With production on Jurassic World about to begin this May, excitement is building for the first Jurassic Park movie in over 14 years. Director Colin Trevorrow will try to fill the shoes of Steven Spielberg and Joe Johnston, and while there are no official plot details available yet, rumor has it that the sequel will return to where it all started, at Site A on Isla Nublar, off the coast of Costa Rica.
Trevorrow earlier tweeted a photo of the original film’s location, and now concept art has been uncovered that seems to back up that theory. The two pieces of art also seem to corroborate the rumors that Jurassic World unfolds as a fully operational water theme park featuring various aquatic dinosaurs.
The new Jurassic World park looks futuristic, inviting, and like one hell of an upgrade from the original incarnation. If the first Jurassic Park theme park was a prototype, then Jurassic World is the real deal. You can really imagine this place being a resort park and hotel, only with dinosaurs instead of zoo life. If the rumors are true, the film begins with Jurassic World having become the number-one tourist destination in the world, and this art certainly conveys that idea. I can’t wait to see new dinosaurs tear this place apart!
Trevorrow mentioned that only one actor from the original Jurassic Park will appear in the new sequel. Actor B.D. Wong will reprise his role as Dr. Henry Wu, the chief geneticist for Jurassic Park and the man responsible for creating the park’s dinosaurs in the original Jurassic Park movie. Dr. Wu played a bigger role in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel, whereas Wu only had a short amount of screen time in the first film, but it sounds like his role might be expanded in Jurassic World. Bring back Jeff Goldblum!
Jurassic World will go into production this summer in Hawaii, with Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg on board as producers. The movie stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, and Vincent D’Onofrio. Colin Trevorrow co-wrote the script with Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed), based on Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver’s (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) original screenplay.
Jurassic World hits theaters everywhere on June 12, 2015, in 3D and IMAX.