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Director Colin Trevorrow wants to "honor what came before us" with Jurassic Park 4

Jul. 3, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

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Colin Trevorrow is an interesting choice to direct JURASSIC PARK 4. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED is a fantastic film but obviously JURASSIC PARK 4 will be bigger in...well everything. How will he handle working on a project with a huge budget, tons of special effects and action heavy scenes?

Schmoes Knows interviewed Trevorrow at the 2013 Saturn Awards and asked him how his early work on JURASSIC PARK 4 compares to what he was doing for his first feature film:

Surprisingly it’s not that different from SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. We have a very small team who we’re working with right now. It’s incredible to have Steven (Spielberg), who’s done this for decades and has such an incredible film knowledge and this understanding of the language of story – in a way that for us, is very refreshing. It’s not like getting notes from a studio executive. It’s really trying to crack this and make it the best movie it can be.

I think Colin Trevorrow is smart enough to take some advice (the good stuff anyway) from the people around him that might be a little more familiar with certain aspects of filmmaking. I'm not saying Trevorrow lacks talent or doesn't know what to do with a big budget film but this is a huge jump he's making.

We brought you some exclusive details on the story for JURASSIC PARK 4 and a lot of people commented that it sounded very similar to the first film. JURASSIC PARK 4 might not be an official reboot but it does sound like they want to really embrace the feel of first film while telling a new story based on Trevorrow's comments about the next movie:

We don’t want to create a new scoop here [laughs], but we really want to honor what came before us. We are very aware of how much a certain generation especially cares about this movie and we talk about it all the time in conversations. It’s not about us, it’s not about our careers, it’s – how do we make something that can stand against the first JURASSIC PARK.

Maybe JURASSIC PARK 4 shouldn't happen but it is. And if that means it'll be more like the first movie than I'm for it. It does sound a hell of a lot better than weaponized dinosaurs that's for sure.

JURASSIC PARK 4 is scheduled to be released Summer 2014.

Extra Tidbit: If you could only pick one who would you rather see back in JURASSIC PARK 4: Jeff Goldblum or Sam Neil?
Source: Schmoes Know

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4:45PM on 07/04/2013
...Edgar Wright, Michel Gondry, Ang Lee, Chris Nolan, Matthew Vaughn.
...Edgar Wright, Michel Gondry, Ang Lee, Chris Nolan, Matthew Vaughn.
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4:41PM on 07/04/2013

this trend's getting so tired...

a competent, somewhat exceptional indie director snatched up for tentpole franchise... what a way to chew up and spit out burgeoning talent... fuck. Gareth Edwards, Fede Alvarez, Colin Trevorrow, Justin Lin, Marc Webb, Rupert Sanders.
a competent, somewhat exceptional indie director snatched up for tentpole franchise... what a way to chew up and spit out burgeoning talent... fuck. Gareth Edwards, Fede Alvarez, Colin Trevorrow, Justin Lin, Marc Webb, Rupert Sanders.
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6:10PM on 07/03/2013

just as long...

As dinos dont' shoot and talk like they did at the end of 3 in the dream. that was extra lame. I just want some good old fashion story mix with some scares and a little gore and lots of action.
As dinos dont' shoot and talk like they did at the end of 3 in the dream. that was extra lame. I just want some good old fashion story mix with some scares and a little gore and lots of action.
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4:25PM on 07/03/2013
It's Hollywood-speak for "we're going to rape the shit out of this thing."
It's Hollywood-speak for "we're going to rape the shit out of this thing."
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2:24PM on 07/03/2013

Well this is promising....

After reading the second quoted paragraph it put more promise and faith in it his project, for me anyway, that they really are trying to make this a great film like the first one. I just don't want to see my beloved JP turned into microwaved pizza rolls. I want in to be an awesome deep dish supreme pizza.
After reading the second quoted paragraph it put more promise and faith in it his project, for me anyway, that they really are trying to make this a great film like the first one. I just don't want to see my beloved JP turned into microwaved pizza rolls. I want in to be an awesome deep dish supreme pizza.
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1:42PM on 07/03/2013
Safety Not Guaranteed was a great movie, gives a lot of hope for JP4, as long as they don't get David S. Goyer to write it haha
Safety Not Guaranteed was a great movie, gives a lot of hope for JP4, as long as they don't get David S. Goyer to write it haha
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1:37PM on 07/03/2013
I hope by "honoring what came before" he means the spirit of the 1st movie because even Spielberg struggled a bit with Lost World: JP that he simply actionised it (Think, James Cameron's Aliens) and the 3rd movie was a bland NatGeo/Discovery doccie with live actors made soley to say "T-rex could get his ass kicked by a spinosaurus".
I admit don't know much about this director but i'm willing to give him a chance but my biggest fear is him making constant nods, winks, shout-outs, homages, etc
I hope by "honoring what came before" he means the spirit of the 1st movie because even Spielberg struggled a bit with Lost World: JP that he simply actionised it (Think, James Cameron's Aliens) and the 3rd movie was a bland NatGeo/Discovery doccie with live actors made soley to say "T-rex could get his ass kicked by a spinosaurus".
I admit don't know much about this director but i'm willing to give him a chance but my biggest fear is him making constant nods, winks, shout-outs, homages, etc to the point it becomes distracting (one of the many reasons why I loathed T4) because it doesnt bring or add anything new unless you're a 13yr old or have never watched any of the JP movies.
I'll follow this news mostly out of curiousity.
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1:20PM on 07/03/2013

He would not be the first director...

Yes, he is given a really big budget after working on a comparatively very tiny scale project and the logistics about a JP movie may most certainly be terrifying. But other directors have succeded in this area too.
Alfonso Cuaron went from the small indi road movie Y tu mama tambien to a Harry Potter movie. Christopher Nolan jumped from the low budgeted Memento up to Batman Begins (with Insomnia between, which had a star power cast, but otherwise wasn't a huge production either). Or Sam Mendes
Yes, he is given a really big budget after working on a comparatively very tiny scale project and the logistics about a JP movie may most certainly be terrifying. But other directors have succeded in this area too.
Alfonso Cuaron went from the small indi road movie Y tu mama tambien to a Harry Potter movie. Christopher Nolan jumped from the low budgeted Memento up to Batman Begins (with Insomnia between, which had a star power cast, but otherwise wasn't a huge production either). Or Sam Mendes who got from American Beauty to a logistically complicated film like Road to Perdition.
All those directors handled the transfer from small team dramas to big budget monsters with hundreds of people spread over a dozen of departments beautifully. We will see if the Trevorrow can bring the same talent to the table - but if he fails, inexperience with blockbusters is not an instant excuse for him.
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1:33PM on 07/03/2013
But Y Tu Mama Tambien was without a doubt a visionary film. It had a low budget, but the film was great. It stood out from the crowd. Same with Memento & American Beauty. All of these films were powerhouse films, and were examples of filmmaking at its best.

The problem with Colin Trevorrow is that his low budget film was like every other low budget indie film out there. It had a slightly better script than average, but it was shot in a very 'by the numbers' manner.
But Y Tu Mama Tambien was without a doubt a visionary film. It had a low budget, but the film was great. It stood out from the crowd. Same with Memento & American Beauty. All of these films were powerhouse films, and were examples of filmmaking at its best.

The problem with Colin Trevorrow is that his low budget film was like every other low budget indie film out there. It had a slightly better script than average, but it was shot in a very 'by the numbers' manner.
12:58PM on 07/03/2013
I liked Safety Not Guaranteed, but nothing about that film made me think that this guy can pull off a film like Jurassic Park. Safety was a cute, point and shoot dramady. It was full of indie cliches and had a very obvious ending. Cute though, but nothing great or visionary.
I liked Safety Not Guaranteed, but nothing about that film made me think that this guy can pull off a film like Jurassic Park. Safety was a cute, point and shoot dramady. It was full of indie cliches and had a very obvious ending. Cute though, but nothing great or visionary.
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12:17PM on 07/03/2013
I love his attitude towards the film.
I love his attitude towards the film.
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12:16PM on 07/03/2013
For some crazy reason I'm actually looking forward to this and I know I shouldn't but to hell with it I'm in
For some crazy reason I'm actually looking forward to this and I know I shouldn't but to hell with it I'm in
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12:05PM on 07/03/2013
Trevorrow is a fantastic choice. In this age when special effects can do anything, and the coldness and emptiness of today's effects films without humanity are so boring, its more than abundantly clear that someone like Trevorrow is so sorely needed and missing. Jurassic Park and Spielberg films in general, are great films that ALSO happen to have fantastic special effects, not the other way around.
Trevorrow is a fantastic choice. In this age when special effects can do anything, and the coldness and emptiness of today's effects films without humanity are so boring, its more than abundantly clear that someone like Trevorrow is so sorely needed and missing. Jurassic Park and Spielberg films in general, are great films that ALSO happen to have fantastic special effects, not the other way around.
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12:02PM on 07/03/2013
Now just confirm Jeff Goldblum already!!!
Now just confirm Jeff Goldblum already!!!
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12:00PM on 07/03/2013
I'll wait for the trailer before I show any excitement toward this.
I'll wait for the trailer before I show any excitement toward this.
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11:58AM on 07/03/2013

Give Trevorrow a chance

The guy is a classic Hollywood can-do story. A wanna-be screenwriter who got enough stuff quietly sold/optioned to make it his full-time occupation, despite having little-to-nothing actually produced. Then he manages to get his own little dream project made and he's suddenly offered JP4! The way I see it, people saying they're afraid because he's never done big-budget before should take a look at that statement: What is a big budget? How is one qualified over another? Just because Michael Bay
The guy is a classic Hollywood can-do story. A wanna-be screenwriter who got enough stuff quietly sold/optioned to make it his full-time occupation, despite having little-to-nothing actually produced. Then he manages to get his own little dream project made and he's suddenly offered JP4! The way I see it, people saying they're afraid because he's never done big-budget before should take a look at that statement: What is a big budget? How is one qualified over another? Just because Michael Bay tends to make massive, bombastic films, does that means he's remotely qualified for JP? No. See my point?
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11:54AM on 07/03/2013
This is going to be great!
This is going to be great!
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11:22AM on 07/03/2013
Extra tidbit: Jeff Goldblum
Extra tidbit: Jeff Goldblum
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11:10AM on 07/03/2013
Extra tidbit: Jeff Goldblum. But honestly, I prefer both of them to come back.
Extra tidbit: Jeff Goldblum. But honestly, I prefer both of them to come back.
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11:00AM on 07/03/2013
I hope this eventually sees the light of day. The combination of Trevorrow and writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver might not be the team people were expecting to work on JP IV, but I think it's a combination that has promise and I trust they do want to show respect to the incredible modern-day classic that the first movie was. If I could only pick one, I'd say Goldblum, since Neill was back for the third go-round and Jeff wasn't.
I hope this eventually sees the light of day. The combination of Trevorrow and writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver might not be the team people were expecting to work on JP IV, but I think it's a combination that has promise and I trust they do want to show respect to the incredible modern-day classic that the first movie was. If I could only pick one, I'd say Goldblum, since Neill was back for the third go-round and Jeff wasn't.
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10:59AM on 07/03/2013

Jeff Goldblum

And we'd better get Jeff Goldblum back for ID4.2, as well.

As for the article: this movie sure sounds promising thus far!

That is all.
And we'd better get Jeff Goldblum back for ID4.2, as well.

As for the article: this movie sure sounds promising thus far!

That is all.
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10:30AM on 07/03/2013
I think it's right to want to honor the original film. However, they should just focus on the best script possible and not try and be a carbon copy of the original. The majority of us were kids when we first saw the original and it would be damn near impossible to top that one. Just make us "great JP film.
I think it's right to want to honor the original film. However, they should just focus on the best script possible and not try and be a carbon copy of the original. The majority of us were kids when we first saw the original and it would be damn near impossible to top that one. Just make us "great JP film.
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