Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

  Tags: Amblin Entertainment, BD Wong, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Colin Trevorrow, creatures, Daniella Pineda, Derek Connolly, Dinosaurs, Geraldine Chaplin, J.A. Bayona, James Cromwell, Jeff Goldblum, Juan Antonio Bayona, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Justice Smith, Rafe Spall, SEQUELS, Toby Jones, Universal Pictures

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

June 22, 2018
Universal Pictures
Amblin Entertainment
PG-13 "intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril."
J.A. Bayona
J.A. Bayona
Colin Trevorrow
Derek Connolly
Chris Pratt
Bryce Dallas Howard
Toby Jones
Rafe Spall
BD Wong
Justice Smith
Daniella Pineda
Ted Levine
James Cromwell
Geraldine Chaplin
Jeff Goldblum

  • Filmed in Hawaii and London.
  • Co-writer Colin Trevorrow had a recent interview where he details how the film will be much scarier than the first Jurassic World, saying: "J.A Bayona is very good at [creating scares]. There are things that he’ll just do with a shadow, or a rustling curtain on a wall. He’s so tapped into that kind of fear, especially the fear through the eyes of child. Which, you know, he and I are just simpatico. We may be the mirrors of each other. It is by far the most satisfying collaboration of my life. I think the mainstream loves being scared, and I think the scares in the first movie were made to make children think like they were seeing something horrifying, that their parents shouldn’t be allowing them to see. We have that a little bit here. But there’s also that same big, fun adventure, sweeping, romantic kind of action in part of the movie. That people seemingly responded really well to. We’re not throwing it all way, but we’re definitely going to some new places." (6/7/17)
  • Jeff Goldblum had a recent interview where he spoke briefly about returning as Dr. Ian Malcolm, saying: "I like my character. I think my character is a saucy, sassy man of some integrity and deep thinking." Adding.. "I talked to the director, J.A. Bayona, over the phone. In our conversation he was very focused on the serious issues of greed as it oftentimes comes up in those movies, and the marvels of science and reason and the very fascinating point at which our species finds itself both in real life and in this imaginary world too. I’m very interested in that myself, so I’m looking forward to this." (5/10/17)
  • Actor James Cromwell spoke briefly about his role in the film, revealing ties with John Hammond from the original Jurassic Park. He was quoted saying: "The character Richard Attenborough played, I’m his partner, Benjamin Lockwood. We developed the technology of being able to clone the genes. And so I’m trying to deal with the blowback from what we have done." (4/30/17)
  • Jeff Goldblum returns as "Dr. Ian Malcolm, the know-it-all mathematician who came to the park as an insurance consultant — and somehow survived both the original film and the sequel."
  • J.A. Bayona talks a bit more about the film in another interview, saying: "After doing The Impossible and A Monster Calls I said, ‘I want to have fun now. So, let’s do a dinosaur film with Spielberg.’ It’s great, but at the same time it’s massive and way bigger than [the last] one. I think what is tricky about doing the fifth movie of a franchise is how will you bring in new stuff and still pay tribute to what we all know and the legacy of the film. So, it’s the balance between the new stuff and the old stuff. I think Colin did a great job in the first one finding the balance between what people are expecting and what people are being again. I was kind of surprised when he pitched me the story because it leads the story to a place that we’ve never seen before and it brings some of the most important elements from the other films and makes something with them. I thought that was very interesting. It’s the second chapter of a trilogy so it gets the story to a place that wants you leaving more and more." (12/28/16)
  • J.A. Bayona had another interview where he spoke a bit more about the themes of the film, saying: "I think there’s a lot of that in the new Jurassic. I think there’s a lot of possessiveness towards our creations. I think it’s very interesting where the new movie is heading. It’s so different from the other films, it talks a lot about the moment we live in right now.It’s darker… but at the same time, it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s a blockbuster, you have Chris Pratt, it’s a great adventure, but it’s very interesting the way the film is darker than the other ones. You need to adapt, you need to know where you are. Jurassic is going to be very different from A Monster Calls or The Orphanage, but they called me because they loved The Orphanage and The Impossible and they wanted me to be leading the new Jurassic. I think you’re going to find some stuff that will remind you of my movies. At the same time, I’m very aware that this is Steven [Spielberg]’s baby and I’m going to take care of his baby as much as possible, knowing where I am all the time." (12/12/16)
  • J.A. Bayona revealed in a new interview how he wants to try and use more animatronics than CG effects, saying: "Obviously you don't have real dinosaurs — sometimes you have people playing dinosaurs — but we love animatronics and we're trying to do as much with them as possible. It's complicated because the audience now is so used to seeing CGI that they're sometimes reluctant toward animatronics. But at the same time, I think animatronics bring soul and reality to it. We're trying to find the balance between animatronics and CGI in order to cheat the audience so they don't know what they're seeing." (12/9/16)
  • BD Wong returns as geneticist Dr. Henry Wu.
  • Director J.A. Bayona had another recent interview where he revealed that they're trying to make the film just as much a 5th film in the Jurassic Park franchise as it is a sequel to Jurassic World, saying: "...what we're doing is a sequel to Jurassic World, but it's definitely the fifth chapter of a longer saga. It's very interesting. It's always tricky, but you need to find a balance in what people expect to find, and the new stuff you're bringing to the story. And I think the story is looking for a connection between Jurassic World and Jurassic Park -- more than what Jurassic World did." Adding... "I think what this film does is it's the second chapter of the story that started in Jurassic World, and it's open to a third chapter too. It's very interesting in the way that we're approaching the story, and where we are leading the story. We're leading the story to a place that the audience is not expecting, and that's always exciting when you do a sequel." (11/14/16)
  • Director J.A. Bayona recently revealed more details about the film, saying: "It will be darker and scarier than the previous film. Obviously when you have Chris Pratt, it will also be very funny. But it will be darker. It is a second step in a trilogy, and the second step is always dark as in ‘The Empire Strikes back or the ‘Wrath of Khan,’ which are the examples you always get." Adding... "The film takes the story where it has never been before. To me, it surprised me. We are going to places where the saga has never been before, and at the same time we are paying tribute to the franchise. We will take it a step further. There are things that will happen that people are not expecting and they really are shocking." (10/17/16)
  • Co-writer Colin Trevorrow had a recent interview where he revealed some new details on the film, saying: "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." On the topic of animatronics he said: "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.’ I think the lack of animatronics in ‘Jurassic World’ had more to do with the physicality of the Indominus, the way the animal moved. It was very fast and fluid, it ran a lot, and needed to move its arms and legs and neck and tail all at once. It wasn’t a lumbering creature. We’ve written some opportunities for animatronics into [Jurassic World 2]—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." (10/02/16)
  • The film's budget is rumored to be $260-million, which would make it one of the most expensive films of all time and is quite an increase from the previous film's $150-million dollar budget. (9/18/16)
  • Actor Jeff Goldblum (Malcolm from the first two movies) has expressed interest in possibly returning in some capacity.
  • Director Juan Antonio Bayona recently confirmed in an interview that the plan is to do another couple films and complete as a new trilogy, saying: "We’re very into Jurassic World right now. It’s very exciting. Colin Trevorrow has envisioned a whole trilogy of films. Very ambitious. And we’re writing the second chapter, working very close together." Colin Trevorrow added "I feel like the audience has given us permission, to a certain extent, to take this to the next level. I don’t necessarily mean in scale. I feel very strongly that it’s not about more dinosaurs or bigger and better dinosaurs. It’s about using this as a starting point for a much larger story about our relationship with these animals, and with animals in general, and the dynamic created by bringing them back to life." (9/13/16)
  • Director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible, A Monster Calls) is set to helm the pic.
  • Co-writer Colin Trevorrow was quoted in a recent interview detailing what we can expect from a sequel, saying: "[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast. I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and 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. And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source? It's almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur? And Dr Wu says in the film, when he's warning Dr Mesrani, 'we’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur'. I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand. I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe -- we’re not." (8/6/15)
  • The film will likely have a different title than simply Jurassic World 2.
  • Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return as Owen and Claire. There's currently no word on who else may return.
  • It's said that Colin Trevorrow will not return as director, but will co-write and serve as producer.
  • Jurassic World currently holds several records, including "the highest-grossing opening worldwide, the first film to gross $500 million worldwide in a single weekend, the fastest film to earn both $1 billion and $1.5 billion, is the third highest-grossing film of all time, the highest-grossing film in the Jurassic Park film series, and is the highest-grossing film ever distributed by Universal Pictures."
  • The sequel to Jurassic World, which was the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise.




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