New details have emerged today confirming that production on Universal’s highly anticipated sequel “Jurassic World 2” is set to kick off in February in London.
That news contradicts an earlier report from this Summer which suggested that shooting begins in March in Hawaii. Producer Frank Marshall puts that to rest this week, telling Moviefone:
“I’m excited about that one. We’re much further along. Actually, we start shooting in February in London. But I’m excited by the filmmaker, Juan Antonio Bayona, and what his take on the franchise and on the world of Jurassic is going to be. He’s an exciting young filmmaker, and a lot like Colin Trevorrow was, he’s an extraordinary filmmaker, but also a fan. So it’s going to be nice to see what he comes up with.”
Trevorrow, who helmed ‘World’, teased last August that the sequel will take place off of Isla Nublar and will address the notion of weaponized dinosaurs. Marshall also discussed Bayona’s style and how his dark tone on films like “The Orphanage” will be brought to bear here:
“He’s very meticulous in his preparation and in his doing storyboards and pre-viz, and he’s a real shooter. If you’ve seen his other movies, you know that he has a dark side to him as well. So I’m kind of excited about what he’s going to bring to the franchise.”
Casting is still underway on the sequel which includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, Justice Smith, Toby Jones and Rafe Spall. The film is targeting a Summer 2018 release.