The director of blockbuster reboot ‘Jurassic World’ promises we’ll be in for a more frightening experience in the upcoming sequel.
Whilst Colin Trevorrow will not be directing the as-yet untitled follow-up (he’ll be busy calling the shots on ‘Star Wars Episode IX’), he is still on board as producer and co-writer, and helped select his replacement in the director’s chair, JA Bayona.
And it seems one of the key reasons the Spanish director behind 2007 horror ‘The Orphanage’ was given the job was his ability to make things good and scary.
Trevorrow tells Jurassic Outpost, “[‘Jurassic World 2’] 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 also acknowledged criticism that ‘Jurassic World’ was too reliant on CGI, which the director argues “had more to do with the physicality of [central dinosaur] the Indominus, the way the animal moved” – and he stresses the sequel will, where possible, revert to a more practical approach.
“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.'”
Trevorrow stresses that he and co-writer Derek Connolly have “written some opportunities for animatronics” into the sequel script, and stresses “I can definitely tell you that Bayona has the same priorities, he is all about going practical whenever possible.”
Set to begin production in early 2017, the ‘Jurassic World’ sequel will hit UK cinemas on 8 June 2018. In the meantime, director JA Bayona’s next movie ‘A Monster Calls’ opens on 6 January 2017.
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