Jurassic World 2 Will be Scarier, Have More Animatronics

The upcoming Jurassic World 2 is set to begin production in Hawaii and London in February 2017, and Jurassic Outpost (via Collider) caught up with the sequel’s executive producer/co-writer Colin Trevorrow (who directed Jurassic World) to give us an idea of what to expect.

“It will be more suspenseful and scary,” said Trevorrow. “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.”

It’s good to know that The Orphanage director J.A. Bayona will be applying some of his scarifying abilities to the new film. We’re also happy to report there will be much more in the way of animatronics, as seen in the original trilogy.

“There will be animatronics for sure,” Trevorrow confirmed. “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.’ I think the lack of animatronics in ‘Jurassic World’ had more to do with the physicality of the Indominus, the way the animal moved. It was very fast and fluid, it ran a lot, and needed to move its arms and legs and neck and tail all at once. It wasn’t a lumbering creature. We’ve written some opportunities for animatronics into [Jurassic World 2]—because it has to start at the script level—and I can definitely tell you that Bayona has the same priorities, he is all about going practical whenever possible.”

Finally, those expecting the Jurassic War envisioned by Vincent D’Onofrio’s character in the first one may be disappointed that’s not where the sequel is headed.

“I’m not that interested in militarized dinosaurs, at least not in practice,” Trevorrow remarked. “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 Owen was for, that he supported, something that he was actively doing even at the beginning. Derek and I, one of our first reactions was ‘No if anyone’s gonna militarize raptors that’s what the bad guy does, he’s insane.’”

In a final bit of news, fans will be happy to learn that Chris Pratt has received the script and can’t wait to work with Bryce Dallas Howard again.