Posted by Jack DLM - Wednesday 27 April 2016 at 05:40PM - 4 Comments
With the currently untitled Jurassic World sequel set to open on June 22, 2018, it's fair to say that the fans and general audience who enjoyed Jurassic World are excited to see what the recently announced director J.A. Bayona will bring to the franchise.
However, it's not only the fans who are excited for the fifth Jurassic Park film. As THR reports, Bryce Dallas Howard cannot wait to jump back into Jurassic World!
According to THR, the actress (who's most recent work includes a leading role in Pete's Dragon) is so excited for the sequel, that she can't stop texting writer and producer Colin Trevorrow.
"I text him every day, pretty much, with messages like, 'OK, what are you doing now? What are you writing now?'" she laughs while standing on the red carpet at the MPTF's recent Reel Stories, Real Lives event.
Unfortunately - and as expected - she was unable to reveal what Colin's replies actually include, but we do know that the sequel is set to begin filming in early 2017. However, even Bryce thinks that's too far away!
"I cannot believe it's a year away, but everyone is like, 'Oh that's soon,' and I'm like, 'No! That's too long!'" she says. "I'm very excited to do it again and get the family back together again."
We can't wait either! With director J.A. Bayona recently saying that he is studying Michael Crichton's original novels to help him with the sequel, it's safe to say our excitement just grew a whole lot more. Roll on Jurassic World 2!
JA Bayona studying Michael Crichton Jurassic Park novels to prepare for Jurassic World Sequel!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos - Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 10:50PM - 8 Comments
Jurassic World 2 director J.A. Bayona is studying Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park novels to immerse himself in the world. This comes via a new interview with elEcominista. Read the translation below:
"Right now I'm reading all the novels of Michael Crichton to try to immerse myself in Crichton's mind" stated Bayona, when asked about Jurassic World 2. "[Crichton's books] have a vision of fantasy blended with reality - something that can also be felt in writings from authors such as Philip K. Dick"
Fans of the franchise are no stranger to the books, which are filled with many unexplored plot pieces and story avenues. One of the notable differences of the books is that they are much darker and grittier than their film adaptations - something many fans are expecting with Bayona at the helm. It seems likely that their blend of adventure, dark tension, and smart science will help inspire the tone of the new movie. This is further reinforced by his comparison he draws to Phillip K. Dick, whose work helped shape films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall, and Minority Report.
Interestingly enough, the novel of The Lost World is very different than the film, exploring Dodgson and his company BioSyns exploits of InGens dinosaurs, while a mysterious disease 'DX' begins to spread amonst the dinosaurs. Colin Trevorrow has said he would like to explore going 'open source', with new corporations experimenting with dinosaurs - perhaps some of the plot structure from Crichton's 'The Lost World' has inspired the story! While we can't know for sure, I can personally say that there are many moments from each book that I would love to see realized on screen.
The Jurassic World 2 news cycle has just begun, and it's already becoming very interesting. Be sure to sound off in the comments below - do you have any favorite book moments you would like to see?
Big thanks to JPlegacy and Diego Rodrigues for first sharing the news!
Podcast Episode 33 - We talk Jurassic World sequel news!
Posted by Jack DLM - Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 01:49PM - 1 Comments
While we are unable to upload new episodes of our podcast to our YouTube channel, you can still listen to them on iTunes, Stitcher and our hosts: JellyCast.
In this episode of the podcast, Jack, Chris and Ryan discuss the latest news regarding the recently announced director J.A. Bayona, where he discussed some details on the film in a TV interview.
We also talk about our recent website-related tease that accidentally has gone viral!
Check out the podcast below!
Bayona teases Jurassic World sequel title on Spanish TV & may have confirmed Spanish locations! [UPDATE!]
Posted by Jack DLM - Friday 22 April 2016 at 05:44PM - 12 Comments
In what now seems like the beginning of a flood of Jurassic World sequel news, recently announced director J.A. Bayona appeared on a Spanish TV show today and was asked some questions regarding the movie.
While online translations are never completely accurate, 'MrTweedy' brought the news to JPLegacy forums along with the photo above and some bullet pointed info.
According to the post, J.A. Bayona confirmed that they have a new title for the movie but that it is currently a secret. He's super excited for the movie but it is a big challenge for him. He would ideally like to have a team of Spanish people working on it, which brings up an exciting final point:
There are numerous obstacles to record in Spanish locations. Did J.A. Bayona just confirm that the Jurassic World sequel will be filming in Spain? According to the forum thread, he said that he wants to film in Spain but they are "having complications with this".
Thanks to JurassicWorldES, we now have a video of the interview! It's 20 minutes and is in Spanish, but if anybody can translate this fully, that would be excellent:
What do you think about this news? It seems J.A. is very excited for the movie and with the potential confirmation of 'Spanish locations', I think we're in for a real treat.
It's also interesting to note that IMDb have now listed production designer Eugenio Caballero on the Jurassic World sequel. If true, he'll replace Jurassic World's Ed Verreaux. Eugenio has worked with director J.A. Bayona previously on The Impossible and the more recent A Monster Calls.
UPDATE: MrTweedy posted a better translation with more information:
- The film has title, but He can tell it yet ...
- He and Colin have always had a very nice communication, they do not know in person, but have talked a lot, and Colin always told the hope that he has to write a movie for Bayona.
- He will have a meet with Colin, Frank Marshall and Spielberg to discuss details of the film soon.
- To make a sequel is more complicated because you have the DNA of the characters and the story, but you have to innovate and have something new to respect the above and satisfies the public.
- He don't reject WORLD WAR Z for JW2, but has simply been a coincidence, because WORLD WAR Z was beginning to roll back soon and he is immerse in A MONSTER CALLS.
- In a movie like JW has a lot of pressure and more with the success of JW1, but he doesn't scare for a flop at the box office, he does not movies for the money but looking for a quality film and good result. He considers himself a "normal" spectator and he wants to make a movie that usually likes to "normal" spectators want.
- It would be very easy record the movie in Spain, but Spain taxation in places not easy. It is possible to record in the Canary Islands (Spain) which is where World War Z. But is more easy to record Malta or Budapest than in Spanish territory.