Colin Trevorrow has been chewing the fat with members of the press this week, revealing a couple of key details about Jurassic World 2 in the process.
So, are we finally getting those crime-fighting dinosaur-human hybrids we were promised all those years ago? Not quite.
Trevorrow says the follow-up to last year’s smash hit, which everyone secretly enjoyed but complained loudly about afterwards because it made them sound intellectual and discerning and not at all concerned about the special effects, will be a ‘parable’ for the treatment of animals.
“The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons,” he said, adding that it would tackle “more complex” issues than Jurassic World… whatever those were. Capitalism, according to some.
“The second part will be a very different movie that will explore new paths,” he continued. “For that reason, it was clear that it needed to be Bayona who would direct it, in order to have it grow and evolve with his very personal vision.”
Trevorrow is writing Jurassic World 2 alongside Derek Connelly, with J A Bayona set to direct. It’s due out in 2018. [Time]