17 Oct - Despite making his first quantum leap from a low-budget indie (2012's "Safety Not Guaranteed") to a big-budget studio blockbuster in last year's "Jurassic World", the then-unknown director Colin Trevorrow successfully resurrected the popular dinosaur franchise into a box office gold totalling at USD1.67 billion worldwide.
Following the huge success of "Jurassic World", a sequel is already set in place with J.A. Bayona ("The Orphanage", "The Impossible") taking over in the director's chair this time around.
With "Jurassic World" set for release in North America on 22 June 2018, what can fans expect from the sequel?
According to Coming Soon's translated quotes taken from the Spanish website EFE, Bayona reveals "Jurassic World 2" will be "darker and scarier than the previous film".
Comparing the sequel's dark turn to "Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back", the director added, "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."
With J.A. Bayona planning to surprise his audiences, it will be interesting to see where the "Jurassic World" sequel will be heading.
But before we get to see "Jurassic World 2" in 2018, we will first get a taste of J.A. Bayona's directing in Liam Neeson-starrer "A Monster Calls".