With “Jurassic World” tracking for a monster opening of $100 million dollars, you can bet Universal is already starting to think about follow-ups. But one person who won’t be telling which actors to run away from prehistoric CGI creatures is “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow.
At the Paris, France premiere for the movie, Trevorrow was asked about the chances he’d be back to direct, and his answer left no room for ambiguity. “ ‘Jurassic Park’ is like ‘Star Wars.’ Different directors can give a different taste to each movie. I would be involved in some way, but not as director,” he said (via ComingSoon). I would assume he’d be involved in a story or producer role.
And his answer perhaps suggests how Universal is thinking about updating the series. Of the original trilogy, two were directed by Steven Spielberg, with the third helmed by Joe Johnston, but all more or less ran on a similar engine. But this idea of finding different ways to approach dinosaurs-gone-rogue makes sense given they can only go to the theme park well so many times.
As for Trevorrow, he shoots the indie film “Book Of Henry” in September. “Jurassic World” opens on June 12th. Check out a new Mercedes promo and behind-the-scenes journals with Chris Pratt below.