Published Sep 19, 2016Colin Trevorrow's reboot of the dino-disaster movie Jurassic World proved to be a massive hit, and studios are banking on the fact that it'll happen again when a sequel arrives in 2018. To be clear, they've given this thing a colossal budget.
The film is being helmed by director J.A. Bayona (who recently directed the excellent TIFF film A Monster Calls), and he told El Pais Semenal that the movie has been allotted over a quarter of a billion dollars.
Yes, you read that right — Jurassic World 2 will be given $260 million to make more CGI dinosaurs wreak havoc on a tropical island.
It's hard to know how they'll even spend that much money. Are they planning to develop the science to bring real dinosaurs back to life?
Besides, as a recent viral video proved, all you really need for a satisfying Jurassic Park sequel is some turtles and a small backyard.
Jurassic World 2 opens on June 22, 2018.