JURASSIC WORLD Director Colin Trevorrow Confirms Plot Details

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Since I wasn’t sure of their validity, I meant to avoid spoilerish story rumors from JoBlo that surfaced on the web last week, but director Colin Trevorrow recently spoke with /Film in an effort to set straight these leaks and confirmed some of the speculation.

I warn you, stop reading now if you don’t want to know anything about Jurassic World‘s plot.

Undoubtedly the most important thing is that there are no ‘good and bad’ dinosaurs. Moreover, I have provided a few of his responses below:

“Jurassic World takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. 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.”

How long has elapsed since the third film and how has the world we knew from those films changed in that time?

“This film picks up twenty-two years after Jurassic Park. When Derek [Connolly] and I sat down to find the movie, we looked at the past two decades and talked about what we’ve seen. … What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth…and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. “We’ve seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?” Next year, you’ll see our answer.”

As for the dinosaurs themselves:

Will there be crossbred dinosaurs or new species created for the movie?

“We were hoping audiences could discover this on their own, 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.

I know the idea of a modified dinosaur put a lot of fans on red alert, and I understand it. But we aren’t doing anything here that Crichton didn’t suggest in his novels. This animal is not a mutant freak. It doesn’t have a snake’s head or octopus tentacles. It’s a dinosaur, created in the same way the others were, but now the genetics have gone to the next level. For me, it’s a natural evolution of the technology introduced in the first film. Maybe it sounds crazy, but most of my favorite movies sound crazy when you describe them in a single sentence.”

Finally, Trevorrow chimed in on “good dinosaurs fighting bad dinosaurs” subject:

“There’s no such thing as good or bad dinosaurs. There are predators and prey. The T-Rex in Jurassic Park took human lives, and saved them. No one interpreted her as good or bad. This film is about our relationship with animals, how we react to the threat they pose to our dominance on earth as a species. We hunt them, we cage them in zoos, we admire them from afar and we try to assert control over them.”

Jurassic World opens June 12, 2015 and stars Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, B.D. Wong, and Omar Sy.

In addition, check out this fan-made trailer set to the soundtrack from the 2014 Godzilla remake.