‘Jurassic World 2’ Latest News: Dinosaur Tech Will Become ‘Open Source;’ Writing Process For 2nd Installment Underway

By Samantha Finch, Parent Herald September 12, 12:00 am
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"Jurassic World 2" will not grace the blockbuster office until 2018, but its pre-production team is already dropping teasers about the upcoming installment. J.A. Bayona, who took the helm after "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow declined to return to the sequel, recently discussed how the new trilogy would continue to echo Steven Spielberg's original "Jurassic Park" movies.

Bayona revealed in an interview with LRM that "Jurassic World" will indeed be a trilogy just like the original "Jurassic Park" films. The director shared that the script for the second installment is currently being written, with Trevorrow writing the film's script alongside "Jurassic World" co-writer Derek Connolly. Spielberg will also guide the project behind-the-scenes as the movie's executive producer, Digital Spy reported.

According to Bayona, the "Jurassic World" trilogy will remain "truthful to the legacy and at the same time," will introduce "new stuff that people will appreciate," the news outlet further reported. The director added that their team is still "six months ahead of shooting."

"Jurassic World 2" will begin filming in Hawaii on February 27, 2017, ScreenRant reported. Scenes will also be shot in London, probably at Pinewood Studios.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will reprise their role as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing in "Jurassic World 2," respectively. Unlike the first film, Claire won't run everywhere wearing high-heeled shoes in the follow-up.

Howard told E! News that the audience will see a "different" Claire in "Jurassic World 2." The actress said that the person Claire was at the conclusion of the first film is "not the person she was in the beginning."

In "Jurassic World," Vincent D'Onofrio's character Vic Hoskins planned to turn Owen's raptors into weapons for war. Trevorrow said this story arc will be explored more in the second installment, saying that it will not be "just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island," according to Digital Spy's report.

Trevorrow said that the new dinosaur tech shown in "Jurassic World" "isn't always going to be limited to theme parks" and its science applications go "far beyond entertainment." Dino tech in the film is going to be "open source" and there's a huge possibility that other entities around the world will create dinosaurs, too.

"Jurassic World 2" will bow in U.S. theaters on June 22, 2018. The U.K. and other parts of the globe, however, will get the movie two weeks earlier.

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