Colin Trevorrow Says ‘Jurassic World 2’ Will Be A "Parable" About Animal Abuse

Even though the film is still a long way off, we’ve been getting plenty of tidbits about the upcoming “Jurassic World 2.” We know it’s going to be crazy expensive, it won’t feature dinosaurs wielding weapons, and it will serve as the middle chapter in a trilogy. And the ideas are getting grander. Where the franchise has thus far been fine to mine the idea of the cataclysm that occurs at the intersection of greed, ambition, and loose ethics, it looks like the sequel is going to throw a few more ideas into the mix.

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Colin Trevorrow, who is producing and co-writing the follow-up that will be directed by J.A. Bayona, recently revealed another morsel, one that offers an insight into the themes the sequel will be tackling.

“The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons,” he told El Mundo.

It’s an intriguing line of thought, and one that follows, perhaps, something he said over a year ago, when he was first starting to share ideas about “Jurassic World 2.” It’s the notion of the bio-engineering seen in Jurassic Park being taken to a different technological level.

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“….when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponize it and later on we found it could be used for energy,” he explained. “… 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? 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?”

It’s a fascinating approach, and one that would certainly lend some depth to the increased spectacle that’s coming with the next installment.

“Jurassic World 2” opens on June 22, 2018. [via Slashfilm]