This Jurassic World Image Will Give Dennis Nedry Nightmares

Today marks the first day of Autumn, and those who appreciate the changing of the colors in the leaves on trees will look forward to long walks on unusually cool afternoons. Unless you are in Jurassic World, that is. Those folks will be running for their lives.

Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow shared the above photo on his Twitter feed. The only word that he shared is "Autumn," which leads us to believe that the movie might take place in Fall. Yes, the director filmed scenes in Hawaii… which isn’t necessarily known for its four seasons. But maybe this is the first Jurassic movie that will take place during a distinct season on the calendar? That’d be amazing. Come to think of it, I want to see a winter-set Jurassic Park sequel. Are there pure-white dinosaurs that can hide in snow banks?

What are we looking at? And what can we learn from the image? Jurassic Park fans will recognize the fallen sign from Steven Spielberg’s first movie. It points the way to the East Dock, and it was knocked over when Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight) was trying to escape from Isla Nublar during a torrential thunderstorm. Goodbye, Newman.

So this is confirmation that Jurassic World will return to the scene of the crime in the original Jurassic Park, right? We have been hearing rumors from the set that Jurassic World will take place in a distant future, where John Hammond’s dream of opening a functional amusement park based on dinosaurs finally has succeeded. Being a Jurassic story, however, we know that things can’t run too smoothly. It always gets around to the running, and the screaming.

It’s somewhat miraculous that we still haven’t seen any footage from Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World. The movie is aiming for a June 12, 2015 release date. The tentpole sequel has been filming for months, and should be approaching post-production. Given the fact that Trevorrow has talked about wanting to rely on practical effects, one wonders if that is what’s keeping the team busy behind the scenes? Still, this Tweet might be an indication that the first official footage from Jurassic World is close. Could a trailer be attached to an IMAX print in the near future? Possibly for Interstellar?

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