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Jurassic Park 4 Set for 2014
Steven Spielberg still on to produce

11 January 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Jurassic Park

We wondered why those tremors were pulsing through the cup of water we keep balanced on the edge of the dash in the Empire news jeep: it’s because Universal has announced that Jurassic Park 4 will be released next year!

The latest rumours about the new dino-venture began before Comic-Con 2011, and franchise originator/godfather Steven Spielberg took time out from promoting Tintin to say that he had been working on ideas with a writer he wouldn’t name – though reports had pointed to Mark Protosevich.

Then last June, it was revealed that Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were working on cranking out a script.

As for who is directing it? No one has said yet. Spielberg’s schedule seems opened up thanks to his recent decision to delay work on Robopocalypse, but A) he’s said several times that he’s getting someone else to work up the new Jurassic film, much as he did with Joe Johnston on numero three and B) he’s also said he thinks Robopocalypse will only be delayed for a few months while he makes the script and budget work. Plus it’s not like he has a history of making two massive movies nearly back to back. You know, except that time he finished Jurassic Park while shooting Schindler’s List. STILL: don’t expect him to be more than a producer this time around.

Plot-wise, the film is still a mystery (although we're pretty sure that genetically-engineered dinosaurs will be involved, and will eat people), but at least we have a date. The original Jurassic Park roars back onto UK screens with a 3D make-over on August 30 this year, and Universal wants the new one shot in 3D and in US cinemas June 13, 2014 (with a UK release no doubt either day & date or close). Hold on to your butts!


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Your Comments

RE: Spielberg shoud direct it
I love dinosaurs but man where else can they go with this? If they're gonna do anything with this franchise I think I'd prefer to wipe the slate clean and I'm surprised I said that. =/ More

Posted by ravagee at 21:54 on 14 January 2013 | Report This Post

Spielberg shoud direct it
Great news about Jurassic Park 4, but only with Spielberg as director. The first two parts were fantastic, but the third film fell flat despite the special effects. But someone should remind the studios: the word "quadrilogy" doesn't exist, the correct word is "tetralogy". More

Posted by dansator at 17:16 on 14 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Date etc
L: samshepherd I think you mean June 2014 I hope they don't go for that rumoured idea of having evolved human-like dinosaurs with their own guns etc... Actually! I hope they do!. :) More

Posted by Dannybohy at 13:09 on 14 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg should direct it!
L: bb With ROBOPOCALYPSE on hold, I think the Beard should direct the fourth JURASSIC PARK film. Also, I think it should be a direct sequel to the first one, and ignore the the other two sequelsthey were terrible.out focusing on the fate of that shaving cream that contained the stolen dinosaur embryos? It's a shame they didn't do a sequel on that. because it would have been a whole lot better than the storylines for the second and third ones. quite like the 3rd film; i was watching More

Posted by Nexus Wookie at 12:02 on 14 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Spielberg should direct it!
L: bb With ROBOPOCALYPSE on hold, I think the Beard should direct the fourth JURASSIC PARK film. Also, I think it should be a direct sequel to the first one, and ignore the the other two sequels since they were terrible. How about focusing on the fate of that shaving cream that contained the stolen dinosaur embryos? It's a shame they didn't do a sequel on that. because it would have been a whole lot better than the storylines for the second and third ones. he's not gonna direct it so we c More

Posted by Pelle at 10:27 on 14 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: rise of the planet of the dinosaurs
Spielberg should direct this himself, that would be awesome. More

Posted by Chronicle at 10:22 on 14 January 2013 | Report This Post

rise of the planet of the dinosaurs
wow thats very true they hav a script done aparently and i want jeff goldlum to be the only returning actor from the originals, wudnt it be cool to mix wiv the new planet of the apes universe , full on war between ceasers army and those pesky fools from 65 million years ago More

Posted by ceaser at 20:19 on 13 January 2013 | Report This Post

How can they do it??
It seems to me that 15 months from announcing the movie to release date is very impracticable if not impossible. I know Spielberg did WOTW very quick so unless they are not telling us something in as such as Stan Winston Studios already have started work as well as ILM too. Does anyone else think they can get a full 3D movie out in this short time period? More

Posted by spamfiend at 18:02 on 13 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: JP4
L: rich Ugh just let it die already t hasn't been around for years, and the last effort was a non affair. This seems to be a big effort and force in bringing it back so I don't have any problem with this, personally. More

Posted by Moorish at 16:15 on 13 January 2013 | Report This Post

aeorosol park .
your right they should focus on that aerosol can as the camera paned on it for a while when nedry dropped it ,givin us the idea that there was somethin more to that scene, so the sequel should have been about that but they opted for the second book story which was weak and the added t rex was a bit of a co out. i will go see jp4 purely out of curiosity but hopefuly enjoy it More

Posted by ceaser at 15:55 on 13 January 2013 | Report This Post

Spielberg should direct it!
With ROBOPOCALYPSE on hold, I think the Beard should direct the fourth JURASSIC PARK film. Also, I think it should be a direct sequel to the first one, and ignore the the other two sequels since they were terrible. How about focusing on the fate of that shaving cream that contained the stolen dinosaur embryos? It's a shame they didn't do a sequel on that. because it would have been a whole lot better than the storylines for the second and third ones. More

Posted by bb at 11:28 on 13 January 2013 | Report This Post

Fourquels...
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Batman & Robin Terminator Salvation Scream 4 Rambo (2008) Hannibal Rising Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Die Hard 4.0 The Bourne Legacy Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Lethal Weapon 4 Alien: Resurrection Jaws: The Revenge It's long and sad list of horrible fourth parts from good series that eventually killed the entire franchise. More

Posted by Pelle at 11:10 on 13 January 2013 | Report This Post

Jurassic Park and the Lost World
Both were brilliant movies. The story quality of The Lost World was not as good as Jurassic Park but it was still a great film. The less said about the quality of Jurassic Park 3 the better, so I hope 4 will return the franchise to its former glory/ More

Posted by SUPER_movie_FREAK at 14:50 on 12 January 2013 | Report This Post

jurrassic mark
the first was great ,the 2nd was ok it still had fuel in the tank, the 3rd was floggin the dinosaur, but im optimistic number 4 will bring somethin fresh and not just rely on the veloceraptor to giv the big scares More

Posted by ceaser at 14:40 on 12 January 2013 | Report This Post

Jurassic Park and the Lost World
Both were brilliant movies. The story quality of The Lost World was not as good as Jurassic Park but it was still a great film. The less said about the quality of Jurassic Park 3 the better, so I hope 4 will return the franchise to its former glory/ More

Posted by SUPER_movie_FREAK at 14:21 on 12 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: JP4
Ugh just let it die already More

Posted by rich at 12:48 on 12 January 2013 | Report This Post

RE: 2 and 3 were crap without Steven directing
Number 2 aka The Lost World was directed by Spielberg. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119567/ More

Posted by officerMarc at 11:49 on 12 January 2013 | Report This Post

Jurrassic Formers Anyone?
Now Is the time for Transformers to join Jurrassic Park - Easily crow barred in dino bots then! More

Posted by Alex M... at 11:46 on 12 January 2013 | Report This Post

Yeah, and no Winston or Crichton either.
'Executive Producer Steven Spielberg' used to be a badge of quality. This is like him leaving his name attached to Jaws 4: The Revenge. More

Posted by Cameron1975Williams at 10:29 on 12 January 2013 | Report This Post

2 and 3 were crap without Steven directing
so this ordinarily exciting news is not exciting any more...stick it More

Posted by Paddy Kieran at 10:21 on 12 January 2013 | Report This Post

Date etc
I think you mean June 2014 I hope they don't go for that rumoured idea of having evolved human-like dinosaurs with their own guns etc... More

Posted by samshepherd at 09:41 on 12 January 2013 | Report This Post

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