With this summer’s movie madness under way, we haven’t been hearing much about next summer’s movies. Maybe that’s the way it should be, maybe we should just all be patient little movie nerds and take our medicine one summer at a time. Balderdash! You heard me. Let’s consider the summer of 2015, and let’s consider Jurassic World. The long in the works third sequel to Jurassic Park is finally in production, and director Colin Trevorrow has given us our first real plot insight into what he has in store for fans with this fourth Jurassic movie.
While talking to /Film, Trevorrow revealed that much like in the real world, 22 years have passed between the events of the first film, and the events of Jurassic World…
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.
Shrewd. If there was a problem with Jurassic Park III it was that it felt like a retread of the two previous films, and that despite the presence of new dinosaurs, it really didn’t offer anything new it terms of style and content. You have our attention Trevorrow. What else have you got?
…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.
I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But 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, but now the genetics have gone to the next level.
Interesting. It might explain why Dr. Wu (B.D. Wong) is back and how he’s dealing with being in Hammond’s shadow following the events of the previous film, by building Franken-dinos! Although an Octosaurus Rex does sound silly and delightful, that does seem a little SyFy Original Movie for a major studio production. Still, color me intrigued. I look forward to seeing what Trevorrow and Co. are cooking up on Isla Nublar (Hawaii).
We’ll have more news as it develops. Jurassic World is in theaters June 12, 2015.
Source: Topless Robot