While doing press for his upcoming movie A Monster Calls, director J.A. Bayona sat down recently with The Playlist to discuss his plans for the next entry in the Jurassic World franchise.
“After doing THE IMPOSSIBLE and A MONSTER CALLS, I said, ‘I want to have fun now.’ So, let’s do a dinosaur film with Spielberg. It’s great, but at the same time it’s massive and way bigger than [the last] one. I think what is tricky about doing the fifth movie of a franchise is how will you bring in new stuff and still pay tribute to what we all know and the legacy of the film? So, it’s the balance between the new stuff and the old stuff. I think Colin did a great job in the first one finding the balance between what people are expecting and what people are [seeing] again. I was kind of surprised when he pitched me the story because it leads the story to a place that we’ve never seen before and it brings some of the most important elements from the other films and makes something with them. I thought that was very interesting. It’s the second chapter of a trilogy so it gets the story to a place that [leaves you wanting] more and more.”
Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Justice Smith, will be joining the original’s Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard (who will apparently be wearing boots this go around).
J.A. Bayona is on board to direct with Frank Marshall producing along with Pat Crowley and Belén Atienza. Colin Trevorrow, who helmed Jurassic World, penned the script with his writing partner Derek Connolly. Trevorrow will also executive produce with Steven Spielberg.