Three years ago, Jurassic World rebooted the Steven Spielberg dinosaur franchise, and the inevitable sequel has just received its latest trailer. The clip from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom builds on the first trailer that was released last year, and sets up the basic premise: the island that the Jurassic World theme park was built on is under threat, and both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard’s characters are brought in to help save the dinosaurs from extinction… again.
The first Jurassic World, which was directed by Colin Trevorrow, ended up grossing more than $1.67 billion worldwide, and marked a dramatic return to form for a film series that had remained dormant for 14 years. The new film is written by the same writing duo of Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, but stepping into the director’s chair this time is J.A. Bayona, the stylish filmmaker behind movies like The Orphanage and A Monster Calls. While Jurassic World tried to stick close to the classic formula that Steven Spielberg established for the series, the promise of Bayona joining the franchise was that he could bring a much darker atmosphere — and judging from the nightmarish imagery in the trailer, he appears to have done just that.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is scheduled for release on June 22nd, 2018.