Well, we knew Jurassic Park 4 wasn’t going to hit its projected 2014 release date when production was abruptly put on hold a few months ago, but now things seemed to have straightened out over at Universal and we’re set to see some more dinosaur action yet again.
The studio has announced the name of the fourth Jurassic Park film will be Jurassic World, and they’ve set a release date of June 12th, 2015 – right in the middle of what could be the most insane movie summer of all time. As of now, this is the only movie slated for release that weekend, but it won’t be alone for long.
Colin Trevorrow, who last directed the fantastic indie hit Safety Not Guaranteed, is making his studio debut with this film, and he has his work cut out for him: JP 3 wasn’t very well-received, and jumping from a small indie to a massive project like this has to be a daunting task – especially with the added pressure of filming it in 3D, which is how the studio would like to present it in order to maximize profits. But Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall are coming back to produce (along with Bourne producer Pat Crowley), so at least he’ll have some of the industry’s best backing his decisions and helping him out on set.
Another good sign? The screenplay, which was originally written by Rise of the Planet of the Apes team Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, has been rewritten by Trevorrow and his Safety Not Guaranteed writer Derek Connolly. Rise was a good blockbuster, but hopefully Trevorrow and Connolly’s draft will be a more personal take on the story, which many speculate will go back to the franchise’s roots and take place inside a fully-functioning theme park filled with dinosaurs.
The recently-titled Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has been delayed because the filmmakers would like a stronger draft of the script ready before they go into production, so that’ll at least be one less movie to clutter up the blockbuster landscape of summer 2015. Some major movies are not going to make it out of there unscathed, and we’re hoping Trevorrow can make sure Jurassic World doesn’t go down in flames.
Here’s a possible pitch video associated with the film:
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