A week after director Colin Trevorrow announced a new, glowy-eyed dinosaur would be featured in the upcoming Jurassic World, the first footage from the trailer posted to Jurassic World‘s Twitter feed yesterday.
The new, so-called “D-Rex” doesn’t seem to appear in the teaser. Instead most of the 20 second tease gives us shots from the kind of scenes we usually see in the first half hour or so of the Jurassic films. We see a herd of reptiles running around a jeep-like vehicle, presumably filled with people who are going to be eaten by dinosaurs soon. We see a couple of people in some kind of mobile plastic bubble who will probably be eaten by dinosaurs soon. There are people who are going to be eaten by dinosaurs looking at digital monitors. And also Chris Pratt.
The full length trailer premieres on NBC Thursday night at 9 pm EST, during the Seahawks/49ers game.
Jurassic World will be in theaters June 12. I have to say I groaned inside when I first heard another Jurassic movie was coming, but while 20 seconds of footage doesn’t tell you very much, it’s certainly made Jurassic World a much bigger blip on my personal radar. Maybe it’s just because of Pratt’s involvement and the glowing mark Guardians of the Galaxy left on his career. Regardless, while I only watch football at gunpoint, at 9:01 pm Thursday night I’ll be searching for the trailer online.
Here’s a bit from director Colin Trevorrow on what he hopes to accomplish:
This film picks up twenty-two years after Jurassic Park. When Derek [Connolly] and I sat down to find the movie, we looked at the past two decades and talked about what we’ve seen. Two things came to the surface.
One was that money has been the gasoline in the engine of our biggest mistakes. If there are billions to be made, no one can resist them, even if they know things could end horribly.
The other was that our relationship with technology has become so woven into our daily lives, we’ve become numb to the scientific miracles around us. We take so much for granted.
Those two ideas felt like they could work together. What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth…and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. “We’ve seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?” Next year, you’ll see our answer.
What do you think of the footage?