In a recent Yahoo! report, which recounted a visit to the set of Jurassic World, it was revealed that the movie will be a sequel to Jurassic Park and pretty much ignore all the other installments of the franchise in between.
This could have been a strategic move to cash in on the success of the 1994 original, as the sequels were not appreciated by fans as much. The report shares how director Colin Trevorrow was a teenager when the original came out and how now two decades later he wants to do justice to the legacy of the movie that was so inspiring to him.
"I felt like I had a responsibility to do it," he explains. "Mostly for Steven, in thanks for all he's done for all of us and how much his movies meant to me in my childhood. But also, if one is asked to do this, it's almost insulting to everyone else to say no. We'd all love this privilege - to be able to re-create a film that meant so much to us."
The report goes on to reveal that the movie will be a "direct sequel" to Jurassic Park. The fact that Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) will be part of this reiterates that the movie is drawing from the original.
Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, and Ty Simpkins.
The Jurassic Park films are based on Michael Crichton's series of novels about pre-historic beasts being revived by revolutionary gene technology. Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are co-producing the film alongside Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two installments in the franchise.
The film will hit theaters on June 12, 2015.
Watch a trailer for Jurassic World here: