Will Jurassic World turn it all around?
Colin Trevorrow has been talking about the plans for Jurassic World and mentioning that Universal has a number of Jurassic films planned, this isn't a one off, and he reveals something of the plot for the first in this list, Jurassic World.
The hint at the plot suggests that this time the story is going to be much larger and have a much more grand scale than anything that has come before.
In the previous films we've seen events occur on the island and even at one point a dinosaur taken to the mainland and run havoc, for a while at least. Well those storylines all seem small scale in comparison to what appears to be coming in Jurassic World.
Okay I've teased you enough so now I'm going to get into it that means if you don't want potential small spoilers then you should turn away. I'm not saying I have a big twist to reveal, but if the suggestions being made about the overall storyline turn out to be true then we're talking big scale, so walk away now if you don't want to know.
The scale I'm talking about is akin to SkyNet for the Terminator franchise. We're not talking about just an island anymore, and that's something that seems to be obvious from the title too.
Speaking to Empire, Colin Trevorrow who is directing Jurassic World said:
"It's about alpha dominance and the fact that humans have been the alpha species for a very long time...and so now we've brought back another that happened to be the alpha species during its time, and we have to co-exist, so what is that relationship?"
He talks about some of the characters and their general roles in the film, but there's nothing really earth shattering in there. For me it's what he's said above, that points to a rather large plot.
Think about what he's said there, the idea of co-existing with another alpha dominant species, or bigger than that, the dominant species of the planet suddenly discovering that they aren't the big dog in the park any more. This is a much more global scale story than we've looked at before. Are we going to see the dinosaurs truly breaking free from their island and finally inhabiting the rest of the world, raking havoc on humanity across the globe?
Even that sounds much more than a single story and reflects the other comment that Trevorrow makes, that the studio are looking for a series of films and that they would have a large story arc stretching across much more than just one. Doesn't that sound enticing?