March 14, 2013
Colin Trevorrow To Direct JURASSIC PARK 4 For Universal
Deadline reports that indie director Colin Trevorrow has been hired by producer Steven Spielberg and Universal to direct Jurassic Park 4. The project recently lost producer Kathy Kennedy to Star Wars but still kept it's June 13th 2014 release date. Based on the iconic material from the novels of Michael Crichton the script was written by screenwriting duo Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The pair are best known for writing Rise of The Planet of The Apes and Dawn of The Planet of The Apes.
There were recent talks that production was gearing up in Baton Rouge but a director had yet to be announced. Colin is best known for his time-travel comedy Safety Not Guaranteed he was recently tasked by Disney to remake the 80's classic The Flight of The Navigator. He was also linked and championed to take over the Star Wars franchise before J.J. Abrams' involvement was confirmed. No word on what direction they'll be going with but it's expected to be a reboot of sorts rather than another sequel.