ROGUE ONE And THE CREATOR Director Gareth Edwards Tapped To Helm New JURASSIC WORLD Movie

ROGUE ONE And THE CREATOR Director Gareth Edwards Tapped To Helm New JURASSIC WORLD Movie

Following the recent departure of David Leitch, Universal Pictures has found a director for its new Jurassic World movie, with Gareth Edwards signing on to helm...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 20, 2024 08:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Movies

Universal Pictures had to scramble to find a new director for its upcoming Jurassic World movie after the recent departure of David Leitch, and the studio has now enlisted a filmmaker that's sure to create a lot of buzz.

According to THR, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Creator director Gareth Edwards is in final negotiations to helm the movie. As previously reported, David Koepp, who penned the original 1993 Jurassic Park and its sequel, 1997’s Jurassic Park: The Lost World, is currently working on the script.

Despite word only reaching us very recently, the project is already said to be "deep in development." The studio may even be considering a 2025 release date.

Plot details are still under wraps, but the movie will reportedly launch a “new Jurassic era” with an all-new storyline, which would seem to indicate that Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with the original JW crew played by Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, will not be returning.

Frank Marshall, the veteran producer who oversaw the Jurassic World trilogy, is back on board, as is another Jurassic vet, Patrick Crowley. Spielberg will executive produce via his Amblin Entertainment banner.

Leitch was in talks to direct in early February, before parting ways with the film just a few days later. Apparently, "it became clear to Leitch that his creative input would be minimal due to the project’s fast-tracked status and how the producers wanted to wield a stronger hand after the experiences of Jurassic World: Dominion."

This would seem to suggest that Edwards signed on fully aware that he won't have much say in the direction of the story.

Dominion director Colin Trevorrow will not be involved, but he did share his ideas for a potential follow-up last year.

"The previous five films are plots about dinosaurs. This one is a story about characters in a world in which they coexist with dinosaurs," said the filmmaker. "For the franchise to be able to move forward – because it’s inherently unfranchisable, there probably should have only been one Jurassic Park – but if we’re gonna do it, how can I allow them to tell stories in a world in which dinosaurs exist, as opposed to, here’s another reason why we’re going to an island?"

Do you have any interest in another Jurassic World movie? Drop us a comment down below.

"Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live and hunt alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history's most fearsome creatures."

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Forthas
Forthas - 2/21/2024, 8:07 AM
The key to this might be to change the premise. Instead of Jurassic Park, call it Jurassic Island. Have people accidently wind up there perhaps from an airplane or boat accident and have them try to survive until help arrives. The other films had too many human characters and seemed to always be trying to teach us about dinosaurs. Just go full on survival island and make a trilogy out of it.

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