Jurassic World 2 to cost over 50% more than Jurassic World

The Jurassic World sequel will spare no expense upping the ante, operating with a $260 million budget.

Well, expect a fair few dinosaurs to pop up in the next Jurassic Park film then. The sequel to Jurassic World – or Jurassic Park 5 – starts filming early next year, with director Juan Antonio Bayona taking over from Colin Trevorrow in the director’s chair. It’s currently going under the working title of Ancient Futures.

Bayona will welcome back Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard to lead the cast, in a story that picks up after the events of Jurassic World. But the early suggestion is that the film is going to be a far more expensive movie than the last, and by some distance.

Bayona has been chatting to Spanish magazine El Pais Seminal, and has revealed that the working budget for the new movie is a cool $260m. That’s a sizeable upgrade on the reported $150m bill for Jurassic World (and four times the price of the original Jurassic Park), and whilst there’s some inflation surely involved, the extra $90m suggests some added spectacle for the movie this time around.

Jurassic World 2 will start shooting in February, ahead of its release in cinemas on June 22nd 2018. Bayona has also confirmed that the new film already has its new title, but that’s going to be revealed a little later.