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Jurassic World was a film that the studio was expecting to be a big success, but no one could have predicted justhow successful it would be. The movie went on to break all kinds of records, though this success did not come without some repercussions. Once the excitement wore off, many filmgoers became aware of the numerous flaws the movie had. While a solid, fun story, many felt it was undeserving of all the hype that surrounded it.

Nonetheless the studio moved forward with the sequel — as well they should have (it would be stupid not to). Colin Trevorrow bowed out of the sequel in favor of Star Wars Episode IX, and in his place, J.A. Bayona, the director of The Orphanage and the recently-released A Monster Calls (which is getting rave reviews from critics), took over. 

Speaking with Jurassic Outpost, Trevorrow discussed some of what we can expect from the upcoming sequel, and from the sound of it, it could be a dramatic improvement over its predecessor.

“It will be more suspenseful and scary. It’s just the way it’s designed; it’s the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skillset.

“Film has become so cutthroat and competitive; it felt like an opportunity to create a situation where two directors could really collaborate. It’s rare these days, but it’s something that the directors that we admire used to do all the time—one writes and produces and the other directs, and the end result is something that’s unique to both of them. I’m in the office right now, I’ve been here every day since July working closely with J.A., listening to his instincts, and honing the script with Derek to make sure it’s something that all of us believe in.”

This sounds pretty amazing. Many pegged the traditional script of Jurassic World on Trevorrow, but if he’s collaborating with someone like Bayona, there’s a chance that this could be something amazingly special. What’s more is that Trevorrow confirmed that the sequel will have more animatronics than the previous movie.

“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. The same rules applied in Jurassic Park.”

Those who were annoyed by the popularity of the last film, take note. This sounds like it can be a dramatic improvement.

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SOURCE: Jurassic Outpost