High hopes abound for Jurassic World - shark-eating dinosaurs! Chris Pratt! Shark-eating dinosaurs! - although the doubts accrued by some dud sequels and the passing of time won't properly disperse until it's revealed itself to the world in June. Here, although short on dino business, is a first extended clip from the film showing off its two lead characters, Pratt's dinosaur specialist Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard's park operations honcho Claire Dearing. Click below to watch it in full.
Truth be told, the early chemistry between the pair shows room for further sizzle as the film progresses, and even Pratt struggles to land some of these flirty clunkers. That said, no-one's here for When Harry Met Sally romcom beats. It's ruddy Jurassic World. It's the dinosaurs we're after and Colin Trevorrow and Universal are keeping their powder dry on that count.
“There is no shortage of awesome [real] dinosaurs," Trevorrow explained at the end of 2014. "We could have populated this entire story with new species that haven’t been in any of these movies. But this new creation is what gave me a reason to tell another Jurassic Park story. We have the most awe-inspiring creatures to ever walk the Earth right in front of us, but for some reason that’s not enough. We’re always hungry for the next thing, and those who profit from it are always looking to feed that hunger. The focus groups want something bigger than a T-Rex. And that’s what they get.”
It's been two decades since Jurassic Park was overrun with pesky T-Rex and the Jurassic World theme park is now up and running and boasting a new breed of dinosaur (because the last ones weren't hard enough to manage). Predictably, as Dr. Malcolm would no doubt have cautioned, it all goes horribly, and swiftly, wrong.
Alongside Howard and Pratt amid the carnage are Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins. UK dwellers should prepare for a visit to Jurassic World on June 12. Head here for a full breakdown of the trailer.