It’s always nice when creative people recognise and appreciate other talents among them. It’s pretty rare however, to see a creative putting the work of another above theirs. That rare occurrence just happened with director Colin Trevorrow, the guy who directed the middling “Jurassic World”. He opted not to return for the sequel, and the job was taken by Spaniard J.A. Bayona. Speaking to Screenrant recently, Trevorrow not only had very good things to say about Bayona, he even went as far as to claim that “Jurassic World 2” is going to be better than his movie.
Trevorrow said: “He is a different director but it’s interesting, we have so many similar instincts as far as suspense and family and fears of childhood and the perspective that we want to tell the story from that even though I wrote the film, it’s J.A.’s movie from start to finish. He’s just, the film looks beautiful and is exciting. We’re using more animatronics because I learned so much about how they can be utilized, so I built scenes that would allow us to use them, because they can’t run, these are the lessons. Belén Atienza has been great as well, and it’s just been something that we’ve all delved in and tried to make something deeper and richer and ideally better. I’m going to be the hype man for this movie, I think it’s going to be a better movie, sorry.”
That’s pretty gracious of him. It’s likely to also be true too, if Bayona’s brilliant last film “A Monster Calls” is any indicator. When Trevorrow passed the torch, he specifically had already laid the groundwork for Bayona to excel. He explained: “That was by far the most rewarding creative experience of my life, just making a movie for another director who I respect. And I built it for him, so it’s different than maybe even the movie I would have written for myself. [It’s] a Spanish horror/thriller with dinosaurs in it. And I loved doing it.”
“Jurassic World 2” premieres 22nd June 2018.