Colin Trevorrow Will Return to Direct Jurassic World 3


With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set to hit theatres in just a couple of months, it should come as no surprise that Universal is already looking ahead to the inevitable sequel. Considering that the last movie made $1.6 billion worldwide, multiple follow-ups now seem obvious, but director Colin Trevorrow has previously stated that he had plans for a new trilogy from the very start. He was already on board to write the third movie (he co-wrote the first two movies with his writing partner Derek Connolly), but now it looks like he will return to direct part 3 as well. Hit the jump for more info.

According to EW, Steven Spielberg recently confirmed that Colin Trevorrow will write and direct the third Jurassic World movie. Spielberg will also return as an executive producer on the film, along with producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising) will co-write the screenplay with Trevorrow based on a story by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. The movie is scheduled to hit theatres on June 22nd, 2018.

J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, A Monster Calls) took the reins on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, mainly because Trevorrow was busy with Star Wars: Episode IX. Last year, however, Trevorrow was fired from that project due to creative differences. This will be Trevorrow’s first project behind the camera since his 2017 film The Book of Henry, which was critically panned. Are you happy to see Colin Trevorrow back in the director’s chair for the third Jurassic World movie?

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  • Dan Gordon

    I thought this guy was in director jail, how did he become a household name?

  • Dirk Gently

    Did the last movie really make $1.6 million worldwide? I would have assumed their catering budget alone exceeded that amount. From what i saw the CGI budget was worth about $1.50 so it’s possible they still made a profit.

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  • Tim

    This franchise has been conveniently released in order of quality. JP is thematically rich and, alongside Starship Troopers, has a few CGI sequences that still hold up years later. Lost World is clunky as hell but there’s still that wishbone sequence and I like the San Diego rampage stuff.

  • Strybeck

    I’m looking forward to Fallen Kingdom, partly because I’ve become somewhat of a fan of J.A. Bayona’s work. He and his go-to cinematographer Óscar Faura have a style that is a feast for thine eyes. I recently checked out his feature debut “The Orphanage,” after another podcast I listen to did a sort of retro review of it. It was a small Spanish horror-drama that got noticed and helped to production by Guillermo del Toro. Very underseen and/or underrated. See it and his other 2 films and you may also be looking forward to JW:FK on some level.

  • Mark Stevens

    As someone who really liked THE BOOK OF HENRY, I am glad to see Colin Trevorrow back in the director’s chair, even with something as corporate a product as the next JURASSIC WORLD film.