Jurassic World, the latest installment in the venerable Jurassic Park franchise, promises to be full of all kinds of harrowing situations. One in particular involves star Chris Pratt running from a nasty new baddie, which is on prominent display in this new international poster.
As you can tell from this poster form IMP Awards, Pratt, who plays a dinosaur behaviorist named Owen who works at the now open park of the title, running for his little life from one pissed off, rather large dinosaur. But this isn’t just any dinosaur, this is the new attraction at Jurassic World, the Indominus Rex. As you can see, there are still some kinks to be ironed out.
Here’s what we know of the plot: twenty-some years after the events of the first film, and after a couple of aborted attempts, the park is now open for business and has become the most popular tourist destination in the world. Still, there’s always room for more money, and when the executives of Masrani Global notice that every time they open a new exhibit, attendance spikes, they commission a new genetic hybrid, the aforementioned Indominus Rex. Made from a combination of T-Rex, Velociraptor, snake, and cuttlefish DNA, she is big, she is mean, and she of course escapes and wreaks all kinds of havoc.
You can check out a taste of this chaos for yourself in the latest Jurassic World trailer.
It’s going to be interesting to check out this latest new dino in action. We’ve caught glimpses in the various bits of footage that have been released, and if you thought T-Rex was mean, we might be in for a treat. Indominus Rex is bred to be bigger than T-Rex, and with the Velociraptor genes, you know she’s going to be wicked smart.
I’m curious to see how the snake and cuttlefish components manifest in the film. The cuttlefish is a marine animal in the same class as squid and octopi, and it is known for the ability to camouflage itself by changing skin color to match its surroundings. That leads to some truly horrifying possibilities once she gets loose in Jurassic World. As far as the snake part goes, you have to wonder if this means she can unhinge her jaw and devour prey that would normally be much too large. That also could potentially be a lot of fun, and by fun I mean terrifying.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), who also co-wrote the script with Derek Connolly, the cast includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Vincent D’Onofrio, B.D. Wong, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Judy Greer. Jurassic World hits theaters everywhere on June 12.