Jurassic World will be the first Jurassic Park film to hit theaters in 14 years when it arrives in 2015 (not counting the 3D re-release of the series’ original installment). Director Colin Trevorrow, who co-wrote the revised script for Jurassic World with his Safety Not Guaranteed screenwriter Derek Connolly, has confirmed that World‘s story involves an up and running biological preserve for dinosaurs in the present day.
Jurassic World supporting cast member Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), however, has indicated the plot doesn’t necessarily go where you would expect it to from there. D’Onofrio, who is reportedly playing a human antagonist in Trevorrow’s dino project, recently spoke with Screen Crush on subjects like his upcoming role as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin on Marvel Studios’ Daredevil Netflix series; he also provided a nice tease for what lies ahead, with the next Jurassic Park installment.
D’Onofrio, during his talk with Screen Crush, unsurprisingly provided lots of praise for Trevorrow and his work on Jurassic World. He also talked about how Trevorrow made a great impression on Steven Spielberg (one of the executive producers on Jurassic World) when the filmmaker brokeout with Safety Not Guaranteed – in particular, by the creative way that Trevorrow decided to conclude that movie. The actor the said that the next Jurassic Park film’s story is likewise “gonna be so different than the first few.”
“Some of the scenes in that, just the scenes that I shot — I’m not in nearly as much as Chris [Pratt] is or Bryce [Dallas Howard], they’re the leads in the movie — but just if I’m gonna talk about the stuff that I did, the scenes are so cool. There’s real dialogue scenes in the movie and there’s real, like, acting scenes in the movie, but at the same time the environment is full of dinosaurs. I mean, it’s just amazing.”
Thereafter, D’Onofrio admitted that he’s read a number of the theories online about Jurassic World‘s story, based on the details that’ve been confirmed at this point in time – and so far, as he put it, “None of them really have it.” He then reiterated that “You have no idea what’s in store,” before adding that off the top of his head, he can think of half a dozen scenes from Jurassic World that are “just totally iconic, like amazing.”
The first three Jurassic Park movies all eventually boiled down to a people vs. nature storyline, where the human characters were forced to go on the run and survive in a place ruled by dinosaurs – without the aid of all the technology and weaponry needed to keep the creatures in check. D’Onofrio’s comments suggest that the plot for Jurassic World won’t, per se, reuse the same formula – which is to say, this won’t be the Jaws 3D of Jurassic Park sequels, story-wise.
Indeed, it’s Trevorrow who’s provided the most tantalizing clue about the storyline for Jurassic World thus far:
“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.”
By the sound of it, Jurassic World‘s story will not only incorporate a meta element into the franchise that wasn’t present before; one that leads to the park’s geneticists being forced to engineer a larger and more dangerous creature “to fulfill a corporate mandate,” as Trevorrow put it. This new installment could also find a clever means for updating the soon-to-be 22-year old movie franchise, so that it may better keep up with the changing times. As for what the film’s plot may be, well, all (hopefully good) things in time…
Jurassic World opens in U.S. theaters on June 12th, 2015.
Source: Screen Crush