'Jurassic World 2' Dialogue Came From Both the Original Novel and Jeff Goldblum

Monday, 19 June 2017 - 9:20PM
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Monday, 19 June 2017 - 9:20PM
'Jurassic World 2' Dialogue Came From Both the Original Novel and Jeff Goldblum
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Based on what we currently know about Jurassic World 2, easily the most exciting part is Jeff Goldblum's return as Dr. Ian Malcolm, the rock-star mathematician who, uh, found his way throughout Stephen Spielberg's Jurassic Park and author Michael Crichton's original novel.

While the movies have long since diverged from Crichton's Jurassic Park and The Lost World books, Colin Trevorrow (who directed Jurassic World, but will only write the sequel) says both Goldblum and the late Crichton contributed quite a bit to the movie's script. Speaking to MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast, Trevorrow mentioned that he relied on Crichton quite a bit, and in particular took several pieces of dialogue from his novels.

And seeing as the only returning character we know of from the original story is Dr. Malcolm (and possibly Dr. Henry Wu, who re-appeared in Jurassic World), there's a good chance that dialogue was pulled specifically for Malcolm's endless chattering. Alongside that dialogue, Goldblum apparently added some lines of his own, as Trevorrow explains:

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"Maybe one of my highlights of this whole process is Goldblum. Jeff Goldblum called me - and I'm not going to do an impression - but he was like, 'Look, I've added a couple of things, and I thought I'd perform it for you.' Oh, great, okay. So, we sat on the phone for an hour as he ran these lines, and I talked about it... It was almost better than being there on set. It was great."
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Anyone familiar with Trevorrow's recent film The Book of Henry, and how terribly it just bombed in theaters, might be pleased to know how much outside help he had on the script (which he also co-wrote with writing partner Derek Connolly). Even though one flop shouldn't define his career, which alongside Jurassic World, also includes the charming indie comedy Safety Not Guaranteed and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX. 

But either way, this should please fans of both the novel and/or of Goldblum. Considering how well he nailed his character in Jurassic Park - reading the novel, you can tell instantly which character Goldblum was playing - expect him and his chaos theories to be among the movie's highlights.

Jurassic World 2 comes out June 22, 2018.


Via: /Film
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