‘Jurassic World 2’ director J.A. Bayona is currently at the Toronto International Film Festival, debuting his new film ‘A Monster Calls’. Unsurprisingly, press have taken this opportunity to not only talk to him about his latest film (which is receiving phenomenal reviews), but also to talk about the upcoming Jurassic World sequel. LRM Online have posted a new interview that provides an update on the production:
“I think they love ‘The Impossible’ and ‘The Orphanage’—especially Colin (Trevorrow) loved those movies,” Bayona told LRM. “It’s very interesting. The whole ‘Jurassic World’ is a trilogy that Colin Trevorrow has envisioned. We’re writing the second chapter, and it’s very interesting where he’s leading the story. I grew up watching Steven Spielberg movies and I love those movies and the legacy, so it’s a question of being truthful to the legacy and at the same time, bringing new stuff that people will appreciate. We are still six months ahead of shooting, and so far, so good. It’s very exciting right now.”
While diehard fans will not find the news of this being part of a trilogy too surprising, this is one of the more blunt confirmations of this fact. Personally, I’m reassured that he mentions being truthful to the legacy of the franchise, while also expanding into new territory. The Jurassic Park films were never meant to be mindless monster flicks, and it’s something fans have worried the inclusion of militarized dinosaurs or hybrids would lead to.
We’re six months out from the start of production (under the working title of Ancient Futures), and it’s likely news such as casting should begin to roll in this Fall. Hopefully Universal Pictures will share a bit more about the film, such as a logo tease, vague concept art, or even the title.
Stay tuned, as more interviews are likely to pop up from TIFF, and as always sound off in the comments below!
Source: LRM Online