Do you think the Indoraptor enjoys ice cream?
Now, that may sound like a weird opening, but Entertainment Weekly and Chris Pratt made sure to answer that question with their fun new photo shoot from the ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ content days, where a 1:1 Indoraptor statue adorned the set. While the comedic picture is just for fun, it is perhaps our clearest look at the Indoraptor yet, revealing its menacing expression with intricate detail.
In a preview from their issue EW has teased an explosive and tense sequel, pushing Jurassic to new territory:
Bayona’s Kingdom is perhaps the most ambitious Jurassic film to date, with a genre-shifting twist halfway through the film: The island is destroyed and the action moves to an enormous American estate where characters are trapped indoors with a rampaging new terror, the Indoraptor. Think Jurassic meets Panic Room. “The first half, you have a whole dinosaur movie on the island, so you have what you expect from a Jurassic movie,” says Bayona. “Then the second half moves to a totally different environment that feels more suspenseful, darker, claustrophobic, and even has this kind of gothic element, which I love.” The only other time the Jurassic franchise has seen the dinosaurs leave their tropical locales was the climactic moments of 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, when the T. rex stampeded San Diego. Adds Pratt, “At the end of the day, we’re all trying to make something that will be part of the Jurassic empire and tonally match the previous movies, but we’re going off in a new direction.”
That also meant the shoot was more physically demanding than the previous installment. “We upped the stunt game,” says Pratt. The actors ran, swam, and screamed for months during the production which shot in both the United Kingdom and Hawaii.”
Perhaps most excitingly, Entertainment Weekly revealed a new image from the film, likely from the upcoming trailer, which shows the Indoraptor stalking Owen, Claire, and the mysterious newcomer Maisie inside of Benjamin Lockwood’s estate. This picture really sells the terrying and inquisitive nature of the new hybrid dinosaur, and is very fun callback to Tim hiding from the Velociraptors in the kitchen in Jurassic Park.
Hold on to your butts, the new trailer drops online very soon.
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