Hollywood has recently made a habit of hiring up-and-coming directors for major tentpole films. This is as much a cost cutting measure as it is an effort to ensure that fresh artistic visions are emerging to appeal to younger crowds. Some of Jurassic World‘s detractors faulted director Colin Trevorrow for what they saw as amateurish aspects of the film. (In Trevorrow’s defense, his chance at the big league came after only directing a single, indie feature film, Safety Not Guaranteed.)
Bayona, by contrast, has several titles under his belt. The Jurassic World sequel will certainly be the biggest he’s directed yet, but his work on A Monster Calls has given him both experience with larger than life special effects and a Spielberg-esque sense of child-like wonder. With any luck, the project will not only develop his craft but also result in an even more universally loved chapter of the franchise.
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