Unconfirmed storyline details report that the the film could be about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes.
Variety shares the following a statement from the studio: “Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise. We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history.”
CAs of this writing olin Trevorrow is still helming the pic and is currently rewriting the script with his writing partner Derrick Connelly who he worked with on his Sundance hit Safety Not Guaranteed.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the original script but no plot details have been revealed.
Frank Marshall is producing with Spielberg exec producing.
Update: Universal released this statement.
Back in 1993 the gates never opened to the public, and it looks as if Jurassic Park could remain closed in 2013.
Eagle-eyed AICN caught a few damaging tweets Tuesday night that allege that production has been shut down on Universal’s Jurassic Park 4.
Just last week Director Colin Trevorrow shared a photo from his location scout with the tease “Nublar,” the island from Steven Spielberg’s first film. Today, JP4 Concept Artist Dean Sherriff tweeted and immediately deleted, “JP on hold.”
It gets worse as JP4‘s Digital Assets Manager Todd Smoyer chimed in, “Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4.”
Uni has already slated the fourth film for release on June 13, 2014. Hopefully, the studio realized that there’s no way they could have it completed by then and decided to slow it down a bit. I was immediately concerned then they hired Trevorrow, an indie director who is known for Safety Not Guaranteed . With that said, I’ve been wrong before (see Godzilla).
I’m sure with this news spreading throughout the night, we’ll have some sort of official word by lunchtime tomorrow. READ MORE
It was recently announced to everyone’s immediate shock that Safety Not Guaranteed‘s Colin Trevorrow would be helming Jurassic Park IV for Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg.
Story details have yet to be confirmed, although it has been teased that the the film, in theaters June 13, 2014, could be about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the screenplay.
While casting is deep underway, Trevorrow is off location scouting, while simultaneously teasing his Twitter followers. The above/below image was shared Thursday with the caption “Nublar,” better known as the island that John Hammond’s Jurassic Park is built on.
I’ve always wanted them to address Spielberg’s shot in the 1993 adaptation where Dennis Nedry drops his shaving cream container loaded with the DNA of all the dinosaurs. Could this be part of the military extraction, and how they obtain the necessary DNA to create uber-dinos?
What do you guys think? READ MORE
A quick news brief that comes as a disappointment, one that could set a franchise back billions of years.
According to co-producer Frank Marshall, long time Steve Spielberg collaborator Kathleen Kennedy will not be producing Jurassic Park IV for Universal Pictures.
“No, Ms. Kennedy has moved onto Star Wars and will not be producing JP4,” said Marshall before joking, “She’s traded raptors for TIE fighters.”
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are penning the fourth installment with a targeted June 13, 2014 release planned. Unconfirmed storyline details report that the the film could be about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes.
Could this be why Steven Spielberg delayed shooting Robopocalypse?
Universal Pictures announced today that they’ll be returning to Jurassic Park, with the fourth film to be shot in 3-D for release on June 13, 2014. Spielberg won’t direct, but will return to produce.
Variety states that Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the script, which was previously announced to be about the government who has trained dinosaurs to carry weapons and use them for battle purposes. This storyline is yet to be confirmed.
The Jurassic Park trilogy has grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide with 2001 Jurassic Park 3 grossing $363 million worldwide.
IMAX 3D will host Spielberg’s 1993 Jurassic Park for one week only starting April 5. READ MORE
On October 9 Steven Spielberg’s classic E.T. arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever. To build press for the day, producer Kathleen Kennedy talked to various outlets about the new release. Collider snuck in a question about the long gestated Jurassic Park IV.
So, what is the status of the fourth Jurassic Park?
“Writing, writing, writing,” emphasizes Kennedy. “It’s really hard to keep these things going when there’s an expectation and a desire by the public and the audience to keep certain franchises going. As filmmakers, we often sit there constantly saying, ‘Okay. We have to answer the question, ‘Why do another one?” If you can’t answer that question, you shouldn’t be doing it. It’s tough. We’re trying to come up with a story that makes sense and isn’t going to disappoint people and is, hopefully, going to get people excited and reinvigorate the franchise. We’ve got to start with a script and the story.”
When asked what is the conversation with the studio is like, Kennedy explained: “They’re just like, “When?” They don’t care about the agony we’re going through.”
I think the real question that should have been asked is: Jurassic Park IV or Jurassic Park 3D? The entire franchise has pulled in $1.9 billion worldwide thus far. READ MORE
While Universal Pictures has been trying all summer to generate new franchises, the studio is getting moving with the fourth installment of its biggest one, Jurassic Park. Deadline reports that Universal is setting Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver to write the script for the fourth film, which will be produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. As previously reported, Spielberg won’t direct this one.
Silver and Haffa penned the incredible Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Fox’s Planet of the Apes sequel that was beloved by fans and critics alike. Their “think outside of the box” mentality is what Hollywood is thriving on, and they are perfect to inject Jurassic Park with new life.
The first three films, which started with the Spielberg-directed 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park based on the bestselling novel by Michael Crichton, have grossed over $1.9 billion worldwide collectively. Universal is rereleasing the original film in post-converted 3D on July 19, 2013.
Update: Universal reps are denying the reports. Nothing like kick-starting the week off with a completely unconfirmed rumor, one that I’m sure will be squashed by the time I wake up. At least I can have one night filled with wonderful dreams of dinosaurs rocking military weapons and stomping on people’s heads. AICN pointed to blog site BehindtheThrills (which is now down from all of the traffic) that was hosting images of Universal Studios production board that listed Jurassic Park IV on stages 7, 10, 12 & 14. So this means a hilarious prankster either changed the board, or something “big” is going down at Universal. Is Joe Johnston working on building stages as he completes Captain America? Are they filming a teaser trailer? What the heck is going on? All I know is I want another trip to “Jurassic Park”…in 3-D.