While Jurassic World (see our review) was little more than a remake of its predecessor Jurassic Park, complete with Star-Lord and Ron Howard’s daughter, it was still pretty damn fun. So it’s most heartening to hear that the Jurassic World sequel is going to be scarier.
Director Colin Trevorrow is on board this time round as producer and co-writer, while Spanish director JA Bayona takes over the helm. And Trevorrow tells Jurassic Outpost that one key reason Bayona, who helmed the 2007 horror movie The Orphanage, was chosen was his ability to make things fightening:
“[‘Jurassic World 2’] will be more suspenseful and scary. 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.”
Acknowledging criticism that there was too much CGI in Jurassic World, Trevorrow also pledged a more practical approach in the sequel, where possible:
“There will be animatronics for sure. We’ll follow the same general rule as all of the films in the franchise which is the animatronic dinosaurs are best used when standing still or moving at the hips or the neck.They can’t run or perform complex physical actions, and anything beyond that you go to animation. The same rules applied in Jurassic Park.”
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