August 15, 2013

Jurassic Park IV Director Colin Trevorrow Gets It: “There’s a lot of people who just couldn’t care less.”


None of us know what Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic Park IV will ultimately look like, though thankfully it seems like a project he’s passionate about. Even still, he’s aware that said passion isn’t necessarily shared by fans of the original. Appearing on the Jurassic Cast, he discussed the tightrope in trying to please both the base fandom as well as those who find the sequel unnecessary:

“It’s important to make a movie for the fans but I also have to remember that there’s a lot of people who just couldn’t care less and need me to make a solid case for why the hell there’s a Jurassic Park 4 in the first place and I want to make a movie for them too.

… This is not a paycheck gig for me and it’s not the movie that I’m making so I can make the movies that I really want to make. I actually want to make a kick-ass Jurassic Park movie.”

The up and coming Safety Not Guaranteed director went on to offer some very interesting details regarding JPIV:

  • The T-Rex is his favorite dinosaur.
  • He’d like John Williams to score the sequel, though won’t confirm the composer’s involvement.
  • He’s read the online rumors and says they’re just that: rumors.
  • He doesn’t believe in spoilers.

Oh, so I guess he didn’t offer any interesting details. Nevertheless, I like where Trevorrow’s head is at regarding the project. It’d be nice to know what direction he’s taking the lore in, though. Jurassic Park seems like fertile territory to mine all sorts of crazy situations, yet the sequels kept it confined to the jungle save for one very strenuously bad stroll through San Diego. I would like to see a Jurassic Park established solely in an urban setting with fully realized attractions run amok. For now, Trevorrow’s talking but he’s not saying very much.

Source: Bleeding Cool