Jurassic World Sequel Details Hinted at by Director

"It will get to be a different kind of film."


New details have emerged about the sequel to this summer's dinosaur smash Jurassic World. In an interview with the Jurassic Cast Podcast, Colin Trevorrow--director of Jurassic World and co-writer of the forthcoming sequel--spoke about the direction in which they were taking the second film.

Trevorrow explained that like Jurassic World, the sequel would look back to dialogue from the original Jurassic Park for inspiration.

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"Jurassic World is all based on Ian Malcolm's quote," Trevorrow said, in reference to a line spoken by Jeff Goldblum's character in Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic. "It's, 'You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you knew what you had, you patented it, you packaged it, slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now you want to sell it.' That to me is Jurassic World. That's why I had all the product placement, that's what it was."

This time round, inspiration would come from something said by Sam Neill's palaeontologist character Alan Grant. "We tried to find, what is the foundation? '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?'

"That's why it's exciting that the movie did well, that leaves us a lot of room to run," Treverrow continued. "It will get to be a different kind of film. The audience has given us permission to a certain extent to take this to the next level, and I don't necessarily mean in scale, I feel very strongly that it's not about more dinosaurs or bigger and better dinosaurs, it's about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals.

"Jurassic World was very much made with the fans in mind, and I'm not going to forget it, but now we've seen a lot of 'dinosaurs chasing people around on an island' movies. I think you guys and also the general audience is going to be down to explore where else we can go."

Last month, Trevorrow was announced as the director of Star Wars Episode 9, and won't be taking on directorial duties on the second Jurassic World, which is scheduled for a June 2018 release. However, he is writing the script with Derek Connolly, and will executively produce.

Jurassic World is now the third most successful movie of all time, with a worldwide gross of £1.64 billion, as well only the fourth movie in history to cross the $1 billion mark purely on international ticket sales.

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