The news of Jurassic Park 4 is certainly one of the biggest announcements in the movies this year, and fans are dying to see another installment of the franchise. When Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow signed on to direct earlier this year, we were all over the moon that things were actually, and finally, moving ahead. Then came Trevorrow’s Tweeted image a short while ago of the films possible setting of the Isla Nublar, the same island from the first film.
However, with a release date planned of June 13th 2014, everyone knew that for a film of such scale, this would be a long shot. With no cast in place, and the size of the production, and not even taking into account all the special effects, a year would seem very optimistic for the film to get made. Also, let’s not forget,this would be Trevorrow’s first big budget film, so the news of the film production being put back doesn’t really come as any surprise.
Here is the official statement from Universal:
“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.”
The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit offered up a little more context in a Tweet, saying that when they received the film’s first draft 2 days ago, the studio was presented with a film “Way more epic and ambitious than they were prepared for.”
This was echoed in an article by Jurassic Park 4 News, who said: “It is this “EPIC” demand by the studio however, which has lead to the current situation. It seems Universal wants to pull out all the stops and go above and beyond what they had initially set their goals to be”
Now, while this is probably not the news everyone wanted to hear, it is a good thing that Universal are willing to hold back in order to get the film right. No one wants a rushed film, and especially one so anticipated. With so many big release out in 2014, it won’t hurt to have one less, and we can then enjoy Jurassic Park 4 as it is intended hopefully in 2015. The fact that it sounds like the film will be on a massive scale, and “way more epic” than what was originally thought it very exciting indeed.