It was announced today that relative newcomer Colin Trevorrow is the one who will helm the first "Jurassic Park" sequel in over 10 years. Trevorrow made a splash last year with the independent sci-fi comedy "Safety Not Guaranteed" starring Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass, which was widely regarded as one of the best indie flicks of 2012. At one point, he was even in the running to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII", until it was announced that J.J. Abrams was hired for that project. The news that Colin Trevorrow will direct "Jurassic Park 4" came via producer Frank Marshall's Twitter account:
"Thrilled to have director on JP4, Colin Trevorrow, an exciting young filmmaker who understands and respects the world that is Jurassic Park."And for more details, here is the official press release:
"Colin Trevorrow has signed on to direct Jurassic Park 4, the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise that has grossed $1.9 billion at worldwide box office since the first film was released in 1993.
The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment production will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer. The script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
Trevorrow directed Safety Not Guaranteed for FilmDistrict and Big Beach Films starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson. The critically-acclaimed film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where screenwriter Derek Connolly won the prestigious Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. The film also won Best First Screenplay at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards, where Trevorrow was nominated for Best First Feature.
Universal will release Jurassic Park in 3D on April 5. With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release."
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