Since the mighty doors of Jurassic Park first swung open all the way back in ’93, there’s been an underlying theme that can be traced all the way through the blockbuster dino series – for all of the advances in technology and bio-engineering, humanity always struggles to keep its prehistoric creations under control. Nature trumps man, cue the credits.
But there’s something more at play – a kind of allegory used to tap into the pressing issue of animal mistreatment in the modern world. Colin Trevorrow echoed this sentiment during a chat with Spanish outlet El Mundo (via /Film), claiming that Jurassic World 2 will be akin to a parable of animal abuse when it roars to life in 2018.
“The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons.”
If there was one character that proved to be the living embodiment of that warped perception, it was Vincent D’Onofrio’s cunning InGen employee Vic Hoskins. He spent most of Jurassic World pleading with Chris Pratt’s lead in bid to repurpose the trained raptors to fight in military combat – the ultimate killing machine, if you will.
Weaponizing a man-made creation – in this case, dinosaurs – is something that Trevorrow touched on in the past, which could potentially see InGen’s lucrative formula go open source. Imagine the computing industry, with teeth.
“….when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponize it and later on we found it could be used for energy,” he explained. “… a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source? It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?”
Jurassic World 2 is due to enter production in Hawaii soon after the turn of the year, meaning the sequel is right on course for its planned theatrical release on June 22, 2018.