Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow to Direct ‘Atlantis’ Thriller for Universal!

In today’s film news roundup, three projects — “The Culling,” “Atlantis” and “A Savannah Haunting” — are unveiled; “Transhood” wins the Audience Award at AFI Docs; the WGA East announces 15 candidates; and the Visual Effects Society honors five members.

Universal Pictures is developing the thriller “Atlantis with “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow and his Metronome Film Co. with Trevorrow directing and producing. The project is based on a story about the mythical city of Atlantis by Trevorrow and Matt Charman. Dante Harper, who wrote the original spec script that became Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow,” will write the script for “Atlantis.”

Metronome and Universal are also collaborating on “Space Opera,” a musical with producer Marc Platt based on Catherynne Valente’s book.

Treverrow’s directing credits include “Safety Not Guaranteed,” “The Book of Henry” and the upcoming “Jurassic World: Dominion.” The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

Lionsgate has bought Stephen Herman’s horror script “The Culling” with “Shazam” helmer David F. Sandberg attached to direct.

“The Culling” centers on a troubled priest confining himself to a remote cabin in the middle of the woods where he attempts to make a last stand against the demon that terrorized his family when he was a child. Sandberg and Lotta Losten will produce via their newly formed Mångata production banner, alongside Good Fear Content. Chris Bender and Jake Weiner will produce for Good Fear with the company’s Scott Stoops to executive produce.

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