Along with promising a darker adventure than the other entries in the series, “Jurassic World 2” director J.A. Bayona says that the soon to go into production sequel also boasts a ‘pseudo-political’ subtext to it.
Specifics of the plot remain under wraps, though it has been suggested the movie will take place off Isla Nublar and will deal with ‘weaponised dinosaurs’ which allows for some thematically rich material to be explored. Speaking with Coming Soon, Bayona confirms the serious subtext plans:
“I think there’s a lot of that in the new Jurassic. I think there’s a lot of possessiveness towards our creations. I think it’s very interesting where the new movie is heading. It’s so different from the other films, it talks a lot about the moment we live in right now.
It’s darker… but at the same time, it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s a blockbuster, you have Chris Pratt, it’s a great adventure, but it’s very interesting the way the film is darker than the other ones.
You need to adapt, you need to know where you are. Jurassic is going to be very different from A Monster Calls or The Orphanage, but they called me because they loved The Orphanage and The Impossible and they wanted me to be leading the new Jurassic.
I think you’re going to find some stuff that will remind you of my movies. At the same time, I’m very aware that this is Steven [Spielberg]’s baby and I’m going to take care of his baby as much as possible, knowing where I am all the time.”
Production on the film is slated to kick off late February in London ahead of a theatrical release in June 2018.