Upcoming Jurassic World has fans divided. On one hand, you have the fans who love the Jurassic Park movies and feel that, with the right script and solid direction, it can help put the franchise back on the map. On the other, you have the harbingers of doom, those convinced that we don't need a fourth film and no matter what Jurassic Park movie is made, it will be terrible.
Director hopes to assuage the fears of that latter group in a new interview with the dinophiles over at Jurassic Park Podcast, via Bleeding Cool.
His main point was that he wants to bridge the gap between the past and the future, and make a movie that appeals to everyone by virtue of the fact that it's just, well, a good movie:
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, you know, make a movie for them too...That's the question we've been asking ourselves...'How can we move the story forward without losing what people love?'
For those who think Trevorrow is in it just for a paycheck or for the name, fear not. This might be a blockbuster, but it's also a labor of love:
It's about recapturing a feeling that you had when you were a kid in 1993. All I can do is make something that's honest and put a little of my soul into it.
And, really, he's been having the time of his life, and is excited for what they're creating. In fact, it's the most fun part of his job, including a confirmation of those rumors that we'd be seeing an entirely new breed of dinosaur in Jurassic Park 4:
We have a new one that's pretty cool. It's pretty bad-ass. My favorite thing I've done is go through the final designs for what each of these dinosaurs looks like. It gets pretty exciting...When I get to sit down with guys like John Rosengrant and adjust the talon length on a dinosaur and then we're looking at variations on skin colour, that never feels like work. That's when I feel like a kid.
I have to admit, I was a little worried when I heard that it was Trevorrow tapped to helm such a major and beloved blockbuster, with only the indie dramedy Safety Not Guaranteed under his belt. But hearing this interview makes it clear he not only has a love of the source material, but that he understands just how important it is to make a movie that will stand the test of time rather than turn a quick buck.
What say you, Moviepilots? Do you think Trevorrow's head is in the right place for Jurassic Park 4 or would you still have preferred another director at the helm? Sound off in the comments.
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