Meet Indominus rex, Jurassic World's killer attraction

DINO-MITE: According to Pratt's protagonist in the new Jurassic World trailer, the film's antagonist, Indominus, kills other dinos "for sport".


    Apr 23, 2015

    Meet Indominus rex, Jurassic World's killer attraction

    EVERYONE loves dinosaurs, right? Well, maybe not the screaming humans in June's dino-disaster flick, Jurassic World.

    The latest trailer for the fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park movie series shows off a lot of giant terrible-lizard carnage, with much of it revolving around a chompy and smart antagonist called Indominus rex.

    While the genetically modified dino has been teased in previous clips, she gets a lot more screen time and action in Monday's trailer released on YouTube by Universal Pictures.

    The 2min 40sec video starts off with Chris Pratt's (Guardians Of The Galaxy, 2014) protagonist trying to train a couple of velociraptors.

    "It's not about control. It's a relationship, based on respect," he says.

    It's then revealed that the movie's Jurassic World theme park - filled with living, breathing dinosaurs - has been pulling in more crowds every time a new attraction is unveiled.

    "Corporate felt that genetic modification would up the wow factor," says Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help, 2011), who plays a park operations manager and Pratt's potential on-screen former girlfriend.

    The park's new star is Indominus - think Tyrannosaurus rex, but grey with spikes and horns. But she's supposed to be more fearsome - she gobbled up her sibling and, so claims Pratt's character in the trailer, kills other dinos "for sport".

    This bad girl is also smart enough to tear out a tracking device implanted in her, because she remembered where it was inserted. If rumours are to be believed, Indominus may have camouflaging abilities too. Sweet.

    Predictably, she escapes, stomps after her human captors, attacks them and roars a great deal, like any self-respecting dinosaur.

    Other dinos also have a field day terrorising unsuspecting humans: One raptor chows down on a poor guy and flying pterosaurs swoop down on screaming parkgoers.

    Pratt's dino training could be important as he says at one point, after all hell breaks loose, that he wants things done "my way". He then rides a motorcycle, flanked by what could be his raptor buddies.

    The dinosaur adventure is expected to hit the big screen here on June 11.

    In the meantime, you can check out the hilarious "official" Jurassic World theme park website ( to learn about attractions like the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, and be inspired by "customer" reviews on tour packages.