Life will find a way, as the ol’ saying goes. And more than 20 years on from the indelible Jurassic Park, Colin Trevorrow et al. are beckoning movie-going audiences back to Isla Nebula once more, only on this occasion, velociraptors prowling the kitchen halls will be the least of our worries. For Jurassic World, the park is now a fully-functioning goldmine, drawing in wide-eyed tourists the world over to glimpse the resurrected beasts.
Unfortunately, it isn’t long before such a feat becomes all rather humdrum, leading the genetic specialists to play God and splice together strands of DNA and engineer their very own breed of dinosaur under the watchful eye of Claire Dearing – played by Bryce Dallas Howard. This man-made goliath goes by the name of Indominus Rex, and in the featurette above, Universal documents the series’ evolution from 1993 right up until 2015.
Crucially, though, as we learned earlier this week, Trevorrow’s Jurassic World will act as a direct sequel to the 1993 original, as opposed to factoring in the events of the two sequels – The Lost World and Jurassic Park III – and considering them canon.
It’ll be interesting, then, to see how Universal’s upcoming sequel affects the future of the franchise. Given the fever-pitch excitement for the arrival of World, it would come as no surprise if the studio had at least made early plans for a potential follow-up, but would such a prospects attract the likes of Trevorrow, Pratt and Dallas Howard back for another venture? Time will tell.
Jurassic World is slated to swings its colossal doors open to the public in time for June 12.
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.