Vincent D’Onofrio has been tapped to play the human villain in Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming reboot Jurassic World.
The news was first reported by Deadline.
Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) wrote the script with Derek Connolly and will direct. Steven Spielberg will produce the film, which comes 12 years after the last instalment.
The reboot stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson and Indian star Irrfan Khan.
Plot details are being kept under wraps, but an early outline published by JoBlo last summer hinted at a direction the story might take.
“Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe – until it’s not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino’s for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there’s concept art showing one of the aquatic dino’s, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world.
“As part of a show, you ask? That’s right, folks, this will feature “tamed” dino’s. In fact, our source indicated that the usually menacing Velociraptors (which will finally be muzzled, along with the T-Rex – until they’re not) will actually be used to help fight the threat, which begins in the form of a new dinosaur, not seen in any of the previous films (and not disclosed to us) shows to be much smarter than originally thought and is the main cause of havoc breaking out at the park.”
Jurassic World will be released on June 12, 2015.