We still don’t know much about next year’s Jurassic World 2, which doesn’t yet have a plot or even an official title. What we have been told, however, is that director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls) is bringing his horror sensibilities to the sequel, which is said to be both scarier than Jurassic World and packed with way more practical effects.
In a new chat with Cinema Blend, Jurassic World director/Jurassic World 2 producer Colin Trevorrow spoke a bit about the sequel’s scary side, touching upon the reasons the dinosaurs will be more terrifying this time around.
“J.A Bayona is very good at [creating scares],” he told the site. “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 a child. He and I are just simpatico, as an American and a Spanish person. We may be the mirrors of each other. It is by far the most satisfying collaboration of my life.”
Trevorrow added, “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.”
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for the sequel, which also stars Jeff Goldblum, Justice Smith, BD Wong, James Cromwell and Toby Jones.
Trevorrow wrote the script with Derek Connolly.
Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again join executive producers Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow in the next chapter of the franchise. Belén Atienza is also producing.
We’ll return to the park on June 22, 2018.