Universal Pictures has released a short film set one year after the ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Titled Battle at Big Rock and directed by Colin Trevorrow (who also directed Jurassic World), the short stars Natalie Martinez and André Holland as a couple who take their kids on a would-be relaxing camping trip in Big Rock National Park.
Battle at Big Rock premiered on FX on Sunday, September 15, and was made available online after its TV debut. Check out Battle at Big Rock below:
The story follows a family of four whose encounter with these wild animals becomes a terrifying fight for survival. Colin Trevorrow directed the short which stars André Holland (Moonlight), Natalie Martinez (End of Watch), Melody Hurd (Fatherhood), and Pierson Salvador (NOS4A2).
The short film was co-written by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim Uprising, The Black Hole), with music by Amie Doherty and Larry Fong serving as the cinematographer.
Trevorrow, who is returning to direct Jurassic World 3 after J.A. Bayona helmed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, has said that the movie won’t exactly be about humans going to war with dinosaurs. Instead, he explained, they will simply be a new and terrifying breed of wild animal – one that doesn’t go rampaging through cities but might invade campgrounds or run out in front of your car at night. “We hunt animals, we traffic them, we herd them, we breed them, we invade their territory and pay the price,” Trevorrow explained. “But we don’t go to war with them. If that was the case, we’d have lost that war a long time ago.”