Colin Trevorrow doesn’t hang about. No sooner has he wrapped filming on the next instalment in the Jurassic World franchise, Trevorrow has signed up to direct the WWII drama ‘War Magician’.
None other than Benedict Cumberbatch has tagged along to join the cast, and no don’t expect Cumberbatch to don his ‘Doctor Strange’ cape as the magician.
Based on the book by David Fisher, the film follows the wild story of Jasper Maskelyne, a British illusionist who used magic to defeat Erwin Rommel in World War II. Trevorrow’s take features an international “magic gang” from Africa, Europe and the Middle East who conspired with Maskelyne and a female military intelligence officer to defeat the Nazis.
E. Nicholas Mariani will pen the script on the film which is produced by Landscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper, SunnyMarch’s Cumberbatch, Leah Clarke and Adam Ackland, Lonetree’s Tony Eldridge and Bluestone’s Richard Saperstein. Trevorrow will also produce.
Cumberbatch can soon be seen in ‘The Mauritanian’ alongside Jodie Foster and Tahir Rahim and ‘The Courier’ with Jessie Buckley. He will also be returning to the role of Stephen Strange in both ‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness’ and ‘Spider-man: No Way Home’.
Trevorrow, as well as helming ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ acts as a producer on the Netflix series ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’.