The man who matters most has given his blessing to Jurassic World.
Steven Spielberg has suggested that Jurassic World will bring the original Jurassic Park back to life, and that the fourth instalment in the franchise will employ an impressive degree of realism.
Screen Rant recently sourced this very encouraging quote from the celebrated filmmaker who helmed the Jurassic Park series: "To see Jurassic World come to life is like seeing Jurassic Park come true."
This also further bolsters Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow's recent statements about the movie being a direct sequel to the 1994 original. In a recent Yahoo! story on the movie, Trevorrow spoke about how the original movie was inspiring to him as a child and more than anything else he wanted to pay tribute to Jurassic Park and Spielberg. Trevorrow wanted to do justice to the legacy of the franchise.
"I felt like I had a responsibility to do it," he said. "Mostly for Steven, in thanks for all he's done for all of us and how much his movies meant to me in my childhood. But also, if one is asked to do this, it's almost insulting to everyone else to say no. We'd all love this privilege - to be able to re-create a film that meant so much to us."
Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan Jake Johnson, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Ty Simpkins.
The Jurassic Park films are based on Michael Crichton's series of novels about pre-historic beasts being revived by revolutionary gene technology. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are co-producing the film alongside Spielberg, who directed the first two installments in the franchise.
Jurassic World will hit theaters on June 12, 2015.
Watch a trailer for Jurassic World here: