No official plot yet, but it's set 22-years after the events of the last film and revolves around a fully functional Dinosaur theme park.
- Filming in a secret location in Hawaii. (4/23/14)
- Several story leaks have been making their way online recently and writer/director Colin Trevorrow did an interview where he confirms and denies some of what has been said. You can read what is rumored and what is confirmed below. To save readers from spoilers, much of whats said will need to be highlighted in order to see it.
- Rumors on the park: JURASSIC WORLD will be a real running theme park, complete with a monorail, shops, rides, and shows. It's the most popular theme park and a family destination. To get there you have to take a high speed shuttle boat from Florida. Inside the park there are a multitude of activities, including a Dino petting zoo and a Hologram info center where you can learn about the methods they are using to create dinosaurs (an enhanced version of the original one). One of the rides is called a "Gyrosphere" that you can get in and ride arouCd in the wild to get up close to the Dinos.
- Confirmation: Jurassic World takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. You arrive by ferry from Costa Rica. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible. It’s the realization of John Hammond’s dream, and I think you’ll want to go there.
- Rumored new Dinosaur: Business is good at the park, but the powers that be start to dream up new ways to keep customers coming back; namely by splicing Dino DNA with other dinos (and other species). That becomes the problem. They splice together a T-Rex, raptor, snake, and cuttlefish to create a monstrous new dino that, of course, gets loose and terrorizes the park.
- Confirmation: Yes, there will be one new dinosaur created by the park’s geneticists. The gaps in her sequence were filled with DNA from other species, much like the genome in the first film was completed with frog DNA. This creation exists to fulfill a corporate mandate—they want something bigger, louder, with more teeth. And that’s what they get. I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But we aren’t doing anything here that Crichton didn’t suggest in his novels. This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles. It’s a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were, but now the genetics have gone to the next level. For me, it’s a natural evolution of the technology introduced in the first film.
- Rumored good/bad dinos: There will be lots of Dino on Dino fighting, as some of the Dinos are "good guys" that are trained by Chris Pratt's character. The raptors and T-Rex are among the "trained" good dinosaurs. The big bad dinosaur has instant camouflage abilities, like the cuttlefish, so he blends into the background, is smart like the velociraptor, uses his jaw like a snake, and can terrorize like the T-Rex.
- Confirmation: There’s no such thing as good or bad dinosaurs. There are predators and prey. The T-Rex in Jurassic Park took human lives, and saved them. No one interpreted her as good or bad. This film is about our relationship with animals, how we react to the threat they pose to our dominance on earth as a species. We hunt them, we cage them in zoos, we admire them from afar and we try to assert control over them. Chris Pratt’s character is doing behavioral research on the raptors. They aren’t trained, they can’t do tricks. He’s just trying to figure out the limits of the relationship between these highly intelligent creatures and human beings.
- Actor BD Wong will return as Dr. Henry Wu.
- Writer/director Colin Trevorrow had a recent interview where he revealed his thoughts on brigning back characters, saying: "I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation. The only reason they’d go back to that island is if the screenwriters contrived a reason for them to go. But there is a character from the first film who makes sense in our world. This hasn’t been announced yet, but BD Wong will be returning as Dr. Henry Wu. He had a much larger role in the original novel, he was the engineer of this breakthrough in de-extinction. He spent two decades living in Hammond’s shadow, underappreciated. We think there’s more to his story."
- Actor Vincent D’Onofrio will reportedly play "the bad guy" in the film.
- Actor Chris Pratt had an interview recently where he added a little more insight on the story and his character, saying: "How do you suspend disbelief to be like, 'Oh, yes! Let's make this mistake again! We haven't learned our lesson about dinosaurs. We should definitely live with them and see how that works out!" After three tries, they answer the question really well through the script. Colin did a great job of writing it and justifying it. Kind of, in his own way, having fun with that so that anybody who goes in with that question will be really amused the way I was." He also adds that his character is a little bit of Sam Neill's Dr. Alan Grant and Jeff Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcom: "He's got a little bit of the Goldblum cynicism, but also the Sam Neill excitement at the wonder and the biology of it all."
- Co-writer/director Colin Trevorrow has recently revealed that the story is "set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park." This adds to the rumor that the story revolves around a fully functional dinosaur theme park called "Jurassic World."
- Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer) plays Ty Simpkins' (Insidious, Iron Man 3) older brother.
- Fans may remember actor Chris Pratt as Andy from NBC's Parks and Recreation.
- Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed).
- Originally had a June 13th 2014 theatrical release.
- It's said that the film will feature a "terrifying new dinosaur."
- Originally titled Jurassic Park 4.
- No word if Sam Neill or Jeff Goldblum will return or have cameos in the film.
- One of the supposed ideas behind a new film was about "a group of soldiers that were genetically crossed humans and dinosaurs." This idea was obviously scrapped.
- Back in 2002 Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) was originally going to direct with a theatrical release in 2005.
- It's said that this is a "reboot" or the franchise and takes place many years after the events of the past films.
A UHM staff member has not reviewed this film.