According to a report in Deadline, director David Leitch is in early talks to take up the duty from the big chair for the new Jurassic World feature.
This project came out of nowhere on turbo speed. Original Jurassic Park screenwriter David Koepp wrote a spec script and shared it with Universal, who were impressed enough to get it greenlit for an aggressive July 2nd 2025 release. That means shooting needs to start by the summer.
The reports say the film is said to be part of a completely new era of Jurassic movies, continuing beyond the events of Jurassic World: Dominion, but not including the Jurassic World cast of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, or the original Jurassic Park cast.
Leitch’s resume is interesting when thinking about Jurassic World. He is an actor as well as a filmmaker and stunt performer. He was an uncredited co-director on John Wick, was Executive Producer on the sequels, and directed Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Bullet Train, and the upcoming The Fall Guy.
He also produced Nobody, Kate, and Violent Night. He was also second unit director on 2015’s Jurassic World.
His movies feature violence, humor, and action. So does this mean they will be going in a more action-orientated direction with any Jurassic follow-up? Are we finally getting something based on the sequel idea floated back in the late 1990s and early 2000s about teams of mercenaries trying to make use of trained dinosaurs, with terrible results? That was assumed to be what morphed into the Owen and Raptors subplots in the sequel trilogy.
Veteran producers Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley produce again. Steven Spielberg will executive produce along with Leitch and Kelly McCormick.
The six films in the franchise have earned more than $6 billion worldwide, and the theme park rides were only recently revamped, and a new rollercoaster added.
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