Jurassic World executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Colin Trevorrow talk Jurassic Park and the thrill of creating a movie involving dinosaurs.
Steven Spielberg was already an acclaimed director before he brought the late Michael Crichton‘s exciting thriller book Jurassic Park onto the big screen. He had built his awesome film credentials with many a sci-fi and adventure films, including Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial. And at the time he first heard about the dinosaur story, he was already at work on another of Crichton’s stories being brought to film, ER. However, he had the curious mind to ask the author what was doing next, and Crichton had said, “all I can tell you, cause all my books are secret, this book is about dinosaurs and DNA.”
Of course, this immensely peaked the interest of Spielberg, stating that “it changed my life. because I immediately lost interest in ER as a movie, and started pumping him for news about what this was all about. And that was the beginning of evolving Jurassic Park into a film.”
ER became a TV series, which was executive produced by Spielberg, and was popular in its own right. And Spielberg made Jurassic Park into a movie sensation.
Of course, Trevorrow’s experience of Jurassic Park was a very different one, being that he was still a kid in school, and actually had to sneak out of the house to watch the movie. “It was a very indelible memory. It’s one of the most thrilling films ever made,” said Trevorrow.
They also talked about their reasoning for hiring the actors they did for Jurassic World, including one not-hugely-known actor named Chris Pratt.
Jurassic World will be available in Digital HD on October 1, 2015, and on Blu-Ray/DVD on October 20, 2015.