Rumor Buster: Is This the First ‘Jurassic Park 4′ Trailer?
What you’re watching is not official footage from ‘Jurassic World‘ – producer Frank Marshall confirmed as much on Twitter – but, it’s what is being described as a “pitch trailer.” It was shown to an audience by concept artist Iain McCaig at ‘Star Wars‘ Celebration Europe II this summer and has now found its way to the web. Is this our first look at what they’re planning for ‘Jurassic Park 4′?
McCaig is an artist who has worked on ‘Star Wars’ (specifically designing Darth Maul) and ‘Harry Potter,’ and while talking to the crowd, showing off this bit of footage billed as a “pitch trailer.” Normally, this would be presented by a potential director looking to pitch his specific take on the movie. The person who uploaded the clip to YouTube wrote, “it certainly got Steven interested in dinosaurs again…”
But, we’re sorry to report this, ‘Jurassic Park’ fans: it has nothing to do with the upcoming ‘Jurassic World’ movie. Pablo Hidalgo, a story supervisor at Lucasfilm, broke the bad news on Twitter.
@JurassicPark14 it was a teaser for a videogame project that never came to be that had the same name
— Pablo Hidalgo (@infinata) September 11, 2013
Hidalgo should know: he was at the ‘Star Wars’ Celebration and his current boss, Kathleen Kennedy, produced all three prior ‘Jurassic Park’ movies.
So, while it’s an interesting glimpse at what else could be explored in the ‘Jurassic’ universe, it’s not anything we’ll see in Colin Treverrow’s upcoming ‘Jurassic World’ movie.