It seems Universal has been developing a new Jurassic World film in some secret lab, because they’ve only just confirmed that an all-new instalment of the dino franchise has not only found its writer, but is deep into development – the studio has even suggested a 2025 release date is possible.

David Koepp, who was the writer of the original 1993 Jurassic Park and its sequel, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, has boarded the untitled project as screenwriter. No director has yet been confirmed, but Jurassic World trilogy helmer Frank Marshall is producing alongside Patrick Crowley. Steven Spielberg is, of course, executive producing via Amblin Entertainment.

Per THR, this next film will be launching a “new Jurassic era”, suggesting that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard won’t be returning post-2022’s Jurassic World Dominion. The script might be in good shape, but there’s no indication that the feature has yet been cast; though if a 2025 release really is in the books, we should be hearing updates soon. Stay tuned!

As for Koepp, he recently penned Steven Soderbergh’s ghost thriller Presence, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this month. Presence is a haunted tale that follows a family through the eyes of their home’s resident ghost, and stars Lucy Liu.

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