Jurassic Park 4 is finally stomping forward with new director

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Mar 15, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT (Updated)

We’ve been hearing that Jurassic Park 4 is coming for about a decade, literally, but now the beleaguered sequel finally has a director. So who will be taking us back to the world of man-made dinos?

Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow has been hired to helm the flick, which has reportedly gone through about a half dozen revisions and directors after first being teased way back in 2002. Confidence is high that this entry can return the franchise to its former glory, so the pressure is on for Trevorrow.

Producer Frank Marshall confirmed the hire via Twitter: 

If Trevorrow sounds familiar, he should, because he was one of the first directors rumored to take on Star Wars: Episode VII before J.J. Abrams got the gig.  Trevorrow jumped on a lot of radars after Safety Not Guaranteed became an indie sci-fi hit, so it’ll be interesting to see what he does with a big-budget tentpole type of project.

On the plus side, Safety Not Guaranteed was fantastic (seriously, if you haven’t, go see it), so this could turn out to be a great hire.

Jurassic Park 4 is set to open in June 2014, so we’ll know soon enough how he handles the pressure.

Do you like the decision? Is Trevorrow the man for the job?

(Via Bleeding Cool)