'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' director J.A. Bayona reveals inspiration behind bedroom scene in final trailer
The director talks about how a nightmare inspired the bedroom scene in the final trailer and 'Jurassic World' Colin Trevorrow's influence on the sequel.
Audiences in the U.S can catch the much-awaited release of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' on June 22, with the J.A Bayona-directed film coming three years after the premiere of its highly successful predecessor 'Jurassic World.' The movie will be the middle chapter of the planned 'Jurassic World' trilogy and the final trailer released indicates that the primary antagonist of the upcoming film will be the dreaded Indoraptor.
Derek Connolly and 'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow returned for the sequel, which will also be set on the same fictional island of Isla Nublar, as writers, and Trevorrow delved further into what is supposedly Dr. Henry Wu's greatest and most dreaded creation as well as a creature which is more malevolent than anything audiences have previously experienced.
"I thought that it would take the whole franchise into a slightly different space, and also allow us to focus on the pure evil, the dinosaur you should be really scared of. It’s this sort of Frankenstein-like creation that has gone too far," he said.
In comparison, the T-Rex that terrorized the residents of Nublar feels tame. Bayona says that she's 'kind of a hero to us' and that 'she represents the result of our sins toward science.' He explained, "She’s the monster to remind us that we’re doing the wrong thing with dinosaurs. Every time we cross a red line, we have the impact of the T-rex there to remind us that we’re not doing the right thing!"
Fans got their first glimpse at the Indoraptor at the end of the trailer, with its fearsome claws making a foray into a terrified Isabella Sermon's bedroom. Speaking to SFX Magazine, Bayona spoke about the inspiration behind the scene.
"Having a monster sneak into my bedroom through the window was one of my biggest fears as a kid. And I had the chance of shooting that for this movie," he said, adding that it was a scene that was much more than a simple appeal to the audience's protective and paternal/maternal instincts.
Bayona also revealed Trevorrow's influence behind how the movie eventually turned out, "I think Colin already thought about having a darker, more dangerous and suspenseful sequel. I was interested the first time Colin told me the story: 'The first half, you will find all the elements and situations that you would expect from one of these movies. It’s focused on adventure and danger. But then there is a second half that you don’t expect, which plays with this kind of gothic element in a mansion, in a claustrophobic context," he said.
He continued, "I really enjoyed being able to play with dinosaurs while doing the kinds of things that I love, playing with the design of shots, playing with the shadows and with big corridors. It’s very Hitchcock."
'Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom' will have familiar faces returning, with the likes of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B. D. Wong, and Jeff Goldblum all reprising their roles from the previous film. Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Isabella Sermon and Geraldine Chaplin have also joined the cast and original 'Jurassic Park' director Steven Spielberg will serve as executive producer alongside Trevorrow.