Omar Sy joins Chris Pratt, Irrfan Khan, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson and others in the 4th installment of Steven Spielberg’s Dinosaur-Park Saga titled “Jurassic World,” set for release on June 12, 2015 stateside and in the U.K.
Colin Trevorrow is directing the latest in the franchise, which will no longer see Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern in the leads of Ian Malcolm, Alan Grand and Ellie Sattler, respectively. It’s an entirely new cast; only B.D. Wong (reprising his role as chief geneticist Dr Henry Wu), who was in the very first film, appears in this one as well.
In an interview with IGN much earlier this year, before the film began shooting, director Trevorrow said, “I know a lot of fans want to see the original characters back. They’re iconic. But I respect those actors too much to shoehorn them into this story for my own sentimental reasons. Jurassic Park isn’t about the bad luck of three people who keep getting thrown into the same situation.”
The story picks up 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, and is set in a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, called Jurassic World. After many years, Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction, created to re-spark visitor interest, gravely backfires.
No details yet on what character our man Omar Sy is playing in this; but, as you’d expect, I must ask the question: will he succumb to the “brotha rule” – meaning, will his character (the only black character in the starring cast) survive and see the end of the film, or will he become Dinosaur lunch at some point during the film?
We have until June, 2015 to wait and eventually find out.
In the meantime, a first full trailer is expected to debut this coming Thurday; and ahead of that, Universal Pictures has released a first teaser to whet your appetite until then. By the way, not surprisingly, “Jurassic World” will be a 3D release.
Watch the teaser below (and it is just a tease):