Universal has set a release date for the long-mooted Jurassic Park 4. The next chapter in the series will be in 3D (naturally) and is expected to hit theaters June 13, 2014.
Presently, the word is now is that Steven Spielberg will produce. However, now that he is free due to Robopocalypse‘s delay, we can always speculate he might direct. We have a call in to our Universal reps about this.
Universal will be grooming audiences for the return of JP-style big screen dinos this spring. The studio has the first Jurassic Park returning to theaters in 3D on April 5th.
When we were last updated on Jurassic Park 4, we learned Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were penning a script.
This is the duo that gave us Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
When we caught up to producer Kathleen Kennedy last fall, she said, “It’s really hard to keep these things going when there’s an expectation and a desire by the public and the audience to keep certain franchises going. As filmmakers, we often sit there going, ‘Okay. We have to answer the question, ‘Why do another one?” If you can’t answer that question, you shouldn’t be doing it. It’s tough. We’re trying to come up with a story that makes sense and isn’t going to disappoint people and is, hopefully, going to get people excited and reinvigorate the franchise.”