“Jurassic World 2” Borrows Crichton Elements

Filmmaker Colin Trevorrow scored the gig of directing “Star Wars: Episode IX” shortly after his first blockbuster feature, “Jurassic World,” was a smash hit.

In regards to the upcoming “Jurassic World” sequel, he’s stepping back to serve only as writer and producer – with helmer J.A. Bayona taking over the directing reigns.

Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast this week, Trevorrow revealed that the return of Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm is also seeing a return to the source material. Specifically he’s using some of Malcolm’s dialogue from the original 1990 Michael Crichton novel in the new film:

“You know, I did rely on [Michael] Crichton for a lot. I used a lot of Crichton dialogue. Maybe one of my highlights of this whole process is Goldblum. Jeff Goldblum called me – and I’m not going to do an impression – but he was like, ‘Look, I’ve added a couple of things, and I thought I’d perform it for you.’

[Laughs] Oh, great, okay. So, we sat on the phone for an hour as he ran these lines, and I talked about it. And, I mean, that’s – it was almost better than being there on set. It was great.

Going back to the overall film, Trevorrow was asked how the tone of the JW sequel will differ from its predecessor:

“It’s deeper, more character-based, and it definitely leans into suspense, especially in the second half… It does have the big action in the middle. There’s a sequence in the middle that I’ve been watching – I mean, I watch dailies every day – but I’ve started to see stuff come together, and it’s just insane… I apologize to those who thought they were never gonna need to see another Jurassic World movie, because I think J.A. Bayona is gonna prove [them] wrong.”

The comments come in as word of mouth on Trevorrow’s new film, “The Book of Henry,” is not good. “Jurassic World” hits on June 22nd next year.