JURASSIC WORLD Sequel is “Scarier, Unexpected” Says Chris Pratt
Filming on the Jurassic World sequel commenced in February, and with the movie just a little over a year away from release, new details are beginning to emerge.
When asked to speak on the film during a press junket for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Pratt told Screen Rant, “Aw man, J.A. Bayona? Do you know that filmmaker? He’s a remarkable filmmaker. If you haven’t seen The Impossible or A Monster Calls, I mean he’s really visually masterful. Deep emotions and suspense,” he said of the film’s director, who was sought out by Universal before officially signing on to bring the film to life in September 2016. “I think it’s going to be a scarier version. A little bit darker and will continue to expand and carry the story forward in a way that is really unexpected and you wouldn’t have imagined.”
Bayona previously described the Jurassic World followup as “massive and way bigger” than its predecessor. Bayona’s comments were similar to Pratt’s when, speaking on the story (from co-writer Colin Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World), the filmmaker said, “[The sequel] 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.”
Jurassic World 2 opens June 22nd, 2018.