Director Colin Trevorrow Discusses 'Jurassic World' R-Rated Potential

Director Colin Trevorrow Discusses 'Jurassic World' R-Rated Potential ...

Fans are unsure what the Jurassic Park franchise would be like if someone let the dinosaurs loose in an R-rated film. During a special event in Malta to promote the extended edition of Jurassic World Dominion, Colliders' Steven Weintraub talked with co-writer and director Colin Trevorrow about introducing some R-rated dinosaur thrills to the Jurassic Park universe.

Every Jurassic Park film revolves around a group of humans attempting to survive the disastrous release of dinosaurs in a park, island, or city, a story that would work well in a tense horror movie. Even so, the franchise maintained the PG-13 standard, allowing children to see their favorite dino creatures come to life before their eyes. But what if it were not? Would Universal Studios ever allow this film to exist?

I'm not sure how to answer that question. If we made A Quiet Place, a hard R, potentially very contained, I'd want to see it. If a parent took their kid to that film and horrified them for life, I'd want to put a cuff on him. The reason why there are dinosaurs and humans in the same place, that's a brilliant idea. From there, I feel like somebody else should come to us.

Trevorrow is open to the possibility of an R-rated Jurassic Park film, although it's unlikely that it will ever happen. Half of the Jurassic Park films released till now have crossed the $1 billion mark at the international box office, with the others still raking in hundreds of millions each. Besides that, part of what makes the franchise so successful is the photorealistic dinosaurs we get to see on the screen, but the risk is too great for Universal to take.

Jurassic World Dominion ended the Jurassic Park franchise that was initially created by Steven Spielberg and inspired by Michael Crichton's sci-fi books. Other credits included Sam Neill as Alan Grant, Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler, and Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm, who played the original Jurassic Park characters.

Trevorrow was hired to direct Jurassic World and the first two books of the new trilogy, and was re-elected to lead Dominion and bring the Jurassic Park franchise to a halt. However, if Universal decides to move it somewhere new, another filmmaker should fill the seat.

Jurassic World Dominion's extended edition is now available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray. Check out Steve's original interview with director Colin Trevorrow for the film's theatrical release below, and look for their new interview very soon.