HOLLYWOOD—The fourth installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise, “Jurassic World,” directed by Colin Trevorrow, premiered at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on June 9 at 6:30 p.m.
The red carpet hosted Chris Pratt with his wife Anna Faris, and co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Robinson, and Brian Tee. Celebrities like Sofia Vergara with fiancé Joe Manganiello, Camille Belle, and Maria Menounos also attended.
The post premiere party included a performance of Jimmy Buffett who sang Margaritaville. Chris Pratt joined him on stage.
“Jurassic World” takes place 22 years after the original “Jurassic Park.” The Isla Nublar dinosaur attraction has decreased in popularity, so they make a new attraction: the man-made dinosaur Indominus Rex. The creature turns out to be too much to handle. The movie follows velociraptor trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) taking on this dilemma.
Steven Spielberg, director of the first two movies of the franchise, is directly involved in this movie as an executive producer. The movie was shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Kaua’i, Hawaii, and had a reported budget of $150 million. The preparation for the film involved the first script which was written in 2008.
The movie premiered in Europe on June 10. It officially opens to the public on June 12, but some theaters including Arc Light Cinemas and AMC 15 are holding evening showings for the film on June 11.