The genetically modified dinosaurs return in just over two months in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and the prehistoric powers-that-be decided to release a new trailer for the summer blockbuster, which stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. As an active volcano on Isla Nublar (the site of the original Jurassic Park and the more recent Jurassic World) threatens the giant lizards with extinction, Claire Dearing (Howard) enlists Owen Grady (Pratt) on a mission to help save them. Since the first movie, Claire's shed her corporate greed for the noble cause of preserving the lives of these creatures, going so far as to establish the Dinosaur Protection Group.
But where there are selfless individuals, there are egocentric ones hoping to gain from the circumstances. Someone's cooking up yet another dino, because the Indominus Rex wasn't enough of a fiasco. Worse still, it's terrorizing innocent children.
Check out the new trailer below and watch all scaly hell break loose:
Jeff Goldlum and B.D. Wong reprise their roles of Dr. Ian Malcolm and Dr. Henry Wu, respectively. In particular, Malcolm's final line in the trailer, "Welcome to Jurassic World," implies that this isn't about theme parks anymore. The dinosaurs might just take over the world and eat us all. Most curious is how the massive Mosasaurus that killed the Indominus Rex in the last movie made it into the regular ocean. Those surfers better watch their backs.
Ted Levine (Silence of the Lambs), Justice Smith (The Get Down), Geraldine Chaplin (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Rafe Spall (The Ritual), and James Cromwell (I, Robot) join the cast as newcomers. Specifically, Cromwell plays Benjamin Lockwood, John Hammond's partner in developing the dinosaur cloning technology. We wonder where he's been hiding out since 1993!
That said, Lockwood is backing the rescue mission, reports Entertainment Weekly, so that the animals can be brought back to a special dinosaur sanctuary he's created in the States. As Claire says in the trailer, however, the whole thing was a sham to weaponize and sell the rescued creatures. So is Lockwood a bad guy or just being manipulated by greedy business associates? Moreover, things begin to fall apart even further when a new hybrid, dubbed the Indoraptor ("the most dangerous creature that ever walked the Earth"), runs amok on Lockwood's compound, terrorizing a poor little girl, who may or may not be the man's granddaughter. It would certainly underscore his connection to Hammond (Richard Attenborough), whose own grandchildren, Tim and Lex, were nearly eaten by the beasts 25 years ago.
“What becomes scary about it is it becomes more contained, like we have an Indoraptor in a little girl’s bedroom," Howard told EW. "That’s a kind of hell that we haven’t seen in a Jurassic movie. It’s surreal to see dinosaurs in that kind of an environment. And let me just tell you, there’s so much carnage!”
The new poster will make you roar with delight:
The sequel was directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls, Penny Dreadful), and the screenplay was penned by writing duo Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow wrote and directed the first installment, which brought in over $1.6 billion at the global box office. He'll return to direct the third film in the trilogy and co-write it with Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising).
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives to ripple your glass of water on the dashboard June 22.