Jurassic World writer Colin Trevorrow preps fans for 'claustrophobic terror' ahead of 'Fallen Kingdom' release

Starring Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as Owen and Claire, the 'Fallen Kingdom' will be picking up some years after the events of Jurassic World.


                            Jurassic World writer Colin Trevorrow preps fans for 'claustrophobic terror' ahead of 'Fallen Kingdom' release

In less than three weeks, Universal's much-awaited sequel to its 2015 smash hit, Jurassic World, will arrive in the theaters. However, the tone and feel of the film, 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' might be significantly different from what the first installment was like. 

A reason behind this happens to be the franchise newcomer, director JA Bayona, whose horror background demanded few snips and alterations in the script that writer Colin Trevorrow happily obliged to.  

"What we didn't have a lot of in that movie was suspense and tight, claustrophobic terror," acknowledges Trevorrow, referring to the first Jurassic World movie, which he also helmed. Fallen Kingdom, on the other hand, will have "the walls close in around the characters."  

The revelations come from the 41-year-old filmmaker himself, who further went on to dish to Cnet about the changes he and co-writer Derek Connolly brought into the scriptwriting process for the upcoming Chris Pratt-starrer. 

Collin Trevorrow with Jurassic World 2 cast at a London photocall (Getty)
Collin Trevorrow with Jurassic World 2 cast at a London photocall (Getty)

"The first one was a very audience-friendly movie. It was structured in a very American, kind of action/adventure way, and I wanted this to be different," explained Trevorrow. 

Starring Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as Owen and Claire, the 'Fallen Kingdom' will be picking up some years after the events of Jurassic World. In the aftermath of the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, the leading duo returns to the abandoned island of Isla Nublar to carry on a rescue mission. 

However, an-about-to-errupt volcano is not their only challenge - while trying to save the dinosaurs, Owen and Claire will discover new breeds of the terrifying creatures along with a deep-set political conspiracy.

A still from the Jurassic World 2 (Universal)
A still from the Jurassic World 2 (Universal)

Speaking about creative freedom and the support from executive producer Steven Spielberg while making the second Jurassic World, Trevorrow adds. "The studio has always given me a lot of freedom... I came in with a structure that to me was based on what [Spielberg] and [writer] Matt Charman did on Bridge of Spies."

And thankfully for fans, Jurassic World 2 won't be the last of this new horror franchise. The film will shortly be followed by a third installment, releasing in 2021.  

"When you watch all six of these movies," Trevorrow explains, "I want them to feel like a long story. You'll see all of the pieces and how those fit into what we're doing now." 

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' arrives in theaters on June 22.