It’s never an easy walk in Jurassic Park. In fact, guests typically end up running like hell. The fourth installment of Universal’s biggest franchise is no exception. Opening in theaters June 12, World is set 22 years after the original film. The dino-themed amusement park on Isla Nubla has been thriving for years, yielding four-star restaurants (hello, Nobu!) and beautiful resorts.
But in an effort to create new buzz and boost attendance, a hybrid dino is hatched—and that’s when the island’s human population, including dino researcher Owen (Chris Pratt), park operations manager Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), and her two young nephews (Nick Robinson and Ty Sympkins), are sent sprinting in terror. “There are dinosaurs and there’s the other—there’s this thing that is not one of them, that is not of them,” teases director Colin Trevvorow (Safety Not Guranteed), who was specifically picked by Park director (and World executive producer) Steven Spielberg. Trevorrow adds, “There’s a lot of bold new ideas in the movie and I’m pushing it as far forward as I can. I know Steven didn’t want me to make a carbon copy of the earlier films. So we’re going for it.”
Besides the CG dinos, the big attraction of World is seeing Pratt in his first major hero role since last summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. For him, being part of this franchise is a dream come true. “I grew up loving Jurassic Park and these epic spectacles,” he says. “I saw [the first one] opening night in the theater. It was a huge moment for me.” Jurassic World may well prove to be another.