Director Colin Trevorrow secretly shot an eight-minute Jurassic World short film that audiences everywhere will soon get to see.
Jurassic World 3 is not scheduled to hit theaters until summer of 2021, but last winter director Colin Trevorrow was able to shoot a short film set one year after the events of Fallen Kingdom. Recently Trevorrow sat down with Collider to talk about his short film, Battle at Big Rock.
Trevorrow talked about what Battle at Big Rock is about.
“Battle At Big Rock is a short film that takes place one year after the events of Fallen Kingdom. It’s about a family on a camping trip to Big Rock National Park, about 20 miles from where the last film ended. There have been a few sightings, but this is the first major confrontation between dinosaurs and humans.”
Trevorrow also talked about how the idea for the short film came about and what he wanted to see happen with the dinosaurs.
“Universal asked if I’d be interested in making a short film and I didn’t give them any time to reconsider. I wrote it with Emily Carmichael, who is co-writing Jurassic World 3. It felt like a first step into a larger world after the last film. You have these animals loose in an unfamiliar environment, they’re disoriented, struggling to adapt. The first people they run into are bound to be camping. I wanted to see that.”
The short film will feature two species of dinosaurs that have not been seen yet and Trevorrow revealed which two.
“There are two species we’ve never seen before. The Nasutoceratops, which is a beautiful herbivore that feels like a Texas Longhorn. And the Allosaurus, one of the most iconic dinosaurs of all time. This one was a juvenile in the last movie. She’s all grown up now.”
Trevorrow was asked why he felt Battle at Big Rock needed to me made ahead of Jurassic World 3.
“The world is bigger than just the characters we’ve been following in the films. We’ve finally taken the story off Isla Nublar, we wanted to show a glimpse of that new reality. If this really happened, you’d see a series of random disconnected incidents that would create a pattern of chaos. I wanted to see one of those incidents.”
Speaking of Jurassic World 3, Trevorrow gave an update on the progress of the upcoming sequel.
“This is the movie I’ve been wanting to make since we started. It’s a celebration of everything we love about the franchise and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. You’ll hear more about it soon.”
The Jurassic World short film Battle at Big Rock is eight minutes long and will air this Sunday, September 15 on FX after Jurassic World finishes airing, but don’t worry, it’ll be put online immediately afterwards. If you would like to read the full interview then you can head over to Collider and check it out.