Even though Colin Trevorrow won’t be behind the camera for Jurassic World 2, his writing plus new director J.A. Bayona will combine for a scarier movie than its predecessor.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, Trevorrow had some thoughts about why the sequel will bring some extra terror back to the franchise.
J.A Bayona is very good at [creating scares]. There are things that he’ll just do with a shadow, or a rustling curtain on a wall. He’s so tapped into that kind of fear, especially the fear through the eyes of child. Which, you know, he and I are just simpatico. We may be the mirrors of each other. It is by far the most satisfying collaboration of my life.
It sounds like the Trevorrow-Bayona combination will be ushering in some more chills and thrills as we return to to a Jurassic world, and Trevorrow feels like they may be tapping in to people’s desire to be scared.
First of all I think the mainstream loves being scared, and I think the scares in the first movie were made to make children think like they were seeing something horrifying, that their parents shouldn’t be allowing them to see. We have that a little bit here. But there’s also that same big, fun adventure, sweeping, romantic kind of action in part of the movie. That people seemingly responded really well to. We’re not throwing it all way, but we’re definitely going to some new places.
Plot details on the upcoming sequel are still under wraps but both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be returning as Owen and Claire as the franchise continues the storyline of weaponized dinosaurs introduced in Jurassic World.
The film will be directed by J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls). While Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow exited the project as director to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, he returns to executive produce the sequel along with Steven Spielberg and Thomas Tull. Trevorrow also co-wrote the script with his writing partner Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall, Pat Crowley, and Belén Atienza are producing.
Jurassic World 2 is slated to hit theaters on June 22, 2018.