Colin Trevorrow talks about Jurassic World's plot

News Ryan Lambie
29 May 2014 - 08:31

Following some leaked story details, director Colin Trevorrow steps in to set the record straight on Jurassic World's plot...

NB: If you don't want to know anything about Jurassic World's plot, you might want to click the back button on your browser now.

Getting a chance to direct a major summer movie might sound like a dream come true for some directors, but there are several drawbacks to such a coveted position. Constant notes from executives. Sleepless nights. Endless poring over pre-vis special effects shots. Gallons of coffee. Countless meetings.

Then there's constant scrutiny from the well-meaning yet persistent denizens on the internet, who pore over every bit of officially released information, and often wind up leaking and sharing stuff that was supposed to be a closely guarded secret.

Director Colin Trevorrow no doubt found out some of this when he went from making the charming low-budget sci-fi comedy Safety Not Guaranteed to the extraordinarily high-budget Jurassic World for Universal. Understandably, the fourth Jurassic Park movie has been greeted with a huge amount of interest, excitement and nervousness, not least from sites such as this.

And while Trevorrow and his army of filmmakers have been relatively tight-lipped about the details of their forthcoming movie (the director's entertaining and teasing Twitter account aside), some details did leak from the production last week. Although we didn't report on them at the time - we deemed them too spoiler-y for comfort - Mr Trevorrow has stepped forward to talk a little bit about the plot of Jurassic World, and provide his own, official word on what we can expect from it.

Now, obviously, if you don't want to know anything about Jurassic World before going in, don't read any further. But if curiosity has gotten the better of you, here's a brief snippet from Trevorrow's lengthy email interview with the lovely Slash Film, which sets the scene for the sequel:

"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."

Taking place 22 years after the events of the original Jurassic Park, Jurassic World explores what a park full of dinosaurs might look like in a landscape where "we've become numb to the scientific miracles around us":

"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."

Those are just two short snippets from a much longer, more detailed description of Jurassic World's plot - if you're still keen to know even more, do head to Slash Film to read it, because it's an excellent interview, and full of candour from Colin Trevorrow.

We must say, the image of a sullen teen more fascinated by his mobile phone than a T-Rex sounds like a wonderful image, and only increases our interest in what the director's up to.

Jurassic World is out on the 12th June 2015 in the UK.

Slash Film

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