[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s we wait patiently for the park to open, we at least have news of the director to keep us occupied. Step forward Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic Park 4 is yours.
It’s been twelve long years since the last time we visited Jurassic Park and in keeping with the times, this outing will be released in 3D. In 2001, 3D was still being remembered for random objects flying from the screen and those paper glasses with Red and Green lenses. Now, thanks in part to James Cameron’s extravaganza Avatar, it is now back where it belongs and with much better glasses. Although the previous film took a respectable £243.3m, it still failed to come close to its predecessors and was ultimately deemed to be a flop. Can film number 4 recapture the glory days of Jurassic gone by?
Trevorrow is a relatively unknown director, and some may question his suitability to helm the re-launch of the prehistoric series. He made his feature film debut only last year with the comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed. The film focused on a classified ad looking for a companion for time travel and the three magazine employees that set out to interview the requestor. The film was awarded the Best First Screenplay award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Jurassic Park will be a completely different kettle of fish. The big budgets and high expectations, many a director has fallen by the wayside under such pressures. Some are resigned to helming TV movies; others are given Marvel franchises (Joe Johnston, we do mean you). It could very well be the luck of the draw. We can only wait until the 2014 release to see the final product.
We are still waiting on the cast to be detailed and of course, the plot. We can tell you one thing though; there will be dinosaurs.