Posted March 16, 2013 by Derrick Thiecke in Movies & TV

‘Jurassic Park 4’ Put in Hands of Rookie Director


 Is “Jurassic Park 4” director ready for his first major motion picture?

The new installment in one of the highest-grossing film franchises in history has been assigned to a new director, but with only four films under his belt is Universal making the right choice? I feel it’s almost as risky as giving the two most popular Sci-Fi franchises to the same director.

Colin Trevorrow is the rookie director Universal trusts with “Jurassic Park 4”. Colin Trevorrow’s claim to fame is his film “Safety Not Guaranteed”, which was released at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. This debut led to Trevorrow being nominated for four awards and resulting in one win (Tel-Aviv International Fantastic Festival – Best Feature Film).

Both previous “Jurassic Park” directors will return to the set for “Jurassic Park 4”–Steven Spielberg as producer and Joe Johnston in the visual effects department. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) are responsible for the script. The writing duo has been writing scripts since 1992, with four film titles under their belt (four great film titles) but the pair could easily be considered rookies as well.

I acted in an indie film once, so with the way things are looking here, maybe I should audition for the lead role. The big question we all have, like with most motion picture sequels, is this: Is Jurassic park 4 just a way to empty the pockets of cult fans, or do Universal and Spielberg simply know something we don’t? Despite my speculation that “Jurassic Park 4” might suck, I’ll still go see it in theaters. As well as the 3D, 20th anniversary, re-release of the original “Jurassic Park” that will hit theaters April 5th.

Do we have any “Jurassic Park” cult fans out there? What is your opinion on Universal and Spielberg’s choice? Personally, I hope that “Jurassic Park 4” is Colin Trevorrow’s break-out film.

-By Derrick Thiecke

Derrick Thiecke

I recently completed my bachelors program at Ex'pression College in Emeryville Ca.. When I'm not working on a film, recording a band, or making music, I'm typically out on the open road for a relaxing motorcycle ride. I also enjoy computer programming and android application development. You can find my current apps in the android market under the publisher name "Dutch85".