Acclaimed independent filmmaker Colin Trevorrow has been selected to helm the long-awaited fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. Trevorrow, director of the well liked but relatively unknown Safety Not Guaranteed will be making his big studio debut with this film, though it’s widely believed that soon he’ll also be in the director’s chair for Disney when Flight Of The Navigator begins filming. Trevorrow was hired to rewrite the upcoming reboot’s script, and his negotiations with Disney lead some to suspect (erroneously, of course) he was being considered for Star Wars: Episode VII.
Deadline broke the story earlier today. The identity of JP4’s director had been a matter of much supposition, as news of the film’s production and release had already been publicized. The sequel will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley, with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer (it was rumored, for a time, that Spielberg would be returning as director for this installment), and a script by the writers of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes: Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.
Up until now, the only unknown aspects to this project have been the director and the cast….now all that remains is to announce who’ll be starring in this thing.
Jurassic Park 4 is due in theatres June 13, 2014.