The fact that Dreamworks have picked up Intelligent Life means that the director will be reunited with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall, both of whom were clearly impressed by his work on Jurassic World.
There’s no word on what the plot will be as of right now, but it’s believed that the movie was spawned from the Trevorrow/Connolly collaboration The Ambassador (which was supposed to come after Safety Not Guaranteed; the duo obviously had to delay it when they ended up working together on Jurassic World).
Apparently, Ambassador told the story of a U.N. worker in a department that was to represent humankind in the event of alien contact. The man falls in love with a mysterious woman who turns out to be an alien.
It’s hard to say how much of that idea will end up in Intelligent Life, but the idea has been “reconceived” according to the site. They also add that, “Sources say the tone harkens to Safety Not Guaranteed and is a big idea surrounded by rich characters.” It sounds great, don’t you think? Let us know in the usual place.