Friday, 15 May 2015

New Jurassic World featurette roars with nostalgia

While much of Colin Trevorrow's (Safety Not Guaranteed) Jurassic World looks to the future of the franchise, there are plenty of nods to Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, the film that kicked everything off back in 1993. Now Universal Pictures and the team behind the new movie are using a featurette to explain how the original affected them and how it ties into this year's dino adventure.

Also included in the piece is some new footage from Jurassic World, including a better look at the central atrium that is the base point for the monorail linking various areas of the working, vastly expanded park, some of the attractions available and what happens when the people running the place decide to boost attendance by creating a new hybrid dinosaur in the powerful Indominus Rex. Not the best idea in the world...

Among those contributing are Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) and director Trevorrow, who have memories of seeing the original, plus Spielberg and producer Frank Marshall. And we also hear from younger stars Ty Simpkins (Insidious) and Nick Robinson (The Kings Of Summer) who weren't even born when terrible lizards first stomped across screens in Jurassic Park.

Jurassic World is set years after Spielberg's original film, at a time when Jurassic Park is a fully functioning attraction on Isla Nublar. In fact, it does its job so well that dinosaurs are almost commonplace. The corporate types who run the Park have been pushing for bigger, better and more imposing creatures, and we can't help but figure that's when the running and screaming begins.

Jurassic World arrives in cinemas on 12 June.

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