Maybe you’ve been to Jurassic Park, but are you ready for Jurassic World? The fourth film in the Jurassic Park series is hitting theaters next year, and everyone is curious about the storyline, particularly with the only returning cast member apparently being B.D. Wong of the first film. So with every new Jurassic World morsel comes the hope, and the theories, of what’s to come.
This latest peak comes courtesy of Nathan Schroeder, a concept artist who has worked on blockbusters like Star Trek and The Avengers. Universal is apparently quite alright with him releasing these images to the public, which paint a very peculiar picture of the Jurassic world we know and love. These are peeks at the island of Kauai, which is apparently doubling as the infamous Isla Nublar.
And, uh, guys? Isla Nublar seems to be doing just fine. It now appears to be a resort. Is it a dinosaur resort? Don’t tell me they actually thought it was a good idea to go ahead with Jurassic Park. Maybe there’s something meta going on here. Michael Crichton wrote the original novels in the hopes that it would give pause to scientists making supposedly-unethical inroads on the topic of cloning, but the movies had the opposite effect. Instead, you had a generation of kids raised to think that the idea of scientists cloning dinosaurs was awesome because… well, it is. Who wouldn’t want to reintroduce dinosaurs into our ecosystem for the sheer pleasure, provided consequences were minimal?
Of course, consequences were not minimal, though to the organizers of this new park, maybe they were. A few dead bodies shouldn’t halt progress, should it? Especially when it comes to a gorgeous futuristic resort like this, right? The drawings are quite lovely: you could easily imagine the pristine sight of a T-Rex crashing through the roof, dining on humans as a John Hammond associate or relative counts the money.
Of course this is just artwork. Maybe this wasn’t used at all. When concept art leaks, it’s not always representative of the finished film. And many times before getting a green light, executives will commission concept art to be created out of a draft of the script in order to visualize an idea that eventually gets junked. Maybe this has nothing to do with Jurassic World at all. Regardless, Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Idris Elba, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, B.D. Wong, Omar Sy and Vincent D’Onofrio and hits theaters June 12th, 2015.
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