News of a Jurassic World sequel isn’t much of a surprise, especially considering the film quickly became the third highest grossing movie in Hollywood history. Now it’s just a matter of figuring out what the upcoming movie will be about. As it turns out, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow already has a pretty good idea of where the franchise is headed.
Speaking to Wired, Trevorrow explained that a Jurassic World sequel will likely break away from the whole “dinosaurs chasing people on an island” approach—something that has been more or less rehashed since the first movie. Instead, Trevorrow said he’s more interested in exploring InGen’s dinosaur-creating tech, and how that might possibly fall into the wrong hands.
Jurassic World made some heavy hints at the weaponization of dinosaurs. Vincent D’Onofrio’s character, Hoskins, was never interested in the science, but how he could use the raptors to his advantage in battle situations. As we saw in the movie, however, that was never plausible, though that doesn’t mean others won’t try something similar in the future.
“I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment,” Trevorrow said. “What if this went open source? It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?”
If the next Jurassic World movie isn’t about dinosaurs wreaking havoc on an island, then is it really a Jurassic World movie? It certainly sounds like a far cry from the first Jurassic Park, which used horror, suspense, and expert storytelling. A movie about weaponized dinosaurs to me sounds like a cheap science fiction spinoff. But what do I know? Those movies are still fun.
The Jurassic World sequel is set for a 2018 release.