The film will bring back stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard to star in the Universal Pictures project. Trevorrow will return to pen the new film with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall, Pat Crowley, and Belen Atienza produce with Steven Spielberg and Trevorrow executive producing.
Bayona previously directed the Oscar nominated film The Impossible. His feature When A Monster Calls starring for Liam Neeson and Felicity Jones opens this fall. He had been set to helm World War Z 2 last year but bowed out due to scheduling conflicts.
Marshall and Trevorrow confimed the news of Bayona’s hiring on Twitter.
He is repped by CAA.
Emily J | Staff Writer