More Details on this Weekend's Surprise New JURASSIC WORLD Short Film

Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
Credit: Universal Pictures
Credit: Universal Pictures

More details have been released about the surprise Jurassic World live-action short that will debut this weekend on FX.

"Battle At Big Rock is a short film that takes place one year after the events of Fallen Kingdom," co-writer/director Colin Trevorrow told Collider. "It’s about a family on a camping trip to Big Rock National Park, about 20 miles from where the last film ended. There have been a few sightings, but this is the first major confrontation between dinosaurs and humans."

Trevorrow has been working on the third Jurassic World film aiming for a 2021 release, but he jumped at Universal Pictures offer to do an interstitial short film.

"The world is bigger than just the characters we’ve been following in the film," the director said. "We’ve finally taken the story off Isla Nublar, we wanted to show a glimpse of that new reality. If this 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."

The short will debut a new dinosaur species to the Jurassic franchise, and an adult version of another previously only seen as a baby.

"There are two species we’ve never seen before. The Nasutoceratops, which is a beautiful herbivore that feels like a Texas Longhorn," Trevorrow said. "And the Allosaurus, one of the most iconic dinosaurs of all time. This one was a juvenile in the last movie. She’s all grown up now."

Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock is scheduled to air Sunday, September 15 on FX.

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