Jurassic World is banking heavily on the filmgoing masses’ nostalgia for the Jurassic Park franchise, in addition to interest among younger moviegoers who’ve never gotten to experience a world populated by dinosaurs on the big screen before. The Jurassic World trailer footage alone has been chock-full with visuals and sequences that pay homage to iconic moments featured in Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 movie (based on Michael Crichton’s novel of the same name) – too much so or just enough, depending on your feelings about the matter.
The latest Jurassic World TV Trailer goes a step further by including ‘narration’ in the form of slightly-modified dialogue spoken by John Hammond (the late Richard Attenborough) in the first Jurassic Park feature film, about his dream of a fully-operational dinosaur amusement park for the world to enjoy. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Jurassic Park movie if there wasn’t a complication – here, in the form of genetically-engineered dino Indominus Rex – to what otherwise sounds like a generally cool idea, the way Hammond talks about it.
Give the latest Jurassic World TV trailer a watch, above.
In Jurassic World, the eponymous dinosaur park is owned and run by Masrani Global, a corporation that acquired InGen not long after the disastrous events – like the T-Rex getting loose in San Diego – in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (sidenote: that film and Jurassic World III shall be largely ignored in this new Jurassic Park installment). Hence, Masrani has all the more reason to be every careful and cautious when it comes to the park’s security – and, by this time this new movie has begun, the armed human personnel (led by Vincent D’Onofrio’s character) have kept the Jurassic World establishment largely incident-free for more than fifteen years. So, by this point, the park attendees have fair reason to believe that they really are safe there.
The other benefit of Jurassic World arriving when it is – more than twenty years after the first Jurassic Park – is that the film’s narrative can now incorporate new ideas and advancements in genetic engineering technology from the past couple decades. That element is highlighted in a newly-released viral video (appropriately titled “InGen Technologies: Tomorrow, Today”), which you can watch below:
Here is some additional information about InGen in its current state, included with this new Jurassic World viral clip:
InGen is all about tomorrow’s technology, today. Ever since its founder Dr. John Parker Hammond dreamed up the idea to access prehistoric life from preserved DNA in fossilized amber, InGen’s headquarters in San Diego, CA have been busy at work collecting the world’s most comprehensive genomic library. Their work paved the way for the first prehistoric animal to be brought back to life in 1984 and since then have learned valuable lessons about control and environmental issues which have helped shape the company into what it is today.
The acquisition of InGen by Masrani in 1998 hasn’t changed the scientific focus placed on the company, and CEO Simon Masrani has looked to experienced geneticist Dr. Henry Wu to guide the company ever since – with results often exceeding expectations for investors. Thanks to Masrani, InGen has been reinvented and is bringing tomorrow’s science, today.
BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu is reprising his small role from the original Jurassic Park movie, and by the look of it (see: his prominence in the above InGen video) he plays a more substantial part in stirring the pot in Jurassic World. That is fitting, really, since in Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel the Wu proposed the InGen scientists could (or, rather, should) go further with how they engineer dinosaurs and make them easier to handle – since they weren’t actually “real dinosaurs,” as he argued. Such ideas would no doubt appeal to Masrani, so it makes all the more sense that the company would want someone like him leading the charge in the laboratory.
As for how well such ideas may (or may not) be integrated into the larger storyline for Jurassic World – cooked up by director Colin Trevorrow and his co-writer Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed) – that remains to be seen. Fortunately, at the time of writing this, there’s less than a month to go until we get to watch Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and their costars’ dinosaurs-run-wild adventure and decide for ourselves.
Jurassic World opens in U.S. theaters on June 12th, 2015.
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