Jurassic Park 4 – ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Director To Helm14.03.13 # Sequel # 3 Comments
In what has to be a pretty terrifying leap in job size, the director of quirky independent comedy Safety Not Guaranteed has signed on to direct Jurassic Park 4.
Colin Trevorrow’s debut feature was produced for just $750,000 and released in Sundance to critical acclaim. Now he will be directing Universal’s dinosaur-sized blockbuster based on a screenplay by Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Produced by Frank Marshall and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the film is set for release on June 13, 2014.
Based on Michael Crichton’s novel, Jurassic Park was released in 1993 and became the highest-grossing film of all time (it was surpassed four years later by Titanic). Two sequels and nearly $2 billion later, it is set for a 3D re-release in April to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
A fourth Jurassic Park film has been in development since the release of Joe Johnston’s Jurassic Park 3. Johnston said in a 2010 interview that Jurassic Park 4 will be the first in an entirely new trilogy, and will be “unlike anything you’ve seen.” But it’s probably been rewritten since then. It might be entirely what we’ve seen before.
Trevorrow is certainly an interesting choice for Universal, but they must have faith to entrust him with such a huge franchise.
What do you think? Would someone with a longer track record suit the role better?