New 'Jurassic World' Underway With OG '90s 'Jurassic Park' Screenwriter and 'Rogue One' Director (UPDATE)

The film's script is far enough along that Universal Pictures is reportedly eyeing a 2025 release date.

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UPDATED 2/20, 9:50 p.m. ET: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story filmmaker Gareth Edwards will direct Universal's latest installment in the Jurassic World franchise. The film will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg through Amblin Entertainment.

Edwards most recently helmed and wrote 2023's The Creator, an original sci-fi endeavor that earned $104.2 million worldwide. He debuted with Monsters in 2010 and went on to make 2014's Godzilla.

The news arrives days after the studio was rumored to enlist Bullet Train director David Leitch. The two sides ultimately parted ways in an "amicable" fashion, according to Variety.

The currently untitled project, which is scheduled to hit theaters July 2, 2025, will kickstart a new Jurassic era, with Jurassic World castmembers Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard not expected to return.

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Another Jurassic film will make its way to the big screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures is “deep” into the development of an all-new Jurassic World movie with David Koepp, the writer behind the original 1993 Jurassic Park.

Koepp’s other credits include 1996’s Mission: Impossible, 2002’s Spider-Man, 2017’s The Mummy reboot, and last year’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

The newest offering is reportedly “far enough along” to the point where the studio is exploring a 2025 release date.

Producer Frank Marshall, who oversaw the Jurassic World trilogy, will return to shepherd the new film along with producing partner Patrick Crowley, another veteran of the franchise.

Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two Jurassic films adapted Michael Crichton's novels, is on board as an executive producer via his Amblin Entertainment production company.

Sources also tell THR that the project is part of the launch of a “new Jurassic era” with an all-new storyline, seemingly suggesting Jurassic World's stars may not return, including Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Other actors potentially being ruled out are Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum from the original film series.

The last installment of the dinosaur sci-fi flick was Jurassic World: Dominion, starring Pratt and Howard. The 2022 film reunited Neill, Dern, and Goldblum to reprise their characters three decades after Jurassic Park was released.

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