‘Jurassic World’ Director Offers New Plot Details

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[Warning: This post contains SPOILERS for Jurassic World.]


We live in age where if you want to know every plot beat of film before you see it, there’s a real good chance you can easily find what you seek. It’s a symptom of the times, where almost any information you want is literally a button press away.

Obviously, we here at Screen Rant don’t shy away from discussing movies in great detail, and often before a film’s wide release, but there’s something to be said for the joy and delight a film evokes when it can genuinely surprise you. That’s all a part of the “movie magic,” and losing that element of surprise is what Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow regrets most about the film’s recently leaked plot details.

It was just last week that new rumors about Jurassic World made their way online (via a JoBlo scoop) detailing new park attractions, among other significant plot elements, In in an exclusive interview with /Film, Trevorrow has confirmed that those rumors are true.

Yet, it’s with a heavy heart that the director gives his confirmation, saying:

“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.”

Trevorrow also called the leak “discouraging,” for him and his crew, adding “not because we want to hide things from the fans, but because we’re working so hard to create something full of surprises.” Presented in that light, it’s hard not to sympathize with his disappointment in having even a little of the curtain pulled back too soon.

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But the dinosaurs are out of the pen – so to speak – and serve as biggest attraction of Isla Nubar’s now fully functional theme park. This Jurassic Park is the real deal, with hotels, restaurants, a nightlife, and of course, dinosaurs. “Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible,” Trevorrow teases. “It’s the realization of John Hammond’s dream, and I think you’ll want to go there.

Trevorrow also revealed Jurassic World will take place 22 years after the first film and explore two fundamental themes: our greed and our learned indifference toward scientific discovery. Both will be woven throughout the film, according to Trevorrow.

“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.”

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That last quip will surely have fans wondering just what new spectacle Jurassic World has in store. What’s more amazing than CG dinosaurs? Better CG dinosaurs? Perhaps Trevorrow is hinting at the new dinosaur created just for Jurassic World, yet another of the film’s elements he had hoped fans could have discovered for themselves.

Trevorrow did, however, provide more details about the new dino, saying:

“…there 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.”

But he stresses fans worried that this lab-grown dinosaur is at odds with Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton’s vision for the series shouldn’t worry, insisting what they’re doing isn’t unlike what Crichton himself suggested in the novels. He goes on to calm fears by saying, “This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles.” Whew! That’s a relief. Save that sort of schlock for Sharktosaur vs Octosnake (copyright pending).

Still, changing up the formula and giving audiences something fresh when it comes to the Jurassic Park series could be just what reignites the franchise. It could also be what sinks it, but we won’t know for sure until we see it.

Head on over to /Film to read their full interview with Colin Trevorrow.

What do you think about his comments on too much of today’s movies being spoiled before release? And, now that they’ve been confirmed as true, what do you make of these Jurassic World plot details? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below.


Jurassic World will be in theaters on June 12, 2015.

Source: /Film

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  1. It is what will sink it… the spectacle of the first film was being able to see these large extraordinary creaturs that became extinct walk the earth again. The only problem i had with terra nova was the made up dinos… this spliced dino premise still sounds like the stuff of B movie sci-fi…. SCREW TREVORROW

    • Blind hatred is all you speak. They still have regular Dinosaurs. There’s a story-relevant reason for the new made-up dinosaur and they explained that. This is the ultimate corruption of John Hammond’s dream, and it’s the perfect direction for the series to take.

      • Its not just the spliced together dino its the part where tame trex’s and tame raptors help fight the new threat… it may not have been mentioned above but it was part of the same rumor that trevorrow just confirmed and it is utterly infurriating to here that RAPTORS will be helping to figjt off a threat… at the very best this is a B-movie premise meant for the syfy channel

        • Ive never understood why some people get so worked up over some movies and show absolute hatred towards a director and their take on a story and its characters, but i now understand because i truly believe that this premise will ruin this movie and franchise (i liked the third movie) now i dont know if this story was entirely trevorrows decision but he definantly seems to support it… definitely doesnt seem like he wanted to change it and thats going down as and F in my book therefore trevorrow will be the only director i hate… il wait and see the movie but im not getting my hopes up

        • “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.”

        • Pretty sure the Raptors and T-Rex fought each other in the first film…

        • Also, you do know that the Raptors in the original film aren’t even real velociraptors? Real velociraptors were much smaller, and covered in feathers. The raptors from the original JP and The Lost World were actually more akin to deinonychus.

          • Actually, they lucked out with the discovery of the Utahraptor when the movie was several months into production. Utahraptor is basically an oversized velociraptor.

            • Beat me to it, and Utah is even bigger, larger than JP raptors,
              Certainly seem cooler too if you’ve read the book and about the animal, but Deinonychus couldn’t measure up to those at half human size to five feet at the top of head at best.

          • Hell, damn near ‘Utah Raptor” proportions, I guess the name is just the most bad ass available.

        • Also, in Crichton’s first novel, there’s a repeating suggestion/command from Hammond to Wu about “upgrading” the dinosaurs where they look more realistic but are subjective to human commands…or something of that sort…
          Maybe this is where he’s going with the movie.

          • Close! Wu wanted to engineer them to be more placid so they were less dangerous, while Hammond was grossly against it since he thought that made them ‘boring’. Because Hammond was an immense self-aggrandizing prick in the novel who only really cared about how awesome his theme park was going to be, right to the end.

            And yeah the theme of ‘altering’ and ‘upgrading’ the animals to make them more exciting, or ‘better’ was peppered right through. So Trevorrow is on the right track when he says it’s still following the spirit of the source material. What remains is to see how that works out in practice and I’m excited to see something fresh from the franchise.

            • Wu pointed out, in the book, yes, that the dino’s were already too damn fast, darty, skittish, alarming, he wanted to slow them down on the simple basis of aesthetics, much of the more bird like ancestor dinos wouldn’t hold still enough for visitors to get a good look he worried, and that they might be “too real” too scary.

          • Pretty sure that is never mentioned in the book.

            • Yes it is, read it again.

        • Keeping the raptors as the stereotypical villains and not just animals at this point might seem more B-movie to some.

          Also, in the first movie, raptors are big mutants (raptors weren’t that big in reality) and open doors, not to mention that the T-Rex also fights them and saves the humans.

          Give the man a chance. Have you even seen his previous movie? Even if the movie sucks that’s not usually 100% fault of the director.

        • didn’t see anything written here about tame rexs or raptors being used to do anything.

        • I don’t think we will see “tame” raptors and T-Rexs fighting off this new ultimate dinosaur. I think the raptors and T-rexs will be seeing it as a threat to them and all the raptors will come together to fight off the bigger threat as the group of hunters that they are portrayed to be, and the T-rexs will do the same thing. I wouldn’t necessarily say “together” but maybe their concentration will be more on the new dinosaur for the time being instead of each other.

  2. The extra context given by the director I am once again interested by this movie. Yes there will be action and cg dinos applenty but its the use of this to explore facets of our own humanity in this case greed and indiference etc that elevate films like these from simple generic popcorn flicks to something hopefully a little more cerebral to which The original novel was all about (usuing the dinos as a vehicle to explore human greed and our assumption of dominance via tech over nature among many other things). So his explanation is good in my opinion.

  3. I ain’t even mad.

  4. I agree with him about spoilers and things. I guess in a way, the UK marketing departments feel the same way because while the US had about 6 different Cap 2 TV spots and 2 trailers, we just had a shortened version of the first trailer and nothing else to try and keep as much of the plot under wraps. Same with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, people on this site complained about the influx of info being released by Sony but people I knew who aren’t die-hard film fans saw just the one TV spot airing on TV and wondered why their film buff fans complained about “too much info” about it.

    We’re in an age where waiting for that one single trailer before a film’s release satisfies and excites us after not hearing anything about a film for over a year since it was first announced. We’re now able to get leaked images of the leftover food that the main star was unable to eat between takes, along with detailed analysis of the calories consumed during that meal.

    Somehow, it all feels wrong while the desire to know more about a film we’re excited about grows. Weird conundrum with no real answer.

  5. The self awareness and metaphor for movies have me interested.

    • Agreed

  6. The first movie was definitely the one with the most magic. The perfect adventure movie. The other two didn’t really have that, especially the third, but honestly, I don’t mind big budget cheesy dinosaur movies. There aren’t enough of them really. I think this will be good. Anyone that is expecting this movie to have the magic of the first film has unrealistic expectations. All we can expect from movies like this is entertainment, and I am sure he will deliver.

    • Agree

  7. will wait and see what happens… so long as they dont shove excess CG in my face every few minutes like JP3 then it should be a fun experience.

    i liked the ‘kids with their backs turned’ bit, hopefully that means it will be even scarier then JP1 and 2 (which where pretty mature for m rated movies (i live in australia)).

  8. In my personal opinion this has flop written all over it, but I’ll probably go see it anyways.

  9. Will there be Dinobots in this sequel ?

    • Sadly no, but Godzilla will make a cameo

  10. It seems like the franchise has reached the point were its self consciously self referential and even though some of what Jurassic World promises might be entertaining it seems to have fallen back on old plot lines for the most part…. Plus where are the new surprises and shocks going to come from when its just the Jurassic Park plot re-jigged just with more CGI?

    • Well, it IS still a reboot. An in-continuity reboot like it’s more and more common these days. And these tend to base themselves on the original story somewhat, so it makes sense (and it’s a little more interesting than just a straight up remake). I’m probably biased as hell though. It IS my favorite movie :P

  11. I saw the first one as a little boy with my dad in the theater..
    And i was just as excited as back than when i forst heard they where making a new Jurassic Park Movie !!

    A fully operational park sounds great ! i want to see that.

    But not a spliced hybrid dinosaur…..

    there so many dinosaur species that actually lived and never been shown in the Jurassic series.
    I will watch the movie for sure.
    but i prefer a real dinosaur species
    tame raptors , if they bring it right i can imagine it to be cool to watch.
    but not the spliced dinosaur …

    well ok
    they are not gonna listnen to me anyway :)

  12. This sounds promising, the director acknowledges the fact that the franchise is tired and people are complacent towards new JP. I think this will make it more successful than 2 and 3 because they completely relied on the success of the original and did not add much

    • Agreed

  13. There was more to this interview, as Treverrow actually gives me a lot of confidence in this movie in some of the other things that he says. I get the sense that he actually cares about JP. This is really an under the radar movie that could surprise people next summer.

    If you’ve ever read The Lost World, I think we will be seeing the Carnotaurus from the end of the book.

  14. He’s giving you dinosaurs for $10. What’s the problem?

  15. Question to anyone who dislikes the idea of hybrid dinos: Did you read the books? A major theme of both JP and TLW is that these “dinos” are not truly “dinos” – they’re genetically manipulated hybrid monsters – the result of prehistoric and modern reptilian DNA being spliced together, yielding chaotic results.

    I don’t see any problem with the JW story going in this direction. Honestly, it seems like they are capitalizing on what would logically happen if JP was real. A ride at Disneyland has to be refurbished every ten years — shewt, the Disney parks are drastically different from their original layouts. Six Flags has to create newer bigger roller coasters all the time. Why? Because the been-there-done-that dilemma requires such changes in order to maintain return customers.

    I think the JW director hit it on the head. JW is essentially a zoo. The only way to keep casual tourists interested in a zoo is to give them an animal they haven’t seen before. I speak from experience… I live in the territory of the famed San Diego Zoo, and there’s only so much panda you can take before Ron Burgundy himself wants to splice its DNA with another animal’s…

    • Well said

    • Yes. I was surprised reading the book at how much more it spoke about genetics. After all, there’s always a white tiger in a zoo, right?

      • White tigers are born naturally though :)

    • Your right, i havent :)
      But i just worry that it will be a freak show instead of the Jurassic park we all know.
      Im going to give the movie a chance no matter what

      • Nah, I don’t think it will be a total freak show — and kudos to you for giving it a shot regardless (true fan!). I imagine the director will capitalize on things that are in the books that the previous movies didn’t. For example, the carnotaurus has chameleon camouflage in TLW the novel. At night the carnotaurus was a virtually invisible bus-sized mouth on legs (awww yeah).

  16. That F’ing dinosaur BETTER be called Carnotaurus, have eye devil-horns and be able to camouflage itself, like in The Lost World! How it SHOULD be.

    • I hope that’s where they go with the splicing — accidentally endow prehistoric creatures with modern animal characteristics. It would be sick if they include carnotaurus in the flick and update the invisibility narrative, making it the result of chameleon DNA somehow getting into the mix.

      There’s so many potentially cool options, really…

  17. I’m all up for this one there seems to be a strong sense of vision where JP3 felt like it had not much to add to expect a new dinosaur this seems to add upon the theme of the first two films.