‘Jurassic World’ Pitch Trailer: We’re Just Humans Living in a Dinosaur World [Updated]

Published 10 months ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 8:57 pm,

Jurassic Park 4 Update1 Jurassic World Pitch Trailer: Were Just Humans Living in a Dinosaur World [Updated]

[UPDATE: The trailer's authenticity has been debunked. READ HERE for details.]

The recent announcement that Jurassic Park 4 is going to be titled Jurassic World sparked a lot of fun speculation about what the next film could be about. Will it be like that plot synopsis that leaked online earlier this year, or could it be something else entirely?

Now, thanks to leaked footage of what is being described as a “pitch trailer” for Jurassic World, we’re getting hints that the film’s title may not be a reference to a theme park (or at least, not JUST a reference to a theme park), but rather a reference to a scenario in which dinosaurs are set loose in the world of man, wreaking havoc by upsetting our place at the top of the food chain.

First, check out the pitch trailer for Jurassic World for yourself:

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Watch: Jurassic World Pitch Trailer

[UPDATE: The Trailer is NOT connected with Jurassic World after all.]

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It’s been awhile since my last “dinosaur studies” class, so I’m not 100% sure what the official name of that winged beast is; what I do know is that the trailer makes a very interesting case for how a Jurassic Park movie could be imagined on a global disaster scale – in a manner much more fitting (and thrilling) than Steven Spielberg’s King Kong homage with a T-Rex, as seen in The Lost World. Maybe Jurassic World will start out in an amusement park setting, but what this video depicts is something much juicer for Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow to explore.

Furthermore, the pitch of Dinosaurs invading the modern world – while no doubt close to something that  Sharknado creators The Asylum might concoct – is also a great way to engage the general moviegoing audience, as the clip in the trailer (a surfer getting picked-off by a swooping dino-bird) is not too far away from something like Jaws. Speilberg’s seminal shark attack movie had people terrified to go near the water – and given the list of potential Dinosaurs we could see in JW, land, air AND sea might suddenly become frightful places to exist if you’re a mere human.

Jurassic World Pitch Trailer 2013 Jurassic World Pitch Trailer: Were Just Humans Living in a Dinosaur World [Updated]

Indeed, much ado has been made by the filmmakers about how scary Jurassic World might be, and this pitch trailer certainly makes a case for that being true – while also illustrating why the movie might actually be pretty kick-ass as a 3D experience. The trailer itself was reportedly made by Iain McCaig (Avengers concept artist and Darth Maul designer) who allegedly screened the footage at a Star Wars convention in Germany. Said the spectator who posted the (bootlegged) footage on YouTube:

“All I can say is this video was shown as part of Iain McCaig’s presentation at the recent Star Wars convention in Germany (he’s the fantastic concept artist and designer of Darth Maul). I can only presume it was part of a pitch for reigniting the JP movie franchise, if anyone can confirm please let me know. It was apparently shown to Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg. Mr McCaig actually said “it certainly got Steven interested in dinosaurs again…” I just think is so cool.”

How about you – do you think the concept for Jurassic World introduced by the pitch trailer is one you want to see in a movie? Or would you rather see a human survival story set (once again) in an amusement park run amok? (Maybe a bit of both?) Something else entirely?

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Jurassic World will be in theaters on June 12, 2015.

Source: YouTube via STYD

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  1. I love it.

    I always did wonder why you’d confine it to an island if sea and air creatures could easily escape without much resistance considering how big they were.

    I’m hoping for a Megalodon appearance. That thing would eat a blue whale whole without an issue so imagine seeing that out at sea.

    It’s why I love yet am terrified of the sea, because it’s so big and it’s like space, hard to escape back to solid ground if you get into difficulty.

    • Totally agree! I wanna see a megalodon too!

    • plus the final jp ended with them flying out of the island. it looks very interesting and they did a great job with the pitch and can’t wait for the new movie

    • Carcharodon Megalodon? Sorry but the show should be confined to creatures the lab actually cooked up and not just ANYTHING extinct.(and before you say it, the tank or confined area required to raise one makes it infeasible if not down right ridiculous).

      And while I don’t think a Megalodon would balk at attacking a blue whale, they are at least twice the size of the shark (100+’) so eating it, “whole” is impossible.

      • @mongoose, I get what you are saying, but we did only see small portions of the island. There is a chance that we were not shown something, or that they could have built something after the fact. But with the given knowledge you are correct, it would be ridiculous. Having said that, what is not ridiculous is Carcharadon Megalodon did prey on whales, and it has been thought that it was all kinds of whales. There is no reason to dispute the fact that a Megalodon could kill and eat a blue whale, specifically a baby blue whale. But again I do get what you are saying, and whatever ultimately ends up happening in this movie, I hope it is larger than life and scares me the way the original Jurassic Park scared me.

        • megalodon is no where near the size of a blue whale. Blue whale’s are the largest animal to ever exist. Nothing on this planet has come that close to the size of a blue whale

        • Not disputing the killing part……notice I emphasized the word, “Whole”. Be like a lone Lion trying to eat a Hippo in one shot.

    • Megalodon (Carcharocles megalodon) did not, I believe, exist until starting only 40 million years ago. Thus it would not make sense appearing in a movie about creatures cloned from the Mesozoic era, 65 to 235 million years ago.

  2. I can see that being a good ending.

  3. You bet “Jurrassic” I will watch this!

    • I see what you did there.

  4. That pitch was actually really cool. Dinosaurs escaping into the world sounds interesting as well, don’t know how they’d go about doing it though. It’s very grand compared to the other films but I’m still up for the idea. I’m hoping the dinosaurs aren’t fully CGI’d, animatronics is one of the best things about this franchise. Though this is just a pitch so I’m not too worried.

  5. The pitch trailer was for a Jurassic Park video game of the same name that never came to fruition, per Pablo Hidalgo on Twitter.

  6. eh…didn’t really like it. at least they’re not going all chris nolan on us with “grounded” “realism” lol (i’m a nolan fan btw)

    • The first one was pretty realistic and grounded if you ask me.

      • the more i think about it – you’re right. they actually didn’t go nuts with the creatures and the use of practical effects as opposed to too much CGI made it that much better

        • Exactly, they kept it simple and the few dino appearances made it even more thrilling. I never minded when they took the bigger and better approach to the sequels, but it’s a method that requires a lot of working to actually make it work properly.

  7. Way too SyFy original for me. Surfers getting snatched up by Pterosaurs? Please… don’t ruin JP!!!

    • So a guy being eaten on the john by a T-Rex is ok then?

      I mean, if you’re gonna instantly call “SyFy original” on things that movies have done to scare us for decades (or indeed things that actually happen, unless you think swimmers being dragged underwater by sharks is “SyFy original” too) then lets continue to trash the previous entries in the same vein.

      • Hey even Kofi wrote “while no doubt close to something that Sharknado creators The Asylum might concoct” about the plot. I’m not far off. In the first film the toilet gag was treated as a joke in the years to come, but not in the film. In the film it was scary.

      • That entire scene in the original JP was terrifying.

        So yes, it is ok.

        The surfer dude was played for laughs. If they make a Jurassic Park movie along the lines of Piranha 3DD, I’m sure it will look cool in 3D and have boobies and get some laughs.

        It will also be about as far as you can get from the absolutely classic original.

    • I agree 100%

      I am a big fan of the JP books. There are so many stories in the books that they didn’t do in the movies that are more terrifying than anything from the original trilogy. They should re-explore those. Besides, in the books, the Costa Rican govt napalmed the islands do that no dinosaurs could escape in the ends of both books.

      • Thank you for your understanding of the books, the general public have no clue and there are so many great suspenseful parts.

        2 of my favorites are the Carnotaurus blending in like a chameleon and creeping on Thorne. Man that scared the s*** out of me as a kid.

        And Muldoon in the concrete pipes blowing away Raptors with his mini rocket launcher as they try to snap at him from both ends.

        People just don’t know man! And that stupid Spinosauraus stalking Grant in the water thing, that was SO taken from the T-Rex scene in the river when Grant and the kids are on the raft. Now that was some serious suspense there. They ruined so many great moments, especially the cocky arrogant fool of an assistant Billy’s character using a parachute of all things in the dome. That dome scene is so much better in the book, as always.

  8. This has actually been debunked. Writers have already said this has nothing to do with the film, and is coincidentally titled the same.

    http://www.jurassicworld-movie.com/news/1169

  9. No worries, hiccup will tame a pterodactil and he will teach the humans that the dinasaurs are really nice. They will then live in harmony leading into pixars The Good Dinosaur where they become cultivating farmers and one dinasaur runs away to befriend a human much like a reverse rattatouille.

    (Just kidding the pitch was solid)

    • Lmao I was actually thinking of How To Train Your Dragon after the trailer.

    • I was hoping that this was going to be more of a Dinotopia reference than a How To Train Your Dragon reference lol

      • Sorry to disappoint lol

  10. Alright, so the winged creatures make sense, but even mentioning this with Sharknado in the same freaking sentence is bad enough. If that’s the the kind of drivel it summons, I don’t think I’m feeling good about it. I’m just picturing the lamest montage of dinos attacking…wait for it….THE WORLD! AHHHHH scary! What a joke. This franchise was founded on ingenius science, practical magic and great real-life scenarios with the dinos in how they would react.

    Fine, the Pterodactyls get off the island. But I thought we were going back to Isla Nublar for this film and unless they change around what existed on that island, (the bird dome WAS in the book) then they are coming from Site B which was never mentioned. In the book, they nuke Isla Nublar. I just think there are a lot of unanswered questions here.

    I would personally like a film about a bunch of very smart and savvy archaelogist/adventurers/explorers going illegally to Site A to document the DINOs and having it go badly of course. I was even more all about a prequel where John Hammond is putting all the piece together and they build Site A, with some massive casualties of course. Could talk about “the flea circus” concept early on. Or my favorite idea was to have a guy who never made the boat on Site A and was stranded on Jurassic Park while the events are going on and had to fend for himself like a survivor with the weapons he had at his disposal and stun guns.

    If there’s one thing I hated about the ENTIRE series it’s that the Dinos are ALWAYS smarter than the humans and NONE ever get shot! Not once! No bullet shall ever penetrate a dino! It’s the lamest concept ever and makes humans look like idiots in comparison. I’m all for animal rights but I’m sorry, if I’m in that same situation with a shotgun like Muldoon’s, I’m not aimlessly shooting through glass, I’m blowing their damn heads off! I really hope Treverrow gets this right, I like the guy.

    • Oohh like the grey with dinosaurs? That would be sick.

      • Yes exactly. Make the humans at least defend themselves. A plane crash on the island could be great, although they kinda did that a bit, and terribly I might add, with JP3 except those idiots were actually taking OFF of the island. What a travesty.

        I like that comparison though, The Grey meets JP, it would totally work and be way more tangible and real.

        • JP3 sucks.

      • That sounds utterly badass

        • Thanks for the enthusiasm fellas!

          One can only hope Trevarrow goes that route. I just want to see the humans establish a fighting chance that isn’t all based on running and hiding. If they go back to Isla Nublar, there are plenty of shock prods, assault rifles and shotguns in the underground bunker. I would very much like to see that stuff in action.

          • Liam neeson vs a velocaraptor would be amazing, my money would consistantly fall out my wallet and run to trevarrow’s house. I love team tactical films when done correctly. Would be incredible to see a group of people get stranded on the island and must survive.

    • well…. in terms of the “nobody shoots the dinos” issue, you gotta remember they’re making PG-13 films here. You start blowin off raptors heads with a shotgun and you’re making an R rated movie. I dont think execs would go for that. You can make it work like a “hard pg-13″ for example but its still gonna be relatively bloodless.

      But yeah I like your other ideas dude. Hopefully they’ll go for something like that.

      • Totally understand that sentiment, it should still be for kids as well. They deserve to see this awesomeness, I still remember my mom wouldn’t let me see the original JP and I was in 4th grade. I certainly don’t want Terminator/RoboCop-like violence as that would absolutely take away from the story. Maybe one gory dino death just to show the humans can kick some ace too, and some simple dino gets shot a few times and falls down in an action sequence with little blood would satisfy me. I wouldn’t want them to deviate much from the original concept at all, just add a hint more violence for reality’s sake. I mean, they got heads fallin’ off in LOTR and they are all PG-13.

        • Maybe survival can be nothing more than running, hiding and trapping dinos. Tho id love gory like deaths you can keep it to a cat and mouse scene. The kitchen scene in the original is one of my favorite scenes of all time

  11. Alright, so the winged creatures make sense, but even mentioning this with Sharknado in the same freaking sentence is bad enough. If that’s the the kind of drivel it summons, I don’t think I’m feeling good about it. I’m just picturing the lamest montage of dinos attacking…wait for it….THE WORLD! AHHHHH scary! What a joke. This franchise was founded on ingenius science, practical magic and great real-life scenarios with the dinos in how they would react.

    Fine, the Pterodactyls get off the island. But I thought we were going back to Isla Nublar for this film and unless they change around what existed on that island, (the bird dome WAS in the book) then they are coming from Site B which was never mentioned. In the book, they nuke Isla Nublar. I just think there are a lot of unanswered questions here.

    I would personally like a film about a bunch of very smart and savvy archaelogist/adventurers/explorers going illegally to Site A to document the DINOs and having it go badly of course. I was even more all about a prequel where John Hammond is putting all the piece together and they build Site A, with some massive casualties of course. Could talk about “the flea circus” concept early on. Or my favorite idea was to have a guy who never made the boat on Site A and was stranded on Jurassic Park while the events are going on and had to fend for himself like a survivor with the weapons he had at his disposal and stun guns.

    If there’s one thing I hated about the ENTIRE series it’s that the Dinos are ALWAYS smarter than the humans and NONE ever get shot! Not once! No bullet shall ever penetrate a dino! It’s the lamest concept ever and makes humans look like idiots in comparison. I’m all for animal rights but I’m sorry, if I’m in that same situation with a shotgun like Muldoon’s, I’m not aimlessly shooting through glass, I’m blowing their heads off! I really hope Treverrow gets this right, I like the guy.

  12. Personally I like the trapped in the park horror movie angle.
    Think of it as a reboot of the first without being a full one.

    • Umm… They’ve already done that. Several times.

      • Its not how many times you do it, its how well.

  13. either way.. I want WATER DINOSAURS!! bring on the massive underwater beasts. that would be SO COOL!!

  14. So to answer Kofi’s question…..

    That’s a type of Pterosaur. Now as to which one exactly I can’t say for certain since certain liberties were most likely taken with the look. Based on its size hoever I would say it was prob a Quetzalcoatlus Northropi.

  15. They lost me at the surfer part. I mean really…?

  16. Quetzalcoatlus looks like the Dino in the teaser. This thing was huge something like a 40ft wing span. Plus when I was kid I totally had this Jurassic Park toy. This movie will be awesome.

  17. Again, this is not an actual teaser OR a pitch trailer. The filmakers have already stated its not theirs.

    • [UPDATE: The Trailer is NOT connected with Jurassic World after all.]

      It’s already in the article.

      • I posted that well before they updated it. And I’m glad, because, honestly it looked terrible. Prolly a teaser for something on SyFy.

  18. Sounds Wack. The Last Movie Proved Dinosaurs Were To Dangerous For Land So That Cuts Any Land Animals So Just A Movie On Sky And Sea Creatures?

  19. I dunno, just watching that pitch, ….and I know, it’s just a pitch and not representative of the final product, after having viewed it, it didn’t feel like Jurassic Park at all. It had this sillyness to it, this somewhat humorous tone that made me feel detached from it. Jurassic Park was about the scares and the thrill, the surprise. They didn’t show the whole dinosaurs until the last minute. It was about the anticipation of seeing a dinosaur in the big screen and it paying off when you actually see one, your heart pumping and all. This pitch felt comedic, like one of SyFys shows or something, too b-movie-esque.

    P.S. I grew up watching Jurassic Park, so Im somewhat protective of the outcome, as they may plan to make this JP4 the beginning for a whole new generation of JP fans.

  20. As long as they don’t bring back the stupid Spinosaurus. I didn’t like that long nosed beast at all.

  21. Ohh thank god this isn’t part of the Jurassic park series, felt sick after watching it.

  22. Im glad this has nothing to do with the new movie. Looked terrible.
    Move away from the cartoonish tone of the third film please and go back to the tone of the original film. To this day the original Jurassic Park still gives me chills. Raptor opening the door….eeeek!

  23. I did not watch this fake trailer but if it is the same creature depicted as on your illustration top of this page then it is a pteranodon, one of the pterosaurs, which were not dinosaurs. So it is not a “dino-bird.” The true dino-birds were the mostly small animals currently being unearthed in China. Velociraptor, Deinonychus, Utahraptor, and their ilk may have been enlarged secondarily flightless dino-birds. We don’t know yet of any early dino-bird that could have picked up a human. And even none of the pterosaurs were not large enough except to carry off a small child, not even Quetzalcoatlus and its relatives with their 35-ft plus wingspans. I think dinosaurs run amok would generally be in far more danger from humans than we from them. After all we have guns, RPGs, missiles, etc. And bigger brains.

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