In 2012, Connolly replaced Brad Copeland as the screenwriter for remake of the film Flight of the Navigator and is currently the screenwriter for an upcoming Pixar film with Teddy Newton. Connolly was listed on Variety's Ten Screenwriters to Watch in 2012.
Connolly often collaborates with director Colin Trevorrow, who directed Saftey Not Guarnteed. He also co-wrote Jurassic World with Trevorrow, and is currently slated to write the screenplay for Star Wars IX with Trevorrow as director.
- ↑ Connolly: College partnership leads to 'Guaranteed' success
- ↑ Safety Not Guaranteed: Miami Screenwriter Derek Connolly Turned an Internet Meme Into an Indie Film Success Story
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- ↑ Independent Spirit Awards 2013: Winners List
- ↑ New Pixar Movie Coming From ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ Writer Derek Connolly and ‘Day & Night’ Director Teddy Newton
- ↑ VARIETY'S 10 SCREENWRITERS TO WATCH
- ↑ Jurassic Park 4 delayed
- ↑ 'Jurassic World' Writer Heads to 'Kong: Skull Island' (Exclusive)