Sequel is set for release in June 2018
The director of the sequel to Jurassic World has promised the new film will return to Jurassic Park‘s roots.
The dinosaur movie is due to start shooting early next year for a June 2018 release.
J A Bayona has taken over the director’s chair from Colin Trevorrow, who will remain on board as both writer and executive producer.
Bayona was at the helm of the award-winning 2012 movie The Impossible.
He told Digital Spy: “I think one of the reasons they called me is they wanted to go darker and scarier. They love The Impossible and they love The Orphanage. So it’s great.”
“I think when you see Jurassic Park again, the first one, and you see that scene with the T-Rex and the kids in the car – it’s very dark; it’s very scary. I think it’s more in that vein. We’re going to go back there.”
Bayona also said he is hoping to go back to the authentic feel of the first Jurassic Park movie, too, though CGI is still going to play a part.
He added: “Colin Trevorrow is working on the script. I think both of us love animatronics and practical stuff. We’re going to try to get as much as possible. But the truth is, nowadays, the audience is so used to CGI, and they’re less and less used to animatronics. It’s kind of difficult to fit them in. It needs to be very specific if you want to use them.”
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will both reprise their roles from Jurassic World.
Trevorrow recently strongly hinted that the dinosaurs-as-soldiers plot development from the latter stages of the 2015 movie will not be repeated.
“I’m not that interested in militarised dinosaurs, at least not in practice,” he said. “I liked it in theory as the pipe dream of a lunatic. When that idea was first presented to me as part of an earlier script it was something that the character that ended up being [Chris Pratt’s] Owen was for, that he supported, something that he was actively doing even at the beginning.”