A few days ago we reported that David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Bullet Train, Hobbs & Shaw) was in talks to direct the kick-off in a whole new era of Jurassic World movies.
Not anymore, he isn’t. According to Deadline, Leitch has walked away from the negotiations. The parting was amicable, but the breakdown in talks was due to differing creative visions for the project.
The project is a Jurassic World semi-reboot, set after the events of Jurassic World: Dominion, and not featuring existing cast members like Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum.
David Koepp, who penned the first two Jurassic Park films based loosely on the Michael Crichton novels, has written a screenplay treatment that Universal was so happy with that they placed this on the fast track for development. The new Jurassic World movie is currently still on track for a July 2nd, 2025 release. This means shooting needs to start by the spring this year.
Producer Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley are returning alongside executive producer Steven Spielberg.
Universal sees more Jurassic as a no-brainer. The six movies so far have surpassed $6 billion worldwide.
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