Trevorrow at the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015
Colin T. Trevorrow
September 13, 1976
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
Colin T. Trevorrow (US: //; born September 13, 1976) is an American film director and screenwriter. He directed the indie film Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) and the blockbuster film Jurassic World (2015), and also co-wrote the script to Jurassic World and its 2018 sequel.
Trevorrow was born on September 13, 1976 in San Francisco, California. He was raised in Oakland, California. His father was a musician in a country rock band and his mother was a photographer who also operated a day-care center. He is Jewish on his mother's side.
As a boy, he sang in the chorus of the San Francisco Opera. As a teenager, Trevorrow won awards from the Mill Valley Film Festival and the San Francisco Youth Film Festival. Trevorrow graduated from Piedmont High School in Piedmont, California, and later graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1999.
In 2002, he wrote and directed his first short film, Home Base; as of 2012, it had received over 20 million hits online. Trevorrow's first theatrical release was with Reality Show, a 2004 documentary film about the failed production of a reality television show. Trevorrow sold his first spec script titled Tester to DreamWorks in 2006. In 2008, he paired up with Derek Connolly, ten years after they had first met as NYU students while working as interns on Saturday Night Live, to write a buddy cop film script called Cocked and Loaded. Trevorrow said that the experience was so enjoyable that he decided to give up solo screenwriting and work with Connolly.
In 2012, Trevorrow directed Safety Not Guaranteed, a film inspired by a classified advertisement which ran in a 1997 issue of Backwoods Home Magazine that read: "Wanted: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. Must bring your own weapons. I have only done this once before. Safety Not Guaranteed." The script was by Connolly, who intended for Trevorrow to direct it. The film received various accolades, including a nomination for Trevorrow for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, where it picked up the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. After the release of Safety Not Guaranteed, Trevorrow and Connolly were hired by the Walt Disney Company to write an as-yet unmade remake of the film Flight of the Navigator (1986). Trevorrow co-wrote and directed Jurassic World (2015), and also provided his voice for the film's character of Mr. DNA. Connolly and Trevorrow also co-wrote the screenplay for its sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which was released in June 2018 and for which Trevorrow is an executive producer.
After Jurassic World, Trevorrow next directed The Book of Henry, which was written by Gregg Hurwitz. The film was released by Focus Features on June 16, 2017 to generally negative reviews, although Trevorrow stood by the film.
In March 2015, it was announced that Trevorrow would be directing the sci-fi thriller film Intelligent Life, which was bought by DreamWorks. Trevorrow wrote the screenplay with Connolly, while Trevorrow, Frank Marshall, Big Beach, and Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment were announced as producing the film. While there has been other production news since, including Ava DuVernay being attached to direct, as of May 2018 the film has not entered into production.
In August 2015, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn announced that Trevorrow would direct Star Wars Episode IX (2019). Trevorrow and Connolly subsequently began writing the script for the film; however, in August 2017, writer Jack Thorne was brought in to rewrite the script due to dissatisfaction by Lucasfilm with their script. By September 2017, Trevorrow left the project due to creative differences and was replaced as director by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams who will co-write the script with Chris Terrio.
|2002||Home Base||Yes||Yes||Story||Short film|
|2003||Making Revolution||No||No||Yes||Co-written by Daniel Klein and Brandon Krueger|
Co-written by Daniel Klein
|2012||Safety Not Guaranteed||Yes||Yes||No||Co-produced by Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf, Stephanie Langhoff, and Derek Connolly|
|2015||Jurassic World||Yes||No||Yes||Also voiced Mr. DNA|
Co-written by Derek Connolly, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
|2017||The Book of Henry||Yes||No||No|
|2018||Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom||No||Executive||Yes||Co-written by Derek Connolly|
|2021||Untitled Jurassic World film||Yes||Executive||Yes||Co-writing with Emily Carmichael|
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