For those who walked out of the 2012 indie comedy Safety Not Guaranteed with their eyes midway through an infuriated roll, scowling over the seemingly contradictory ending of Chris Trevorrow’s time travel picture, prepare to experience a complete 180. It seems that when Jake Johnson and Aubrey Plaza succeeded in going back in time at the end of the film (apparently a lot further than we thought), it was so that director Trevorrow could continue their adventures in his newly announced next movie: Jurassic Park 4.
The dino franchise producer Frank Marshall announced on Twitter that Trevorrow would be taking on the next chapter of the Jurassic Park universe.
Thrilled to have director on JP4, Colin Trevorrow, an exciting young filmmaker who understands and respects the world that is Jurassic Park.— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) March 14, 2013
Trevorrow, whose only feature to date is Safety Not Guaranteed, might seem a surprising choice for Stephen Spielberg’s forthcoming science fiction adventure film, but those who caught the 36-year-old newcomer’s name in the chatter for Star Wars VII in the pre-Abrams days might consider this new turn the young artist getting the blockbuster he’s been due.
In addition to the announcement of Trevorrow behind the camera, Deadline reports that Jurassic Park 4 will be shot in 3D and is slated for a June 13, 2014 release date.
So with only Safety at our disposal for judgment, can we comfortably let Trevorrow take the reins from Spielberg and his threequel replacement Joe Johnson? Or is JP4 setting up to be a world that would serve better just getting lost?
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