Colin Trevorrow, the director of Jurassic World, has partnered with Charmaine DeGraté, a writer and co-executive producer of HBO’s House of the Dragon, for Atlantis of Skydance.
Atlantis is a feature film that Skydance and Trevorrow have agreed to produce and direct. DeGraté will pen the screenplay.
Along with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger, Trevorrow will produce for Skydance through his Metronome Film Company.
Previously, Trevorrow, who is directing and developing, had Atlantis in development at Universal. Skydance grasped the chance to purchase the film when Universal returned the property to Trevorrow in turnaround. Dante Harper, who also wrote the script for 2017’s Alien: Covenant, worked on the earlier draft of the script while it was being produced at Universal.
The concept has been reimagined by DeGraté and Trevorrow, but it is still a fantasy adventure centered on the fabled advanced society that perished and was lost as a result of the elements, old gods, or man’s arrogance.
Thanks to her popular TV work, DeGraté has established herself as one of the town’s leading authors. She worked as a writer and co-executive producer on House of the Dragon, which recently won the Golden Globe for best television series, drama. She also co-executively produced Daisy Jones & the Six, an upcoming rock band drama on Amazon that will premiere in March, and star Riley Keough.
She co-executive produces and co-wrote The Acolyte, a new Star Wars series from Leslye Headland. Her first major motion picture endeavor is this.
Jurassic World Dominion, the third entry in the Jurassic World series, was directed by Trevorrow last year. The film brought in more than $1 billion. He also directed Jurassic World, the first film in the series that, in 2015, brought the dinosaur monster film series into the twenty-first century.
WME and Ginsburg Kallis’ Lev Ginsburg represent Trevorrow. UTA, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment, and Hansen Jacobson are DeGraté’s agents.