'Jurassic World' director Colin Trevorrow to helm 'Book of Henry'

'Jurassic World's' Colin Trevorrow will direct 'Book of Henry,' an original script by novelist Gregg Hurwitz

"Jurassic World" filmmaker Colin Trevorrow has unearthed a new film project.

The 38-year-old screenwriter and director has signed on to helm "Book of Henry," an original screenplay by novelist Gregg Hurwitz, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment announced Monday.

Plot details for the film have not been revealed. Hurwitz specializes in fast-paced thrillers; he's written 14 books including "Don't Look Back," "You're Next" and "Tell No Lies." Hurwitz also studied Shakespeare at Oxford and has penned comics for Marvel and DC.

Trevorrow made his directing debut with the time-travel-themed indie comedy "Safety Not Guaranteed," which he also co-wrote, and he parlayed the resulting critical acclaim into a major studio gig reviving Universal's "Jurassic" franchise.

"Jurassic World" won't open until June, and Trevorrow now has two other projects in his queue. Earlier this month, he became attached to DreamWorks' sci-fi thriller "Intelligent Life."

"Book of Henry" appears to be shaping up as his next film, with shooting slated to start in New York in September. SKE is financing the movie and co-producing with Double Nickel Entertainment.

"'Book of Henry' is a remarkable piece of screenwriting that has stuck with me for years," read Trevorrow's statement. "I feel very fortunate to be able to tell this story. It is a true original."

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