Recently director J.A. Bayona talked about his latest film, A Monster Calls, as well as his massive upcoming project, a sequel to the 2015 mega-hit Jurassic World simply known at the moment as Jurassic World 2.
For Jurassic World 2, Bayona talked about having fun with the opportunity, complications to overcome, and the surprising direction of the trilogy’s story Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow pitched to him.
Continue reading to see what Bayona had to say.
Here’s the full quote about Jurassic World 2 in a chat Bayona had with The Playlist:
“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 [leaves you wanting] more and more.”
The movie is currently scheduled for a June 22, 2018 release.
If interested, you can find much more on Jurassic World and Jurassic World 2 right here.
[Source: The Playlist via Bloody-Disgusting]
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