Original ‘Jurassic Park’ Screenwriter Tapped To Make Next ‘Jurassic World’ Movie
30 March 2023, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne: The logo of the exhibition can be seen in the exhibition "Jurassic World: The Exhibition" at the Odysseum.
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Universal Pictures has tapped the original screenwriter for the first two “Jurassic Park” movies to write the next “Jurassic World” movie, which is projected to hit theaters potentially as early as 2025.

David Koepp, who wrote the original “Jurassic Park” in 1993 and “Jurassic Park: The Lost World” in 1997, is far along with the new script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will be executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

The new movie for the franchise, which has brought in billions of dollars for Universal Pictures, is expected to usher in a “new Jurassic era,” the report said, adding that it seemed as though Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard would not be involved.

The report noted that Koepp is one of the top screenwriters in the industry and that his accolades include “the original Mission: Impossible (1996) film and the first Spider-Man movie (2002) to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and last year’s Indy entry, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.”


Variety noted that franchise “mainstay Frank Marshall is coming back to produce, along with his regular producing partner Patrick Crowley.”

All three of the last entries in the Jurassic franchise — “Jurassic World,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” and “Jurassic World Dominion” — made over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, collectively grossing nearly $4 billion.

Despite box office success, only the first in the “Jurassic World” trilogy was a hit with critics, holding a 71% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes — meaning 71% of critics gave the film a favorable review. Audiences agreed, giving the film a 78%. “Fallen Kingdom” has an RT score of 46%, and “Dominion” stands at an even lower 29% — though the audience score for the latter is substantially higher, leaving the middle entry the least liked by general audiences.

The original “Jurassic Park” holds a 91% critic and audience score and is considered by many to be one of the greatest blockbuster films ever made.

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