Jurassic World became a box office juggernaut and while director Colin Trevorrow will not be returning to helm the next installment of the Jurassic Park film series, the filmmaker will be serving as a producer and co-wrote the script alongside Derek Connolly. During an interview on MTV News‘ Happy Sad Confused podcast, Trevorrow discussed his role on the film and talked about his experience collaborating with the sequel’s director, J. A. Bayona.
Trevorrow explained that he served as an on-set writer for the highly anticipated film:
“Derek and I wrote for about the first eight months and then when he had to move on I kept going and I was actually the on-set writer on that movie. I would show up with my backpack every morning just like, ‘What do you need, sir?’ (laughs).”
Trevorrow also discussed how his collaboration with J. A. Bayona helped him write a film that will be different than his own entry in the Jurassic Park franchise:
“It is thus far my favorite creative collaboration that I’ve ever been involved in in that J.A. Bayona is a completely different kind of filmmaker and thinker than I am, yet we do have a lot of things in common so I was able to craft something specifically for another filmmaker that I admire. I built a Spanish horror thriller with dinosaurs in it that I probably wouldn’t have built for myself.”
This isn’t the first time Trevorrow has likened the sequel to a horror film, with the filmmaker having previously stated Jurassic World 2 will be scarier than the previous film.
Directed by J. A. Bayona, the Jurassic World sequel will stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin, James Cromwell, Jeff Goldblum and B. D. Wong.
The Jurassic World sequel will be released in theaters on June 22, 2018.