CGI and practical effects will peacefully co-exist in Jurassic World 2.
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow promised at the tail end of last year that were will be more animatronics in the sequel than in his own franchise installment, which was music to the ears of everyone who felt like there was a bit too much CGI in the 2015 hit. But will the film deliver on that promise? If this new behind the scenes shot is any indication than yes, it will.
Trevorrow told Jurassic Outpost back in November:
I think the lack of animatronics in Jurassic World had more to do with the physicality of the Indominus, the way the animal moved. It was very fast and fluid, it ran a lot, and needed to move its arms and legs and neck and tail all at once. It wasn’t a lumbering creature. We’ve written some opportunities for animatronics into [Jurassic World 2] – because it has to start at the script level—and I can definitely tell you that Bayona has the same priorities, he is all about going practical whenever possible.
There will be animatronics for sure. We’ll follow the same general rule as all of the films in the franchise which is the animatronic dinosaurs are best used when standing still or moving at the hips or the neck. They can’t run or perform complex physical actions, and anything beyond that you go to animation. The same rules applied in Jurassic Park.
Check out the latest Twitter tease below.
— JA Bayona (@FilmBayona) March 17, 2017
The cast includes the returning Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt alongside Ted Levine, Daniella Pineda, Geraldine Chaplin, Justice Smith, Rafe Spall and Toby Jones.
Colin Trevorrow co-wrote the screenplay with Derek Connolly, and will exec produce with Steven Spielberg. Belén Atienza, Patrick Crowley and Frank Marshall will produce.
The 2015 feature grossed $1.67 billion at the global box office, becoming the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time.
The park opens again on June 22, 2018.