Anticipation for Jurassic World is incredibly high, which is impressive considering the franchise has been dormant (thematically speaking) for nearly 15 years. Indeed, the fourth entry in the series had been in the works in one form or another for quite some time before it coalesced into Jurassic World. Executive producer Steven Spielberg personally oversaw the story development as director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly fine-tuned the existing screenplay penned by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), which for the first time takes place within a functioning Jurassic Park.
With the film opening in theaters next weekend, Universal Pictures has dropped a slew of high-resolution images online. Some are higher quality versions of pictures we’ve seen before, but quite a few of them are brand new photos that give us an even better look at some of the dinosaurs that will terrorize our central quartet, played by Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins.
The showcase is the Indominous Rex, a “new attraction” at the park that was created by splicing Tyrannosaurus Rex DNA with velociraptor DNA—a brilliant idea if you’re in short supply of angry killing machines. At the end of the day, though, the film’s success will hinge on Trevorrow’s ability to thread the tension throughout the movie. We all know most of the characters onscreen will make it to the end, but it was Spielberg’s masterful touch behind the camera that really made Jurassic Park a terrifyingly fun and awe-filled endeavor.
Anyway, peruse the large selection of images below via Universal, and click for high-resolution. The movie opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 12th and also stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, and Judy Greer. For all of our Jurassic World coverage, click here.