The parkÂ will openÂ sooner than it was expected: the first full “Jurassic World” trailer has been posted online today.
The short videiÂ opens with holidaymakers vacationing at the dinosaur theme park envisaged by John Hammond all those years ago in the first installation of the franchise. Everybody’s having a goodÂ time, kayaking among the dinos and watching giant aquatic predators performing tricks until the bosses of the park decide to genetically engineer their own made-up dinosaur. Which turns out to be a terrible idea.
Next thing you can notice is allÂ about Chris Pratt’s serious action face, a motorbike extreme chase and various cast members looking up slowly at an offscreen menace, all backed by a haunting piano version of John Williams’ instantly recognisable “Jurassic Park” theme.
Pratt stars in the new film, directed by Colin Trevorrow, alongside Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer and BD Wong, who reprises his character Dr. Wu from the very first film.
“Jurassic Park” first hit theatres backÂ in 1993, and it was directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the Michael Crichton novel. It’ll be interesting to see if “Jurassic World”, which will be shown in 3D technology, can match the impact of the pioneering, jaw-dropping computer-generated special effects of the original.
“Jurassic World” should have audiences once again enthralled with rampaging dinosaurs when it lands in US theaters next summer,” reminds Cnet. “For those who just love to act out dinosaur rampages Lego-style, the brickmaker announced this week that official “Jurassic World” Lego kits and minifigures will be landing on store shelves in May 2015.”
“‘Jurassic Park’ defined dinosaurs for an entire generation 20 years ago, and ‘Jurassic World’ will do the same in 2015,” said Universal Partnerships and Licensing President Stephanie Sperber. “Working with Lego Group to bring this classic into the present in dynamic and exciting ways is truly thrilling.”
âWe are thrilled to be a part of the groundbreaking Jurassic Park series,â said another member of the team. âThe filmâs imagery and branding are iconic, with a rich array of landscapes, vehicles and dinosaurs that are perfect for inspiring a line of building sets that will encourage hours of creative play.â
We don’t yet know what types of Lego kits we might see from the deal, though company executives dropped a few hints in a joint press release issued Tuesday.
Lego Group’s VP of global licensing and entertainment noted that the “Jurassic Park” series features rich landscapes, dinosaurs and vehicles perfect for creating Lego kits. More information on what the partnership involves will be made clearer as the “Jurassic World” release date approaches.
In the meantime, as you anxiously await the 2015 launch of “Jurassic World,” remember to hold on to your butts.
“Jurassic World” opens in theatres on June 12, 2015.