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Watch: Colin Trevorrow’s ‘Battle at Big Rock’ short film teases ‘Jurassic World 3’

Colin Trevorrow returns to the world of ‘Jurassic World’ in a new eight-minute film

Warning: The short film contains mild language.

There’s a new “Jurassic World” short film directed by Colin Trevorrow that brings viewers back to the “Jurassic World” universe.

Trevorrow, who directed the first “Jurassic World” in 2015, focused his new short film on a family enjoying a dinner when dinosaurs suddenly attack.

What’s it about: The film is based immediately after “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” which saw dinosaurs escape the park and freely roam throughout the planet.

  • The official YouTube description reads: “The short takes place one year after the events of the last Jurassic World film in Big Rock National Park, where dinosaurs are now living in our world. The story follows a family of four whose encounter with these wild animals becomes a terrifying fight for survival.”
  • “‘Battle at Big Rock’ has everything a ‘Jurassic Park fan would want — family drama, dinosaurs crushing vans” and an 8-year-old who uses a crossbow weapon, according to The Verge.

‘Jurassic World 3’: It’s unclear whether the family will appear in “Jurassic World 3,” which is set to launch in 2021. “Jurassic World 3” will also be directed by Trevorrow. But the short film might tease the direction of “Jurassic World 3.” It appears to focus on a family interacting with the new world full of dinosaurs.

  • “Although Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) will be at the center of this seismic shift in human history, there is something very appealing about seeing how ordinary people, unequipped with the military and science expertise navigate their new circumstances,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “While the third film is said to step away from hybrid dinosaurs, which provided the central threat of the last two films, the previous two installments introduced human cloning, and militarized dinosaurs that have been sold off to different countries.”
  • It might be worth Trevorrow’s time to include more shorts that show how the world is changed by roaming dinosaurs to develop a backstory for the third film.

Details: “Battle at Big Rock” debuted on FX. You can watch it on NBC.com, JurassicWorld.com and YouTube.