One of the first things we ever heard about next year’s Jurassic World 2, being directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage), is that it aims to be the franchise’s scariest installment to date. Bayona, who sure knows a thing or two about horror, is bringing his own sensibilities to the table, which should bode well for us horror fans.
Speaking with Josh Horowitz’s HappySadConfused podcast, writer/producer/Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow just further teased the horror that awaits.
“It is thus far my favorite creative collaboration that I’ve ever been involved in,” he said. “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.”
Trevorrow continued, “I gotta tell you man, I think that’s gonna be a better movie. I just do. It’s just deeper, it’s more character-based, it definitely leans into suspense especially in the second half. It does have the big action in the middle and there’s a sequence in the middle that I’ve been watching…I’ve started to see stuff come together and it’s just insane.”
He also told the podcast that the sequel will be packed with “new themes that have never been examined in a Jurassic movie before.”
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for the sequel, which also stars Jeff Goldblum, Justice Smith, BD Wong, James Cromwell and Toby Jones.
Derek Connolly wrote the script with Trevorrow.
We’ll return to the park on June 22, 2018.