‘Jurassic World’ Director Colin Trevorrow Taking On ‘Book of Henry’ Next
Recently we reported that Colin Trevorrow will re-team with his Jurassic World producer Steven Spielberg on the sci-fi film Intelligent Life. But before the director begins production on that film, he’ll first tackle one of his passion projects: Book of Henry, based on a screenplay by author Gregg Hurwitz.
Deadline reports that Trevorrow has signed on to direct Book of Henry, and…that’s about it. No plot details are known at this time, but there must be a peculiar genre element to the project to attract the attention of Trevorrow, who made his directorial debut with the quirky sci-fi indie Safety Not Guaranteed.
In a brief statement, Trevorrow referred to Book of Henry as a “true original,” adding that it’s “a remarkable piece of screenwriting that has stuck with me for years.” Hurwitz is a New York Times bestselling author responsible for mystery novels such as Tell No Lies, You’re Next, and Don’t Look Back. He’s also written comic books for Marvel and DC, including stories for Batman, Punisher, Wolverine and The Avengers.
Hurwitz is also adapting his own novel Orphan X into a screenplay for a film set to be produced by Bradley Cooper, who might also star in the film.
After Book of Henry, Trevorrow will head into production on Intelligent Life, which he co-wrote with his Safety Not Guaranteed collaborator Derek Connolly. Not much is known about that project, either, though Trevorrow revealed it has origins in an earlier idea he had with Connolly before their first film.
In the meantime, Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12.