Jurassic Park 4 just got a director, and the choice might leave you scratching your head. Colin Trevorrow, who made his feature filmmaking debut with the audience friendly and somehow uplifting emo-thon, Safety Not Guaranteed, will take on the Steven Spielberg produced fourth entry.
For those who haven't seen Safety Not Guaranteed, it does NOT featuring anything even approaching awesome dinosaur action. Not that you need to make a dinosaur movie to make another dinosaur movie, but on the surface this is kind of like hiring the Little Miss Sunshine people to take on a Predator reboot.
I love it. Safety Not Guaranteed didn't charm me, but it wasn't horribly made either. Obviously something about Colin Trevorrow convinced Spielberg and all other involved parties that he was the man for the job, which indicates talents we don't yet know about. I'd rather have a curious choice like Colin Trevorrow than a safe one like Part 3's Joe Johnston.
It's still anyone's guess what's going on with Jurassic Park 4 story-wise or if any cast members are returning, but Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver have a script and the film already has a June 13, 2014 release date. The ball's really rolling now. I can't wait.