With just over three months left until director Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World hits theaters, the filmmaker has set up his new project Intelligent Life at DreamWorks Pictures. The sci-fi thriller will reunite Colin Trevorrow with Jurassic World's Frank Marshall, who will produce alongside the director and Big Beach Entertainment. Specific plot details are being kept under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the project is loosely based on an earlier project conceived by Colin Trevorrow and his co-writer Derek Connolly, entitled The Ambassador.
The Ambassador was initially slated to be Colin Trevorrow's follow-up to his directorial debut Safety Not Guaranteed. The story followed a United Nations employee who worked in a department that was meant to represent all of humanity, in the event that aliens would make contact with Earth. The man eventually falls in love with a mysterious woman, who turns out to be an alien herself. Intelligent Life is said to be the kernel of The Ambassador, only "re-conceived and re-thought," with "a big idea surrounded by rich characters" in a tone similar to Safety Not Guaranteed.
Colin Trevorrow will direct from a script he co-wrote with Derek Connolly, who also wrote both Safety Not Guaranteed and Jurassic World with the director. The project is the first to be acquired by DreamWorks since the arrival of new CEO Michael Wright. No production schedule was given at this time. Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World, which stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D'Onofrio, hits theaters nationwide on June 12.