In addition to being deeper and more character-based, Jurassic World 2 is set to have a “just insane” action sequence. Colin Trevorrow caught the attention of Hollywood’s top executives after his independent film, Safety Not Guaranteed, screened at Sundance years ago. Its success eventually led to Trevorrow landing in the director’s chair for Jurassic World, something that itself took years to reach fruition.
Instead of immediately following up his success by directing another installment in the Jurassic Park universe, Trevorrow has decided to relegate himself to the writer’s role, leaving the job of directing to A Monster Calls helmer J.A. Bayona. Despite that, Trevorrow has said that he has remained heavily involved with the sequel, showing up on set every day in case any last minute changes needed to be made to the script.
Colin Trevorrow has been making rounds promoting his latest film, The Book of Henry, and the topic of the upcoming Jurassic World sequel has frequently come up. He recently spoke with MTV News, revealing that the sequel is going to be more character-based and suspenseful that his previous installment.
“It’s just deeper, more character-based, and it definitely leans into suspense, especially in the second half.”
Trevorrow has previously asserted that Bayona is great at creating scares, which the director is likely going to incorporate in making the sequel much more suspenseful than the last installment. That doesn’t mean, however, there won’t be any action scenes. Trevorrow stated that there is one action sequence, in particular, that occurs in the second half of the film, most likely during the third act as is usually the case with most Hollywood blockbuster productions.
“It does have the big action in the middle. There’s a sequence in the middle that I’ve been watching – I mean, I watch dailies every day – but I’ve started to see stuff come together, and it’s just insane.”
It wasn’t long after Jurassic World hit theaters that Universal Pictures had confirmed that the movie was the first installment in a new Jurassic Park trilogy. At first, many people felt that they didn’t need another dinosaur movie, feeling that the novelty of seeing dinosaurs on the big screen had worn off. That’s something that Trevorrow says Bayona’s film is going to directly challenge.
“I apologize to those who thought they were never gonna need to see another Jurassic World movie because I think J.A. Bayona is gonna prove [them] wrong.”
It isn’t the first time that Trevorrow has claimed Bayona’s sequel is going to be much better than the movie that he made, though it’s certainly bold to think that the film is going to win over naysayers. Regardless, there are already plans in place not only to produce Jurassic World 2 but also another installment in the Jurassic Park series. Judging by the sheer success of Jurassic World, it’s not all too surprising. Although they aren’t any plans to release the first teaser for the film anytime soon, hopefully we get some official news (or, at least, a first look) at San Diego Comic-Con next month.
Source: MTV News