Pratt will star in reboot of dinosaur franchise
Parks And Recreation actor Chris Pratt has opened up about his role in the forthcoming Jurassic World.
Pratt, who is also set to take on starring roles in other high-profile films including The Lego Movie and Guardians Of The Galaxy, told MTV that he had been impressed at how the film’s script had set up the premise of the new film in the dinosaur franchise.
He said: “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 our 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,” he added. “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 about his role, meanwhile, Pratt said he was a mixture of the characters portrayed by Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill in the original film. “He’s got a little of both,” he said. “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.”
Colin Trevorrow will helm Jurassic World, which is the fourth film in the series. Speaking previously about the project, he said: “Reboot is a strong word. This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park.”
Universal Pictures has recently given the film an official release date of June 12, 2015. It will arrive in cinemas nearly 14 years after the last instalment in the series, 2001’s Jurassic Park III.