On February 6, we learned that David Leitch, director of John Wick, Deadpool 2, and Bullet Train, was in talks to direct a new film in the Jurassic World saga. The director, who recently completed The Fall Guy, a big screen adaptation of the 80s series The Fall Guy starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, would continue his collaboration with the studio for Universal.
siteHowever, it was announced today that David Leitch has turned down the chance to direct a dinosaur movie. According to the American site, the filmmaker and the studio had different views on the film. The negotiations ended amicably.
So Universal has resumed its search for a director for the next Jurassic World. The name of the director should be announced quickly as the new chapter in the $3.9 billion franchise is slated to hit our theaters on July 2, 2025.
Written by David Koepp, screenwriter of the first Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg and its sequel, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, the feature film is set to usher in a “new Jurassic era” with a new story and different characters. previous operations. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt shouldn’t be around dinosaurs anymore.
New movie or spin-off?
It is not yet known whether they will be the original film or a spin-off from the previous trilogy, focusing on a secondary character. Director Colin Trevorrow, who revived the saga in 2015, told Variety in May 2022 that The World Next was the final film in his trilogy.
However, the latter suggests that a spin-off centered on Dewanda Wise, who plays Kayla Watts, an ex-soldier working as a jet pilot in The World After, was entirely possible. “It was very important to introduce a new character that could potentially define the future of this franchise“- he said then. It remains to be seen in which direction the studio wants to go…
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