20 March 2013 9:23 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

There has been surprise and something of a mixed reaction online at the news that Colin Trevorrow is to direct Jurassic Park 4.

Frank Marshall, who will produce the movie alongside Steven Spielberg, announced on Twitter that he was "thrilled to have...an exciting young filmmaker who understands and respects the world that is Jurassic Park."

Trevorrow (above) made his feature film debut in 2012 with comedy drama Safety Not Guaranteed, which has won five awards.

It might seem a monster leap to Jurassic Park's prehistoric carnage but Safety Not Guaranteed did have sci-fi elements of time travel as a plot device.

While some think Trevorrow will bring something new and different to re-energise the dinosaur franchise, others feel it's an odd choice and a big risk not to go for someone with sci-fi blockbuster experience.

But with Spielberg still on board as an executive producer, there shouldn't be too much cause for concern. »

- David Bentley

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