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News: Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) has been picked to direct Jurassic Park IV. Source: Deadline
Thoughts by TSR: Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is something that I have tons of nostalgia for, but that’s not the only reason I hold it dear. It also happens to be a damn good film, and one that fills me with wonder each and every time. The first Brontosaurus reveal remains one of the most magical movie moments I’ve ever seen. The sequels, however, I don’t much care about. Nevertheless, a fourth installment has been talked about for a decade, and now things are really getting rolling.
Deadline has learned that Colin Trevorrow is the choice to helm Jurassic Park IV. It’s an interesting choice, especially considering Trevorrow’s first feature, Safety Not Guaranteed, had a miniscule budget. While this will be a huge leap for the director, I think he has it in him to pull it off. Safety Not Guaranteed had a bit of magic to it, so hopefully he can make it work on a much bigger scale. He’ll be working from a script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the writers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. According to Deadline, the studio and filmmakers “felt he was a good match for the material, having grown up a huge fan of the trilogy and part of a new generation of directors steeped in all things dinosaur.” I grew up a fan of dinosaurs too, but sadly I did not receive a call. I won’t forget this, Spielberg.
I don’t want to get too hyped up for this film. Only misery would come from having huge expectations. Still, it’s been over a decade since Joe Johnston's Jurassic Park III, and I can’t help but be a little excited. There’s no word on story details or cast yet, though apparently the people making the decisions “felt he would preserve and protect the characters in the story they created.” That makes it seem like at least some characters could be returning. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum would all be welcome, but I’d really like to see a grown-up Joseph Mazello come back to guide us through the return to this world. We’ll keep you posted.
Produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley (along with executive producer Steven Spielberg), Jurassic Park IV is currently set to be released in 3D on June 13, 2014. Better pack up your Jurassic Park Jeep and get things rolling, Mr. Trevorrow.