‘Jurassic World’ sequel will be an animal rights parable

The producer of the follow-up to last year’s movie hit says it will address issues including animal abuse, pet ownership and medical experimentation

Guardian News & Media Ltd, 2016
13:02 October 14, 2016
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What happens to the dinosaurs in the forthcoming Jurassic World sequel “will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today,” according to the film’s producer.

Speaking at the Sitges film festival in Spain, Colin Trevorrow — who directed the first film and is producing the second — suggested the movie would have a direct relevance to contemporary issues concerning animal rights. He added that specific themes the movie would address include animal abuse, pet ownership, medical experimentation, zoo entertainment and military use.

The plot of Jurassic World, which took $1.7 billion (Dh6.2 billion) at the global box office, saw genetically engineered dinosaurs escaping from their compounds at an adventure park, following efforts from the military to steal embryos with the intention of breeding weaponised raptors for use in combat.

The sequel, due for release in summer 2018, will see The Impossible’s JA Bayona take over directing duties, and the return of the first film’s two stars, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.