WHO’S IN IT?
Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village), Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Rafe Spall (Life of Pi), Toby Jones (Kaleidoscope), Justice Smith (Every Day), B. D. Wong (Seven Years in Tibet), James Cromwell (Babe), Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago), Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day), Isabella Sermon (film debut), Daniella Pineda (Sleeping with Other People), Kevin Layne (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls), director; Derek Connolly (Safety Not Guaranteed) and Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), writers; Belén Atienza (The Impossible), Patrick Crowley (The Bourne Identity) and Frank Marshall (Raiders of the Lost Ark), producers; Michael Giacchino (Up), composer; Oscar Faura (The Imitation Game), cinematographer; Bernat Vilaplana (Pan’s Labyrinth), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
On the abandoned Isla Nublar, where the once-prominent Jurassic World once stood, the remaining genetically-engineered dinosaurs roam freely, until a volcanic eruption threatens to destroy the island and all of the prehistoric creatures. Former park manager Claire (Howard), who has now formed an organisation dedicated to protecting dinosaurs, manages to convince her ex-boyfriend and velociraptor trainer Owen (Pratt) to accompany her to the island for a major rescue operation, which quickly goes south…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Whatever your opinions on the 2015 franchise revitaliser Jurassic World, it became such a big money-maker that a sequel was inevitable, and hopefully with J.A. Bayona taking over from Colin Trevorrow as director (though Trevorrow is still a credited writer) the series can get back to its thrilling – and even scarier – roots.