What is “Book of Henry”? Outside of being “Jurassic World” indie-turned-studio-for-hire director Colin Trevorrow’s followup, marking a return to smaller-scale filmmaking, we know little about the project scripted by novelist Gregg Hurwitz.
But Focus Features is reportedly circling the movie, reports Variety, on the heels of the box-office breaking numbers for Universal’s “Jurassic.” If the deal is sealed, this would keep Trevorrow — who is no longer the hot indie maverick of “Safety Not Guaranteed” days — in the Universal family. But is this high-end classy Focus or mainstream genre Focus (which is supposedly now Gramercy)?
Production is still expected to begin in New York this Fall, which means casting (and hopefully plot details) will surface in the coming months. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will produce the film. Hurwitz is also adapting his novel “Orphan X” for producer Bradley Cooper, and authored “Batman: The Dark Knight” for DC Comics — which may suggest some built-in franchise potential here.