The cast and crew of Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Jurassic World have started their global press tour, and BadTaste.it tells us they got a chance to ask director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) at the Paris, France World Premiere about helming another installment. The answer was no.
“Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie,” Trevorrow told the site. “I would be involved in some way, but not as director.”
With the Jurassic Park sequel tracking to open over $100 million at the domestic box office, another film is almost guaranteed.
Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters, Jurassic World offers a terrifying sci-fi adventure set 22 years after the events of Steven Spielberg’s original 1993 Michael Crichton adaption, Jurassic Park. According to Trevorrow, a huge part of what sparked his take on the blockbuster franchise was the image of a teenager texting, unimpressed with the T. Rex behind the glass in front of him.
Jurassic World, which hits theaters on June 12, 2015, stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, The LEGO Movie), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help, Spider-Man 3), Ty Simpkins (Insidious, Iron Man 3), Jake Johnson (Let’s Be Cops, “New Girl”), Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer), Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man), Vincent D’Onofrio (“Daredevil,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), BD Wong (Jurassic Park, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Omar Sy (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Intouchables), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Tomorrowland), Katie McGrath (NBC’s “Dracula,” “Merlin”), Lauren Lapkus (Blended, The To Do List) and Andy Buckley (Bridesmaids, The Other Guys).
After becoming the third highest grossing movie of all time yesterday, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have officially announced a follow-up to Jurassic World is set for release on June 22, 2018 and that stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return.
Producer Frank Marshall once again joins Spielberg in leading the team of filmmakers for the next chapter in the franchise. The film will be written by Jurassic World’s director, Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly. Spielberg will be joined by Trevorrow as executive producer on the film.
After becoming the third-highest grossing film of all time last month, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment finally announced plans for a Jurassic World sequel. Though the movie won’t hit theaters until 2018, development is already underway with Jurassic World’s director, Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly currently scripting the film.
Speaking with Wired, Trevorrow offered a tease for the film’s plot, revealing that they’ll likely shy away from the traditional island and theme park setting.
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island,” Trevorrow tells the outlet. “That’ll get old real fast….I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy. And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source? It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?’
“And Dr Wu says in the film, when he’s warning Dr Mesrani, ‘We’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur’. I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe – we’re not.”
Trevorrow will not return to direct the Jurassic World sequel, which is currently set for release on June 22, 2018. Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are confirmed to return for the film which will once again see producer Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg leading the team of filmmakers for the next chapter in the franchise.
Little is known about the upcoming Jurassic World sequel, but we do know that stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will reprise their roles as Owen and Claire. Speaking with E!, Howard wasn't anxious to reveal too much more but did offer a nice tease about what to expect from her character in the follow-up:
“Claire is a different person now. The person she is at the end of the movie is not the person she was in the beginning. Her armor of sorts was that white, pristine outfit with heels in a very corporate environment and stuff, and the chick at the end… totally different. So yeah… it better not be heels.”
You can watch the full video interview in the player below.
Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly will once again pen the script for the Jurassic World sequel, though Trevorrow will not return to direct, opting to journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: Episode IX. He previously revealed the quote from the original Jurassic Park that inspired their idea for the sequel, which comes from Sam Neil’s Alan Grant: “Dinosaurs and man, separated by 65 million years of evolution have been thrown back into the mix together. How can we know what to expect?”
It was previously reported that The Orphanage and The Impossible director Juan Antonio Bayona was in contention to direct the film, but was previously unable to due to commitments to World War Z 2. The director has since left that project, meaning he could helm the dinosaur blockbuster after all. Check back here as we learn more.
Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg will produce the film again which is set for release on June 22, 2018.
It was previously reported that The Impossible director J.A. Bayona was in contention to direct the Jurassic World sequel, but due to commitments with World War Z it seemed unlikely to happen. Now, following Bayona’s departure from the film, Universal Studios has confirmed that he will be stepping behind the camera for the 2018 release.
Bayona’s other works include the 2007 horror film The Orphanage, two episodes of the Showtime series Penny Dreadful, and the upcoming film A Monster Calls.
Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg will produce the film again which is set for release on June 22, 2018. Released in 2015, Jurassic World brought in over $650 million at the domestic box office and over $1.6 billion worldwide.