With the re-release of the original Jurassic Park in 3D just around the corner and a release date set for the long-rumored Jurassic Park IV set for next summer, it was only a matter of time before we started hearing about a director and castings…or that the project was dead.
Well good news, everyone! A director has been chosen and announced, and it’s a name you may or may not be familiar with. According to reports, Colin Trevorrow has signed on to direct the movie.
Trevorrow previously direct a favorite of many last year, Safety Not Guaranteed, and he has also been in the news recently as one of the many rumored names for the Star Wars Episode VII gig that eventually went to J.J. Abrams, and also as the man who would be directing the Flight of the Navigator remake.
The report says that Trevorrow was chosen—despite his making the leap from a tiny indie film to a multi-billion-dollar franchise—because he’s an up-and-coming talent who grew up as a huge fan of the previous Jurassic Park movies and will stay faithful to that world and those characters.
The movie is written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and produced by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Patrick Crowley.
Jurassic Park IV is currently scheduled for release June 13, 2014.