“Jurassic Park 4” has had a rough time getting on its feet. After the highly anticipated fourth installment of the “Jurassic Park” series was shut down in early May, the Colin Trevorrow film has finally got a new release date … and a new name.
According to Variety, the fourth “Jurassic Park” movie will be released on June 12, 2015. The initial release date for the flick was June 13, 2014. And while the installment never received a title other than “JP4,” Universal has officially named it “Jurassic World” -- and it even has a logo!
Director Trevorrow co-wrote the screenplay for “Jurassic World” with Derek Connolly. Steven Spielberg is on as an executive producer, with Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley producing.
As previously mentioned, the project was put on the back burner in May after Universal decided to give the studio and filmmakers “adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment.” Concept artist Dean Sherriff and digital assets manager Todd Smoyer tweeted their disappointment at the time of the announcement.
No plot details have been released, but rumors have been circulating since 2007 that the new film would be about “genetically engineered human-dinosaur hybrids.” Another report this past June teased that the fourth movie would actually be about the theme park that John Hammond wanted in the first film. According to JoBlo.com, “Jurassic Park 4” would be set in present day Isla Nublar as an actual theme park. “It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe … until it’s not,” teased the site.
What are your thoughts on the fourth “Jurassic Park” movie, “Jurassic World”? Let us know in the comments section.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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