'Intelligent Life' Finds a Way: 'Jurassic World' Helmer Gets New Sci-Fi
As we eagerly await to see what Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow can do with a budget in this summer's anticipated sequel/reboot Jurassic World, the filmmaker has already lined up his next project, and he'll be sticking with sci-fi. THR has word that DreamWorks has picked up Intelligent Life, an original project that Trevorrow wrote with Jurassic World collaborator Derek Connolly. As of now, plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film is said to have roots in a project called The Ambassador that Trevorrow and Connolly had been developing for Big Beach back in 2012 after Safety Not Guaranteed.
Back in 2012, we knew The Ambassador was going 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. The story was said to follow a shy, low-ranking staffer who 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. We're not sure what elements are being used for Intelligent Life, but more than likely it still has something to do with extra-terrestrials, though the trade notes the basic idea has been "re-conceived and re-thought." Sounds like it could be interesting.