What we know about ‘Atlantis’

“Atlantis” is an upcoming adventure movie directed by Colin Trevorrow and written by Charmaine DeGraté, with Skydance producing. The film is set in the mythical sunken city of Atlantis and will be a modern take on the classic myth, with Trevorrow stating that “the story has been passed down through generations, and now is the right moment to tell it.”

While details about the plot and casting are yet to be officially announced, the film is expected to be a big-budget adventure that showcases Trevorrow’s skills as a director and storyteller. The film will be Trevorrow’s first directorial effort since “Jurassic World: Dominion”.

Keep in mind that information about the film may change as it progresses through development, so stay tuned for updates.


The movie was first officially spoken about in 2020 when it was announced that Colin Trevorrow would be directing “Atlantis” for Universal Pictures. The film was said to be based on a story by Trevorrow and Matt Charman (Bridge of Spies) and was being written by Dante Harper (Alien: Covenant).

A year later, more details were revealed. The movie is being developed with the help of Kevin Jenkins, the production designer of “Jurassic World Dominion” and artist David Allcock. Trevorrow has a deep interest in the myth of Atlantis and sees the story as a chance for a new generation to enter a world not unlike their own. This version of the story was said to be set on a lost continent in the Indian ocean and will differ from previous portrayals of the doomed city plunged underwater by its citizens’ hubris.

More recently, the movie was acquired by Skydance and will be written by Charmaine DeGraté.

Colin Trevorrow

Colin Trevorrow is an American film director and screenwriter best known for his work in the science fiction and action genres. He first gained recognition for his independent comedy-drama film, “Safety Not Guaranteed” (2012). He then directed the fourth installment in the “Jurassic Park” franchise, “Jurassic World” (2015), which was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $1.6 billion worldwide.

Trevorrow has also directed several other films, including “The Book of Henry” (2017) and the short Jurassic World “Battle At Big Rock” (2019). Throughout his career, Trevorrow has been known for his imaginative storytelling and his ability to bring complex and beloved worlds to life on the big screen.

The Real Story of ‘Atlantis’

Atlantis is a mythical island nation first mentioned by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato in his dialogues “Timaeus” and “Critias”. According to Plato, Atlantis was a powerful and advanced civilization that existed many thousands of years before his time. It was said to be a highly advanced and technologically sophisticated society, but eventually became morally corrupt and was destroyed in a single day and night of earthquakes and floods. Despite the fact that there is little scientific evidence for the existence of Atlantis, the idea of this lost civilization has captured the imagination of people for centuries, leading to numerous works of fiction and numerous theories about its true nature and location.

You can check out some of the historical world maps that show or hint towards the existence of Atlantis, or read more about the civilization itself.