Jurassic World was such a large success that a sequel has already been confirmed.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Universal’s action-packed dinosaur film became the fourth movie to ever surpass the 10-figure mark with $1.003 billion at the international box office. Jurassic World was not only the biggest movie of 2015, it is also the third highest-grossing film of all time, following only Avatar at $2.79 billion and Titanic at $2.19 billion. The film, with a $150 million budget, was Universal’s highest-grossing film ever in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan.
“When we opened the film, we never expected to get to $1 billion but we knew we had the goods along with tremendous support from marketing and filmmakers who gave us everything,” said Duncan Clark, the president of distribution for Universal Pictures International.
In June, it was confirmed that there would be a Jurassic World sequel, with Chris Pratt slated to return. Now, director Colin Trevorrow, who is co-writing and producing the sequel, is revealing where he got the inspiration for the storyline — a quote from Dr. Wu in the original Jurassic Park film.
“And Dr. Wu says in the film, when he’s warning Dr. Mesrani, ‘we’re not always going to be the only ones who can make a dinosaur.’ I think that’s an interesting idea that even if we don’t explore fully in this film, there is room for this universe to expand,” Trevorrow said, according to Wired UK. “I shouldn’t use the word universe, because people will think we’re making a Jurassic World universe — we’re not.”
The Jurassic World sequel will star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and will be released in June 2018. While an official title and plot have not been revealed, Trevorrow explained what the film would not be.
“[It will not be] just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island,” Trevorrow said. “That’ll get old real fast.”
“I feel like the idea that this isn’t always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment,” he explained. “And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy.”
“And this isn’t something necessarily that was in the book but is a seed that I wanted to plant in this movie, is that might be able to grow in more of these movies if they decide to make more of them, is: What if this went open source?” he continued. “It’s almost like InGen is Mac, but what if PC gets their hands on it? What if there are 15 different entities around the world who can make a dinosaur?”
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