MOVIE NEWS – New rumors asserts that shooting of Jurassic World 2 will start in Hawaii early next year, with directors J.A. Bayona helming the movie.
Only one month following the blockbuster Jurassic World, Universal already announced the sequel, and it also established a June 22, 2018 release date for Jurassic World 2. Back in April, it was also settled that Colin Trevorrow will be replaced by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, A Monster Calls), but we haven’t heard anything more about this sequel ever since. Now we have a new report which states that production will start in early 2017 in Hawaii.
A fan site called Jurassic Outpost broke the news that production will begin on February 27, 2017 in Hawaii, but it isn’t clear if that will be the start of pre-production or principal photography itself. Jurassic World and the earlier Jurassic Park movies used Hawaii to shoot Isla Nublar scenes, but back in August, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow revealed that the story will involve “weaponized dinosaurs” while the story will be taken off the island. The bulk of the Jurassic World 2 production will take place at Pinewood Studios in the U.K.
In related news, a Twitter user dubbed Reel News Hawaii revealed that they are recruiting for a “special assignment.” There is no pay involved, with these recruits required to possess “ninja stealth skills and love dinosaurs!!!” While we don’t know for certain, this “special assignment” most likely has something to do with this sequel to Jurassic World, which will bring back Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The Jurassic Outpost site also revealed that the sequel’s working title is Ancient Futures, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
J.A. Bayona is directing from a script co-written by Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and his co-writer Derek Connolly. Back in November, Universal Pictures’ chair Donna Langley revealed that Trevorrow and executive producer Steven Spielberg are developing an entire trilogy around Jurassic World, but it isn’t known if a script is being written for the third movie. If a third movie does happen, it’s possible that it could hit theaters in either 2020 or 2021.
Jurassic World broke The Avengers’ four-year opening weekend record last summer, taking in a whopping $208.8 million. That record was ultimately broken by Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December, but it still was one of the biggest movies of last year, with a domestic take of $652.6 million and a worldwide total of $1.5 billion. Take a look at these tweets below regarding Jurassic World 2, and stay tuned for more updates.
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