Each of the Jurassic Park movies has not only had scary dinosaurs terrorizing humans, but a human who is the instigator of all the fun. In the first film, it was Dennis Nedry. If you didn’t say the magic word, he used his computer skills to throw the entire park into chaos. In the second film it was an evil corporation of stooges trying to round up dinosaurs and bring them to San Diego. In the third film it was a couple of yuppies. I don’t quite remember their game, but they almost got our beloved Dr. Alan Grant killed, so they were bad.
Jurassic World, the upcoming fourth entry into the series directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), will also need some sort of evil (and/or careless) human element if it’s going to sell us on why humans and dinosaurs need to once again be paired together for any other reason than toy sales. Filling that role is a man who has played bad before, and well: a Mr. Vincent D’Onofrio.
As Deadline reports, D’Onofrio has signed on, as has Life of Pi actor Irrfan Khan, who was previously rumored. The two join the previously confirmed stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
There is still no word on the plot of the film, although previous “pitch footage” indicated something along the lines of a series of events in which dinosaurs get off of the islands and into the real world. Of course, through any number of script rewrites, this could have changed. For now, we’ll wait and see. For now all we know is that the film has its heroes and now its human villain. At least we know who to blame for this mess.