New Jurassic World movie gets exciting update

The upcoming Jurassic World reboot has found itself a new director following the departure of Bullet Train's David Leitch.

Primed for a July 2025 release, this seventh entry in the Jurassic franchise will now be directed by The Creator's Gareth Edwards, according to Deadline.

Edwards reportedly spent all of last week impressing Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment bosses, including Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall, and could kick off pre-production very soon.

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Jurassic Park screenwriter David Koepp penned the movie, which will mark a completely new era away from Chris Pratt's dino-handler Owen Grady, and the likes of Sam Neill's Alan Grant, Laura Dern's Ellie Sattler and Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm.

Before last year's AI stunner The Creator, Edwards made Monsters, Godzilla and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Discussing a cool sci-fi concept in The Creator, which sees memories being resurrected digitally for viewing, the filmmaker told The Wrap: "One of the concepts in the movie was trying to create an AI brain. When I was writing it, it felt that we were very far away from doing that.

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"I felt like it would maybe make sense that you could scan a brain and digitally recreate it without understanding how it worked, you could basically copy and paste a person.

"The second you have that technology, there's some interesting things you can do with it. Like, could you scan someone who had just passed away and paste them and get them working again? I liked the idea that you can do that, but you only get 10-20 seconds," he continued.

The movie starred John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Allison Janney, Ken Watanabe and newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles.

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