New Jurassic Park film could be directed by local man Gareth Edwards

It comes just weeks after the Oscar-nominated director was made a Freeman of the Borough

Nuneaton’s Oscar nominated Gareth Edwards is set to direct the Jurassic Park film. The former Higham Lane pupil is said to be in talks to direct Universal’s latest instalment of the Jurassic World franchise.

If given the job, it will secure something of an incredible franchise trilogy for the local man, whose family still live in the town. He has already directed the Godzilla movie as well as Rogue One, part of the Star Wars movie franchise.

It is understood that the production of the Jurassic Park film could start as soon as this summer with a potential July 2025 release date. It would be yet another coup for the local director.

His film, The Creator, is up for an Oscar in this year’s awards. He will join Hollywood royalty at the 96th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 10. He has also only recently received his hometown’s highest recognition.

The former Milby Primary School pupil was made a Freeman of the Borough during a special ceremony at the Town Hall at the end of January. After the event, he told CoventryLive that the honour meant a lot.

“It’s genuinely an honour. We have been joking around about it with my family – they have been teasing me, but they are very proud,” he said. “When it’s your hometown, it has a lot of importance to you.”