And the past comes alive once again: we’ve got a brief report that Jurassic Park 4 has been given a release date by Universal. All the info available now is from THR’s Borys Kit, who says,

Deadline adds that the film will be shot in native 3D. The film will be based on the script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), who were hired to write last year for producers Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. Their draft was delivered this week, and now the search for a director is on. (With Spielberg’s Robopocalypse delayed, expect much speculation about him directing this episode. Nothing to that effect is even hinted right now, much less confirmed.) But Universal is confident enough in the process to nail down a release date, at least. We don’t have any story info yet.

 

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Some sequels are happening, others might not, and there’s even one you can potentially be a part of in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump read about the following.

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Life finds a way, right? That can hold true for the life of film franchises, even ones that lay dormant for a decade or more.

A fourth Jurassic Park film has been a project hovering in various states of limbo since not long after the release of Joe Johnston’s Jurassic Park III in 2001. Last year Thor writer Mark Protosevich was working with Steven Spielberg to come up with ideas for a fourth film, and now Universal has taken the next step.

Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, who wrote Rise of the Planet of the Apes, will write Jurassic Part IV for Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy. Read More »

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