Colin Trevorrow to Direct Atlantis Fantasy Film for Skydance

Colin Trevorrow at the premiere of Jurassic World: Dominion.


For his subsequent movie, director Colin Trevorrow goes below the ocean.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, the director of Jurassic World and near-director on Star Wars Episode IX will probably be directing and producing Atlantis for Skydance. The filmmaker will probably be working from a script written by Charmaine DeGraté, an govt producer on HBO’s Home of Dragon (who additionally wrote the fantasy drama’s fifth episode) and will probably be a author/co-EP on Disney’s upcoming collection Star Wars: The Acolyte.

In keeping with the outlet, the movie will probably be a fantasy journey flick whose premise is predicated on the titular fabled undersea civilization. Atlantis (the dominion) has been a fixture in popular culture for many years. In case you didn’t examine it in The Silmarillion or Animorphs, you noticed it come to life by way of TV and movies resembling Atlantis: The Misplaced Empire, Physician Who, or (technically) Black Panther: Wakanda Endlessly. And even taking one thing like Avatar: The Means of Water into consideration when it comes to water know-how, Trevorrow has quite a lot of affect to attract from. 

Atlantis was initially in manufacturing over at Common with a script from Alien: Covenant’s co-screenwriter Dante Harper. Trevorrow was hooked up to direct and develop the movie again then as properly, and Skydance snatched it up as soon as Common opted to return the mission to the director. He and DeGraté have since retooled the mission, although it nonetheless accommodates the aforementioned premise that was in Harper’s script.

Notably, the movie will probably be Trevorrow’s first film after wrapping a bow on the Jurassic World franchise with final 12 months’s Jurassic World Dominion. Actually, it’s possible you’ll keep in mind that he talked about desirous to make an Atlantis movie in late 2021, months earlier than Dominion’s launch. Past that, Atlantis can even function the director’s first authentic (learn: non-franchise) movie that he’s helmed since 2017’s The Guide of Henry. As for DeGraté, this will probably be her first function movie mission. At time of writing, Skydance hasn’t hooked up a selected date to Atlantis.

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