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Jurassic World sequel to move beyond island

Jurassic World

Story by Jack Foley

THE sequel to Jurassic World will move beyond the island featured in most of the films so far, according to its writer Colin Trevorrow.

In an interview with Wired, the filmmaker – who directed the first film – promised that the follow-up won’t be a retread of events from the first film but will differ in a big way.

Jurassic World took place entirely on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, where the dinosaur theme park is located, but the sequel “will not be just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island”, he said, because “that’ll get old real fast”.

Rather, the dinosaurs could become “open-source”, meaning they can be bred by multiple companies around the world rather than just by InGen, the bio-engineering start-up company responsible for Jurassic World’s dinosaurs, which was also looking into the possibility of using the dinosaurs for warfare.

Elaborating a little more, Trevorrow continued: “There are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy. I want to do my job in setting the table for something that can be rich and thoughtful and interesting.”

Trevorrow is currently only co-writing the screenplay for the sequel with Derek Connolly (Jurassic World, Safety Not Guaranteed) and is not currently due to direct.

But actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have both signed on to the sequel, with Steven Spielberg again executive producing.

A release date in summer [June 22] 2018 has also been booked in for the sequel to what has now become one of the highest grossing films of all-time.

Since opening, Jurassic World has grossed over $1.5bn, including over $610m in the US alone, to become the third-highest grossing film of all time behind Titanic and Avatar.

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