Colin Trevorrow, who made his directorial debut with Safety Not Guaranteed and is already signed to direct the Flight Of The Navigator remake, is Universal’s pick to direct Jurassic Park 4. Trevorrow has been hinting at his involvement in a huge mystery project for months, leading many (us included) to wonder if he was involved in Star Wars Episode VII as a director or writer. He told Spencer Fornaciari of The MacGuffin podcast about the mystery project:
“I can’t speak with any specificity as to what the next thing will be. There are amazing opportunities that have arisen as a result of this. One of them, I will say, will probably create a good deal of ire against me on the Internet when people find out what it is. So, I just want to say in advance that I promise you, for all those who love the mythology that I will be tackling, trust that I love it as much as you do. And I will respect it, and hopefully make it not suck.” [transcribed by Film School Rejects, emphasis ours]
Deadline reports the studio and filmmakers felt Trevorrow was “a good match for the material, having grown up a huge fan of the trilogy and part of a new generation of directors steeped in all things dinosaur. They felt he would preserve and protect the characters in the story they created.” Steven Spielberg will still executive produce, and the script comes from Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes writers Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa. Jurassic Park 4 will be shot in 3D and is set to open in June 13th, 2014. Meanwhile, the original Jurassic Park will re-release in 3D this April 5th.
Since Universal has started hiring people for Jurassic Park 4, we can only hope they get a better dinosaur wrangler.
YOU HAD ONE JOB, PHIL.