On June 11, 1993, Isla Nublar came into our vision as palaeontology pro John Hammond flew over his amusement park of cloned dinosaurs in a helicopter. It was a brilliant spectacle of animatronics and pioneering CG technology. Now, over twenty years later, the evolved Jurassic World is getting ready to roar its way into theaters in 2015.
Okay, so we could've guessed that the fight between humans and giant pre-historic creatures would be the high point of Colin Trevorrow's fourth installment of the revived Jurassic Park franchise...
But now a new single image has surfaced on Trevorrow's Twitter - and with it, a substantial hint of what we're looking at for his upcoming movie. Remember this?
Yep, it's that same sign from Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park that points the way to one of the East Docks, which was hit over when Wayne Knight's character - representing the unrelenting face of human greed and stupidity - was trying to escape from the island. Jurassic World takes place 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park and by the looks of it, that sign was likely laying there for every single one of them. Does that mean there could be other leftover elements from the original park?
Four years later, when the opening credits rolled for The Lost World, I was sure I knew where the sequel would have to begin: with that steel cylinder full of dino embryos dropped by fatso computer dweeb Dennis Nedry. But no, we were whisked off to "Site B", never to hear of that fateful mudslide again... Until now.
Here's what I think we could be looking at: after all the rumors we've heard, this is confirmation that Jurassic World will indeed return to the scene of the crime in the original Jurassic Park.
What's more, Nedry's cylinder will perhaps factor into Jurassic World. That's where all the new species of dinosaur are coming from and how it was possible for the new park, or "World," to have been crafted in the first place. I'd like to think Trevorrow's hinting that Nedry's actions have repercussions, involving a certain lost Barbasol can.
Most excitingly at this moment, however: this Tweet could be an indication that the first official footage from Jurassic World is close. It's somewhat miraculous that we still haven't seen any footage from Jurassic World yet, given that the movie is aiming for a June 12, 2015 release date. Watch this space, kiddos...