With the success of “Jurassic World” last year, it comes as little shock that Universal Pictures got moving on a sequel fast. Due to his “Star Wars” commitments, Colin Trevorrow was out as director with J.A. Bayona hopping onboard to take the helm of the follow-up – one that would also serve as a fifth film in the “Jurassic Park” series.
During a recent interview with LRM, Bayona was asked how the sequel would evolve from the first. He confirmed that the script is still coming together with Trevorrow’s help, but so far is impressed with the vision the first film’s writer/director has not just for the sequel but beyond – seems ‘World’ is now being envisaged as a trilogy:
“It’s very interesting. The whole Jurassic World is a trilogy that Colin Trevorrow has envisioned. We’re writing the second chapter, and it’s very interesting where he’s leading the story. I grew up watching Steven Spielberg movies and I love those movies and the legacy, so it’s a question of being truthful to the legacy and at the same time, bringing new stuff that people will appreciate. We are still six months ahead of shooting, and so far, so good. It’s very exciting right now.”
Meanwhile Bayona’s most recent film “A Monster Calls” has played the festival circuit this past week and has drawn rave reviews. “Jurassic World 2” opens in cinemas on June 22nd 2018.