As Jurassic World 2 nears the start of production, details have slowly began to be revealed about the upcoming movie. The director of the Jurassic World sequel recently sat down for an interview with the spanish language magazine 'El Pais Seminal'. In this interview, he disclosed that some new details about the upcoming sequel:
UPDATE 9/19/2016: Following this post going live, SlashFilm claimed that a source close to Universal told them that the $260 million figure was incorrect. The budget did seem high, but after Jurassic World earned nearly $2 Billion at the box office, it's not surprising that Universal will raise the bar and the budget for the upcoming sequel. That being said, it seems the claims we featured in this article may have been an over exaggeration. However, Universal have yet to clarify through official channels. The 260 Million dollar figure was sourced from Spanish magazine XL which we translated to English. The original article continues below...
Bayona confirmed that the Jurassic World sequel does have an official title, however the formal announcement will be at a later date. He also described Jurassic World as being in the 'Champion League' of cinema, and that he accepted due to Spielberg and Frank Marshall's involvement.
Notably, Bayona confirmed that the budget for the Jurassic World sequel would be 260 million dollars. This is a massive increase from Jurassic World's production of 150 million dollars. Bayonne did not give a specified reason for this large budgetary increase.
The budget increase is a very positive sign, and could indicate that production is willing to spend more on CGI or practical effects. The budget could also go into casting, as more well known Hollywood stars would require a substantial salary. Lastly, it is possible that Universal could utilize the added budget as a means of marketing the movie at a increase rate.
Jurassic World 2 will be released on June 22, 2018. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt will return to play Claire Dearing and Owen Grady in the film. The movie will be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, who has directed 'The Impossible.
Source: El Pais semenal, credit to JurassicWorldES for the translation and magazine scans!
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