Written by John Squires
Back in 2015, Jurassic World rebooted a long-dead franchise in the form of a brand new sequel that felt fresh while also paying tribute to the past, and it proved to be a winning formula at the box office. The film smashed records and ensured that a sequel wouldn’t be far behind, and not surprisingly, Universal quickly put Jurassic World 2 on the fast track. What can we expect from it? How about pure dino terror?!
Juan Antonio Bayona, who directed the exceptional Spanish horror flick The Orphanage, will be taking over the directorial reins from Colin Trevorrow for Jurassic World 2, and Trevorrow promises that Bayona’s horror roots will very much be present in the new film; Trevorrow co-wrote the sequel’s script and is also on board to produce.
Speaking with Jurassic Outpost, he teased a terrifying trip back to the island.
“It will be more suspenseful and scary,” Trevorrow promised of Jurassic World 2. “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 also noted that it will be an animatronics-heavy sequel.
“There will be animatronics for sure,” he told the site. “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.”
Jurassic World 2 will hit theaters on June 22nd, 2018.