David Koepp Writing Steven Spielberg EVENT MOVIE for Summer 2026

Universal Pictures have set the date for Steven Spielberg’s return to the director’s chair and have described the project as a new original event film.

It could also be UFO related. Details below:

Universal Pictures has announced a new original event film created and directed by Steven Spielberg set for May 15, 2026. Uni always had the weekend reserved for an event title. No rival wide entries on this date yet.

David Koepp, a longtime collaborator of the filmmaker’s, is penning the script. They worked on Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Combined, those films grossed north of $3 billion worldwide.

Among Spielberg’s myriad honors: he’s a 3x Oscar winner, including for Best Director and Best Picture for Schindler’s List, which received a total of seven Oscars, and for Best Director for Saving Private Ryan. His most recent film, The Fabelmans, was released by Universal in 2022 and received seven Academy Awards nominations, including for Directing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Picture.

Earlier this year Variety reported:

For his part, Spielberg, 77, is also staying busy. He will likely make his next project a UFO film based on his own original idea. David Koepp is writing the screenplay, sources say.  

Spielberg has explored the topic of UFOs and aliens in some of his earlier movies like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. There is also an old screenplay for an unproduced E.T. horror sequel Nocturnal Fear… maybe they will take inspiration from that.

It’s exciting to think – with all the recent developments and revelations in the UFO field – what the pair might be looking to focus the movie on.

Either way, David Koepp and Steven Spielberg back together for whatever the movie will be, is going to be great.

New Trailer for Jurassic World: Chaos Theory ‘Wanna make a little chaos?’

On May 24th the animated Jurassic World adventure continues! The full trailer for Chaos Theory has finally arrived along with a new poster and screenshots, which you can see in the gallery further below.

But first, the trailer:

The plot sysnopsis: Set six years after the events at Camp Cretaceous, members of “The Nublar Six” are struggling to find their footing off the islands, navigating a world now filled with dinosaurs and people who want to hurt them. Reunited in the wake of a tragedy, the group comes together only to find themselves on the run and catapulted into a global adventure to unravel a conspiracy that threatens dinosaur and humankind alike and finally learn the truth about what happened to one of their own.

One thing of note, the voice actor for Kenji was recast, welcome to Jurassic World Darren Barnet!

We breakdown the trailer below:

Check out some high resolution screenshots below!

Did you like the trailer, and are you excited for Jurassic World: Chaos Theory? The 10 episode series will debut on Netflix on May 24th!

Jonathan Bailey Circling Lead Role in Jurassic World 4

British actor Jonathan Bailey is casting his British eyes on the upcoming British movie Jurassic World 4. Deadline is reporting that the British Bridgerton star may have found his next role in the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel alongside Scarlett Johansson – who also now appears to be confirmed.

The actor is British and filming will be taking place in Britain, as well as Thailand and Malta!

Bailey has strong ties with Universal as he is set to appear in its anticipated Wicked adaptation. The studio is high on the project after making it the big reveal during its CinemaCon presentation, and sources they were high on his performance following the shoot.

On top of Wicked, Bailey is also coming off Fellow Travelers. The limited series also starred Matt Bomer and earned Bailey a Critics Choice Award for his work, making him a frontrunner in the Emmy race.

British born director Gareth Edwards is helming the picture and filming is expected to take place June – October of this year, with the release date July 2nd 2025 set in stone.

What do you make of this casting and what kind of role would you like him to play? Other names rumored to be in talks are Colman Domingo, Dev Patel, and Nicholas Hoult. Those names come from DanielRPK and were not reported by Deadline.

You Can Now WISHLIST Jurassic Park Survival!

The upcoming single-player adventure game from Saber Interactive is now available to add to your wishlist on the platform of your choice.

The studio behind the video game were recently sold from their parent company and many worried the game may suffer delays – or even a potential cancellation. Luckily the studio confirmed nothing had changed.

The game is still in active development and while no release date is set, we are expecting it to come out in 2025.

Today the official account of the game shared the update and the official website updated to include links to wishlist the game on Steam, Epic Games Store, PlayStation store and the Xbox store.

Which platform will you be playing the game on? Comment below!

‘Primitive War’ Movie Adaptation Casts Jeremy Piven, Ryan Kwanten, Tricia Helfer, And Nick Wechsler

You may remember back in 2017 we shared a chapter from a new novel by Jurassic fan Ethan Pettus. The novel is an exhilarating and terrifying adventure that’s truly worthy of your time.

The series has grown since then and now has a number of books along with a comic adaptation. Not only that, a movie adaptation is now in development and set to begin filming soon in the Gold Coast of Australia.

Today, Deadline revealed the cast list which includes Jeremy Piven in a leading role. See below:

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jeremy Piven (Entourage, Old School), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Lucifer), SAG Award Nominee Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Glorious) and Nick Wechsler (The Boys, Revenge) are set to headline Primitive War, Luke Sparke’s sci-fi horror adaptation of Ethan Pettus’ sci-fi military book series.

The film also includes actors Anthony Ingruber (Age of Adaline, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny), Aaron Glenane (Interceptor, Danger Close), Carlos Sanson Jr (Bump, Legacies), Ana Thu Nguyen (Mortal Kombat 2), Adolphus Waylee (Nautilus), Richard Brancatisano (The Messenger, After Verdict), Marcus Johnson (Talk to Me, Bring Him to Me) and Jake Ryan (Savage, Underbelly).

Primitive War follows an elite recon unit known as the Vulture Squad. In 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War they are sent to an isolated jungle valley to uncover the fate of a missing Green Beret platoon. They soon discover they are not alone. Dinosaurs have been let loose in the jungles. 

Sparke (Occupation Rainfall, Bring Him To Me) will direct from his own script. He will produce under his Sparke Films banner, alongside producers Carmel Imrie, Carly Sparke, executive producers Geoff Imrie, and co-producer Alex Becconsall. Wade Muller (Occupation Rainfall) will serve as director of photography. Primitive War blends action with survival-horror and war themes, as Sparke promises “This ain’t no walk in the park”.  

“I was captivated by the imagery surrounding Ethan’s book and the story it told. I’ve worked hard on capturing that essence but also the grittiness, horror aspects and military edge. My vision is to feel like the characters have walked out of the film Platoon and into the jaws of the greatest predators the planet has ever known,” said Sparke during pre-production. Pettus enthused: “I’m thrilled to see Luke’s interpretation of my work. I know his team is giving this project everything they’ve got.”

Principal photography is slated to begin soon on the Gold Coast of Australia, employing over 200 local crew members.

The director of the movie adaptation Luke Sparke has previously worked with Sam Neill on his movie Bring Him To Me, has explored creature-horrors with Devil Beneath, and has tackled ‘war’ in Occupation: Rainfall. Hopefully he can deliver on the same level of horror that’s depicted in the novel.

Have you read Primitive War, or have you seen any of Luke Sparke’s movies? You can check out the original novel by heading to this link and be sure to check out the series website for more of the expanding world of The Primitive War.

Scarlett Johansson OFFICIALLY Offered Lead Role in New Jurassic World Movie

A couple of weeks back we reported that Scarlett Johansson had been offered the lead role in the upcoming movie. The rumor came from notable insider Jeff Snieder, and today his exclusive was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

Scarlett Johansson is taking a bite out of a new blockbuster. The actor is in talks to join Universal’s new Jurassic World movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Universal is moving quickly on the film, which has a July 2, 2025, release date. Gareth Edwards is directing the new Jurassic World, which has a script from Jurassic Park scribe David Koepp. Edwards stepped into the role after David Leitch exited following a short attachment to the project.

The film returns Johansson to the world of franchises. She starred as Black Widow in a number of Marvel Studios movies, including the Avengers features, but unlike some co-stars in the superhero world, has had no trouble breaking out in other projects. She has earned two Oscar nominations, for Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit. She has a voice role in the upcoming animated feature Transformers One, and has a big-budget Apple feature co-starring Channing Tatum also due out this year.

The actress is more recently known for her role as Marvel’s Black Widow and Midge Campbell in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City. She has starred in a fantastic array of movies – Under the Skin, Chef, The Prestige, The Island… the list goes on.

You can read the report from THR here, and we summarize all we know about this casting in the video below, including the fact that Jennifer Lawrence turned down this role before talks began with Scarlett. We also show John Campea’s reaction to the news in which he speculates that this is likely a done deal.

What do YOU think of this potential casting – would you like to see Scarlett Johansson lead the next adventure? And where would you like that adventure to take place?

Share your thoughts below!

Jurassic Park Survival’s Developer Sold

Jurassic Park Survival developers Saber Interactive are being sold off from their parent company EMBRACER GROUP to become privately owned.

Embracer Group disrupted the industry by buying many developers, only to amass a ton of debt leading to numerous studio closures and lost jobs.

“Saber will become a privately owned company with around 3,500 employees, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing nonpublic information. The company plans to continue developing a remake of Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic, the highly anticipated game that was removed from its previous developer Aspyr Media in 2022.”

The Bloomberg article and subsequent information doesn’t mention the upcoming Jurassic Park video game.

“Saber, the developer of games such as Snowrunner and World War Z, operates studios in several countries, including the US, Portugal and Russia. In addition to making its own original titles, it does work for other developers.”

Jurassic Park Survival came as a surprise announcement late last year, and is promising to be the video game fans of the original movie have always wanted to play. We haven’t been able to reach anybody for a comment regarding the status of the game but we don’t believe it’s time to worry yet.

While the future of the game may indeed be up in the air as the company shuffles and adjusts to the sale, Jurassic Park will be one of the company’s larger titles and one they likely won’t want to let go of.

Likewise, Universal Pictures probably wouldn’t want a third cancellation for this game, knowing its history!

We’ll keep you up to date on all the latest Jurassic Park, World, City, and Saga news. Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse!

Jurassic City? Jurassic Saga? Everything We Know About the Next Jurassic World Movie!

Since we last reported the potential return to the island of Kauai for the next Jurassic World movie, a few new developments have taken place.

ProductionList.com listed ‘Jurassic World 4’ with a shoot date July 31, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. We cannot verify this claim or speak to the legitimacy of this website, but it’s not out of the question that the movie may film in LA, or parts of California.

Notable insider DanielRPK revealed that the current working title for the movie is Jurassic City. We have since learned this information to be false while revealing that the movie is working under the production company Saga Productions.

Rumors of filming for the next installment returning to Hawaii were further suggested by a couple of blocked out days in April at ranches across Kauai. While we do not believe this to be related to Jurassic World 4, there’s a chance it could be location scouting.

We cover all of this and more in the latest video below:

Be sure to check out the latest episode of our podcast where the team discuss Gareth Edwards’ Jurassic World!

Sony Pictures Dedicates Music Building to John Williams on Historic Lot

The legendary John Williams has had a music building dedicated to him on the historic Culver City Lot by Sony Pictures Entertainment, and was honored by Directors Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams among others at the ceremony. And check out that poster to the right!

The newly named John Williams Music Building honors the Academy, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer for his contributions to the world of film and music. With 53 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the most nominated individual in Academy history and has had a prolific career that has spanned more than six decades.

“The first time I came to this studio was 1940 when my father brought me here to show me the stage. I was about 9 or 10 years old, and I thought, someday, this will all be mine! It’s finally come to be – it’s only taken me 92 years to get here! My hope and challenge for the next 100 years is to put in the work, make some good music, and make the next 100 years as good as the last,” Williams said at the ceremony. “This is bigger than ‘thank you’ – there are no words that can capture it in the English language; our language stops there. This is beyond an honor.”

Spielberg, who has worked on 29 projects with Williams said, “I have grown up with Johnny from the very beginning. What he’s done for me is something I haven’t been able to imagine. This building is where all my stress dissipates when I finally get to this stage of production, and I know I’m in your hands.” He added, “In the end, I don’t recognize the movies as mine but as ours. Thank you, Johnny. My movies would not be the same without you.”

Read more at Deadline

Welcome to Jurassic Park: Survival! New Video Game Announced

Unveiled earlier this evening at The Game Awards, Saber Interactive announced Jurassic Park: Survival, an upcoming single-player action-adventure for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S!


Return to Isla Nublar the day after the events of the beloved 1993 Jurassic Park film in an original adventure 65 million years in the making.

Survive thrilling first-person action as InGen scientist Dr. Maya Joshi, who was unable to evacuate Isla Nublar, in this single-player action-adventure game and discover a never-before-told story.   

Through thrilling encounters, experience the wonder and danger of dinosaurs, each with their own distinct and adaptive behaviors brought to life by John Hammond’s vision.

Check out our detailed breakdown where we examine the trailer:

You can subscribe to the official website for release updates. What do you think of the trailer? Share your thoughts below!