Colin Trevorrow gives an update on his plans for Jurassic World 2
Colin Trevorrow has given an update on his plans for the sequel to Jurassic World.
Universal Pictures have confirmed that the sequel to this summer's smash hit blockbuster will arrive in cinemas on June 22nd in 2018, with both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning to star.
Trevorrow, who is to write the screenplay for the sequel with writing partner Derek Connolly, but won't direct the movie, has promised that the film will be enormous in scale.
He told Wired: "[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast….I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment."
He continued: ""And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponize it and later on we found it could be used for energy. And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie [and] might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source? It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?"
Jurassic World has been directed by Trevorrow and also stars Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, Ty Simpkins and Omar Sy. The movie is the first film to emerge from the Jurassic Park franchise since 2001 and acts as a direct sequel to the earlier movie trilogy.
It follows Pratt's Owen, a park ranger who tries to lead a rescue mission for tourists trapped in the revamped theme park after Rex, a monstrous genetically-modified dinosaur, goes on the rampage.