Two big pieces of news surfaced over the last 24 hours regarding Colin Trevorrorw’s upcoming Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World.
First up, Trevorrow announced through Twitter that he will be working with cinematographer John Schwartzman (The Amazing Spider-Man, Armageddon, The Rock), and also said that the film will be shot using 35mm and 65mm, rather than digital.
Shooting in 65mm suggests the film will be gearing up for an IMAX release, as 65mm gives a much bigger and better picture quality for the IMAX format.
Now, while this news is exciting stuff, even more exciting is an interview star Chris Pratt recently had with MTV. He addressed, sort of, the burning question “why tamper with dinosaurs again after the events of the first three films, surely scientists have learned their lesson?”.
Well, when asked that very question, Pratt responded with the following:
“What I liked about it was it answers the question of ‘Why would you do that?’ Like, how do you suspend disbelief to be like, ‘Oh yes, let’s make this mistake again. We haven’t learned out lesson about dinosaurs, we should definitely live with them and see how that works out!’ after like three tries at it. They answer the question really well through the script. Colin did a great job of writing it and justifying it and in his own way having fun with that, so anybody who goes in with that question will be really amused—the way I was—about how they answer that.”
So, thankfully while Pratt doesn’t quite answer the question, he does hint that Trevorrow’s idea for bringing Dinosaurs back will certainly be an exciting one. Trevorrow went further discussing the directors skills and vision for the film:
“He’s got a great vision for the movie… It’s awesome that Steven Spielberg is taking a chance on this guy because he’s got a really clear vision. I sat down with him and it was kind of like with me and [Guardians of the Galaxy director] James [Gunn], we just kind of started getting excited about this.”
Pratt continued about his own excitement for the movie, for working with the director and the clarity and vision that Trevorrow had. Pratt is clearly over the moon to be starring in Jurassic World:
“We just started getting really excited about this and in the back of my mind I was like, ‘Dude, this is gonna happen! They want you to do this movie!’ I remember him saying, ‘They’re not going to tell you this, but we want you to do it.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my god, really? Oh god.’ So I just got really excited about it.”
Finally, MTV asked Pratt who his character in Jurassic World is like, Dr Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) or Dr Grant (Sam Neill):
“He’s got a little of both. He’s got a little bit of the Goldblum cynicism but also the Sam Neill excitement at the wonder of the biology of it all, so it’s a combination”
Jurassic World will arrive in cinemas June 12th 2015.