Director Colin Trevorrow Talks Handling 'Jurassic Park 4' Carefully

July 3, 2013
Source: Schmoes Know

Jurassic Park 4

Though Universal Pictures pushed back Jurassic Park 4 to sometime in 2015, that doesn't mean the production is troubled. If anything, pushing back the release will allow director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) and producer Steven Spielberg to more carefully craft the sequel and give fans what they've been waiting for all these years. Just recently, Trevorrow spoke with Schmoes Know (via ComingSoon) and while he didn't divulge any details about the forthcoming sequel, he did talk about how involved Spielberg has been on the project, and how aware they are of handling the franchise very carefully.

First of all, as far as Spielberg's collaboration is concerned, Trevorrow says:

“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.”

That's the best thing you can ask for from a producer, especially one like Spielberg. And with his involvement, Trevorrow says “we definitely want to honor what came before us.” That basically means we're not looking at a franchise reboot, which would be a bit silly since the origin story doesn't really need to be explained again, and a straight up sequel. But the director says they're still in the script process and reassures fans, "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?” We'll see if they can pull it off.

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If Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass headline, I will be happy.

DAVIDPD on Jul 3, 2013


If they choose the Original actors that would be awesome! depending of course if they're in the script. if they choose different actors for the original parts I probably would be going.

Peteymc on Jul 3, 2013


It's fantastic, having Spielberg involved! He's a great storyteller and will do the franchise justice. I sure hope he adds Jeff Goldblum's and Sam Neill's characters, that's what I'd like to see! I'll stay tuned!

Spider on Jul 3, 2013


I'm not worried. I don't really care if the plot is good or not, I just care how the dinosaurs look, and how the music is. Returning actors or not. I think I'll like it.

OfficialJab on Jul 3, 2013


Can't tell if you're serious or not about plot...

cobrazombie on Jul 3, 2013


Pretty much, though it's conditional on everything else working. The first was good, and the second's was not too good, and that describes how much I like the final products as well. The third however had a worthless plot, but I still like it far far more than the second. I really don't know if they can write a great plot for this. I mean, what the hell is Jurassic Park 4 about? What do you do? So I'm counting on the rest of the package to make it a quality movie. I'll prepare to be proven wrong, but I dunno man.

OfficialJab on Jul 4, 2013


How about they just pretend everything after the original never happened and remake the sequel? Or just reboot the entire thing entirely,

Andrew Ortega on Jul 7, 2013

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