Universal Studios delays ‘Jurassic Park 4’
After setting a date for the much anticipated fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, studio giant Universal has put the film on hold. In a statement released by Universal, it said:
“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.”
Possible reasons for the delay are rumored to be that members of the film crew including director Colin Trevorrow tweeted photos from the ‘Jurassic Park 4’ set. The film’s concept artist, Dean Sherriff, and a digital assets manager, Todd Smoyer have since deleted their May 7th tweets.
Sheriff who has since deleted his twitter account wrote, “JP4 on hold.”
As for Todd Smoyer who made his twitter account private and wrote, “Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4.”
Now, director Trevorrow is back at the writers table and rewriting with writing partner Derek Connolly, no details of the story or plot have been given. Also, fans should know that Steven Speilberg has attached his name once again to this mega franchise but this time as executive producer with Frank Marshall as producer.
Universal has not given any further details on when ‘Jurassic Park 4’ will hit theatres but its original release date of June 13, 2014 is a no go.
Still, fans of this hit franchise can surely expect an action packed film and possibly see the fourth installment return to it’s original setting. Before Trevorrow deleted his tweet he tweeted during a scouting trip, a photo from the setting of the original ‘Jurassic Park.’