Colin Trevorrow reveals the inspiration behind Jurassic World and its sequel

Director Colin Trevorrow has been discussing exactly where the idea for Jurassic World came from, and apparently, inspiration was taken from the words of one Ian Malcolm. That’s right, the plot for the popular reboot was right there in the script for the original movie, courtesy of Jeff Goldblum.

“Honestly, the trilogy is articulated in Jurassic Park, it’s all in there,” says Trevorrow on the Jurassic Cast (opens in new tab) podcast. “Jurassic World is all based on Ian Malcolm’s quote, ‘You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you wanna sell it.’ That to me is Jurassic World, that’s why I had all the product placement, that’s what it was.”

The director even revealed the Jurassic Park quote, which the Jurassic World sequel will take inspiration from. “The second one, Jurassic World 2… what is the foundation? ‘Dinosaurs and man, separated by 65 million years of evolution have been thrown back into the mix together. How can we know what to expect?’ That’s why it’s exciting that the movie did well, that leaves us a lot of room to run, and it was part of this design, it had a beginning, middle, and end when we wrote the first movie. Now that the movie did well, we get to play that out.”

So what exactly can we expect from the follow-up film? “It will get to be a different kind of film,” explains Trevorrow. “The audience has given us permission to a certain extent to take this to the next level, and I don’t necessarily mean in scale, I feel very strongly that it’s not about more dinosaurs or bigger and better dinosaurs, it’s about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals and about animals in general and the dynamic created by bringing them back to life.” Jurassic World 2 will open on June 22 2018.

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