'Jurassic World 2' movie news: producer shares progress and challenges

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“Jurassic World 2” film producer Frank Marshall recently talked about the current progress of production on the sequel to the 2015 blockbuster hit “Jurassic World,” as well as sharing the kind of challenges they are facing in making a sequel for a film that has seen tremendous success, and also comparing it with the challenges he had faced in facilitating the return of the character Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) to the big screen after a long absence.

In a recent interview with Collider, Marshall said that the massive success of “Jurassic World” came as something that was unexpected. He shared that his expectations for the opening of the film were already quite high, but he didn’t expect that the movie’s performance would double his expectations.

Regarding the current progress of production of the film’s sequel, here’s what he had to share to fans:

“We’re in pre-production, in fact I just got back from London from meeting with [director] Juan Antonio [Bayona] and the production designer,” he said. “We’re designing, he’s doing storyboards, and we’re in full pre-production to start shooting sometime early next spring.”

Marshall also talked about the challenges that he had faced in doing the sequel as well as with doing a new “Bourne” film that was posed such high expectations.

“I think we have that pressure both on ‘Bourne’ movies and on ‘Jurassic’ movies, we set the bar pretty high,” the film producer shared. “For me it’s always a bout story, as long as the action sequences move the story forward, that’s what’s important, and I think just having to look and see how we can involve the characters in the story with whatever dinosaur we have in the action sequence. So, it’s a challenge but a healthy challenge.”

“Jason Bourne” is now in theaters. “Jurassic World 2” comes out in 2017.