Jurassic Park 4 release date announced

News Ryan Lambie 12 Jan 2013 - 10:11

The long-in-development Jurassic Park 4 will be with us soon, with a summer 2014 release date announced...

When Universal suggested that it wanted to have a fourth Jurassic Park movie in cinemas by 2014, there was always part of our brain that didn't quite believe it. After all, talks of Jurassic Park 4 have been swirling for well over a decade, with precious little to show for it all. And when some abandoned concept art emerged from the production last year, showing some downright bizarre mutant dinosaur-dog combinations, we were somewhat relieved that those ideas had fallen by the wayside.

Since then, we've learned that Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (of Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes fame) have been hard at work on the script, and the word is that the latest draft is complete. And here's the exciting bit: Universal has set Jurassic Park's release date for 13th June 2014 - in 3D, naturally.

This, of course, is good news. What's somewhat perplexing is that, with a year-and-a-bit until release and the film still in pre-production, the movie doesn't even have a director yet. Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg are producing, but who'll actually shout through the megaphone hasn't been decided.

It's possible that Jurassic Park III's Joe Johnston could return to direct again. Or with Robopocalypse now delayed, maybe Spielberg will think about taking over instead. Whoever takes over, they'll no doubt be moving quickly to get this effects-heavy movie filmed and in post-production.

The Hollywood Reporter

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