After generating over $1.6 billion at the box office, you can be sure that the sequel to Jurassic World (2015) will spare no expense. Jurassic World's director, Colin Trevorrow, is busy co-writing the script, and has offered a few clues on what to expect from the next rampaging dinosaur adventure.
"I think there's a real story to be told here," Trevorrow told Hitfix, "and that's all really sourced from [Michael] Crichton's original ideas." Trevorrow, who has passed the directing reins to J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) in order to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, even claimed that specific dialogue from the original book would be worked into the script. "The thing I love the most about what he introduced is this idea that a mistake made a long time ago just can't be undone. The minute that they cloned a dinosaur, you can't put that back in the box. And what could be the ultimate result of that?"
He also claimed that there will be more practical effects in the sequel. "There will be animatronics for sure. 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 and the same rules apply to animation. The same rules applied in Jurassic Park (1993)."
Trevorrow suggested that the script was actively seeking more practical elements. "We've written some opportunities for animatronics into this movie 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."
Not much is known about the direction Jurassic World 2 will take, but Trevorrow hasn't ruled out the possibility of 'dinosaur soldiers', as teased at the end of the last film.
We will find out for sure when the Jurassic World sequel roars into cinemas on 22 June 2018.