SPIELBERG I looked at [Safety Not Guaranteed] and thought it was really good, but I wasn't convinced until the last scene 'cause that film could have gone two ways. When this [character] who I thought was certifiably insane actually invented something that could travel through time, that crystallized the choice that it had to be Colin to do Jurassic World.From the same interview:
I saw an earlier version of that film in which the time machine didn't work.
MARSHALL Well [for that version], he didn't have the money to do the effect.
SPIELBERG Had that machine not worked, Colin would not have directed Jurassic World.
So when you look at young directors, how do you know you're not hiring another Josh Trank [who directed the Fox bomb Fantastic Four]?
SPIELBERG Who is that?