It’s official—Jurassic Park 4 now has a director. Who gets to follow up Steven Spielberg (1 and 2) and Joe Johnston (3)? It’s Colin Trevorrow, who recently made his directorial debut with the Sundance hit Safety Not Guaranteed.
The film, which is set to be shot in 3D and released on June 13, 2014, has been long-gestating since 2001, when Jurassic Park III was released. Now that it has an official director, and a script (written by Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver), the film is really, actually happening this time.
Trevorrow is an interesting choice as the director to major franchise film like Jurassic Park 4, which will likely have a megabudget of at least $150 million, as Safety Not Guaranteed had a budget of $750,000 and featured only one CGI effects sequence. That said, Deadline notes that Tevorrow was hired as Universal and Spielberg “felt he would preserve and protect in the stories they created.”
It will interesting to see how Trevorrow’s off-kilter and character-heavy approach will dictate the tone of JP4. We’ll see next summer. Let’s just hope for no gymnastic sequences, ok (I’m looking at you, The Lost World).
What do you think of the JP4 news?