It has been 23 years since the Steven Spielberg blockbuster Jurassic Park first roared into theatres. Despite this, even after more than two decades, the film's special effects still hold up to modern industry standards - thanks in no small part to its work with both practical effects and animatronics. Now, with Jurassic World 2 on the horizon, director J.A. Bayona says these are things he wants to implement in his dinosaur movie.
"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," he explained further. "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."
Previously, Bayona teased that this next movie will be more connected to Spielberg's first Jurassic Park movie, even though it will be a sequel to Colin Trevorrow's 2015 installment.
"I think somehow it’s both,” Bayona said. “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.”
Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, Justice Smith, Toby Jones and Rafe Spall, Jurassic World 2 begins shooting in February, and will hit theaters on June 22, 2018.
Source: THR Heat Vision
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