After a decade stuck in development hell, Universal Pictures has finally released the first Jurassic World teaser for director Colin Trevorrow’s (Safety Not Guaranteed) highly anticipated sequel. The film was initially scheduled to be released on June 13, 2014, but production was temporarily halted due to a disagreement between writers and Universal Studios regarding the film’s script and direction.
The brief footage evokes the original 1993 Jurassic Park film, backed by a clever version of John Williams’ iconic Jurassic Park theme. The film takes place twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park; Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Masrani Corporation. Owen (Chris Pratt), a member of Jurassic World’s on-site staff, conducts behavioral research on the Velociraptors. After many years, Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction, created to re-spark visitor interest, gravely backfires.
The full trailer will debut on Thanksgiving at 6pm PT/ 9pm ET during NBC football.
The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy Greer.
Jurassic World opens in theaters on June 12, 2015. Hit the jump to watch the Jurassic World teaser trailer.