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Jurassic World sequel to focus on animal rights

Jurassic World

Story by Jack Foley

THE sequel to Jurassic World will focus on animal rights, according to the film’s producer.

Speaking at the Sitges film festival in Spain, Colin Trevorrow – who directed the first film and is producing the second – said that the keenly-anticipated follow-up would have a direct relevance to contemporary issues concerning animal rights.

It will be “a parable of the treatment animals receive today”.

He added that animal abuse, pet ownership, medical experimentation, zoo entertainment and military use would be some of the more specific themes the film would address. The latter two, in particular, played a prominent part in the storyline of Jurassic World, which took $1.7 billion at the global box office and helped to relaunch the Jurassic Park franchise.

The sequel, due for release in summer 2018, will see Spanish filmmaker JA Bayona take over directing duties, as well as the return of the first film’s two stars, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Bayona’s new film, A Monster Calls is released in UK cinemas soon.

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