Jurassic World Sequel Begins Production in February 2017

Jurassic Outpost and Reel News Hawaii bring word that the upcoming Jurassic World sequel is set to begin production in Hawaii in February 2017. They outlet notes that the location shooting on the island will only make up a portion of the schedule, however, and that the film will primarily be shot in London, a first for the series.

The Impossible and A Monster Calls director J.A. Bayona will direct the Jurassic World sequel from a script by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow decided to hand over the director’s chair for the sequel, opting to journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: Episode IX. He previously revealed the quote from the original Jurassic Park that inspired their idea for the sequel, which comes from Sam Neil’s Alan Grant: “Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?”

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will both reprise their roles for the film. Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg will produce the film, which is set for release on June 22, 2018.

Released in 2015, Jurassic World brought in over $652 million at the domestic box office and over $1.67 billion worldwide.