Things are gearing up on Universal's Jurassic World sequel and, in a recent interview with our friends over at Coming Soon, director J.A. Bayona revealed that this installment is set to feature a political element.
Speaking on the subject of exploitation and commercialization of the dinosaurs, Bayona was asked whether or not his movie would feature a similar pseudo-political subtext as the previous movies.
"Yeah, you’re right. I think there’s a lot of that in the new ‘Jurassic.’ I think there’s a lot of possessiveness towards our creations. I think it’s very interesting where the new movie is heading. It’s so different from the other films, it talks a lot about the moment we live in right now. It’s darker… but at the same time it’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s a blockbuster, you have Chris Pratt, it’s a great adventure, but it’s very interesting the way the film is darker than the other ones."
"You need to adapt, you need to know where you are,” suggested Bayona. “‘Jurassic’ is going to be very different from ‘A Monster Calls’ or ‘The Orphanage,’ but they called me because they loved ‘The Orphanage’ and ‘The Impossible’ and they wanted me to be leading the new ‘Jurassic.’ I think you’re going to find some stuff that will remind you of my movies. At the same time I’m very aware that this is Steven’s baby and I’m going to take care of his baby as much as possible, knowing where I am all the time.”
Filming on Jurassic World 2 begins in February.
Source: Coming Soon