'Safety Not Guaranteed' Filmmakers Next Tackling 'The Ambassador'
Right now writer Derek Connolly and director Colin Tevorrow have their indie hit Safety Not Guaranteed at select theaters across the country, and if you haven't seen it yet, make sure you find out where it's playing and enjoy the ride (if you need further convincing, check out the trailer here). Now the duo have lined up their next project which will reteam them with the Big Beach banner as Deadline reports Connolly and Trevorrow will write The Ambassador, an original screenplay with the latter directing again. Like Safety Not Guaranteed, it has a sci-fi story with a not so complex, grounded style. More below!
The film is said to be set in the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs, which not only monitors the universe for signs of life, but is prepared to represent humanity if and when aliens arrive on earth. A shy, low-ranking staffer unwittingly makes first contact when he meets a mysterious beautiful woman and must risk more than his job when they are threatened by forces of this world and beyond. So in the same way that Connolly and Trevorrow made a low key indie time travel film, they're going to do the same with a Men in Black kind of story. As someone who loved Safety Not Guaranteed (it will like be in my Top 10 of 2012), I can't wait to see what they do with this kind of story. In the meantime, go see Safety Not Guaranteed!