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Colin Trevorrow Talks Jurassic Park IV
'We definitely want to honour what came before us....'

04 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Schmoes Know

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While there have been some bumps in the road, it would appear that Jurassic Park IV’s development jeep has not suffered a T-Rex attack and the film should be driving into cinemas in 2015. Now director Colin Trevorrow – who comes to the film fresh from indie Safety Not Guaranteed – has been explaining his aims for the new walk in the Park.

Chatting with the team at Schmoes Know, Trevorrow dodged the question of whether the movie is a reboot, saying, "We don't want to create a new scoop here, but we definitely want to honour what came before us."

While he was naturally cagey about giving anything away, he did offer praise for the process of working with Jurassic Park warden Steven Spielberg: "It's incredible to have Steven, who's done this for decades and has such an incredible filmic knowledge and just understands the language of the story in a way that for us is very refreshing. It's not like getting notes from a studio executive, it's really just trying to crack this and make it the best it can be."

Finally, he’s quick to mention the care everyone involved is taking with the new outing. "We are very aware of how much a certain generation especially cares about this movie and we talk about it all the time and really the conversation is: It’s not about us, it’s not about our careers, it’s how do we make something that can stand with the first one." Check out the full interview right here.

Trevorrow and regular writing partner Derek Connolly have been busy working on a script originally penned by Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and with the extra time for development hopefully all involved can make a worthy successor to the original. Plot details are officially under wraps, though rumours have suggested a working park going wrong and an aquatic dino sequence…


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Don't worry about honouring the originals too much
As long as there are no scenes where 12 year old black gymnasts kill Velociraptors by triple somersaults then i'll be happy. More

Posted by rubadub at 16:26 on 06 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Extinction
Rumours are the film will focus on a type of dinosaur that hunts in the dark. It's possible they will use Michael Crichton's idea of a chameleon type dinosaur which hunted at night and the other predators were scared of. More

Posted by Ghidorah at 21:26 on 04 July 2013 | Report This Post

Extinction
I remember reading about another take on the JP4 script - involving a disease brought back when the dinos were resurrected (think back to the triceratops lying sick on the ground in the first film) and that as the dinos have evolved over time on the islands and started to breed (frog gene) it leads to some sort of mutated version of the disease which can also infect humans. More

Posted by richallin at 11:37 on 04 July 2013 | Report This Post

Extinction
I remember reading about another take on the JP4 script - involving a disease brought back when the dinos were resurrected (think back to the triceratops lying sick on the ground in the first film) and that as the dinos have evolved over time on the islands and started to breed (frog gene) it leads to some sort of mutated version of the disease which can also infect humans. More

Posted by richallin at 11:27 on 04 July 2013 | Report This Post

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L: Lord Bilious It's probably wishful thinking, but it'd be great to see this film that's a bit more hard-edged (less kids-friendly) than the previous three. So long as it has a script to match, something more graphic would look amazing. Imagine how cool an 18-rated, high budget dino flick would look? I'm thinking something along the lines of 2000 AD's 'Flesh' series. he beauty of JP is that it dark and it scary, but it's still kid friendly. I don't see any need to make it more graphic More

Posted by Whistler at 10:53 on 04 July 2013 | Report This Post

It's probably wishful thinking, but it'd be great to see this film that's a bit more hard-edged (less kids-friendly) than the previous three. So long as it has a script to match, something more graphic would look amazing. Imagine how cool an 18-rated, high budget dino flick would look? I'm thinking something along the lines of 2000 AD's 'Flesh' series. More

Posted by Lord Bilious at 09:59 on 04 July 2013 | Report This Post

Nope, that script was scrapped years ago. It sounded bonkers and part of me will always want to see it but lets face it, humna-dino hybrids?! No, it would've been awful! This new one is set on the original island (Isla Nublar) where the park has been reopened and functioning for many years until something happens, naturally! I read that some of the dinosaurs will have muzzles and a new 'threat' in the vein of the Spinosaurus in JP3 will feature. An underwater dinosaur too which sounds like a goo More

Posted by Seamie at 09:43 on 04 July 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Possible Spoiler alert...
Didn't someone leak a load of seriously disturbing DINO/HUMAN mutant concept drawings?. More

Posted by Dannybohy at 08:55 on 04 July 2013 | Report This Post

Possible Spoiler alert...
....but I remember a few years back, an internet geek got hold of a JP (4?) script. It had InGen finding the original Dino DNA, stolen by Nedry, and created the same dinosaurs but mixed with human and canine DNA to make them....well...more tame. The plot, as far as the internet goes, revolves around the company creating a new dino or loads of new dinos which are not so tame...both dinos and humans joining together to fight the new ones in a theme park packed full of visitors....Could work.... More

Posted by Holbydude at 07:58 on 04 July 2013 | Report This Post

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