Following in the wake of the “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” trailer earlier this week, EW has released a batch of new photos and some more story details about the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel.
Dubbed a half-disaster and half-horror film, executive producer Steven Spielberg says the movie’s final act is its real strength:
“It has a wonderfully, deliciously scary third act. J.A. knows how to create terror, but he also knows how to orchestrate it so you’re not brutalized by it, and he has the gift of restraint. But when he needs to open up the throttle, he really knows how.”
Bayona himself confirms the Isla Nubar action is pretty much confined to the first half of the film, with the second half dealing with this film’s new hybrid dinosaur danger – the Indoraptor:
“The first half, you have a whole dinosaur movie on the island, so you have what you expect from a Jurassic movie. Then the second half moves to a totally different environment that feels more suspenseful, darker, claustrophobic, and even has this kind of gothic element, which I love.”
Chris Pratt adds that this one will take some risks in ways some of the previous sequels haven’t:
“At the end of the day, we’re all trying to make something that will be part of the Jurassic empire and tonally match the previous movies, but we’re going off in a new direction.”
Producer/writer Colin Trevorrow teased that while the first film’s theme was a familiar one, corporate greed, this one shifts to an even more universal one – straight human greed. He also teased how the third film, which he’s slated to direct, will differ from this:
“If I could contextualize each film, I would say Jurassic World was an action adventure, Fallen Kingdom is kind of a horror-suspense film, and Jurassic World 3 will be a science thriller in the same way that Jurassic Park was.”
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opens in U.S. cinemas on June 22nd.