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New “Jurassic World” Movie in the Works from Writer of Original 1993 “Jurassic Park ”and Its Sequel

David Koepp, who wrote the screenplays for the original 'Jurassic Park' (1993) and its 1997 sequel 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park,' is set to return

<p>Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty; Murray Close/Getty</p> David Koepp at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 19, 2024; Sam Neill in <em>Jurassic Park</em> (1993)

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David Koepp at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 19, 2024; Sam Neill in Jurassic Park (1993)

More dino DNA is heading our way.

Less than two years after Jurassic World Dominion hit theaters and raked in more than $1 billion at the global box office, the Jurassic World franchise is getting at least one more film.

David Koepp, who wrote the screenplays for the original Jurassic Park (1993) and its 1997 sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park, both based on Michael Crichton's books of the same name, is set to return to pen the script with a new storyline, as originally shared by The Hollywood Reporter.

Original director Steven Spielberg will executive produce under his Amblin Entertainment banner, while producers include Patrick Crowley and Frank Marshall.

No information about plot details, casting or a director have been revealed.

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© Universal Studios/Amblin Entertainment Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins in <em>Jurassic World</em> (2015)
© Universal Studios/Amblin Entertainment Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins in Jurassic World (2015)

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The news may come as a surprise to fans, as Jurassic World trilogy star Chris Pratt said on the Today show in May 2022, "This is the sixth Jurassic film, and it's the end of this franchise."

"Is it really the end?" asked Savannah Guthrie, as she and co-anchor Hoda Kotb chatted with Pratt, 44, ahead of the premiere of Dominion.

"I really do think it's the end, yeah," he said. "You got the legacy cast back — Sam NeillLaura DernJeff Goldblum — plus the cast of Jurassic World, all our storylines converging in a way that is very much a finale."

Dominion picks up with Owen Grady (Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) after the events of 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, giving the heroes a new challenge: to save lovable raptor's Blue's baby.

Neill, 76, Dern, 56, and Goldblum, 71, all reprised their roles from the original film in the latest installment, as Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler and Dr. Ian Malcolm, respectively.

John Wilson/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Isabella Sermon and DeWanda Wise in <em>Jurassic World Dominion</em> (2022)
John Wilson/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Isabella Sermon and DeWanda Wise in Jurassic World Dominion (2022)

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Dominion director Colin Trevorrow previously said he believes that the original 1993 film should have been the only Jurassic Park movie made. (Like the more World recent films, Park spanned a trilogy that also included The Lost World and 2011's Jurassic Park III.)

"I specifically did something different than the other films in order to change the DNA of the franchise," Trevorrow, 47, explained in a September 2022 interview with Empire magazine. "The previous five films are plots about dinosaurs. This one is a story about characters in a world in which they coexist with dinosaurs."

The director added that it was necessary to make changes because the original is a standalone.

"For the franchise to be able to move forward — because it's inherently unfranchisable, there probably should have only been one Jurassic Park — but if we're gonna do it, how can I allow them to tell stories in a world in which dinosaurs exist, as opposed to, 'Here's another reason why we're going to an island'?"

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