J.A. Bayona hopes world learned a lesson from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
J.A. Bayona hopes that cinema goers learnt something about the dangers of modern science from 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'.
The 43-year-old director dealt with the implications of cloning and bringing extinct species back to life in the blockbuster dinosaur sequel and he hopes his message about not meddling with nature was apparent to cinema goers, just as it was in Steven Spielberg's 1993 original.
In an interview with Collider.com, he said: "One of the things that I love about the Steven Spielberg movies is somehow how he's able to combine big entertainment with important ideas, and sometimes they feel like moral tales. They tell you what is the right thing to do and the wrong thing to do. And I like that. From the very beginning, from the very first page of Michael Crichton's book, it was also the intention, like pointing not science, but the wrong use of science. So hopefully, that will plant a seed on the people and the kids. Not for dinosaurs, but for animals. I think that if you can do that, I think it's great."
However, Bayona believes if it were to become possible to bring dinosaurs back to life in reality the curiosity would win over the moral dilemma.
He added: "From the moment you will tell the people that you can create a dinosaur, people will get crazy and forget about the moral and the ethical repercussions of it."
Bayona will not be helming the next 'Jurassic World' movie, instead handing over control to Colin Trevorrow who was responsible for bringing the franchise back to the big screen in 2015.
The 'A Monster Calls' filmmaker doesn't know much about the plot for the next installment but he is sure that Trevorrow will make a very "exciting" movie.
He said: "No, I don't know much about it. I think it's very interesting. It's something that definitely we've never seen before, and I like that. But at the same time, I know that Colin has a very challenging endeavor right now in front of him. I think it's very exciting, but it's very challenging, too."
The next 'Jurassic World' film is slated for release in 2021 with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard due to reprising their roles as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing respectively.