A month ago, an unverified rumour originated that location bosses were scouting London for the Jurassic World sequel. Now it appears that there was some truth to it. It has been learned that the fifth “Jurassic park” film or “Jurassic World 2” will be filmed in the UK. The actual title of the film, to be directed by Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), has not been revealed yet though.
The Knowledge confirms that the untitled “Jurassic World” sequel will be filmed in the United Kingdom. “A deal has been done with a UK studio and UPM, which we will be able to make available to PI subscribers nearer the time of production,” the article says.
While the article does not mention the name of the studio, it’s probably Pinewood. Trevorrow will be shooting “Star Wars Episode IX” there. What is known at the moment is that Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment will partner with Legendary Pictures like they did on the first “Jurassic World” film.
The news does not necessarily mean that dinosaurs will run amok in the streets of London or destroy the Big Ben, points out jurassicworld.org. If it’s shot inside a studio then sets will be built which could stand for any location in the world. And before the fanboys are up in arms, there is no news about whether the film will be shot in Hawaii or not. So, we should not rule out those exotic island settings at the moment.
However, Colin Trevorrow had told Wired UK that the sequel will not be about “just a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island. That’ll get old real fast.” Isla Nublar would be shut down after what occurred at the end of the last film. Also, Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) was escorted off the island by the fictional biotech firm InGen. It will surely be interesting to see how the filmmakers pull off the militarised dinosaurs concept if it remains a part of its plot. Many fans think the idea is silly and not in the spirit of the earlier films or the source novels by late Michael Chrichton.
An official synopsis for the film is not available yet. But Trevorrow did reveal in interview with JurassicCast that “Jurassic World 2” will be based on a quote by Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) in the first “Jurassic Park” – “Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?”
Apart from Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, no other cast members have been confirmed. B.D. Wong is expected to return. Jeff Goldblum recently told Fandango that he is “nothing if not open” to reprising his Ian Malcolm character once again. Hopefully, we get to see at least one of the three “Jurassic Park” leads.
The “Jurassic World” sequel will also be released in the UK on June 7, 2018, two weeks earlier than its U.S. release, as per Universal Pictures UK.