In January, it was announced that Jurassic Park IV will be heading our way in 2014, 13 years after 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 romance Safety Not Guaranteed.
Trevorrow was actually rumored at one point to be directing a Star Wars movie, so perhaps Jurassic Park is not much of a stretch; even so, it’s a massive step up for the still relatively unknown director.
Safety Not Guaranteed performs relatively well on Flickchart; it is currently ranked #24 for the year, right behind Best Picture Oscar nominee Les Misérables. 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‘s Jurassic Park III.
No word yet on casting, but Jurassic Park IV is currently slated for release on June 13, 2014.
I’m almost certain that everyone has something they’ve done that they’ve regretted and wanted to go back and change. A lost love, a horrible business decision, maybe even a decision that changed your life for the worst. Well, what if you had found a way to travel back in time to fix it? Safety Not Guaranteed expands on this notion and delivers a truly original spin to the idea of time travel.