In January, it was announced thatÂ Jurassic Park IVÂ will be heading our way in 2014, 13 years afterÂ Jurassic Park III. Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall are returning to produce the film, but it was acknowledged right away that Spielberg would not direct.
Now, the movie’s director has been revealed, and it’s a choice that’s a bit out of left field: Colin Trevorrow, whose sole feature film directorial credit is 2012‘s low-budget sci-fi romanceÂ Safety Not Guaranteed.
Trevorrow was actually rumored at one point to be directing aÂ Star WarsÂ movie, so perhapsÂ Jurassic ParkÂ is not much of a stretch; even so, it’s a massive step up for the still relatively unknown director.
Safety Not GuaranteedÂ performs relatively well on Flickchart; it is currently ranked #24 for the year, right behind Best Picture Oscar nomineeÂ Les MisĂ©rables.Â It may not be enough to go on to speculate how good Trevorrow might be for the job. But then again, he surely doesn’t have far to go to make something better than Joe Johnston‘sÂ Jurassic Park III.
No word yet on casting, but Jurassic Park IVÂ is currently slated for release on June 13, 2014.