Colin Trevorrow Reveals Jurassic Park Quotations that Inspired Jurassic World and the Sequel

Monday, 21 September 2015 - 3:01PM
Jurassic World
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 3:01PM
Colin Trevorrow Reveals Jurassic Park Quotations that Inspired Jurassic World and the Sequel
We still don't know too much about the as-yet-untitled Jurassic World sequel, but director Colin Trevorrow has been dropping some tantalizing hints here and there. Most recently, he discussed the film in the latest Jurassic Cast Podcast, including the two quotes that inspired Jurassic World and its sequel, respectively, highlighting the differences between the two storylines:


Opening quote
"Honestly, the trilogy is articulated in Jurassic Park, it's all in there… Jurassic World is all based on Ian Malcolm's quote, 'You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you wanna sell it.' That to me is Jurassic World, that's why I had all the product placement, that's what it was. The second one, Jurassic World 2, and as we were driving we tried to find, what is the foundation? 'Dinosaurs and man, separated by 65 million years of evolution have been thrown back into the mix together. How can we know what to expect?' That's why it's exciting that the movie did well, that leaves us a lot of room to run, and it was part of this design, it had a beginning, middle, and end when we wrote the first movie. Now that the movie did well, we get to play that out."
Closing quote

The quotation is still fairly vague, and most plot details about Jurassic World 2 are still unknown. What we do know, however, is that the sequel will take the dinosaurs off of the island, and will feature "open sourced dinosaurs," where InGen is like Apple, and other companies want to get in on the action, with disastrous results. But although the sequel will expand in scope, Trevorrow assured fans that this won't necessarily mean there needs to be more dinosaurs:

Opening quote
"It will get to be a different kind of film. The audience has given us permission to a certain extent to take this to the next level, and I don't necessarily mean in scale, I feel very strongly that it's not about more dinosaurs or bigger and better dinosaurs, it's about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals and about animals in general and the dynamic created by bringing them back to life."
Closing quote


Trevorrow also reconfirmed that stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return for the sequel, and that they will be incorporated into the proceedings in an organic and believable way:

Opening quote
"Jurassic World was very much made with the fans in mind, and I'm not going to forget it, but now we've seen a lot of 'dinosaurs chasing people around on an island' movies. I think you guys and also the general audience is going to be down to explore where else we can go. We know Owen is going to be in it and Claire will be in it and neither will be in the same place that we left them in this movie. Even though Claire is the one who evolves the most over the trilogy, it's her story that mirrors this changing world, Owen has shit to deal with. The two of them opened Pandora's Box in Jurassic World and each of them are responsible for different elements of it in different ways, and I think the way that these characters are connected to the circumstances of what's happening it's different than the previous films. It's not 'Let's manufacture a way to get them somewhere,' they're embedded into it now in a way that as story tellers makes it much easier for us to keep them involved and doesn't feel as contrived."
Closing quote


The Jurassic World sequel is slated to come out in theaters on June 22, 2018.

Via Collider.
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