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[UPDATE: It’s worth pointing out that JoBlo‘s story refers to Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver as the writers of Jurassic Park 4. In fact, Trevorrow and Derek Connolly were behind the latest script rewrite. The details apparently come from an earlier draft by Jaffa and Silver that predates Trevorrow’s involvement. Original story follows.]

When Universal decided to pull Jurassic Park 4 off the 2014 calendar, one of the reports floating around claimed the the delay had to do with the scope of the film. The studio apparently wanted something “epic,” and wasn’t confident that they could pull that off by next summer.

Now a rumored plot synopsis may offer a bit of insight into exactly how big Universal and director Colin Trevorrow were thinking. And depending on how much of it is true, their decision to extend the deadline may make a lot of sense. Get the details after the jump.

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Jurassic Park 4 was gearing up to begin filming when the plug was abruptly pulled a few weeks ago. Rumor had it that Steven Spielberg was not happy with the screenplay. Whatever the real story may be, Universal Pictures and producer Frank Marshall decided to put the project on hold while they focused their efforts on development without having the pressure of chasing an announced release date.

ComingSoon spotted a huge banner at Licensing Expo 2013 in Las Vegas today which features the Jurassic Park logo and the year “2015”. The film was originally set for a June 13th, 2014 release date before production was halted, so this isn’t an old date. Again, this could just be hopeful thinking on the part of Universal at this point as nothing has been officially announced.

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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 »


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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Joss Whedon is still pretty bummed about what happened with Alien: Resurrection. Also after the jump:

  • Jack Reynor talks TransformersMegan Fox won’t return
  • Michael Bay reveals some shooting locations and a runtime
  • Producer claims Dwayne Johnson will be back for Fast 7
  • Jurassic Park 4 and Pirates 5 might head to Hawaii to shoot

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‘Jurassic Park 4’ to Star a New Dinosaur

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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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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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Despite a scheduled summer 2014 opening, Jurassic Park IV still has a ways to go before it can enter production. There’s still no director or star attached, though writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver turned in a new draft of the script earlier this year. But things could start falling into place very quickly if a new rumor is to be believed.

Universal has reportedly reserved Raleigh Studios in Baton Rouge from April through November of this year. There’s no official word on what project will shoot there, but the timing, location, and other clues point to the next installment of the prehistoric franchise as a strong possibility. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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