The highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 hit dinosaur movie, "Jurassic World," (JW) is now ready to kick off its production process, which is slated to begin next year.
According to Christian Today, the crew is now preparing the filming location for "Jurassic World 2," which will be in Hawaii. Other reports indicate that the original film was actually shot at the said state, specifically at Kualoa Ranch in Oahu. By November of this year, the troupe will arrive to scout the locations needed for the scenes.
As further stated on Jurassic Outpost, the cast and crew will commence the principal photography on Feb. 27 of 2017. It is not clearly stated though if this particular date marks the exact beginning of the whole filming process or if production will happen simultaneously in select locations around the world.
Previous reports said that the upcoming film will also be featuring scenes taken in the United Kingdom.
The film, which has yet to be titled, is being worked on under the codename "Ancient Futures," which gave rise to speculations that the new movie will find these prehistoric creatures roaming out of containment.
In an earlier interview, JW director Colin Trevorrow seemed to suggest to WIRED UK that the sequel will explore new premises, which will not be concerned with a "bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island."
"I feel like the idea that this isn't always going to be limited to theme parks, and there are applications for this science that reach far beyond entertainment. And when you look back at nuclear power and how that started, the first instinct was to weaponise it and later on we found it could be used for energy," he went on to tease.
While the helmer's statement seemed logical enough, it has to be noted that Trevorrow will be passing on the directorial chair to J.A. Bayona for the filming of the sequel.
"Jurassic World 2" opens in theaters in June 2018.