The Jurassic World franchise acquired just a bit larger on Sunday evening with the debut of the brand new brief movie, Battle at Big Rock. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Battle at Big Rock aired following an airing of Jurassic World on FX and peeled again the curtain on what life appears to be like like within the JW universe following the discharge of the dinosaurs on the finish of Fallen Kingdom. The brief is just eight minutes in size, however it’s greater than sufficient to indicate simply how a lot dinosaurs are affecting the remainder of North America. It’s additionally getting followers of the franchise much more hyped for what’s to come back when Jurassic World 3 arrives in 2021.
Among these Jurassic trustworthy is director and host Kevin Smith, who was greater than just a bit impressed with the brand new brief movie. After Trevorrow shared the hyperlink to the total brief on Twitter, Smith commented with a little bit evaluate of his personal.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 16, 2019
“WOW,” Smith wrote within the tweet. “If you’re giving that away for free, how good is #JP3 gonna be?! Great job, man! I love the new direction of Planet of the Apex Predators!”
Battle at Big Rock was a reasonably large secret for Trevorrow and Universal to maintain below wraps for so long as they did. In reality, till Trevorrow introduced the brief on social media final week, there had been little to no information in regards to the venture in any respect. How was the inventive staff capable of maintain such substantial manufacturing quiet for therefore lengthy? According to Trevorrow, it was all in regards to the location.
While Battle at Big Rock takes place within the western United States, it was really shot in Dublin, Ireland final yr. Taking the manufacturing away from the setting was key to conserving followers at midnight.
“We shot it in Ireland last winter,” Trevorrow informed Collider. “They have a grove of redwood trees outside Dublin that look exactly like the national parks in Northern California. I honestly never thought we’d make it this far without getting found out. The Irish can keep a secret.”
The objective of Battle at Big Rock is not simply to get folks excited for Jurassic World 3, however to additionally assist bridge the hole between the upcoming movie and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Trevorrow jumped on the likelihood to develop the brief when Universal floated the concept by him.
“Universal asked if I’d be interested in making a short film and I didn’t give them any time to reconsider,” the director stated. “I wrote it with Emily Carmichael, who’s co-writing Jurassic World 3. It felt like a primary step into a bigger world after the final movie. You have these animals unfastened in an unfamiliar surroundings, they’re disoriented, struggling to adapt. The first folks they run into are certain to be tenting. I needed to see that.”
Jurassic World 3 hits theaters on June 11, 2021.