Colin Trevorrow, director of the upcoming Jurassic World, has signed on to direct a film based on Book of Henry, by popular novelist Gregg Hurwitz.
Trevorrow talked about the project in a statement, saying, “Book of Henry is a remarkable piece of screenwriting that has stuck with me for years. I feel very fortunate to be able to tell this story. It is a true original.”
The storyline is top secret, but considering the fact that Hurwitz has built a successful career on the genre, it’s probably safe to assume it will be a crime thriller.
The teaming of two artists as creative as Trevorrow and Hurwitz is an exciting prospect. A bestselling and acclaimed author, Hurwitz is best known for thrillers You’re Next, Don’t Look Back and Tell No Lies. In addition to writing 14 novels, he also has experience writing comics, most notably Wolverine and Punisher. Hurwitz admits he is planning to focus more on screenwriting. In addition to the original Book of Henry screenplay, he is working on an adaptation of his book Orphan X for an upcoming film produced by and possibly starring Bradley Cooper.
Book of Henry, which is expected to begin shooting in New York this September, will likely be Trevorrow’s next film, following the highly anticipated Jurassic World, which premieres June 12. Trevorrow is also set to write and direct the sci-fi thriller Intelligent Life for DreamWorks next year.