The dinosaur franchise has been extinct since 2001’s trip to Isla Sorna in Jurassic Park III, but now it seems as though its been resurrected…
After a setback in May, it seems plans for the fourth installment are back on track – just like an auto piloted land cruiser. Those sharp-eyed folk at ComingSoon.net have spotted a Jurassic Park IV banner at Licensing Expo 2013 in Las Vegas that seems to confirm it. The date printed below the iconic logo is 2015, a year later than the originally mooted release of June 13, 2014.
The official Licensing Expo 2013 banner also confirms that the film will be in 3D, although whether it’s to be shot in stereo or post-converted remains unconfirmed.
Jurassic Park IV was delayed only last month, officially to give to give “the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth instalment in Universal’s beloved franchise”, but more likely because the script wasn’t quite where it needed to be. Colin Trevorrow and his co-writer Derrick Connelly have since been beavering away on the draft originally penned by Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and are seemingly closer to having a shoot-ready version.
Its interesting to note, however, that there is no sign of an ‘IV’ or ‘4’ anywhere on the banner which, along with the setting of Isla Nublar, has led to some of us thinking that the rumors of this new installment being a reboot could be true.
Either way expect a 3D T-Rex to be snapping its jaws at you at some point in 2015. But are you excited by this? Or should the franchise have remained dead and buried?