We’ve been talking a lot about ‘Jurassic World‘ lately with tons of rumors rolling out though there hasn’t been much confirmation on what is or isn’t in the film. That is until director Colin Trevorrow decided to share what is actually going on in the film! I’ll get to those in a moment, but first the director had a few words to comment about leaks in general.
While Trevorrow knows leaks happen, he is a little frustrated about them and it’s for a reason I can completely agree with. When asked about spoilers and what they mean for the film, he had this to say:
“That’s the thing about leaks, sometimes they aren’t misinterpreted or false. They’re real story elements that the filmmakers were hoping to introduce to the audience in a darkened movie theater. But unfortunately, in 2014, you read about it on a computer. Last week was discouraging for everyone on our crew – not because we want to hide things from the fans, but because we’re working so hard to create something full of surprises. When I was a kid, you got to discover everything at once, it washed over you and blew your mind. Now it only takes one person to spoil it for everyone else. I hope whoever leaked it is actively trying to undermine what we’re doing. Because if they’re trying to help, they’re doing it wrong.”
As someone who reports the news (and often plot leaks like what we had previously reported on), I can completely agree with him on that. I often know far too much about a film I’m about to go see before I go in and actually see it. So, I guess in this case, the rumors are true. Here’s what he had to say about the plot:
“Yes. 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.”
I love that idea! It’s great that he clearly calls it out as “the realization of John Hammond’s dream.” Since ‘Jurassic World’ takes place several years after the first film, a lot has changed and that will be featured in the film:
“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.”
I LOVE the concecpt of how technology has changed things and how the masses react to things. I’m hoping this can come across on screen properly and that very visual sounds like it would be a great fit.
Even with the early leaked information I’ve been looking forward to this film. Maybe its from a love of dinosaurs or the world of ‘Jurassic Park’ but I have high hopes for this one.
For more of what Treverrow has to saw about the movie, you can read the full interview over at Slash Film.
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