Prepare for some sad news guys. With pratically nothing known about Universal’s upcoming Jurassic Park IV, except Colin Trevorrow as director and the story once again being set on Isla Nublar, many fans were worried that the film wouldn’t be able to make it’s planned June 2014 release date. The project has been delayed repeatedly in the past, and it sadly looks like it has been once again.
Ain’t It Cool News noticed a tweet from a JP4 concept artist and screencapped it, indicating the project had been put on hold/scrapped. It was then deleted, however the Digital Assets Manager then tweeted something very similar. Check them both out below:
The reason for this is unknown, but it’s important to note that major film projects have been scrapped and then went on to be filmed and released (Skyfall and the Ninja Turtles film currently filming), so I wouldn’t get seriously worried about this. What do you think? Are you still excited for Jurassic Park IV? Share your thoughts below.
UPDATED: Universal have now released an official statement confirming that the film has been put on hold indefinitely, citing script problems. Read what they have to say below:
In coordination with filmmakers, 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.
Variety also note that Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3) and David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) were front-runners to join the cast and that Colin Trevorrow was re-writing the script (originally from Apes scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver) with writing partner Derrick Connelly. What do you think? Sad that Jurassic Park IV has been delayed yet again? Share your thoughts below.