Watch: 'Jurassic World' Pitch Reel Unleashes Dinosaurs on the World
Just after last night's news that Jurassic Park 4 had been given a June 12, 2015 release date with the official title of Jurassic World, we now have a tease of what we might be able to expect from the sequel, but that speculative at this point. Concept artist Iain McCaig, responsible for designing villain Darth Maul for George Lucas in The Phantom Menace, showed up this pitch reel for the dinosaur sequel at a Star Wars convention in Germany. Just so we're clear, this is not footage from the actual movie, and this is just a "pitch" reel created by McCaig as an effort to get a job working on the Universal project from director Colin Trevorrow. However, it might give us some insight on the kind of action we can expect in the film. Watch!
Here's the Jurassic World pitch reel by Iain McCaig, originally found by STYD:
Update: Universal has removed all available copies of the pitch reel from the internet.
First of all, you have to forgive the lower quality animation, because a pitch reel isn't going to contain the most polished effects. It's too expensive and takes too much time. The reel is merely an effort to capture the style, tone and talents of what McCaig could bring to the table. Shock Til You Drop found the video and the user who uploaded it says McCaig explained that this was shown to Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, and "it certainly got Steven interested in dinosaurs again…" Does this reel hint that the sequel might feature dinosaurs being unleashed from Isla Nublar and into the rest of the world? Or is this just an isolated scene, unrelated to the story, solely created by McCaig to show off dinosaur action?
The action is certainly exciting and worthy of a blockbuster, but it also feels like the silliness that made the end of Jurassic Park: The Lost World a dud. Maybe this scene is just taking a cue from the final moments of Jurassic Park III featuring pterodactyls flying next to the helicopters leaving the island. It might be awhile before we get some plot details, but we're trying to be cautiously optimistic for Jurassic World. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
I'll be there opening weekend. I am probably one of the few who actually really liked JP2 and enjoyed JP3. Can't wait!!
Aragost Scott on Sep 11, 2013
I'm a HUGE Jurassic Park fan. I've seen the movie literally over 100 times since I was one or two years old, and I've read the book at least five or six times...but I'm not sure how I feel about this. I'll definitely watch it in theaters, but I'm not sure how excited I'll be.
Rick on Sep 11, 2013
I can watch 2, but don't really like it. I love 3. This potential plot is a bit distressing.
OfficialJab on Sep 11, 2013
I thought this was confirmed not to be real? Other sites are saying it's from a cancelled video game project.
Charlie Hard on Sep 11, 2013
I really really hope so
Danimal on Sep 11, 2013
that test was shit
herbie on Sep 11, 2013
Syfy-level nonsense. If they are aiming for maximum camp, then they've succeeded.
Chad Taylor Appenzeller on Sep 11, 2013
Hmm this feels like a pirahana 3d rip off. If it were anything like this, I'm out.
poster_guy on Sep 11, 2013
Looks amazing... like Jaws from the air
toonfed on Sep 11, 2013
cobrazombie on Sep 11, 2013
Like Jaws 3-D?
cobrazombie on Sep 11, 2013
I like movies, so hell yeah make some more!
Jimmy Love on Sep 11, 2013
already pulled down
tsholl on Sep 12, 2013
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