June 20, 2012


One of the breakout films of this year’s Sundance Film Festival was the indie comedy Safety Not Guaranteed.   That film is currently playing in select theaters (watch the trailer here), and the filmmakers behind Safety are lining up a follow-up project that’s not entirely dissimilar genre-wise.  Deadline reports that Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly are set to write an original script that Trevorrow will direct called The Ambassador.  Here’s the logline:

“The film is 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. A shy, low-ranking staffer 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.”

Hit the jump for more on this sci-fi follow-up.

colin-trevorrow-derek-connolly-the-ambassador-imageThe logline provided, via Deadline, echoes the semi-sci-fi themes of Safety Not Guaranteed. The duo describes the film as being about “a pair of emotionally dysfunctional people forced into a situation beyond their control.” They’ll be collaborating yet again with Big Beach on The Ambassador, with Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf set to produce.  No word on when production might begin, but The Ambassador is expected to be their next film.  Since they come from the indie world and are able to shoot quickly, hopefully the indie sci-fi pic will be ready in time for next year’s Sundance Film Festival.  Now, on to casting!

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