A few months ago, when it was announced that director was tapped to helm huge blockbuster Jurassic World, most folks went, "...Who?" and rightfully so. Fans could be forgiven for assuming the reins to such a huge budget would be handed to an established director used to handling the pressure and complications that arise with a project on the scale of JP4.
Instead, went with Trevorrow, who, up to that point, was only really known for recent indie dramedy Safety Not Guaranteed (a film that was an awards circuit darling, but didn't exactly wow me and left me rather indifferent, but I digress). But rest assured, those of you who are worrying Trevorrow won't understand the material he's working with, he's been working closely with Spielberg and intends to do the franchise justice with Jurassic Park 4. Schmoes Knows recently interviewed the director at the Saturn Awards, and he had this to say:
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 filmic 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.
While rumors of the leaked initial script have been circulating, it's logical to think there will be major script revisions and reiterations of the story before the finalized script is drafted. In any case, it seems Trevorrow and Spielberg have been putting the extra year they were granted to good use, now that the release date has been pushed back to 2015.
On the other hand, Trevorrow got a little dodgy when the question of whether or not it would be a sequel or a reboot was put to him, but assured fans that no matter what, he'd do his best to remain true to the story:
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']?
How are you feeling about this, dino-fans? Will Jurassic Park 4 benefit from a brand-new director and fresh perspective? Or will this be a terrible entrant into the Jurassic Park franchise? Let us know.
Jurassic Park 4 will be in theaters in the summer of 2015.
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