Empire Online recently got a walk through of the exciting ‘Jurassic World’ trailer with director Colin Trevorrow, revealing many tidbits about the latest long-awaited installment in the dino-eats-man franchise. Most interesting are the reveals about how the new park came to be, especially after all the years that passed since John Hammond’s original park idea died.
“Masrani Global, owned by Irrfan Khan’s character, bought InGen after John Hammond’s passing with a very earnest mission to realize his dream. We have a website that details all that backstory. It will get more interesting as we get closer to June.”
Also of note is the discussion of the mutant dinosaur mentioned in the trailer, with Trevorrow commenting that many critics thought it was pointless to have to create a new dinosaur when so many species already exist and can be used in the movie (such as the Mosasaurus seen here being a fed a great white shark, a fun nod to executive producer Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’).
Trevorrow states that the mutant dinosaur is integral to the plot:
“There is no shortage of awesome dinosaurs…We could have populated this entire story with new species that haven’t been in any of these movies. But 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 not entertained. 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.”
Although the new dinosaur, being called D-Rex on the internet, is not actually seen in the trailer, there has been a leaked photo which you can see here, showing off the crazy new species said to be even larger than the star of the franchise, the T-Rex.
Based on the trailer and the words from the director, it looks like the franchise might actually be back on track, and with a great cast including Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, it seems I’m not the only one thinking this movie is going to be hugely successful. Here’s hoping it turns out as well as hoped when it opens in 2015!
“Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.”