Writer/Director of Original Says He’s Kept Involved With Jurassic World 2

Colin Trevorrow is not directing Jurassic World 2, but he’s keeping heavily involved in the project. Trevorrow, who directed the first film and will write and direct Star Wars: Episode IX, recently spoke with CS.net about his involvement with the film:

“That script had to be delivered for a February shoot,” Trevorrow told the site, “And we had to think of Star Wars somewhat simultaneously… While we were in the early stages of story on Star Wars, we shot Jurassic at Pinewood. Now, we’re wrapping in about a month and everyone is going to Hawaii.”

He added, “Jurassic ended up taking up more time and attention than I expected just because I care about it so much. I surprised myself by how much I wanted to be there for JA [Bayona], just as a writer. I remember directing a Jurassic Park movie and how much I would have loved to have a writer to think about the dailies and wonder what alterations we could make that would make it that much more effective. I was there with him every day to try and provide something for him that I didn’t have myself.”

The sequel will have Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning alongside Jeff Goldblum, Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Rafe Spall, Ted Levine, James Cromwell and Geraldine Chaplin. It is scheduled to release June 22, 2018.