Filming on the “Jurassic World” sequel begins in February in London with director Juan Antonio Bayona taking over helming duties from Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly return to pen the follow-up’s script with plot details remaining mostly under wraps.
We’ve heard a few quotes from Bayona and Trevorrow about how this will be a much darker entry than previously entries, and today Bayona told The Playlist it’s also a much bigger idea:
“After doing The Impossible and A Monster Calls I said, ‘I want to have fun now. So, let’s do a dinosaur film with Spielberg.’ It’s great, but at the same time it’s massive and way bigger than [the last] one.
I think what is tricky about doing the fifth movie of a franchise is how will you bring in new stuff and still pay tribute to what we all know and the legacy of the film. So, it’s the balance between the new stuff and the old stuff. I think Colin did a great job in the first one finding the balance between what people are expecting and what people are being again.
I was kind of surprised when he pitched me the story because it leads the story to a place that we’ve never seen before and it brings some of the most important elements from the other films and makes something with them. I thought that was very interesting. It’s the second chapter of a trilogy so it gets the story to a place that wants you leaving more and more”
Talk continues that the movie will not feature any of the two Costa Rican islands which were the base of the previous four films, and it will feature weaponized dinosaurs. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong are returning and are joined by Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Justice Smith in the film which opens Summer 2018.