Jurassic World, the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, has had a problem with security on set almost since day one. We’re not talking about the safety of the cast and crew, but when it comes leaks coming from somewhere within the production, they could stand to clamp down on things a bit. Maybe they should implement a “loose lips sink ships,” “loose talk is noose talk,” “snitches get stitches” kind of policy. But despite massive leaks that revealed apparently key components of the plot, one cast member says we ain’t heard nothin’ yet.
Vincent D’Onofrio, who stars as the main villain in the Colin Trevorrow-directed film, recently sat down and talked to Screen Crush about the film. Though he’s probably most known for his role on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, D’Onofrio has long been a fantastic character actor, and I’m personally pretty stoked to see him play Carlton Fisk, aka The Kingpin, in Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series.
Talk obviously turned to Jurassic World, and he said:
You know, I’ve seen a lot of the stories out there. None of them really have it. Yeah, not really. … You have no idea what’s in store. There really are a couple of, I would say more than five or six scenes in that, that are just totally iconic, like amazing.
That’s good to hear. As much as we keep our eyes out for news, including leaks and spoilers, about movies we’re excited about, it’s nice to go into a movie with an element of the unknown (as much as we loved it, by the time we finally saw Pacific Rim, we’d been given so much that there were no surprises left when we sat down in the theater).
We’ve heard a lot about Jurassic World, like how the park is finally up and running after major setbacks, and how the scientists create a new dinosaur by splicing together a bunch of random DNA. In the wake of the biggest leak, Trevorrow himself came out and confirmed these, and other details, pleading with people not to take it any further. Since then, they’ve done a decent job of getting out in front of things as far as promotion goes. Hopefully they won’t have much to worry about from now on, as they’ve wrapped principal photography and are in post-production now.
While we have an idea of the plot, what we really want out of this movie is for it to capture the same sense of magic and wonder that Steven Spielberg first delivered back in 1993. D’Onofrio went on to discuss what it was like being on this particular set. He said:
It’s not the same feeling you have on any other set. This world that was created by Steven Spielberg. When you’re on that set—I remember the first couple days on the set it was so weird it. You see, ‘Oh, there’s the jeep from so and so,’ and [whispers] ‘Oh fuck, that’s…oh shit!,’ and everything looks so Jurassic-y. It’s quite something. Then you have to realize that, you know, fuck, you know, I’m playing a real guy in a real situation, and you gotta start acting.
Known, unknown, or whatever, Jurassic World, which also stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas-Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, and a bunch of rampaging dinosaurs, opens everywhere June 12, 2015.