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Published On: Fri, Apr 22nd, 2016

‘The Impossible’ director JA Bayona to helm ‘Jurassic World 2’

jurassic-world-logoUniversal has made a bold move, announcing that The Impossible director J.A. Bayona will indeed helm the sequel to Jurassic World.

“Thrilled to announce JA Bayona is on board to direct JW2. Welcome to the team,” producer Frank Marshall tweeted.

“Proud to collaborate with one of my favorite filmmakers on the next Jurassic adventure. JA Bayona, it’s all yours,” Colin Trevorrow also posted. Bayona also later confirmed his appointment, also on Twitter: “It’s official! So excited to join the Jurassic Team!!”

Jurassic World starred Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and earned over $1.67 billion worldwide.

Bayona made his feature film debut in 2007 with The Orphanage, and in 2012 directed The Impossible which starred Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. Next up is A Monster Calls, a film with Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson.

No plot details yet, but Trevorrow has stated this about the first film: “There are themes and ideas in here that we’re setting up, such as the coexistence of these animals on the planet with humans. In the same way that we exist with animals now. And  imagine a world where just like, you know, don’t go into that jungle, there’s tigers in there. They’re gonna eat you. Just replace that with raptors. And I think we set up ideas in here. One of them, the one we address the most is the weaponization of dinosaurs and the fact that animals have been used in war for centuries. And there are people with completely bonkers ideas that are always gonna step in and wonder how else we can utilize a new technology.”

Jurassic World 2 is scheduled to reach the big screen in June 2018.

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