Following ‘Dominion’s Success, ‘Jurassic World’ Director Will Helm New “Lost World” Film

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Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) in Malta on his motorbike in 'Jurassic World Dominion'

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While Jurassic World Dominion (2022) was touted as the last film in the Jurassic Park franchise prior to its theatrical release last year, during which it grossed over $1 billion at the global box office, director Colin Trevorrow isn’t quite done with telling stories about “lost worlds” just yet.

The Hollywood Reporter recently shared the news that the Jurassic World (2015) director will be joining forces with House of the Dragon (2022) writer and co-executive producer Charmaine DeGraté to create Atlantis (TBA), a film about the legendary ancient lost city.

Kayla Watts (DeWanda Wise) in the cockpit in Jurassic World: Dominion
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Nothing else is known about the project, other than it will now be produced by Skydance Media and not Universal Pictures as previously planned. However, Trevorrow and DeGraté boast an impressive joint-resume, and are perfect for what will undoubtedly be an epic retelling of the legendary “lost world” story.

There have been a number of Atlantis-focused projects over the years, but more recently, films such as Aquaman (2018), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and this year’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2023), have, in each their own way, featured the Atlantis concept.

Atlantis The Lost Empire Milo Thatch (left) Princess Kida (right)
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Trevorrow breathed new life into the Jurassic Park franchise with Jurassic World in 2015. Whether or not he can repeat the same success with Atlantis remains to be seen, but with Charmaine DeGraté at his side, anything is possible. There’s no release date for Atlantis as yet, however, Trevorrow’s latest film Jurassic World Dominion is available to stream and purchase.

As per the Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment website, here’s the official synopsis for the film:

From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. 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.

Character Poster for Jurassic World Dominion
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Jurassic World Dominion is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Mamoudou Athie (Ramsay Cole), Isabella Sermon (Maisie Lockwood), Omar Sy (Barry Sembène), BD Wong (Henry Wu), Campbell Scott (Lewis Dodgson), DeWanda Wise (Kayla Watts), Jeff Goldblum (Dr. Ian Malcolm), Sam Neill (Dr. Alan Grant), and Laura Dern (Dr. Ellie Sattler).

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