After the success of “Jurassic World” last year, which took home $1.6 billion in box office takings, the second installment of the hit film will take place in 2018. Colin Trevorrow, director of the first “Jurassic World,” has already turned down the second part.
Trevorrow reportedly rejected “Jurassic World 2” in order to prioritize his love for writing scripts. In fact, he also took part in writing Jurassic World. Trevorrow planned that the sequel will be dealing with animal abuse.
However, the director would no longer handle the second part. Despite of the Trevorrow leaving, the same cast would be intact.
According to Screenrant, Juan Antonio Bayona is set to direct the second part of “Jurassic World.” The Spanish director also directed the horror film “The Orphanage” in 2007. He is known for his dark projection of his films and he also wants the same theme for “Jurassic World 2. “Fans will still have to wait for other juicy details about the sequel.
J.A. Bayona said, “It will be darker and scarier then the previous film. Obviously when you have Chris Pratt it will also be very funny. But it will be darker. It is a second step in a trilogy, and the second step is always dark as in ‘The Empire Strikes’ back or the ‘Wrath of Khan,’ which are the examples you always get.”
“The film takes the story where it has never been before. To me it surprised me. We are going to places where the saga has never been before, and at the same time we are paying tribute to the franchise. “We will take it a step further. There are things that will happen that people are not expecting and they really are shocking.”
“Jurassic World 2” arrives in U.S. theaters on June 22, 2018.