Guests will have to wait a little longer to re-enter “Jurassic Park.”
Universal Pictures has decided to take the film off its June 13, 2014 release date for the long-awaited sequel to “Jurassic Park 4.”
In a statement from Universal, the studio says, “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.”
“Safety Not Guaranteed” helmer Colin Trevorrow was eventually selected but as part of his deal had asked the studio if he could re-work the script with writing partner Derrick Connelly.
Even with a script being worked out, the studio had begun meeting with actors and had focused on thesps such as Bryce Dallas Howard and David Oyelowo as front-runners to join the cast. The idea was once a script was done and green light given that offers could be given out immediately and production get under way without any worry of getting off schedule due to casting meetings.
While delays are never a good thing, this is hardly a troubling sign for the production but more of the fact that Universal may have simply gotten too far ahead of themselves when setting the original date.
Colin Trevorrow will helm the pic and is currently rewriting the script with his writing partner Derrick Connelly who he worked with on his Sundance hit “Safety Not Guaranteed.”
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the original script but no plot details have been revealed.
Frank Marshall is producing with Spielberg exec producing.