Chris Pratt Talks JURASSIC WORLD; Says It Answers the Question of “Why Would They Do That Again?”

     February 6, 2014

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We got some encouraging news about Jurassic World this morning when director Colin Trevorrow announced that he will be shooting the pic on 35mm and 65mm film, and now even more exciting news has surfaced regarding the project’s story.  Chris Pratt is set to star as the lead in Jurassic World, and the actor recently spoke a bit about his involvement and Trevorrow’s take on the material.  This is the first big franchise film for Trevorrow, who only just made his feature debut with 2012’s impressive indie Safety Not Guaranteed, so fans have been curious about how he’ll make the transition to a big franchise film.

According to Pratt, the filmmaker has found a fascinating way to approach the material by directly answering the burning question about a third Jurassic Park sequel: why would anyone think it’s a good idea to interact with dinosaurs again after it went so badly the previous three times?  Hit the jump to see what Pratt had to say about the film and whether his character is more like Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Malcolm or Sam Neill’s Dr. Grant.

chris-pratt-jurassic-worldSpeaking with MTV News, Pratt was asked why he sparked to the material of Jurassic World aside from the fact that it’s an opportunity to join the Jurassic Park universe:

“What I liked about it was it answers the question of ‘Why would you do that?’ Like, how do you suspend disbelief to be like, ‘Oh yes, let’s make this mistake again. We haven’t learned out lesson about dinosaurs, we should definitely live with them and see how that works out!’ after like three tries at it.  They answer the question really well through the script.  Colin did a great job of writing it and justifying it and in his own way having fun with that, so anybody who goes in with that question will be really amused—the way I was—about how they answer that.”

Speaking specifically about Trevorrow, Pratt is enthused about the prospect of working with the filmmaker:

“He’s got a great vision for the movie… It’s awesome that Steven Spielberg is taking a chance on this guy because he’s got a really clear vision.  I sat down with him and it was kind of like with me and [Guardians of the Galaxy director] James [Gunn], we just kind of started getting excited about this.”

jurassic-parkFinally, when asked whether his character in Jurassic World is more like Jeff Goldblum’s character or Sam Neill’s character from the original, Pratt said he’s a little bit of both:

“He’s got a little of both.  He’s got a little bit of the Goldblum cynicism but also the Sam Neill excitement at the wonder of the biology of it all, so it’s a combination.”

Things are certainly looking promising with regards to Jurassic World, and I’m certainly eager to see more from the project.  You can watch Pratt’s full interview with MTV below.  Jurassic World also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins and will open in theaters June 12, 2015.

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