Colin Trevorrow And Derek Connolly Find Intelligent Life
The Jurassic World filmmakers are attached to a new thriller
After making a splash with low budget, good-natured sci-fi comedy Safety Not Guaranteed, director Colin Trevorrow and co-writer Derek Connolly were recruited for the plum assignment to re-script and make Jurassic World. With the dino-thriller now nearly complete, the pair is looking to rework an old concept of theirs for a new movie, setting up Intelligent Life with DreamWorks.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new script – exact plot details of which are being kept quiet for now – is a new take on an idea they came up with to follow Safety Not Guaranteed called The Ambassador. The basic idea saw a UN worker in a department set up to initiate first contact with any alien species falling in love. The twist? His new partner turns out to be one of the extra-terrestrials he never thought he’d actually meet. How much of the original story remains in the current project will not be revealed until the movie gets made, but Trevorrow and Connolly have some high-profile support.
After working with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall as producers on the new Jurassic film, Intelligent Life will see them teaming up with both men in the same capacity. Jurassic World, meanwhile, finally stomps in on June 12.