JURASSIC WORLD Director Discusses Movie and Trailer Details
Hold on to your butts. Earlier this week Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures released the first trailer for director Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World. It seems like a lot of fans were disappointed by its lack of dinosaurs. I'm sure there are going to be plenty of terrifying bloodthirsty dinos in the film, though, so I wouldn't worry.
Trevorrow recently did an interview with Empire to discuss movie and the trailer that was released. A few of the questions that the trailer raised were: Why would these people genetically create a new dinosaur, has Chris Pratt's character trained the Velociraptors and will we see the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex? About this new dino creation, he said,
“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 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.”
Then it obviously kills a ton of people and destroys the park that they had built. Trevorrow went on to talk about the Mosasaurus, which came out of a pitch meeting with producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall, who hadn't really considered an aquatic dinosaur.
“I thought it would be cool if we had this massive animal and the park used one of our most fearsome modern predators as food. There could be a whole other facility where they used shark DNA to mass-produce them to feed the bigger beast. It’s a bonkers idea, but I’m comfortable going to Crazytown, because I used to live there when I was a kid.”
Hey! I used to live in Crazytown too! It's a great place to visit if you've never been there. The director then spoke about Pratt’s character, Owen, who has apparently trained the Velociraptors of Jurassic World to help him hunt down the dinosaur that was “cooked up in the lab.” Of course, things are a little more complicated than that.
“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.”
Trevorrow was then asked if we’d be seeing the iconic T-Rex in Jurassic World, and he replied:
“You bet your ass you will.”
Of course the T-Rex is going to be in the movie! It wouldn't be a Jurassic Park movie without it!
Universal also recently launched the official site for the film, which has been updated since the trailer was released. It now includes some new and details about the actual park, including photos of the main street/gift shop/petting zoo, a video guide of Isla Nublar’s Hilton Hotel, and more. As we get closer the the release of the film, more details will be unlocked on the site.
There are also some cool Easter egg references to the original Jurassic Park film on the site for fans to enjoy. There's a restaurant named Winston’s, which is named after special effects artist Stan Winston, who developed the animatronics for the series. Also the top item on the menu for the restaurant is the Chilean Sea Bass, which, as you may or may not remember, is the same meal the group scientists ate before heading off for their deadly tour in the original movie. Then, of course, there’s a meet-and-greet with the Mr. DNA!
Jurassic World will be released in theaters on June 12th, 2015.