Last week, a mysterious teaser trailer emerged on the Internet that featured pterodactyls swooping down to prey on California surfers. It was called Jurassic World and led many to believe that recently announced fourth installment of the Jurassic Park film series might have elements from this teaser in the film itself. The leaked video was even viewed by Frank Marshall, one of the producers of the actual Jurassic World film. He said that the video had nothing to do with the new movie, as new details point to the origins of the teaser.
It was believed that the trailer was a pitch for a new Jurassic Park video game, but according to Badass Digest, they have revealed that the Jurassic World teaser was, in fact, a pitch trailer for video game AND a movie. The pair would be part of a new multimedia attempt to re-ignite the film franchise after a long hiatus since the release of Jurassic Park III in 2001. It seems that the pitch surrounded the possibilities of dinosaurs leaving Isla Nublar (Site A) and Isla Sorna (Site B). So really, it would be like the last 20 minutes of The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
The pitch trailer, which was leaked during this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe in Germany, was made for Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and Steven Spielberg in 2011. Illustrator and concept designer Iain McCaig took charge of the pitch trailer for a new Jurassic Park movie. McCaig worked as a storyboard artist on major Hollywood movies such as Hook, The Avengers, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Iain McCaig also created the design of fan-favorite Darth Maul and would be on board for Star Wars: Episode VII as well.
Meanwhile, Universal Studios announced the new release date of June 12, 2015 for Jurassic World. Currently, 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. Although Trevorrow’s tweet was released before Universal put Jurassic World on temporary hiatus, it’s unclear if Site A will still be on the table for the new film.
There are rumors that the new film would take place at a new and fully working Jurassic Park theme park, which become the world’s most popular tourist destination. But when a new aquatic dinosaur is introduced to the park as its new attraction, it manages to break free from its underwater tank to wreak havoc on the helpless park goers. Think of this plot as a mix between Jurassic Park and Jaws 3D.
Screenwriters Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) wrote the original draft of then-titled Jurassic Park IV, but Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed) re-wrote the script for Jurassic World. 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. There are also rumors that Sam Neill might return to the franchise to reprise his role as Dr. Alan Grant from the original Jurassic Park film.
Jurassic World will hit theaters everywhere on June 12, 2015, in 3D and IMAX.