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‘Jurassic Park 4′ Plot Details Revealed: ‘Jurassic World,’ Raptor Research and the Next Big Dino

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Until recently, ‘Jurassic Park 4‘ (officially titled ‘Jurassic World’) was well clothed in secrecy, but rumors have made the film’s director Colin Trevorrow speak up about his ‘Jurassic Park’ sequel, and so he’s just given an interview to clarify those rumors. In doing so, he dropped some tantalizing details about the upcoming sequel.

Speaking with /Film, Trevorrow revealed that ‘Jurassic Park 4′ is set 22 years after the first film, with John Hammond’s Isla Nublar park now fully operational and out of fashion. As Trevorrow says:

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.

That’s an awesome reply, as he seems acutely aware of audience expectations, but it also suggests that he may not take the film’s previous sequels all that seriously — not that anyone does. He also clarifies that there will be a new, genetically modified dinosaur (introducing a new dinosaur seems a tradition in these films), saying:

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.

As for our new leading man, Chris Pratt‘s character is “doing behavioral research on the raptors … he’s just trying to figure out the limits of the relationship between these highly intelligent creatures and human beings.”

‘Jurassic World,’ which stars Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Vincent D’Onofrio and a whole bunch of dinosaurs, is scheduled to hit theaters June 12, 2015.

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