Filmed in secret in Ireland and only announced in the last few days, a new live-action Jurassic World short film going by the name Jurassic World – Battle at Big Rock will air on FX this Sunday.
The eight-minute short is set to play directly after FX shows the movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It will to go online immediately after the broadcast.
The story takes place one year after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The reaction to that movie was mixed but the conclusion and where it left the franchise was one aspect that received a lot of praise.
Director Colin Trevorrow has spoken with Collider about filming the short in secret and revealed some further details, explaining how the short came about:
“Universal asked if I’d be interested in making a short film and I didn’t give them any time to reconsider. I wrote it with Emily Carmichael, who is co-writing Jurassic World 3. It felt like a first step into a larger world after the last film. You have these animals loose in an unfamiliar environment, they’re disoriented, struggling to adapt.
The first people they run into are bound to be camping. I wanted to see that. If [the end of Fallen Kingdom] really happened, you’d see a series of random disconnected incidents that would create a pattern of chaos. I wanted to see one of those incidents.”
Ireland will double for the Redwood forests of a National Park in Northern California. Two new dinosaurs will be introduced to the franchise – a full size Allosaurus, and a herbivore called a Nasutoceratops – will both feature.
Andre Holland, Natalie Martinez and child actors Melody Hurd and Pierson Salvador star as a family who have an encounter while camping.
Pacific Rim: Uprising writer Emily Carmichael has penned the script. Amie Doherty will provide the score for the short.