“You need to adapt, you need to know where you are. Jurassic is going to be very different from A Monster Calls or The Orphanage, but they called me because they loved The Orphanage and The Impossible and they wanted me to be leading the new Jurassic. I think you’re going to find some stuff that will remind you of my movies. At the same time, I’m very aware that this is Steven [Spielberg]’s baby and I’m going to take care of his baby as much as possible, knowing where I am all the time.”
Bayona is certainly saying all the things one hopes to hear about a sequel – that it will respect the things that made the original good, but will also take the franchise in new and interesting thematic directions. With any luck, this next chapter will capture even more of what made the original such an unforgettable classic.
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