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Colin Trevorrow will direct Jurassic Park 4

Mar. 14, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Looks like Steven Spielberg has been playing chess! First, he was instrumental in helping guide J.J. Abrams to the director's seat for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII and now he has nabbed another hot director to take over the JURASSIC PARK franchise. Deadline is reporting that Colin Trevorrow, once linked himself to EPISODE VII, will be directing JURASSIC PARK 4.

JURASSIC PARK 4 is coming from a script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver who brought us the excellent RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Spielberg and Frank Marshall will produce via Universal. The film already had announced a June 13, 2014 release date, which still seems to be the target. Plot details are still secret, so we have no way of knowing if those dino-human hybrids are actually going to happen.

Back during the STAR WARS directing carousel, Trevorrow was rumored to have been meeting with executives about the role. Seeing as Kathleen Kennedy was producing JURASSIC PARK 4 and is now head of Lucasfilm, that may have led to the confusion. But this does confirm Trevorrow's comments at the time:

"To clarify, there is another film we all love that I'm currently trying not to mess up. Odds I will direct Episode VII: 3720 to 1."

Trevorrow was apparently a big fan of the series and had his heart in the right place. Having seen SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, I cannot vouch for his ability to direct large scale, effects heavy action, but the guy is a skilled director with lots of upside. Hopefully this all works out for the best.

Source: Deadline

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9:29AM on 03/16/2013

Bring it

A lot like Star Trek or the Scream series, Jurassic Park is one of those franchises that holds a special place in my heart. As a kid, they basically shaped how I view movies, as far as sheer entertainment value. For that reason alone it is one of those movies where I instantly get excited and the anticipation builds immediately when I hear news of a new installment. It's almost like the details don't even matter. I'm gonna see this regardless, and I'm gonna enjoy seeing it, even if in the
A lot like Star Trek or the Scream series, Jurassic Park is one of those franchises that holds a special place in my heart. As a kid, they basically shaped how I view movies, as far as sheer entertainment value. For that reason alone it is one of those movies where I instantly get excited and the anticipation builds immediately when I hear news of a new installment. It's almost like the details don't even matter. I'm gonna see this regardless, and I'm gonna enjoy seeing it, even if in the end it a steaming pile of shit (Scream 4, anyone?) Until the day it comes out, I will be anxiously waiting, and holding out an inkling of hope that JP4 can in some way recapture the magic of the first. Heck, why not shoot for the stars? Capture the magic of the book! The movie and book were actually very different.
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2:14PM on 03/15/2013
With this director choice and the writers behind the screenplay I have hopes that this will turn out well. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was one of my favorite films of that year. I also highly enjoyed Safety Not Guaranteed. At this point, it comes down the cast.
With this director choice and the writers behind the screenplay I have hopes that this will turn out well. Rise of the Planet of the Apes was one of my favorite films of that year. I also highly enjoyed Safety Not Guaranteed. At this point, it comes down the cast.
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2:00PM on 03/15/2013
If there is no way to stop them from making it, I'm okay with Safety Not Guaranteed's director doing it!
If there is no way to stop them from making it, I'm okay with Safety Not Guaranteed's director doing it!
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7:30AM on 03/15/2013
I like this news because I just read about him and he does have passion. He is a big fan of Jurassic Park and I trust Spielberg's input/decision. I look at it this way - the guy is 36 and just breaking into the industry on a larger scale. Passion goes a long way and from what I've read over the years regarding this film, I'm sure some of you on here would be able to direct a phenomenal sequel because of the love of the series. At least we know he won't be going through the motions. I just
I like this news because I just read about him and he does have passion. He is a big fan of Jurassic Park and I trust Spielberg's input/decision. I look at it this way - the guy is 36 and just breaking into the industry on a larger scale. Passion goes a long way and from what I've read over the years regarding this film, I'm sure some of you on here would be able to direct a phenomenal sequel because of the love of the series. At least we know he won't be going through the motions. I just hope he is able to have a good amount of creative freedom and not let the studio run the project. I'm very excited about this project, but I kind of wish it was a 2015 release instead of next year.
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12:59AM on 03/15/2013

Safety Not Guaranteed was awful

But that mostly had to do with a padded out the ass script, and awful casting. Not sure what they see in the guy, but hey I just need me some animatronic dinosaurs.
But that mostly had to do with a padded out the ass script, and awful casting. Not sure what they see in the guy, but hey I just need me some animatronic dinosaurs.
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10:42PM on 03/14/2013

Ugh...

...seriously? I really wish Spielberg still had his adventurous spirit and returned to doing great sci-fi and action adventures. I loved all the JP movies and I'll definitely see this since at least Spielberg is involved in some capacity. It would be icing on the cake if they got Goldblum and Neill back for this one.

And please, enough with the talk about the dino-human hybrids and the gun-carrying dinos. That idea died a long time ago because everyone realized how fucking stupid it was.
...seriously? I really wish Spielberg still had his adventurous spirit and returned to doing great sci-fi and action adventures. I loved all the JP movies and I'll definitely see this since at least Spielberg is involved in some capacity. It would be icing on the cake if they got Goldblum and Neill back for this one.

And please, enough with the talk about the dino-human hybrids and the gun-carrying dinos. That idea died a long time ago because everyone realized how fucking stupid it was.
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9:50PM on 03/14/2013

Look at my avatar

I'll give it a shot. I actually really like all 3 Jurassic Park movies (obviously the first is the best), but I always hear some people complain about the sequels, which were directed by Spielberg and Joe Johnson, so obviously a big name director isn't the only key in making a good sequel. The only thing that worries me is that if they're aiming for a release date a little over a year away, than this movie will be rushed and suffer b/c of it. Please don't make all the dinos CGI. Jurassic Park
I'll give it a shot. I actually really like all 3 Jurassic Park movies (obviously the first is the best), but I always hear some people complain about the sequels, which were directed by Spielberg and Joe Johnson, so obviously a big name director isn't the only key in making a good sequel. The only thing that worries me is that if they're aiming for a release date a little over a year away, than this movie will be rushed and suffer b/c of it. Please don't make all the dinos CGI. Jurassic Park needs to have some Stan Winston studio created models for it to be a true JP movie.
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9:15PM on 03/14/2013
WHY? Seriously....first of all it took a few years to get to this point....second if Spielberg is not going to direct it and there is no way of knowing if some of the original cast will be back...what is the point? If a movie idea keeps getting passed around like a hot potato...then BING! its a bad idea to make the movie. Since this movie has gotten the green light....at the very least...get Jeff Goldblum signed up!
WHY? Seriously....first of all it took a few years to get to this point....second if Spielberg is not going to direct it and there is no way of knowing if some of the original cast will be back...what is the point? If a movie idea keeps getting passed around like a hot potato...then BING! its a bad idea to make the movie. Since this movie has gotten the green light....at the very least...get Jeff Goldblum signed up!
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8:30PM on 03/14/2013
Well I'm cautiously optimistic about this, but to Spielberg and crew who will no doubt get a lot of backlash for this move, I can only say... Hold on to your butts...
Well I'm cautiously optimistic about this, but to Spielberg and crew who will no doubt get a lot of backlash for this move, I can only say... Hold on to your butts...
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8:28PM on 03/14/2013
Why does this guys name keep coming up?
Why does this guys name keep coming up?
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7:53PM on 03/14/2013
liked safety but to leap from that to JP is a bit ridiculous. didnt workout with webb jumping to spiderman imo so Im skeptical, but Im a lil drunk so maybe it makes sense when i sober up
liked safety but to leap from that to JP is a bit ridiculous. didnt workout with webb jumping to spiderman imo so Im skeptical, but Im a lil drunk so maybe it makes sense when i sober up
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7:04PM on 03/14/2013
He's a good director and is definitely an inspired choice. But I would have loved to have seen Spielberg come back to direct since this is his franchise.

I hope the next article we read about this film is that Jeff Goldblum has signed on.
He's a good director and is definitely an inspired choice. But I would have loved to have seen Spielberg come back to direct since this is his franchise.

I hope the next article we read about this film is that Jeff Goldblum has signed on.
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6:56PM on 03/14/2013
Great choice. Loved Safety Not Guaranteed. This could turn out great.
Great choice. Loved Safety Not Guaranteed. This could turn out great.
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6:45PM on 03/14/2013
who? how you gonna hire someone no one has ever heard to direct a sequel to one of the most beloved franchises. To be honest I always felt Jurassic Park NEVER needed a sequel, much less 3 of them.
who? how you gonna hire someone no one has ever heard to direct a sequel to one of the most beloved franchises. To be honest I always felt Jurassic Park NEVER needed a sequel, much less 3 of them.
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7:06PM on 03/14/2013
Just because you haven't heard of him doesn't necessarily make him a bad director.
Just because you haven't heard of him doesn't necessarily make him a bad director.
5:57PM on 03/14/2013

Wait, what?

An odd decision, to say the least. You'd think they'd entrust perhaps one of the most beloved franchises (even though all that love mostly stems from the 1st movie) to someone with a longer and more experienced track record. Heck, why couldn't Spielberg himself come back to the director's chair?? It's early, but so far this isn't inspiring much confidence. Makes one question whether they should just leave this franchise alone before screwing it up even worse than Jurassic Park III did...
An odd decision, to say the least. You'd think they'd entrust perhaps one of the most beloved franchises (even though all that love mostly stems from the 1st movie) to someone with a longer and more experienced track record. Heck, why couldn't Spielberg himself come back to the director's chair?? It's early, but so far this isn't inspiring much confidence. Makes one question whether they should just leave this franchise alone before screwing it up even worse than Jurassic Park III did...
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6:46PM on 03/14/2013
lol wow we literally had the exact same response, guess great minds think alike
lol wow we literally had the exact same response, guess great minds think alike
12:59AM on 03/15/2013
haha ya we did. now if only more people could think like us...
haha ya we did. now if only more people could think like us...
12:59AM on 03/15/2013
haha ya we did. now if only more people could think like us...
haha ya we did. now if only more people could think like us...
5:52PM on 03/14/2013

Ummm

I have never even heard of this guy, I heard that 1 movie he's done was decent, but really??? They should have gotten someone better than this guy for this, like the guy below said, they need someone with a strong track record, this guy will probably just be a yes man that the studio can push around...please don't mess this movie up!
I have never even heard of this guy, I heard that 1 movie he's done was decent, but really??? They should have gotten someone better than this guy for this, like the guy below said, they need someone with a strong track record, this guy will probably just be a yes man that the studio can push around...please don't mess this movie up!
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5:46PM on 03/14/2013

Bad Move

I'm sure Trevorrow is a capable director but that's not what this franchise needs. Getting a director that has a track record of consistently making great movies needed to be route. This will only ensure a much greater chance of complete failure. This is gonna end up being a huge mistake ala Mark Webb w/ The "Amazing" Spider-Man. I would have personally liked to see them make a run at someone like Rian Johnson or Duncan Jones.
I'm sure Trevorrow is a capable director but that's not what this franchise needs. Getting a director that has a track record of consistently making great movies needed to be route. This will only ensure a much greater chance of complete failure. This is gonna end up being a huge mistake ala Mark Webb w/ The "Amazing" Spider-Man. I would have personally liked to see them make a run at someone like Rian Johnson or Duncan Jones.
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5:20PM on 03/14/2013
I'm always looking for the future-ex Mrs. Malcolm.
I'm always looking for the future-ex Mrs. Malcolm.
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10:44PM on 03/14/2013
lol really hope Goldblum and Neill are back in this one.
lol really hope Goldblum and Neill are back in this one.
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