It’s been awhile since Jurassic Park has graced theaters, but Jurassic World seems to be ready to propel the franchise back into the limelight.
As now millions of people have seen the trailer for the new film, many questions have been asked. So director Colin Trevorrow sought to answer some questions. For example, what about this D-Rex we’ve been hearing about?
“There is no shortage of awesome dinosaurs. We could have populated this entire story with new species that haven’t been in any of these movies. But this new creation is what gave me a reason to tell another Jurassic Park story. We have the most awe-inspiring creatures to ever walk the earth right in front of us, but for some reason that’s not enough. We’re not entertained. We’re always hungry for the next thing, and those who profit from it are always looking to feed that hunger. The focus groups want something bigger than a T-Rex. And that’s what they get.
Obviously I’d love to hold back as much as possible. But Universal has to introduce this movie to people all around the world, and in an era where we’re contending with superheroes and space epics, marketing has its own set of needs. We’re introducing a relatively new idea. No one under 25 has a memory of seeing the original Jurassic Park in a theatre. The last instalment was 14 years ago. We may see little pieces of her as we get closer – in fact, we already have – but I’m confident that we can keep much of that animal under wraps. She’s not the only danger. Far from it.”
Interesting, and of course there’s the whole ‘people can get close to the dinosaurs kind of thing':
“It’s a self-driving, free-roaming experience. It loads on a track, but once you’re out there, you actually get to navigate around the valley”
Indeed, wait a minute, is that Chris Pratt leading a group of velociraptors?
“I like that people aren’t sure what the hell they’re looking at. I was concerned about putting this image in an early trailer, but I love that people are as excited about it as they are. It just reinforces that we all want to see something fresh. Those familiar homage shots in our trailer kind of mask how different this movie is from the others, and I’m relieved that people are embracing the new ideas.
To not dodge the question entirely, Owen’s relationship with the raptors is complicated. They aren’t friends. These animals are nasty and dangerous and they’ll bite your head off if you make the wrong move. But there are men and women out there today who have forged tenuous connections with dangerous predators. That’s interesting territory to me.”
Ok…not what I was expecting, were you expecting that? Regardless, Jurassic World is set to hit theaters on June 12, 2015