Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow reveals sequel's story inspired by Alan Grant quote from Jurassic Park

'Honestly, the trilogy is articulated in Jurassic Park, it’s all in there'

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Tuesday 22 September 2015 12:26

After the success of Jurassic World earlier this year, director Colin Trevorrow has become one of the most in demand directors in Hollywood. Before the hit dino-flick, he had only done one full length feature, Safety Not Guaranteed, but nows he’s on track to direct a main Star Wars feature and write the script for the upcoming Jurassic World 2.

Speaking of his escapades into the world of dinosaur theme parks, Trevorrow revealed the inspiration behind the upcoming film as well as saying he already has a story ready for a third Jurassic World.

“I looked at this whole thing as a trilogy, I designed it that we,” he said in the Jurassic Cast Podcast. “Honestly, the trilogy is articulated in Jurassic Park, it’s all in there… 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 second one, Jurassic World 2, and as we were driving we tried to find, 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?’”

This quote comes from the first film and is said by Dr. Alan Grant, played by Sam Neil.

He went on to add that with the first in the series doing so well, he has a “lot of room to run” with the script. Watch the full hour long interview below. The quote above starts around the 10 minute mark.

One other notable moment is when he adds that “Claire is the one who evolves the most over the trilogy, it’s her story that mirrors this changing world.”

It has already been confirmed that Bryce Dallas Howard’s character, Claire Dearing, and Chris Pratt’s, Owen Grady, will be returning for the movie.

Jurassic World 2, as it’s currently titled, will be released in 2018.

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