Colin Trevorrow, director of “Jurassic World,” which opens in theaters Friday, recently spoke about the previous films in the series, which began with "Jurassic Park" in 1993. He shared his viewpoint on why “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic Park III” failed to repeat the success of the original film.
According to Trevorrow, the second and third films had fissures in their “fundamental architecture.” “The first movie had a place that you could go to that was wondrous and magical and would bring you great joy -- but surprise, you’re going to die. In those other movies, you’re going to a place that’s dangerous and you’re going to die, and sure enough, you do,” he told Cinema Blend.
“The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997) tells a story of a family that stumbles upon the dinosaurs while vacationing in Isla Soma, whereas “Jurassic Park III” (2001) concerns tourists who decide to parasail around Isla Soma, despite the lurking danger.
Trevorrow, who has also co-written the screenplay of “Jurassic World,” is quite confident about its plot, as it has been suggested by Steven Spielberg, the man behind the original film, which was based on a novel by Michael Crichton. “We came in, that was already there; the idea to have the park be fully functional was already there. It was an idea of Steven [Spielberg]’s and he has great ideas,” Trevorrow said.
“Jurassic World” centers on a hybrid dinosaur, Indominus Rex, who is created on the demand of park authorities in order to increase the number of park visitors. Things start falling apart when Indominus Rex escapes. It is up to Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and other members of the park to contain the creature.
Other cast members include Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B.D. Wong, and Irrfan Khan. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley have produced the film based on the story by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, based on the characters created by Crichton, who died in 2008 at age 66.