Following the blockbuster billion dollar performance ($1.6b) of last year’s Jurassic World, it’s learned the sequel will be more scary. Jurassic World 2 has a new director on board with J.A. Bayona, who is known for directing horror movies including The Orphanage and TV episodes of Penny Dreadful.
Colin Trevorrow, the director on the first JW movie, is back for Jurassic World 2 as co-writer and producer (Trevorrow is instead directing Star Wars: Episode IX) and offered an update on Jurassic World 2 in a podcast with Jurassic Outpost (via collider). See what he has to say following Chris Pratt having tweeted that the Jurassic World 2 script is awesome, and you can listen to the podcast below as well.
Love you too Bryce! Just reading the script right now! So awesome! Round two baby!!! https://t.co/JF1Isv8kUS
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) September 29, 2016
Trevorrow says Jurassic World 2 will be more scary:
“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.”
Trevorrow goes on to comment how two directors working on the movie is a good thing:
“Film has become so cutthroat and competitive; it felt like an opportunity to create a situation where two directors could really collaborate. It’s rare these days, but it’s something that the directors that we admire used to do all the time—one writes and produces and the other directs, and the end result is something that’s unique to both of them. I’m in the office right now, I’ve been here every day since July working closely with J.A., listening to his instincts, and honing the script with Derek to make sure it’s something that all of us believe in.”
Jurassic World 2’s will have more animatronics:
“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.”
More on animatronics:
“I think the lack of animatronics in Jurassic World had more to do with the physicality of the Indominus, the way the animal moved. It was very fast and fluid, it ran a lot, and needed to move its arms and legs and neck and tail all at once. It wasn’t a lumbering creature. We’ve written some opportunities for animatronics into [Jurassic World 2]—because it has to start at the script level—and I can definitely tell you that Bayona has the same priorities, he is all about going practical whenever possible.”
Trevorrow offers a slight detail on the plot of Jurassic World 2 in that the dinosaurs won’t be used as weapons, at least by the good guys:
“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.’”
The untitled Jurassic World 2 has a June 22, 2018 release starring Chris Pratt as Owen and Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire.