by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Considering Jurassic World was an unstoppable juggernaut this summer, bulldozing its way into the number one spot for worldwide grosses, it was inevitable that a sequel would be greenlit.
Even though director Colin Trevorrow won’t sit behind the camera for the next installment, he and writing partner Derek Connolly have been lured back to write the script.
In talking to Wired UK, Trevorrow talked a bit about what they might have in mind for the next installment of Dinosaurs Gone Wild:
[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 weaponize 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 Masrani, “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.
That sounds like the natural direction. Eventually this kind of tech and knowledge will make its way out into the world. And humans are arrogant enough to think that they can succeed where others have failed, no matter how bad of an idea it may be.
Could you imagine, instead of threats of nuclear war we’d have threats of dropping velociraptors into highly populated areas? WTF?!?!
As long as they stay away from the dino / human hybrids that were rumored years ago, I’m happy.
Jurassic World 2 is set to stomp and roar its way into theaters June 22, 2018.