Jurassic World: Dominion is serving up a special prehistoric preview ahead of Fast & Furious 9 IMAX screenings. Before you settle in to reunite with Vin Diesel and the team, director Colin Trevorrow whisks you back in time to the Cretaceous period.
Lensed in the expansive 1:90:1 IMAX aspect ratio, the sequence, set 65 million years ago, will serve as a prologue to the third Jurassic World movie – this is the first time any of the Jurassic movies have focused on dinosaurs in their original habitat. Deadline writes: "Infused with Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino’s score, the clip will reveal what Earth looked like long before humans existed and tell the origin story of how dinosaur DNA first came to be carried by a mythic mosquito. Of note, seven new species of dinosaurs, created by Industrial Light & Magic, are making their Jurassic debut."
The Jurassic World series, spun off from the original Jurassic Park films, have roared their way to blockbuster success. The first, helmed by Trevorrow, shook up $1.6 billion at the global box office. In 2018, sequel Fallen Kingdom, helmed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage; A Monster Calls) grossed $1.3 billion.
Dominion will pick up where Fallen Kingdom left off, as returning characters Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) must contend with dinosaurs that have escaped into the American landmass. The film brings back the original Jurassic Park trio of Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Ellie Satler (Laura Dern) and Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldbum, who cameoed in Fallen Kingdom).
“Ever since I was a kid, I have wanted to see dinosaurs in their natural habitat,” Trevorrow explains. “It may have taken a few decades, but with a little help from ILM, Universal and Amblin, it has finally happened. This preview is just a glimpse of the film we’ve made. It’s an epic celebration of everything Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton created, and I can’t wait to share it with the world next summer.
"This sequence was made to be seen on the biggest screen possible. Luckily, IMAX theaters are back, and all over the world we’re returning to theaters because movies bring us closer together. I think we need that shared experience right now … maybe more than we ever have.”
Fast & Furious 9 is released on 24th June. Don't miss your chance to get a taster of Jurassic World Dominion one whole year in advance – the film is scheduled for release on 10th June 2022.