The most recent installation in the Jurassic Park franchise, jurassic world domainIt could have been a box office success, but its director Colin Trevorrow acknowledges that the sequels to the original trilogy directed by Chris Pratt did not technically need to exist.
Describing the premise of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 hit Jurassic Park as “inherently franchise-free” in a recent interview with Empire, Trevorrow said that it was a creative challenge to repeat the core idea of humanity’s arrogance regarding nature. After all, how many times does a remote island theme park have to be overrun by rogue dinosaurs before people stop coming?
“There should probably be only one Jurassic Park — but if we’re going to do it, how can I allow them to tell stories in a world where dinosaurs exist, instead of, here’s another reason why we’re going to go to an island?” he said. “I specifically did something different from the other movies to change the DNA of the franchise… The previous five movies are plots about dinosaurs. This is a story about characters in a world where they coexist with dinosaurs.”
Trevorrow went on to explain that he intentionally ended domain in such a way that it could serve as a springboard to start a third trilogy of films at some point. “This movie clearly has a real interest in creating new characters that a new generation will latch onto,” he said. “There is more to come.”
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