Jurassic World Director Colin Treverrow Addresses Plot Leaks
Several plot leaks for Jurassic World found their way onto the internet last week, potentially giving away what the film is about. The rumors say that the film will be set in a fully operational dinosaur theme park on Isla Nublar and that the danger will come when a hybrid-dinosaur, genetically engineered by the park's owners, gets loose and begins terrorizing the place. The rumors also say that Chris Pratt's character will fight the monster using trained raptors. In an interview with Slash Film, director Colin Trevorrow addressed these leaks, saying that it's unfortunate for audiences to find out about them on the internet rather than in a theater. "Last week was discouraging for everyone on our crew," said Trevorrow, "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. I hope whoever leaked it is actively trying to undermine what we're doing. Because if they're trying to help, they're doing it wrong." Trevorrow went on to confirm that the rumors are mostly true. "Jurassic World takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar," he said "It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. You arrive by ferry from Costa Rica. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible. It's the realization of John Hammond's dream, and I think you'll want to go there." Trevorrow said that reports of Pratt's character having trained dinosaurs were greatly exaggerated. "Chris Pratt's character is doing behavioral research on the raptors," Trevorrow said. "They aren't trained, they can't do tricks. He's just trying to figure out the limits of the relationship between these highly intelligent creatures and human beings. If people don't think there's potential in those ideas, maybe they won't like this movie. But I ask them to give it a chance." Lastly, he confirmed the existence of the hybrid dinosaur, which was mandated by the studio. "We were hoping audiences could discover this on their own," he said "but yes, there will be one new dinosaur created by the park's geneticists. The gaps in her sequence were filled with DNA from other species, much like the genome in the first film was completed with frog DNA. This creation exists to fulfill a corporate mandate—they want something bigger, louder, with more teeth. And that's what they get." Jurassic World, set 22 years after the events of the original Jurassic Park, is currently filming and will come to theaters June 12, 2015.