“Jurassic Park” and its sequels have always been action-packed adventure films that gave viewers an adrenaline rush. But were the films scary? Well, not exactly. According to “Jurassic World 2” co-writer Colin Trevorrow, things are about to get a lot scarier as they kick it up a notch in that department for the sequel.
In an interview with Jurassic Outpost, Trevorrow said that “Jurassic World 2” was going to be scarier and more suspenseful.
“It’s just the way it’s designed; it’s the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skillset,” Trevorrow stated.
Director J.A. Bayona must be doing something right because those were high praises indeed. He also directed the Spanish horror film “The Orphanage,” so he definitely knows a thing or two on how to make scary scenes work.
Trevorrow also said that he thinks the sequel does not need “bigger better dinosaurs” or more elaborate action sequences. He went on to explain that the simple raptors in the kitchen scene in “Jurassic Park” were quite effective in keeping the audience on the edge of their seats.
Viewers would also see more animatronics and less computer-generated imagery in the sequel. Trevorrow said “Jurassic World” has lesser animatronics because they had to make the Indominus Rex move a certain way; however, things would change in the sequel.
“We’ve written some opportunities for animatronics into [‘Jurassic World 2’] because it has to start at the script level and I can definitely tell you that Bayona has the same priorities, he is all about going practical whenever possible.”
Meanwhile, Trevorrow also debunked the “militarize raptors” theory that several sources say was going to be the sequel’s plot. “I’m not that interested in militarized dinosaurs, at least not in practice.” Well, the film’s co-writer just said he’s not interested in that plotline, so that’s one theory down the drain.
Production will begin in February 2017, and “Jurassic World 2” is set to premiere on June 22, 2018.