Jurassic World (Jurassic Park 4): Latest Plot Details Emerge (With Release Date)

Jurassic World, also known as Jurassic Park 4, has wrapped filming as new plot details have emerged.

It was previously known that the events in the movie will take place 22 years after the first film, and will center around a dinosaur theme park.

Chris Pratt, who plays one of the lead characters, recently said in an interview on NBC that the theme park gets thousands of visitors a day.

“People from around the world—20,000 visitors a day—come to see the dinosaurs and see the several attractions,” he said.

“”It’s been along long enough to where attendance starts to fall off a little bit so they decided to come up with a new attraction to bring even more people in. And, you’re never going to believe it, but it doesn’t go well.”

The most in-depth details came out earlier this year from a Hawaii magazine, which reported that Isla Nublar, the theme park as intended by John Hammond in the original film, is now “safe.”

The park was described as “Sea World-esque” and includes the Isla Nublar Lagoon, featuring underwater dinosaurs.

“The usually-menacing velociraptors now will be used to help fight the threat, which begins in the form of a new dinosaur–not seen in the previous films–that is much smarter than originally thought and is the main cause of the havoc breaking out at the park,” reported the Hawaii Film & Movie Magazine.

A source told JoBlo that the theme park can only be reached through a high speed shuttle boat from Florida, and that it includes a dinosaur petting zoo and a hologram info center where visitors can learn about the methods used to create dinosaurs.

And other aspects discussed–and these details were later confirmed by director Colin Treverrow–included that the project that Pratt referred to is when the executives at the park try to make it bigger and better–and come up with splicing dinosaur DNA with other dinosaur species, and other species altogether (non-dinosaur). 

“That becomes the problem. They splice together a T-Rex, raptor, snake, and cuttlefish to create a monstrous new dino that, of course, gets loose and terrorizes the park,” JoBlo said.

Moreover, the dinosaurs come to fight each other. Chris Pratt’s character trains the so-called “good” dinosaurs, which include some raptors and T-Rex.

The main “bad” dinosaur has camouflage abilities like the cuttlefish, and can blend into the background.

Jake Johnson, another of the main cast members, was recently asked by the blog AICN about his role.

“The only thing I can give you about my character that’s fun in terms of nerding out about JURASSIC is that my character loves Jurassic World and Jurassic Park,” he said. “We’re playing with this idea that they know the legacy of the park.”

But, referring to an interview Johnson did with Vulture earlier this year, the blog said “I know your character is a tech guy who is running it from the control room for a while. See, I know a few things about it.” Johnson got a nervous look on his face but wouldn’t confirm his previous comments.

“I’m the tech guy. I’m the guy in the booth, so I don’t get to wrestle around with the dinos,” Johnson had told Vulture. “That’s Chris Pratt and Bryce Howard. They get to do all that.”

Jurassic World is slated to hit theaters on June 12, 2015. Pratt and Johnson are joined by Judy Greer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, and Omar Sy, among other actors.

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