Gareth Edwards Drops All To Direct New Jurassic World Movie

The highly anticipated arrival of a new Jurassic Park movie has fans buzzing with excitement. While the announcement of another sequel was expected, the appointment and subsequent withdrawal of David Leitch as director was unexpected. However, fans can rest easy knowing that Gareth Edwards, a dedicated Jurassic Park enthusiast and seasoned director, best known for his work on Godzilla, has taken up the mantle. Edwards’ passion for the original Jurassic Park film and his determination to pay homage to it in his own directorial work may just be the key to bringing this beloved franchise to new heights.

Gareth Edwards Takes the Helm

News of John Wick’s David Leitch being appointed as the director of the next Jurassic Park movie was met with a fair share of surprise. However, Leitch quickly retracted his decision to work on the film. His replacement brings not just a wealth of directorial experience, but a profound love for the Jurassic Park franchise. Gareth Edwards, widely known for his work on Godzilla, is stepping in to take up the director’s role. Having been a huge fan of Jurassic Park since the original movie’s release, it’s highly unlikely that Edwards will follow in Leitch’s footsteps and step away from the project.

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Edwards Shares His Love for Jurassic Park

In an event for his 2024 Oscar-nominated drama “The Creator”, Edwards opened up about his love for Jurassic Park and his excitement to work on the new project. He didn’t intend to take on a new project so soon, but the chance to work on a Jurassic Park film changed his plans. He refers to the first film as a “cinematic masterpiece” and sees directing a Jurassic Park sequel as a “dream” opportunity. Edwards is excited to work with Jurassic Park veterans such as Frank Marshall and David Koepp, who is penning the script.

“I was about to take a break and I started writing my next idea for a film and this is the only movie that would make me drop everything like a stone and dive right in. I love Jurassic Park. I think the first movie is a cinematic masterpieceā€¦so this opportunity is like a dream to me. And to work with Frank Marshall and Universal and David Koepp, who’s writing the script, I think they’re all legends. So, I’m just very excited.”

A Bright Future for Jurassic Park

Edwards was 18 when the original Jurassic Park film was released, making him the prime age to be influenced by the blockbuster’s wonder and awe. Since then, he’s held onto his admiration for the movie, leading many to believe he will bring a level of dedication and passion to the new film project. While details about the plot and cast remain unknown, Edwards’ continued dedication to the project suggests that he intends to make the movie a worthy addition to the iconic franchise.

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Wrapping Up

While the news about yet another Jurassic Park movie was expected, the unexpected change in directors caused ripples in the entertainment industry. With Gareth Edwards’ immense love for the franchise and a proven track record, fans can anticipate an exciting and well-directed call-back to the original series. Stay tuned and in the meantime, visit HitPlay to immerse yourself in a wide range of diverse films.