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New Jurassic World short whets our appetite for third film in the dinosaur trilogy


The third film in the Jurassic World saga isn’t due to hit cinemas until the summer of 2021, but while we’re waiting, Universal has given us something to sink our teeth into, in the form of a thrilling eight-minute short. 

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Directed by Colin Trevorrow – who helmed the original Jurassic World film and will also take up the reins on the third – Battle at Big Rock focuses on a couple (Andre Holland and Natalie Martinez) and their young children as they enjoy a caravan holiday in a remote national park. With the film being set a year after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, dinosaurs now roam freely among the human population. So when a pair of herbivore dinosaurs wander past the caravan, the family remain relatively calm. It’s only when a 40-foot Allosaurus – a carnivore – suddenly enters the fray that all hell breaks loose…

Tense and terrifying, Battle at Big Rock is thrill-a-minute – it’s just a shame there are only eight of them. 

Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that the as-yet-unnamed Jurassic World 3 will be shot at Pinewood Studios, just like its predecessor. (Trevorrow’s last visit to Pinewood was as director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – a project he ended up quitting, reportedly due to creative differences.)  

Chris Pratt and Dallas Bryce Howard will lead the cast once again, and there have even been rumours that Laura Dern and Sam Neill – stars of the original Jurassic Park films – could make a comeback.

If the new film is anything like Battle at Big Rock, we’re in for a Jurassic treat.

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