The following article contains spoilers regarding the upcoming film "Jurassic World."
It's tough to keep secrets in Hollywood. Just ask Colin Trevorrow.
The director of the widely anticipated "Jurassic World" came clean with move site SlashFilm over questions regarding recent plot leaks; decrying the motives of those who he believes are spoiling it for the rest of us.
"That’s the thing about leaks, sometimes they aren’t misinterpreted or false," he says. "They’re real story elements that the filmmakers were hoping to introduce to the audience in a darkened movie theater. But unfortunately, in 2014, you read about it on a computer. Last week was discouraging for everyone on our crew–not because we want to hide things from the fans, but because we’re working so hard to create something full of surprises. When I was a kid, you got to discover everything at once, it washed over you and blew your mind. Now it only takes one person to spoil it for everyone else."
As for those rumors we've been hearing about - it turns out they're all true. "Jurrasic World" does indeed take place inside a dino theme park (the "fully realized dream of John Hammond) and picks up some 22 years after the events of the first film. Now, however, people are just used to seeing dinosaurs, and much like other scientific miracles, take it all for granted.
"We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass," he says. "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."
That answer is exactly what the Internet was screaming about last week: a genetically-enhanced dinosaur. The only difference is that Trevorrow's description makes it seem less cheesy and all the more plausible.
"I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But we aren’t doing anything here that Crichton didn’t suggest in his novels. This animal is not a mutant freak," he says. "It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles. It’s a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were, but now the genetics have gone to the next level. For me, it’s a natural evolution of the technology introduced in the first film. Maybe it sounds crazy, but most of my favorite movies sound crazy when you describe them in a single sentence."
I'm on board. "Jurassic World" will hit theaters June 12, 2015.
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