Jurassic World is coming, though not for seven months. Before that, however, we have a trailer on the way, and though that won’t drop until next week, there’s this little teaser to announce the trailer, because that’s the world we live in. There’s nothing new in this short video, in fact, it revisits one of the oldest moments in the Jurassic Park franchise, but it does let you know that something very, very big is on the way. Check it out for yourself below:
Even though it doesn’t offer anything new (why would a trailer for a trailer reveal anything?), this video does trade heavy in nostalgia. If you’re of a certain age, it’s hard not to watch this and get a little giddy, remembering the first time you saw that now iconic, oft-parodied scene.
The first Jurassic World trailer will reportedly be revealed on Thanksgiving Day, which seems like an odd choice, unless they’re planning on airing it during the middle one of the football games or something like that in order to maximize exposure. On the viral website for the fictional Masrani Corporation that launched recently there’s a clock counting down the time until big reveal if you want to know precisely, down to the second, when it will arrive. Just in case you want to plan your holiday.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), and co-written by him and his writing partner Derek Connolly, the movie envisions a world where John Hammond’s dream theme park is now a reality after 22 years. Chris Pratt plays Owen, an on-site staff member who conducts behavioral research with Velociraptors—in my mind this is like a three-ring dino-circus. After years, the business at the park starts to slow, and in order to revitalize their revenue stream, the money guys commission a new dinosaur made up of a DNA stew that includes strands from a T-Rex, a Velociraptor, a snake, and a cuttlefish, which can camouflage itself. That, as you probably already imagined, doesn’t go exactly as planned, and things get out of control in short order.
Apparently the new creation is called D-Rex, which is something of an unfortunate name. While we haven’t got a real look at this manufactured monster, we have seen it in Lego form, and it looks creepy as hell with those red eyes and yellow teeth, even if it is only a few inches tall.
Jurassic World stars Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, Nick Robinson, Lauren Lapkus, and Ty Simpkins, and opens everywhere June 12, 2015.