Jurassic World 2 has found its director. Colin Trevorrow is stepping away from the director’s chair to Executive Produce, although he will be helping write the script with Derek Connolly. In a tweet today, Trevorrow announced the director taking over for the sequel, JA Bayona (The Impossible).Here’s the tweet
Proud to collaborate with one of my favorite filmmakers on the next Jurassic adventure. JA Bayona, it’s all yours.
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) April 18, 2016
Boyana is best known for his directorial work on The Orphanage and The Impossible. Those works were recognized when he received two Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars), one for Best New Director 2007 and Best Director in 2012. Here he is during production of The Impossible.
There’s not much else to report. There’s still two years to go until the announced release date of June 22nd, 2018. Trevorrow and company are currently hard at work on the new script. There are few details, but there is a rumor that the story will take place off the island and outside the park. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are both expected to return for the sequel.