Shortly after the recent announcement that the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film franchise is now titled Jurassic World, a curious video has emerged on the Internet. It’s unclear what the video was initially used for, but it is believed that it was a pitch trailer for either a new Jurassic Park video game or for a new Jurassic Park movie. Either way, it’s almost something we might want to watch in the actual Jurassic World film.
The video was originally screened at the Star Wars Celebration Europe in Germany a few months ago. The pitch trailer was making the rounds on the Internet when someone brought it to the attention of Frank Marshall, one of the producers of Jurassic World. He tweeted that the footage has nothing to do with the upcoming film from director Colin Trevorrow. Nevertheless, it’s pretty convincing.
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) September 11, 2013
Apparently, the footage was screened for Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, who reportedly said watching the footage made him want to work with dinosaurs again. The YouTube user who posted the pitch trailer says:
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!
While the idea of dinosaurs breaking out from the Jurassic Park theme park is intriguing, we can hope that the filmmakers making Jurassic World will come up with more interesting ideas than this one. It is a logical extension of the franchise, but it would just seem like man would out-match dinosaurs with our awesome modern technology and weaponry. Either way, it’s an interesting video.
Meanwhile, Universal also announced the new release date for Jurassic World along with its new title: June 12, 2015. The movie will be part of the large swath of amazing blockbusters scheduled for summer 2015. At the moment, there are no film’s competing with Jurassic World for that weekend’s box office, but I’m sure that will change as more blockbusters pile into the summer months of 2015.
There are no plot details about Jurassic World available, but a few months ago director Colin Trevorrow tweeted a photo of the location of the original Jurassic Park movie, Site A on Isla Nublar, off the coast of Costa Rica. Trevorrow’s tweet was released before Universal put Jurassic World on temporary hiatus, so it is unknown if Site A will still be in the mix.
There are also rumors that suggest that the new film will take place at a new and fully operational
battle station theme park. The new Jurassic Park has become the world’s most popular tourist attraction. When a new aquatic dinosaur is introduced to the park, it manages to break free and wreak havoc on park goers. Perhaps the new Jurassic Park theme park is at Site A.
No actors have been cast in Jurassic World yet, but according to rumors, Universal is considering actors John Krasinski (The Office), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village), David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy) for the new film.
Jurassic World will hit theaters everywhere on June 12, 2015, in 3D and IMAX.