We’ve already heard plenty of rumors about Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World — from tons of casting news to sequel buzz — but as is so often the case with movie-related chatter, some of those rumors were just that, rumors. In order to straighten a few things out and also provide fans of the dino-world with some stuff to look forward to, Trevorrow sat down (well, sort of, the interview was conducted over email) with /Film’s Peter Sciretta to talk about what we can expect to see from the film (and, yes, what we probably shouldn’t expect to see).
The entire interview is a great read (and kudos to Trevorrow and the studio for being so proactive about correcting any misinformation out there) and you should definitely give it a complete perusal, but here are some of the most interesting things that popped out at us on first glance:
1. Jurassic World will take place at a dino-themed park on Isla Nublar, but there’s so much more to it than just that. As Trevorrow shares, “Jurassic World takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. You arrive by ferry from Costa Rica. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible. It’s the realization of John Hammond’s dream, and I think you’ll want to go there.”
2. The film will pick up twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park.
3. The film will definitely be very modern — and not just in terms of its technology, but its actual themes. Trevorrow says, “what if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth…and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. ‘We’ve seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?’ Next year, you’ll see our answer.”
4. There are no “bad” dinosaurs, and “this film is about our relationship with animals, how we react to the threat they pose to our dominance on earth as a species. We hunt them, we cage them in zoos, we admire them from afar and we try to assert control over them.”
5. We will definitely meet a brand new dino, but this one is still rooted in the film’s source material. Trevorrow explains: “we were hoping audiences could discover this on their own, but yes, there will be one new dinosaur created by the park’s geneticists. The gaps in her sequence were filled with DNA from other species, much like the genome in the first film was completed with frog DNA. This creation exists to fulfill a corporate mandate—they want something bigger, louder, with more teeth. And that’s what they get…we aren’t doing anything here that Crichton didn’t suggest in his novels. This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles. It’s a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were.”
Is this the kind of stuff you’re excited to see in Jurassic World?
Be sure to check out the complete interview for some more pictures, more info, and some interesting ruminations from Trevorrow on the way the movie spoiler world works these days.
Jurassic World will arrive in theaters on June 12th, 2015.
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