It’s amazing how well Jurassic Park has aged. The original at least. While sequels 2 and 3 may have been decent attempts to recapture that glory, it was fleeting. So to say that Jurassic Park 4 director Colin Trevorrow has some hurdles to jump for this film, isn’t an understatement.
And he’s well aware of that legacy.
Talking to Schmoes Know in a video interview, Trevorrow hinted at this film possibly being a reboot, while Steven Spielberg himself had been encouraging so far in the pre-production of the movie:
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.
As for that reboot tidbit:
We don’t want to create a news scoop here, but we definitely want to honor what came before us.
Trevorrow also explained that first and foremost, he was a massive fan of the original films. Well, naturally, duh:
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.
Still, he seems to be talking from the heart, and with the release date being pushed back to 2015 (That’s a good thing!), it means that the next installment won’t be a rush-job at least. And it’ll sure as hell be better than that other Jurassic Park 4 idea about mutated Dinosaur-Men running around causing all kinds of shenanigans.
Last Updated: July 4, 2013
Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew
July 4, 2013 at 11:45
I am really looking forward to this. I just hope they can get it right. The word “reboot” kind of freaks me out though.