Dinosaur fans have another year to wait until “Jurassic World” hits theaters on June 12, 2015, but we’ve already gotten a pretty good idea of what the film is about: set, fittingly, 22 years after the original “Jurassic Park” (which came out in 1993), “Jurassic World” takes place on a fully functional theme park on Isla Nublar that welcomes 20,000 visitors a year.
But in this finally realized dream world of Dr. John Hammond, visitors are, well…over it. In response, the park’s overseers cook up a brand new dino–again by combining several species’ DNA–that is bigger, louder and teethier. But, of course, things go awry.
NBC’s Today Show (and correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, aka George W’s daughter) got a behind-the-scenes look at the “Jurassic World” set and chatted with director Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Asked by Bush Hager whether Trevorrow received any advice from “Jurassic Park” creator Steven Spielberg, the formerly indie director responded with an emphatic yes: “Words of wisdom, every day. He’ll send ideas and he’ll draw out ideas on pads of paper, and I’ll shoot them.”
Howard told the NBC News correspondent that “Jurassic Park” is like her generation’s “Star Wars”–and said that the cast sometimes finds itself humming John William’s iconic main theme while watching post-take footage.
Take a look at The Today Show’s behind-the-scenes “Jurassic World” featurette below.