‘Jurassic World’ won’t hit US theaters until next week on June 12, 2015 but the film is already rolling out overseas. The world premier was held in Paris, France this past weekend and director Colin Trevorrow was asked about the likely sequel and his involvement. His response may surprise you. “I would be involved in some way, but not as director,” he flatly replied.
This may sound crazy, considering this movie is expected to be one of the hits of the summer and the kick off to a new franchise (or a revival, rather), which would surely, at the very least guarantee a boatload of money. But Trevorrow elaborated, “Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie.”
Of course, technically ‘Jurassic World’ is the fourth movie in the franchise, following the three that came out in the 90s. But so much time has passed, this is practically a reboot, even though it takes place in the same continuity as the previous three, just 22 years later. Trevorrow says he was motivated to direct this movie because of an image of a bored teenager texting, oblivious to the T-Rex in front of him behind a glass partition.
The new installment is expected to top $100 million in its opening weekend in the US and if it performs as predicted, then it believed that at least two additional films will follow, making up a second trilogy. Unfortunately, the second and third chapters of the first trilogy failed to live up to the mind-blowing first. Hopefully, even with new directors these followups will be a bit more organic and truly build upon whatever Trevorrow sets up in ‘Jurassic World’.
Opening on June 12, ‘Jurassic World’ stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong (who appeared in the original ‘Jurassic Park’), Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus and Andy Buckley.
With Trevorrow bowing out, what director(s) do you think should take a visit to ‘Jurassic World’?
Source: Coming Soon