The Impossible's Juan Antonio Bayona to direct Jurassic World sequel
Juan Antonio Bayona, best known for his work directing The Impossible and The Orphanage, is to direct the sequel to Jurassic World.
Bayona, who has just finished work on new children's fantasy adventure A Monster Calls, was confirmed as the blockbuster's director last night (April 18th).
The directot takes over from Colin Trevorrow, who opted not to direct the sequel, but has written the script with regular collaborator Derek Connolly.
The sequel will arrive in cinemas on June 22nd in 2018. Both Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return to star in the sequel.
Jurassic World has been directed by Trevorrow and also stars Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, 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.
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