Colin Trevorrow Gives ‘Episode IX’ Script Update, Plus How He Plans To Scare You In ‘Jurassic World 2’

Filmmaker Colin Trevorrow is out promoting his latest film ‘Book of Henry,’ and we caught up with the director to ask him how the script for Star Wars Episode IX was coming along.

“We’re working and we’re designing and you know there’s so many elements that go into these movies and the script is obviously the most important one but we have a lot of people who are brilliant at their jobs who are engaged in this right now so it’s an exciting time,” said Trevorrow.

That was almost Trump-like in his non-answer!

Trevorrow also explained his unique take on introducing fear in a film and how he would apply it to the Jurassic World sequel.

“I feel like oftentimes something that helps is being able to see fear through the mind of a child. So I think that we remember what it was like to be afraid then. There are only brief moments in adulthood where you relive that kind of fear. I don’t think we sit in our beds and wonder if something is going to come out of the closet as adults. To be able to tap into that with a movie like Jurassic World, certainly with Jurassic World 2 is something we talk about and think about a lot of that. In a case like this (‘Book of Henry’) you know being afraid of what’s beyond your neighbor’s front door about if there’s evil that close to you I think is a really universal idea,” said Trevorrow.


The complete Colin Trevorrow interview will be posted shortly, check back for more behind-the-scenes insight from the director.

‘Jurassic World 2’ will crush the box office on June 22, 2018, and ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ has an expected released date of May 24, 2019.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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