If you’ve been patiently waiting for information on the 2nd “Jurassic World” film since the iconic franchise made its big return to the silver screens last year, well, we’ve got the deets!
Although “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow will not be working on “Jurassic World 2” due to “Star Wars: Episode IX“, he’s staying on to co-write the film’s screenplay and act as a producer.
In a recent interview with Jurassic Outpost, he revealed that “Jurassic World 2” would have a very scary storyline, more so than its predecessors.
“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 (J.A.) Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skillset,” Colin said.
For the uninitiated, Spanish film director J.A Bayona is best known for directing the 2007 horror film, “The Orphanage”. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 and received a 10-minute ovation from the audience. The immensely successful film broke records and later went on to earn J.A Bayona the “Best New Director” accolade at the 2008 Goya Awards in Spain.
In a separate interview with El Mundo, Colin explained that while the first film was a reflection of problems inherent in capitalist society, “Jurassic World 2” will take on the subject of animal abuse. “The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons,” he revealed.
Production for “Jurassic World 2” will start in Hawaii (aka fictional island Isla Nubar) in February 2017, and filming will also take place in London. As for the working title for “Jurassic World 2”, currently, it’s “Ancient Futures”. But keep in mind that it might not be the final title for when it premieres in the cinemas.
Meanwhile, Chris Pratt (Owen Grady) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing) will be returning to their roles for “Jurassic World 2”. The highly anticipated sequel is currently scheduled for release on 22nd June 2018.