We’ve been hearing some pretty crazy rumors about Jurassic World – a movie we’re very excited about – and now director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed some of those rumors in a vastly informative interview over at Slashfilm.
It almost makes me feel kind of bad that we know as much as we do. Trevorrow is surprisingly honest about what’s right (and what’s wrong) about the rumors, but he’s also equally candid about his disappointment in the fact that this info is out there in the first place.
Check out some excerpts below, but only if you feel like opening your presents early. Maybe you want to save a little bit of mystery for this one? You only have to wait until June 12th of next year to see the whole thing.
On his disappointment in the leaks, “That’s the thing about leaks, sometimes they aren’t misinterpreted or false. They’re real story elements that the filmmakers were hoping to introduce to the audience in a darkened movie theater. But unfortunately, in 2014, you read about it on a computer. Last week was discouraging for everyone on our crew–not because we want to hide things from the fans, but because we’re working so hard to create something full of surprises. When I was a kid, you got to discover everything at once, it washed over you and blew your mind. Now it only takes one person to spoil it for everyone else. I hope whoever leaked it is actively trying to undermine what we’re doing. Because if they’re trying to help, they’re doing it wrong.”
The park is fully functional, “[it] takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible.”
On the notion of “bad” dinosaurs, “There’s no such thing as good or bad dinosaurs. There are predators and prey. The T-Rex in Jurassic Park took human lives, and saved them. No one interpreted her as good or bad. This film is about our relationship with animals, how we react to the threat they pose to our dominance on earth as a species. We hunt them, we cage them in zoos, we admire them from afar and we try to assert control over them. Chris Pratt’s character is doing behavioral research on the raptors. They aren’t trained, they can’t do tricks.”
That cross-engineered one will be in there, however. “We were hoping audiences could discover this on their own, but yes, there will be one new dinosaur created by the park’s geneticists.”
I’ve left a LOT out. If you want to read the whole thing, head over to Slashfilm.
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