Not a lot of people know that the original two Jurassic Park movies were based on Michael Crichton’s own novels. But  a lot of what went on in the novels didn’t make the cut, so to speak, for the films themselves. For instance, a lot of what Jeff Goldblum’s character, chaotician Dr. Ian Malcolm, said throughout the first Jurassic Park and its sequels, was pretty much made up for the scripts, and not taken from the books Crichton authored. Well, apparently that has now changed. as Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World, had to say recently about J. A. Bayona’s upcoming sequel.

While speaking with MTV News, Trevorrow explained that he borrowed dialogue from Crichton’s original novel for Malcolm’s character in the upcoming sequel.

“You know, I did rely on [Michael] Crichton for a lot. I used a lot of Crichton dialogue. Maybe one of my highlights of this whole process is Goldblum. Jeff Goldblum called me – and I’m not going to do an impression – but he was like, ‘Look, I’ve added a couple of things, and I thought I’d perform it for you.’ [Laughs] Oh, great, okay. So, we sat on the phone for an hour as he ran these lines, and I talked about it. And, I mean, that’s – it was almost better than being there on set. It was great.”
My take: not much interest here for me as Trevorrow didn’t say a lot about what exactly he pulled from the novels, which I barely recall reading. He should have given an example, one at least, of what he did and how he did it. Regardless, It’ll be an interesting new take for the sequel to have Jeff Goldblum return, and I eagerly await his reappearance, as he was, in my mind, one of the few reasons to watch anything past Jurassic Park.