primary conceit of the original film rather than exploring wholly new terrain or expanding the franchises’s mythos further. However, on the other hand, viewers never truly got a look at a Jurassic Park that was actually open, running and populated with guests.

If this is the approach Trevorrow is taking, it will lend new meaning to Ian Malcolm’s comparison in the original film that “if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t EAT the tourists.” Jurassic World could be leaning on this theme of mass hysteria, as it would elevate the scale, scope and body count of this latest film. Add to that the NOLA.com report calling for thousands of extras for the film, and it’s pretty easy to guess what the narrative focus of the film will be.

Whichever shape Jurassic World takes, we now know one actor who won’t be appearing the film. Knocking down fan hopes and persistent rumors, Trevorrow took to Twitter to deny that Pacific Rim star Idris Elba will star alongside Chris Pratt in Jurassic World. Here’s what he had to say:

While directors of major Hollywood blockbusters have been known to misdirect the public to protect their projects, Trevorrow’s answer likely rings true, as Elba already has plenty of projects on his hands. Expect this to be one denial that actually sticks.

In light of this new concept art, are you more or less excited about where Jurassic World is headed? Sound off in the comments section below.

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Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12, 2015. Stay tuned to Screen Rant for further details as this story develops.

Source: Jurassic World.org [via International Business Times], NOLA.com

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  1. While a new park on a new island seems like a bit of a cheat for getting around reasons why people would be going back to the old islands, I don’t care. More dinosaurs is always good. I would still like to see the old islands though. I liked the nature reclaimed look of the second and third movie.

  2. *sigh*

    Over water bungalows. I’m dying to take a vacation in something like those.

    • First thing I thought, too. Sign me up for the over-the-water villa please!

  3. I like this… N the point about the fact that we didn’t really get to see a fully functional Jurassic Park.. for me, that is sort of new territory.
    What I need…is a twist. Not a predictable story…

  4. They genetically engineer dinos to not eat humans, and something goes wrong.

    That would explain how they were able to follow through with John Hammonds vision. The scientific influence would allow us to revisit themes commonly found in Crichton’s work. This would be a convenient explanation for focusing on Dr. Henry Wu’s role in messing with “Dino DNA” in the book and movie.
    The “something goes wrong” could easily be a nefarious plot hatched by the same company that hired “Newman.” The companies role was also down played in the first movie. There’s plenty more material to pull from in the first book.

    You can almost see Chris Pratt walking up to a T-Rex to prove they’re docile at the beginning of the film.

    • …it would also explain why pterodactyls are allowed to fly out around in the open without risk of them eating tourists.

      • Pterodactyls would never eat humans. They ate fish and small critters and a full grown adult would not be able to lift a human.

  5. Beautiful. Wonder how much of it will be standing in the film. Or damaged

  6. I thought this was jurassic world…. not tomorrowland… they apparently spared no expense to make sure it looks as unbelievable as possible

    • There are countless structures already on this planet that look like this.

  7. If they have money to bring dinosaurs back, they have money to build that!

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