It will still be another year and a half before a new Jurassic World sequel hits theaters, and many are curious to see the state of that world now that dinosaurs are roaming free after they broke out at the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. So director Colin Trevorrow and Jurassic World 3 co-writer Emily Carmichael came up with Battle Of Big Rock, a film short that shows how the people have adapted to co-existing with those giant beasts. The short recently aired after a broadcast showing of Jurassic World on FX. But just in case you missed it, Universal Pictures has put it up online for all you (and many other Jurassic Park and Jurassic World fans) to see.
The Jurassic World fanbase was all shook up when Colin Trevorrow announced that he shot a short film that would be tied to the films called Battle at Big Rock and that it would air on FX this week. It came as a huge surprise to many of us, especially since it was a production that virtually went unnoticed. The short takes place a year after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Not that dinosaurs haven’t been running wild in civilized areas before, but now things have definitely changed. And the short will attempt to address how much this world has changed when a family, who are vacationing at Big Rock National Park, confronts these dinosaurs.
Now before Battle at Big Rock makes its debut on FX, Trevorrow has shared a little bit about the upcoming short and how it will tie into the larger Jurassic World universe. Check out what he had to say below.
Those who are fans of Jurassic World will be surprised to learn that director Colin Trevorrow has directed a live-action Jurassic World short film called Battle at Big Rock which is set to air on FX on September 15th.
The short will be set in the same world, and will see what things are like now after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. More on the report below.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Director: J. A. Bayona Writers: Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, Jeff Goldblum, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin Distributor:Universal Pictures Rated PG-13 | 128 Minutes Release Date: June 22, 2015
That wide-eyed look of wonder you experienced when watching the first Jurassic Park is something that can only be experienced first hand. Of course, whenever a film like that is loved and successful, you are going to want to continue those adventures with sequels. Unfortunately, the Jurassic Park sequels never lived up to the first film. But just before it met its untimely extinction, it was revived, thanks in part to the reboot craze. Though Jurassic World was a box office smash, it wasn’t as loved by critics. In fact, it was widely panned.
Now we are here with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the second chapter of this reboot. This time J.A. Bayona is at the helm using a script written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. But even with some new blood directing this, it isn’t nearly enough to get the film away from the fact that this franchise continues to have stupid people doing stupid things, over and over and over again. My full review below.
Following Jurassic World‘s monstrous box office run in 2015, Universal immediately gave the sequel the greenlight. However, Colin Trevorrow would be unable to return due to his obligation to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, at the time. So they brought in J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls) to direct Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. And based on what we have seen so far, it is quite the departure from Trevorrow’s vision.
Now Universal has released the final trailer for the upcoming film, which, judging by the way it looks, will be a lot more scarier than any of the Jurassic films we have previously seen. Check it out below.