In an interview with The New York Times, director Colin Trevorrow talked about working on Jurassic World and what fans can expect from the movie.
Trevorrow, who has mostly worked on indie films like Safety Not Guaranteed before this revealed that it took him a while to wrap his arms around the iconic project that Steven Spielberg steered. He understood the magnitude of what he was taking on and was surely intimidated by the legacy of the franchise.
"I remember that first two-hour meeting with Steven, when I had to stop being a fan and think about work," he said. "I was like: 'Look, if 'Jurassic Park 4' fails, you continue on being a legend. I'm finished.'"
Trevorrow also weighed in on the not as successful sequels to Jurassic Park (1994) and how he hoped that Jurassic World would change all of that.
"It's not a secret: The earlier movies had diminishing returns for the audience," he said. "If we were going to make another one of these dinosaur movies, it had to be something that could rebuild our love for the franchise."
The director went on to speak about his vision for the film and how it was to be a mix of things.
"I wanted to make something that is funny and warm and emotional and romantic while also being scary and intense and dark," he said. "A movie doesn't have to be just one thing."
Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson and Judy Greer.
The film will hit theaters on June 12.
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