The news just isn’t stopping as Jurassic World 2 writer and producer Colin Trevorrow continues to do press rounds for his new film, The Book of Henry. Honestly, there has been so much news hitting from different outlets over the past few days, I wasn’t sure what to write an article about, or what the highlight of the article should be – but when more news regarding Dr. Ian Malcolm hit, I knew I had my lede.
“You know, I did rely on [Michael] Crichton for a lot. I used a lot of Crichton dialogue. Maybe one of my highlights of this whole process is Goldblum. Jeff Goldblum called me – and I’m not going to do an impression – but he was like, ‘Look, I’ve added a couple of things, and I thought I’d perform it for you.’ [Laughs] Oh, great, okay. So, we sat on the phone for an hour as he ran these lines, and I talked about it. And, I mean, that’s – it was almost better than being there on set. It was great.”
Colin previously hinted at this much – during our past podcast interview with him, he told us that dialog from the first novel made it into JW2. In fact, he jubiliantly shared that he enjoyed borrowing Michael Crichton’s dialog, saying “It makes me feel like such a good writer (…) Look at me, that’s a hell of a sentence!”
Speaking with MTV, Colin also teased again that the film will be more suspenseful and character driven:
“It’s just deeper, more character-based, and it definitely leans into suspense, especially in the second half. It does have the big action in the middle. There’s a sequence in the middle that I’ve been watching – I mean, I watch dailies every day – but I’ve started to see stuff come together, and it’s just insane.”
Stepping away from the excellent MTV Podcast (which is worth a full listen!), Colin Trevorrow also spoke to ET Online to continue sharing tantalizing details from the new film:
“I was the on-set writer for the movie, so I was there every day making sure that J.A. [Bayona] had everything that he needed. It was just such a rich, positive collaboration and by far my favorite [production] experience in my life so far. J.A. and I are pretty deeply connected when it comes to this franchise and what it needs and the kind of risks that we want to take. We’re definitely making a bold, new movie. It’s not going to be the same old thing you’ve seen before. I love that partnership, and I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve done.”
That quote there adds even further context to the recent discovery the (normal) script rewrites, as he continued to work with JA Bayona on set to better the stories finer details on an as-needed-basis. The collaborative nature of the project should really let JA Bayonas voice shine on the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel, which Colin has previously described as “a Spanish horror film with dinosaurs in it.”
The news drops for the upcoming Jurassic sequel certainly sounds good, and there is no doubt that Colin Trevorrow is an expert with talking about films in an exciting way without giving a single thing away. While I do prefer to know as little as possible when it comes to film specifics, I am itching for some new official images, a title, logo, or even a basic premise for the plot – but until then, I’m sure other interviews will keep us occupied!
Stay tuned – more news is surely inbound, and with any luck, something more exciting will drop June 22nd. Until then, sound off in the comments below!