Empire magazine spoke with the director about what we could expect from the new installment of the franchise. Here are some pertinent excerpts from that conversation, which shows just how long development can take. Trevorrow notes that he was referring to Isla Nublar in a tweet from MAY OF 2013 and filming just started in the middle of April 2014!
EM: What is Jurassic World?
CT: “It’s about alpha dominance…so what is that relationship (between humans and dinosaurs)? Do we have the same relationship with them as we have with other species?”
EM: In may 2013, you tweeted a photo labeled “Nublar” So we’re back on that island?
CT: “We are”
EM: With the previous sequels, the approach with dinosaurs has been to make each on bigger than the last. What’s you approach?
CT: “Yes, we have a big, bad new dinosaur but that dinosaur is the result of not just man’s hubris but man’s curiosity and desire to entertain.”
EM: Omar Sy has just joined the cast. Who is he playing?
CT: “He’s essentially Chris Pratt’s best friend.” “I wanted to create a relationship there that could be memorable and potentially carry on to future films.”
EM: What’s technologically possible for you now that wasn’t for the previous films?
CT: “We’re actually building more practical sets on this film than I know have been built on a film in a long time. And we’re going to use animatronic dinosaurs. We’re doing things that make it feel like a real world that you can touch, feel and be a part of.”
Jurassic World is scheduled for release on June 12, 2015 and stars Judy Greer, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, BD Wong, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Omar Sy.
What do you think about Trevorrow’s statements? Does it make you more excited to see the upcoming film?