Last week, many rumored Jurassic World plot details concerning next summer’s blockbuster were leaked online including details concerning Chris Pratt’s character. Unfortunately for Universal and the film’s director Colin Treverrow, it appears the rumors are true (by the director’s own admission). Slashfilm conducted an interview with Treverrow yesterday who tried to address some of the fans concerns over the direction of the series.
If you would like to read the full interview you can click here, but the gist of it is that he mostly confirms that the Jurassic World plot rumors are true. Treverrow elaborated by saying “Yes. 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.”
As I was reading the rest of the interview, it felt like Treverrow was rather angry that the Jurassic World plot leaks happened, saying things like “Last week was discouraging for everyone on our crew” and “I hope whoever leaked it is actively trying to undermine what we’re doing. Because if they’re trying to help, they’re doing it wrong.”
To be fair to the director, if he is angry about this, I don’t blame him. Jurassic World is going to be facing an uphill battle as it is to be successful in trying to revive a franchise that hasn’t made a movie in over a decade. Also, one of the more effective ways films like this are marketed is to slowly build it up and give the audience brief glimpses of the monsters themselves until the movie is finally released (see films like Cloverfield and Godzilla).
If that was going to be the strategy here, I doubt that’s an option anymore since the film hasn’t even finished shooting yet and one Google search will likely tell any prospective audience member what they need to know. It doesn’t mean Jurassic World can’t still be good but it does kind of take away any kind of element of surprise they may have been hoping for.
Do the Jurassic World plot detail leaks make you more or less interested in the movie? Should Trevorrow and the producers work out some kind of damage control? Give us your thoughts in the comment section below.