Quite a few Jurassic World plot details have leaked out across the Internet in recent weeks, along with a map that offered a look at the new dinosaurs and attractions housed within the Isla Nublar underwater theme park. Director Colin Trevorrow wants to set the record straight, and in an exclusive interview with /film, helped clear up any confusion there may have been. Specifically that there is a war brewing between good and evil dinosaurs, which isn't true by definition.
First, he does confirm what we've heard in terms of the overall plot, and the film's main backdrop.
"Jurassic World takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. You arrive by ferry from Costa Rica. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. 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. It's the realization of John Hammond's dream, and I think you'll want to go there."
He compares the thematic push in the film to our current relationship with technology and movies themselves.
"[O]ur relationship with technology has become so woven into our daily lives. We've become numb to the scientific miracles around us. We take so much for granted... What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth...and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. 'We've seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?' Next year, you'll see our answer."
More than anything, Colin Trevorrow wants you to know that there are no such thing as 'good and bad' dinosaurs. They're all just animals in a wild kingdom that has been roped off by man.
"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. He's just trying to figure out the limits of the relationship between these highly intelligent creatures and human beings."
He did confirm that there will be a new dinosaur in the film, which was earlier rumored to be created from the DNA of a T-Rex, a raptor, a snake and a cuttlefish.
"[T]here will be one new dinosaur created by the park's geneticists. The gaps in her sequence were filled with DNA from other species, much like the genome in the first film was completed with frog DNA. This creation exists to fulfill a corporate mandate-they want something bigger, louder, with more teeth. And that's what they get.
I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But we aren't doing anything here that Crichton didn't suggest in his novels. This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn't have a snake's head or octopus tentacles. It's a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were, but now the genetics have gone to the next level. For me, it's a natural evolution of the technology introduced in the first film. Maybe it sounds crazy, but most of my favorite movies sound crazy when you describe them in a single sentence."
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