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‘Jurassic Park 4’ Finds A Director! It’s Not A “Safe” Choice!

Because, you know, your safety isn’t guaranteed when you go to… never mind. In a fairly surprising bit of news, it’s being reported that Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) has been hired to direct Jurassic Park IV for Universal Pictures. Per Deadline, “He met with the studio and filmmakers, and they 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. They felt he would preserve and protect the characters in the story they created.

Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are penning the fourth installment with a targeted June 13, 2014 release planned. Unconfirmed storyline details report that the the film could be about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes.

I’m actually ok with this. I’m sure a lot of the big effects sequences are being pre-visualized already and if this is like any other movie Trevorrow will probably have a 2nd unit director shoot most of the action anyway. So maybe we’ll get some nice characters this time around?

What do you think? Have you seen Safety Not Guaranteed?



  • lovezoid

    Interesting choice. Safety Not Guaranteed was actually not a bad movie – it almost got into that annoying, too-quirky-for-its-own-good hipster territory but it showed just enough restraint and heart, I thought, to succeed. Would never have predicted Jurassic Park would be the next project but I like that they are giving shots at these kind of movies to fresh storytellers, instead of like Brett Ratner.

  • AfterTheAsylum

    No thanks. I want Jurassic Park 4, but it needs to be of the sea creatures. Megalodon, Liopleurodon, Pliosaur, Plesiosaur… they could be on an island, then a ship, then a submersible. Just keep reducing their flight territory and increase the isolation.

  • HMH

    I loved Safety Not Guaranteed. I got such an E.T. whimsical Speilbergy vibe from it so I think Colin Trevorrow will do a great job.

  • dirtyghettok

    I actually really like the idea of him directing this as well. Loved Safety Not Guaranteed with it’s character development and what not, so I think this franchise is getting a nice breath of fresh air. Besides, could be worse. Could be George Lucas at the helm.. Alright,,, I was getting out of hand there. That would be ALOT worse.

  • Aaron Emery

    I absolutely loved ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’! It was such a kind of “feel-good” movie with great characters and a certainly wacky premise. While a strange choice for a ‘Jurassic Park’ film, I think it’s a great choice! At least we know we don’t have some hack, money hungry director taking it on. It could have been Len Wiseman’s ‘Jurassic Park Zero’

    • dr.lamb

      I think they took a note from the director casting of “Amazing Spider-man” (which worked, in my opinion).

  • dr.lamb

    I hate it when 2nd unit directors film the action. I mean, what is the point then ? Nolan and Tarantino do it the right way.

  • ThunderDragoon

    At least they’re finally moving forward with this. Took them long enough.

    • c-s-a78

      i fully agree!but no military shit!they should make it like the first movie about a zoo of dinosaurs but now built in Santiago,like the second movie hinted off!!!

  • I’m excited about this. As a huge fan of Crichton’s work, the main thing the films have all lacked is the whole, “who is the more dangerous species?” question that Crichton asks. I hope this film delves into the characters and their motives a lot deeper, in turn scaring us with their actions as well as what the dinosaurs will bring to the story. I’m not thrilled with the 3D aspect, but hell, it could make for an insanely awesome time at the theater come next summer too. I’m just praying we get a bigger dose of Stan Winston Studios creatures and less CGI…but we all know how the studios sway in that respect nowadays.

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