That supposed leaked plot summary of the upcoming Jurassic World movie? Turns out it was only partially right. Forced to clarify the details, director Colin Trevorrow explained the true synopsis — and it still sounds pretty awesome.
Talking to /Film, Trevorrow begrudgingly explained:
Yes. Jurassic World takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. You arrive by ferry from Costa Rica. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs. Real ones. You can get closer to them than you ever imagined possible. It's the realization of John Hammond's dream, and I think you'll want to go there.
Additionally, Jurassic World takes place 22 years after the events of the first movie, and while Chris Pratt's character isn't training the dinosaurs as had been rumored, he is studying them. As for the genetically crossbred dinosaurs, they won't be crazy mutations — they're in the vein of the first film, where the Park scientists used modern animal DNA to fill out gaps in the dinosaurs' DNA.
What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth…and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us, that image captured the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. "We've seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?" Next year, you'll see our answer.
You know, for a world filled with amazing, CG-abundant movies, this idea of jaded audiences no longer impressed with living, breathing dinosaurs has some real resonance. You should read the whole interview with Trevorrow here — it's an excellent read, especially his thoughts on the leaked script.