Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic Park 4, originally scheduled for release Summer 2014, is currently locked in a holding pattern. The studio and director agreed taking more time to craft the film was the best way to ensure it will be the sequel we all want. But what does that mean exactly? Quality is obviously the number one priority, but how will a film almost fifteen years in the making take up the mantle left by directors Steven Spielberg and Joe Johnston?
One of the franchise’s stars, Sam Neill, might have a clue. The actor who portrayed Alan Grant in both the first and third installments said in a new interview he doesn’t think he’ll be asked to return because he hears the new film is a “reboot.” Read More »
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UPDATE: A reliable source confirmed to /Film that the production of Jurassic Park 4 has, indeed, been put on hold. “Chasing a start date is not a good idea financially or creatively,” the source said. Expect a full statement from Universal soon. The original story follows.
UPDATE 2: Universal has released an official statement confirming this news. It’s below.
If all went according to plan, Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic Park 4 would be about one year away from release. Just recently, the director even tweeted a location scout that made it seem like all was on schedule. However, tweets from a few members of the production Tuesday (that have since been deleted) suggest the film has been put on hold.
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Jurassic Park 4 director Colin Trevorrow has tweeted out the above photo, confirming that the fourth installment of the dinosaur film series will return to Isla Nublar. Fans of the series will recognize the name as the island of the original Jurassic Park theme park featured in the original film. The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 both took place on a different island, Isla Sorna, alias Site B. The photo is from a location scout for the upcoming film.
The fact that the story will return to the island that started everything might give us some clues as to the plot of this new movie. Someone has returned to Jurassic Park, but why? Could another corporation be trying to reopen the park with new security measures? Otherwise, it will definitely be interesting to see how the park looks 20 years later after being left to the elements and with the Dinosaurs roaming free.
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Jurassic Park 3D opens in theaters tomorrow, which has many fans getting all nostalgic about what Steven Spielberg‘s 1993 masterpiece means to them. The release has also given us an oppurtunity to look back at the film’s ground-breaking effects and read stories from some of its cast and crew. It’s that last one that’s revealed a small detail about Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic Park 4.
USA Today spoke to paleontologist Jack Horner, who was the real life Alan Grant for the film, serving as dinosaur advisor. He’s been hired to work on the fourth film and told the paper a previously unseen dinosaur will be at the center of the sequel. Read his quote below. Read More »
Later tonight we’ll have a new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, but in the meantime we’ve got two new images. Neither tells us anything at all new, but you can see one above (click to enlarge) and the other one below. Also after the break,
- Colin Trevorrow issues his first statement about Jurassic Park 4. (It’s not much, but scientists might take issue.)
- We’ve got a featurette and ninja-filled clip from G.I. Joe: Retaliation
- Peter Cullen talks about Transformers 4
- Fast and Furious 6 gets an IMAX release
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Posted on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
After making his debut on the small but beloved indie Safety Not Guaranteed, Colin Trevorrow is going big for his next project. Very big. Like, Tyrannosaurus Rex big.
Trevorrow has just been chosen to direct Jurassic Park 4, the long-gestating sci-fi sequel due out next summer. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley are producing, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Over the past couple weeks, Safety Not Guaranteed co-writer and director Colin Trevorrow landed at the center of the Star Wars Episode VII rumor mill. The reason for his pole position is simple: Trevorrow made the mistake of talking about working on a new version of a Disney project that has a big fan cachet. So as soon as Disney bought LucasFilm and the new Star Wars films were announced, people started to connect the dots. They did so wrongly, and Trevorrow said this week that Star Wars is not in his future.
Now we know what is: a new version of the 1986 film Flight of the Navigator, in which a young boy disappears, only to return home eight years later, without appearing to have aged at all. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 by Angie Han
Safety Not Guaranteed helmer Colin Trevorrow was never the obvious choice to direct Star Wars Episode VII, but thanks to reports that he’d met with Lucasfilm producers, he’s been rumored to be in the running for the past several weeks. While Trevorrow’s never confirmed that he was in the mix, he hasn’t explicitly denied it, either. Until now.
“It’s not going to be me for Episode VII, and I can’t believe I’ve actually had to come out and say that,” the filmmaker told THR. “That was the most shocking thing, like around the dinner table when I was 8, I had to assure everyone that it wasn’t me, but now actually for real. But there are a lot of things that have come up that are a lot of exciting opportunities that have come up because of this.”
Technically, that statement still leaves the door open for Episodes VIII and IX, neither of which have directors either at this point. Or, a more cynical interpretation could be that he’s purposely avoiding squelching the rumors completely, since — as he himself says above — the Star Wars buzz has been helpful for his career. In any case, it seems we can cross him off the list of possible Star Wars helmers for now.
After the jump, a Once Upon a Time star would love to see Star Wars come to Storybrooke, and Warwick Davis says Ewoks are misunderstood.
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