Jurassic Park 4 Now Jurassic World, 2015 Release Date Locked

Universal announced today that Jurassic Park 4 is now being called Jurassic World.  Furthermore, the film is now set to debut on June 12, 2015, making that summer absolutely HUGE.

That’s the summer we’re supposed to see a new Star Wars, a new Avengers film, a new Terminator movie, a Batman vs. Superman film…  I’m sure I’m missing a few others.

Jurassic Park 4 to Welcome an Office Cast Member?

What did we learn from yesterday’s story about Jurassic Park 4?  

Well, if you actually listened to the podcast we linked to – which had director Colin Trevorrow discussing the film – you learned that the film’s script isn’t done and that there is the potential of the film sliding a bit further into the future if it needed to so the sequel could be done properly.  That’s news.

And that makes me believe today’s bit of “casting rumor” news is bunk, but we’ll report it anyway for the sake of being thorough.

Colin Trevorrow Wants to Honor What Came Before with Jurassic Park 4

After hitting an unexpected delay, development on Jurassic Park 4 is back on track with a general release window of 2015 being given to the film a few weeks ago.

Now, director Colin Trevorrow spoke with the Schmoes Know about the progress of the film and seemed very optimistic about its future.

“It’s incredible to have Steven, who’s done this for decades and has such an incredible filmic knowledge and just understands the language of the story in a way that for us is very refreshing. It’s not like getting notes from a studio executive, it’s really just trying to crack this and make it the best it can be.”

Possible Jurassic Park 4 Plot Details Emerge

Earlier this week, we learned Jurassic Park 4 is back on track and targeting a 2015 release. Today, JoBlo has an alleged plot description for the much anticipated big screen sequel.

As teased by director Colin Trevorrow in May, the site claims that the new adventure will return the action to Isla Nublar, the island upon which the first film took place (as opposed to Isla Sorna, which appeared in The Lost World and Jurassic Park III). There, a new Jurassic Park is already up and running as a successful theme park attraction with new, “tame” versions of some familiar dinosaurs. All is going well until a new (still unknown) dinosaur wreaks havoc.

Jurassic Park 4 Targeted for 2015, to be Shot in 3D

ComingSoon.net is attending Licensing Expo 2013 in Las Vegas today and spotted a banner for Jurassic Park 4 which confirms that the studio is now targeting a release in 2015 after recently announcing that the project was going to be pushed back from its previous June 13, 2014 release date. Check out the banner after the jump!

The First Behind-the-Scenes Photo from Jurassic Park 4

The long-mooted Jurassic Park 4 is finally moving forward and further evidence of this arrives via director Colin Trevorrow’s Twitter account.  Today, the Safety Not Guaranteed helmer posted a photo from a location scout.  Accompanying the image, he writes “Nublar.”

Check out the pic inside.

The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment production will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer. The script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

Jurassic Park 4 is scheduled for release on June 13, 2014.

A New Dino Will Be Featured in Jurassic Park 4

We don’t know very much about what to expect in the upcoming Jurassic Park 4, but one thing we can guarantee is Velociraptors and a T-Rex or two.

A new feature in USA Today, however, teased that a brand new set of teeth will be appearing in the film as well. “I can’t actually tell you who that will be,” said paleontologist Jack Horner, who served as technical advisor for the previous “Jurassic Park” films and will consult on the new film. “But you’ll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie.” Any guesses about what it will be? What scary dinosaurs have they not resurrected? 

Jurassic Park 4 Finds Its Director

Colin Trevorrow has signed on to direct Jurassic Park 4, the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise that has grossed $1.9 billion at worldwide box office since the first film was released in 1993.

The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment production will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer.  The script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). 

Trevorrow directed Safety Not Guaranteed for FilmDistrict and Big Beach Films starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson.  The critically-acclaimed film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where screenwriter Derek Connolly won the prestigious Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.  The film also won Best First Screenplay at this year

Producer Departs Jurassic Park 4, Heads to Space Instead

Although a new dinosaur adventure will be hitting theaters on June 13, 2014 with Jurassic Park IV, it appears that one key member of the franchise’s creative team won’t be returning. Kathleen Kennedy will not be back as a producer as she’s now busy overseeing the cinematic future of the Star Wars universe as co-chairman of Lucasfilm.

“No,” Frank Marshall, Kennedy’s husband and producing partner writes on Twitter. “Ms. Kennedy has moved onto Star Wars and will not be producing JP4. She’s traded raptors for TIE fighters.”

A Jurassic Park 3D Poster Gets In Your Face

A new poster for Universal Pictures’ upcoming 3D release of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is now online, courtesy of Cine1. Check out a smaller version inside!

Returning to theaters on April 5th, Jurassic Park has been remastered into a state-of-the-art 3D format to introduce the three-time Academy Award-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allow longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release.

Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Attenborough, the film is based on the novel by Michael Crichton and is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen.

2014 is When You’ll Return to Jurassic Park – Release Date Set!

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.

Silly and Scrapped Jurassic Park 4 Concept Art to Blow Your Mind

Jurassic Park 4 is going to be a reality.  And the story of its development is going to be worthy of a book some day.  

Currently, a new script is being written, but there was a time when a script by John Sayles was being kicked around.  His vision took things into drastic new territory involving dinosaurs equipped with weapons and human-dino hybrids.

Needless to say, this script was dismissed after rightfully being trashed on Ain’t It Cool News.  Badass Digest culled – from Reddit – a slew of concept art that is based on Sayles’ Jurassic Park 4.  The fact that the script got so far in development as to having concept art commissioned hurts my soul a little bit.  Not that that art – by Carlos Huante – is terrible, it’s that the idea is just ridiculous within the confines of the Jurassic Park universe.  I’ve pulled some of my favorite pieces of art within.

They remind me of something Kevin Eastman (of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) illustrated for me at a convention in the late ’80s.  He was tinkering around with a comic book called “DinoCommandos” or something like that…

The Latest on Jurassic Park 4 from Kathleen Kennedy

Jurassic Park 4 is coming, it’s just a matter of when.  The studio wants it.  The sequel is being written.  So, how’s it coming along?  Producer Kathleen Kennedy provided the press with a

Back in 2008, it did not sound like part four was going to fly when Kennedy told us this:  “You know, when [Michael] Crichton passed away, I sorta felt maybe that’s it. Maybe that’s a sign that we don’t mess with it.”

Things have chanced over the years, however, and both Kennedy, producer Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg thought it would be best to dust off the dino-fueled franchise.  Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are currently penning the script.  Head inside to read what Kennedy is saying now.

Producer Frank Marshall Touches Briefly on Jurassic Park 4

Any update about Jurassic Park 4 is fit for print in my book, however brief or trivial that update might be.

Today, we’ve got producer Frank Marshall speaking to Vulture about the sequel, but first, a recap.

You might recall the film made headlines last month when writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were brought aboard to pen the script.  They gave us Rise of the Planet of the Apes, so yes, I think that’s a fairly good move to hire them.

Then there was word that we will likely see the sequel within the next two years (likely 2014).

Spielberg Is Not Directing Jurassic Park 4

Steven Spielberg previously told us that Jurassic Park 4 is on his upcoming schedule, making us believe that he would return to the director’s chair. But that’s not the case.

He told Collider that he wasn’t ready to talk about the fourth installment yet, “but I can tell you that I

Exclusive: Steven Spielberg on Jurassic Park 4

By: Edward Douglas

It’s been over ten years since Jurassic Park 3 hit theaters and with rumblings of them finally getting around to doing Jurassic Park 4, something hinted at by original director and producer Steven Spielberg at this year’s Comic-Con,  fans of the successful franchise and dinosaur enthusiasts have been itching for any good news that it really was going to happen this time.

At today’s junket for The Adventures of Tintin, ComingSoon.net and ShockTillYouDrop.com sat down with Spielberg for four glorious minutes of questions about his adaptation of Herg