October 26, 2016

‘Jurassic World 2’ to Begin Production in Hawaii Next Year

The follow-up to ‘Jurassic World’ is scheduled to start filming early 2017 in Hawaii under the direction of Juan Antonio Bayona.

Production on “Jurassic World 2” is slated to start early next year. According to Jurassic Outpost, Juan Antonio Bayona, who replaces Colin Trevorrow as director for the “Jurassic World” sequel, will begin the production of the film on February 27, 2017 in Hawaii.

It’s unclear whether the fixed date is for pre-production or principal photography. However, the site adds that the fixed date seems plausible for the filming as Trevorrow has said that the crew will not spend too much time in Hawaii. The majority of the filming will take place in London’s Pinewood Studios.

“Jurassic World 2” would not focus on “a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island” like the previous “Jurassic” films. Trevorrow said that he would focus on the idea of multiple companies cloning dinosaurs in the follow-up to “Jurassic World” which is scheduled for a June 22, 2018 U.S. release.

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to reprise their respective roles, with Steven Spielberg returning as executive producer. Bayona will direct the film with the screenplay written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

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