Colin Trevorrow

The first time you heard Universal Pictures was making Jurassic Park IV, the most common reaction was probably “How could it ever stand up to the original?” While The Lost World and Jurassic Park III each have their fans, neither comes close to recreating the magic and excitement Steven Spielberg captured in 1993. That’s why, when Universal annoucned they were delaying Colin Trevorrow‘s upcoming sequel, it was good news. It meant they didn’t want to rush into making something that wasn’t the best it could be.

In an new interview, Trevorrow echoes those statements while discussing Jurassic Park IV. He doesn’t cop to whether or not it’s a reboot, or those juicy story details, but he does say they’re working hard on making it “something that can stand with the first one.”

Trevorrow’s quotes come from an interview with Schmoes Know, via Coming Soon. Here’s the video.

And here are the quotes:

It’s incredible to have Steven, who’s done this for decades and has such an incredible filmic knowledge and just understands the language of the story in a way that for us is very refreshing. It’s not like getting notes from a studio executive, it’s really just trying to crack this and make it the best it can be.

When asked if it’s a reboot:

We don’t want to create a news scoop here, but we definitely want to honor what came before us.

Then he talked about the fan love for the series:

We are very aware of how much a certain generation especially cares about this movie and we talk about it all the time and really the conversation is: It’s not about us, it’s not about our careers, it’s – how do we make something that can stand with the first one.

Do you feel like Trevorrow is coming from the right place here? It certainly sounds like it.

Jurassic Park IV is rumored to be looking at a Summer 2015 release.

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