The long-awaited fourth Jurassic Park movie, Jurassic World, opens in theaters exactly a year from today (at the time of writing this). To mark the occasion, the first official production stills for the film – as opposed to the official set images released not too long ago – have been unveiled.
Unfortunately, since it’s so far ahead of the movie’s arrival date and the effects necessary to bring the film’s prehistoric creatures to life are far from complete, the photos do not include any dinosaurs – either familiar or new, such as the confirmed never-before-seen dino that’s been genetically engineered by the Jurassic Park scientists in the film. No worries, though – there’re going to be plenty of dinos on display in the actual movie, going off details that’ve been unveiled thus far (either through legit sources of information or via leaks online).
In the meantime until said dinosaurs are let loose (literally, maybe), the AV Club has premiered fresh images of the new human cast members in Jurassic World. That includes Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Star-Lord, Chris Pratt as Owen – a fellow who’s both in awe and wary of the dinosaurs that he keeps a watch over – along with Bryce Dallas Howard as one of the corporate-sponsored scientists/researchers in the film. Jurassic World is also keeping one Jurassic Park tradition alive, by intermixing human adults and kid characters – the latter played by Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer) and Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3), who appear to have spotted a dinosaur out of the frame in the last image below.
What remains to be revealed, however, is the connection between the kids and the grown-ups featured in Jurassic World. In past JP installments, the under-age human players have been related to one of the main human characters, but it’s also entirely possible that Robinson and Simpkins are just two random kids visiting the new Jurassic Park establishment – when, without warning, they find themselves being hunted by runaway dinos, once something goes wrong. (And, no doubt, something’s going to go wrong.)
The fourth Jurassic Park installment is being directed by Colin Trevorrow and boasts a script co-written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly – the same director/writer duo responsible for the acclaimed 2012 indie flick, Safety Not Guaranteed. Story-wise, the film picks up in real time some 22 years after the original movie and features an up-and-running version of a dinosaur amusement park - one that does bear a resemblance to the “biological preserve” envisioned by John Hammond all those many years before, but may now be too much of a controlled, homogenous, product – and thus, is no longer capable of wowing the general public.
If that narrative sounds a bit like meta-fiction, then just know that it’s intentional. Trevorrow has long asserted that his planned approach to justifying the existence of a fourth Jurassic Park movie is pretty straightforward: deliver a fantastic cinematic adventure that blends elements of science-fiction, horror, action, and comedy, in order to come closer than previous sequels, to recapturing the magic of Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park. We’ll sure be rooting for him to succeed.
Jurassic World opens in U.S. theaters on June 12th, 2015.
Source: The AV Club