Jurassic Park is all set for a snazzy 3D re-release (jeez, is it really 20 years old?), so it’s a great time to announce that Jurassic Park 4 will be directed by… Colin Trevorrow. Wait…who?
Universal has announced that they are handing the reins of their $1.9bn dinosaur franchise to the director of Safety Not Guaranteed – a film that cost less than $1 million to produce and grossed a little over $4 million.
Trevorrow has been dipping his foot in the big budget pool for a while, flirting with a remake of Flight of the Navigator, and he was also apparently in the running to direct Star Wars Episode VII. He’ll be supervised on this by producers Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg, two guys who know what they’re doing.
It’s hard to believe that the Jurassic Park franchise has been extent since Jurassic Park 3 in 2000. That Joe Johnston directed film was a damn sight better than Jurassic Park: The Lost World, a film which ranks as Spielberg’s worst.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver wrote the script for Jurassic Park 4, which is set to open on June 13, 2014 Source: BBC