Production on the “Jurassic World” sequel kicks off in Hawaii and London in February and Jurassic Outpost recently spoke with executive producer/co-writer Colin Trevorrow about what changes will be seen in the follow-up.
“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 skillset.”
“The Orphanage” director J.A. Bayona will apparently be lending his more horror-oriented sensibility to the new film which will also boast more animatronics than the previous one:
“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.’
I think the lack of animatronics in ‘Jurassic World’ had more to do with the physicality of the Indominus, the way the animal moved. It was very fast and fluid, it ran a lot, and needed to move its arms and legs and neck and tail all at once. It wasn’t a lumbering creature. We’ve written some opportunities for animatronics into [Jurassic World 2] – because it has to start at the script level – and I can definitely tell you that Bayona has the same priorities, he is all about going practical whenever possible.”
Trevorrow also shoots down one of the rumored concepts for the follow-up which would see the dinosaurs become weaponised:
“I’m not that interested in militarized dinosaurs, at least not in practice. I liked it in theory as the pipe dream of a lunatic. When that idea was first presented to me as part of an earlier script it was something that the character that ended up being Owen was for, that he supported, something that he was actively doing even at the beginning. Derek and I, one of our first reactions was ‘No if anyone’s gonna militarize raptors that’s what the bad guy does, he’s insane.'”
Actor Chris Pratt has received the script and tweeted about it to his co-star Bryce Dallas Howard.
Love you too Bryce! Just reading the script right now! So awesome! Round two baby!!! https://t.co/JF1Isv8kUS
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) September 29, 2016