Whether you’re a fan of Jurassic Park or a fan of good film making you should probably read this interview.
Trevorrow gave the interview to address story leaks from the Jurassic World camp and confirms they’re true. A lot of people were .. uh… worried about the rumours of dinosaurs cobbled together from the genetics of other dinosaurs but Trevorrow has tackled the issue head on here, confirmed the rumours are true, and said basically “maybe you should wait to see the movie before getting upset.”
Definitely read the whole thing over at SlashFilm but here’s on choice quote about the film itself:
This film picks up twenty-two years after Jurassic Park. When Derek [Connolly] and I sat down to find the movie, we looked at the past two decades and talked about what we’ve seen. Two things came to the surface.
One was that money has been the gasoline in the engine of our biggest mistakes. If there are billions to be made, no one can resist them, even if they know things could end horribly.
The other was that our relationship with technology has become so woven into our daily lives, we’ve become numb to the scientific miracles around us. We take so much for granted.
Those two ideas felt like they could work together. 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.
The image of a T-Rex in a cage with a bored teen in front of it? Kind of awesome. Also, completely makes sense that the company would then try to make a new dinosaur. because that’s what companies do. Also, holy meta-reference batman. The movie needs a new dinosaur to attract audiences, the park needs a new dinosaur to attract crowds. I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE.
Seriously though, the rest of the interview is gold. See also the obligatory “things are too easy to spoil these days” and his thoughts on new installments in franchises “ruining our childhood.”