Following the surprising and quite insane box office take of $1.6 Billion worldwide for director Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, we were bound to be getting an even bigger and hopefully better sequel.
Universal Studios currently gearing up pre-production on the sequel with Trevorrow passing the directing dutys over to up and coming filmmaker J.A. Bayona, who helmed this year's best picture contender A Monster Calls. Trevorrow is helping co-write the script with Derek Connelly, before he heads off to a galaxy far, far away to helm Star Wars: Episode IX.
Recently Trevorrow has been talking all things Jurassic World 2, and revealing some really cool stuff. First up, in a recent interview with Hitfix, the directed was asked how, besides money, a Jurassic World sequel can be justified. Here's what he said:
“This one has to make a case for itself in another way. We’re all cynical about sequels and we probably grow more cynical every year so this also has prove that it has a reason to exist, beyond just making more money. And I believe it does. I think there’s a real story to be told here and more that’s all really sourced from [Michael] Crichton’s original ideas that can be expanded on…The thing I love the most about what he introduced is this idea that I think is so prevalent in our world today that a mistake made a long time ago just can’t be undone. When we look at even the wars that exist, the things we’re dealing with, these are all things that began long ago with choices that were made and you can’t put it back in the box. To be able to relate that to this world, the minute that they cloned a dinosaur, you can’t put that back in the box. And what could be the ultimate result of that?”
Last week the director also spoke with the Jurassic Park Fan podcast Ingeneral, hinting that J.A. Bayona’s background in horror films will influence the tone of the Jurassic World sequel:
“It will be more suspenseful and scary. It’s just the way it’s designed; it’s the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skillset.”
Following the backlash from fans, on the over use of CGI dinosaurs and how the effects on Steven Spielberg's original Jurassic Park looks more realistic than Jurassic World. The directed assured is that the sequel will use more practical effects.
“There will be animatronics for sure. We’ll follow the same general rule as all of the films in the franchise which is the animatronic dinosaurs are best used when standing still or moving at the hips or the neck. They can’t run or perform complex physical actions, and anything beyond that you go to animation. The same rules applied in Jurassic Park.”
While the director, couldn't reveal any of the plot, he did discuss the rumored military plot-line with the dinosaurs saying the script played out very differently before he and Connolly took over the script for Jurassic World:
“I’m not that interested in militarized dinosaurs, at least not in practice. I liked it in theory as the pipe dream of a lunatic. When that idea was first presented to me as part of an earlier script it was something that the character that ended up being Owen was for, that he supported, something that he was actively doing even at the beginning. Derek and I, one of our first reactions was ‘No if anyone’s gonna militarize raptors that’s what the bad guy does, he’s insane.’”
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Jurassic World 2 is set to hit theaters on June 22nd, 2018.