Last night, we learned that the fourth installment of the JURASSIC PARK series will be called JURASSIC WORLD, leading everyone to speculate that this will be the film that finally gives the audience what they've wanted since the first movie: a full-on global dino crisis. Enough of this Isla Nublar shit; let's unleash these resurrected bad boys and girls on the public at large (and do it with a little more flair than the end of THE LOST WORLD).
That's the task before JURASSIC WORLD director Colin Trevorrow, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Derek Connolly. To get a taste of how this might go down, here's a two-years-old pitch trailer for JURASSIC WORLD back when another director was going to call the shots (the claim that this is for a scrapped video game is a cover). This reel was presented at last July's STAR WARS Celebration in Germany by concept artist Iain McCaig (creator of Darth Maul). According to McCaig, "it certainly got Steven interested in dinosaurs again." I'm generally not a fan of Spielberg getting back in the sequel business at this point in his career, but there's a part of me that would've loved to have seen him cut loose on a large-scale dino flick.
Instead we'll get a great big monster movie from young Mr. Trevorrow, whose only previous feature is the very small SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. This is quite a leap, but Trevorrow is one of us. He wants to see a kick-ass dinosaur movie, too. Let's hope he pulls it off.
JURASSIC WORLD hits theaters July 12th, 2015.