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September 22, 2015

Colin Trevorrow talks Jurassic World and what to Expect Moving Forward

by Reggie's Take

After the monster success of Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow will have no problems keeping busy, but recently he took the time to make an appearance on a Podcast to talk about Jurassic World 2 and what lies ahead.

Colin Trevorrow is writing the script for Jurassic World 2 that will see Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning for a second installment with a 2018 release date already set by Universal. Trevorrow will not direct the dinosaur sequel for Universal, as he will be busy with episode IX of Star Wars.

During a recent interview Trevorrow did with the folks from Jurassic Cast Podcast he talked about the line from the first Jurassic Park movie that inspired an entire new trilogy.

“Honestly, the trilogy is articulated in Jurassic Park, it’s all in there… Jurassic World is all based on Ian Malcolm’s quote, ‘You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you wanna sell it.’ That to me is Jurassic World, that’s why I had all the product placement, that’s what it was. The second one, Jurassic World 2, and as we were driving we tried to find, what is the foundation? ‘Dinosaurs and man, separated by 65 million years of evolution have been thrown back into the mix together. How can we know what to expect?’ That’s why it’s exciting that the movie did well, that leaves us a lot of room to run, and it was part of this design, it had a beginning, middle, and end when we wrote the first movie. Now that the movie did well, we get to play that out.”
Jurassic World
If your expecting Jurassic World 2 to be set on the same island or just the same old routine that’s been seen in the previous sequels with the first three movies, then you maybe surprised.

“It will get to be a different kind of film. The audience has given us permission to a certain extent to take this to the next level, and I don’t necessarily mean in scale, I feel very strongly that it’s not about more dinosaurs or bigger and better dinosaurs, it’s about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals and about animals in general and the dynamic created by bringing them back to life.”

With Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning for the second movie Colin Trevorrow wants to make sure both characters won’t be the same when we catch up with them in Jurassic World 2. Both opened Pandora’s box in Jurassic World and now both will be responsible in different ways.

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Jurassic World / Universal / 2015

“Jurassic World was very much made with the fans in mind, and I’m not going to forget it, but now we’ve seen a lot of ‘dinosaurs chasing people around on an island’ movies. I think you guys and also the general audience is going to be down to explore where else we can go. We know Owen is going to be in it and Claire will be in it and neither will be in the same place that we left them in this movie, Even though Claire is the one who evolves the most over the trilogy, it’s her story that mirrors this changing world, Owen has shit to deal with. The two of them opened Pandora’s Box in Jurassic World and each of them are responsible for different elements of it in different ways, and I think the way that these characters are connected to the circumstances of what’s happening it’s different than the previous films. It’s not ‘Let’s manufacture a way to get them somewhere,’ they’re embedded into it now in a way that as story tellers makes it much easier for us to keep them involved and doesn’t feel as contrived.”

Reggie’s Take:
Jurassic World was a fresh and fun update for the Jurassic Park franchise and the box office results prove that.

At first you wonder why would a group of people want to try and open a theme park with a bunch of Dinosaurs, knowing what happened the first time it was tried, but the way they went about it for Jurassic World almost made you forget about the first park.

As a fan I loved this movie! It gave you what you were hoping for, Dinosaurs escaping creating problems, tourist running scared and park owner and operators thinking they could contain any possible problem. It’s a thrilled ride that you know seems similar, but still felt different and new.

One of my favorite scenes is when the two boys stumble across the original part of the first park and the brief look at the past, paying tribute in a sense to what came before Jurassic World.

I look forward to seeing where they take this franchise next.

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