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Jurassic World 2: suspense, scares, animatronics, and reason to exist

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JURASSIC WORLD director Colin Trevorrow is handing the directorial reins of the film's sequel to THE ORPHANAGE director J.A. Bayona, but he is still deeply involved with the development of the follow-up, collaborating closely with Bayona while working on the script with returning screenwriter Derek Connolly. Trevorrow recently sat for an interview with the hosts of the Jurassic Outpost podcast to talk about the making of JURASSIC WORLD and give some insights into the thinking process behind the crafting of JURASSIC WORLD 2 (not the official title), and he had some very promising things to say.

The good stuff starts with Trevorrow saying that they're not aiming to go bigger with the sequel and build more epic action sequences, rather shifting to a tone that will deliver in another way: 

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 skill set."

Trevorrow also said that the low amount of animatronics in JURASSIC WORLD was both a budgetary issue and because of the way the main dinosaurs needed to move. Given the success of WORLD, more money will be available to put animatronics in the follow-up, and animatronic creatures are already being established in the script.

The filmmaker also acknowledged that the audience can be cynical about sequels, but he, Connolly, and Bayona are out to prove that a JURASSIC WORLD 2 has a reason to exist.

I think there’s a real story to be told here and more that's all really sourced from 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?"

To my disappointment, it doesn't sound like the ultimate result will be mutant dinosaur soldiers.

The chat with Trevorrow is very interesting, I highly recommend that fans of the JURASSIC PARK franchise give it a listen and see where his head is at.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be reprising their JURASSIC WORLD roles in the sequel, which is scheduled to be released on June 22, 2018.

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Extra Tidbit: Are you looking forward to JURASSIC WORLD 2?
Source: EW.comCollider

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