Last week, the news broke that Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World, got story credit on the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. As stated by Fandomwire recently, he left the project in September 2017 and J.J. Abrams took over directing and co-writing with Chris Terrio. Now Colin Trevorrow comes with good news as the story evolves into a charitable new chapter.
Colin Trevorrow will donate all of his Rise of Skywalker residuals to the Alexander Devine Hospice Service located in the United Kingdom. The hospice centre is meant to help children who are fighting life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses, according to the Alexander Devine Hospice website.
In a statement to Deadline, Colin Trevorrow says, “Through his films, George Lucas taught us about connection to all living things. He taught us to take care of one another and he set a powerful example himself. The Alexander Devine Hospice helps families in the most challenging of times. I can’t think of a more fitting way to honor George’s legacy.”
In a separate statement, Fiona Devine, CEO and co-founder of the hospice center, said that the donation would cover a nurse’s salary for an entire year. She also praised Trevorrow’s generosity and thanked Trevorrow for his commitment to their facility. Residuals are the royalties paid to directors, producers, actors, even some studio execs, based on their individual contracts. They receive these royalty payments when the original film is put into television syndication or reruns, and digital or blu ray releases. So Trevorrow will pay his fair share of each of these individual profits. The Rise of Skywalker is posed to make quite a dent in the box office so Colin Trevorrow’s generosity will definitely be helpful to the Alexander Devine Hospice Service.