“Jurassic Park 4” may be on hold, but it’s be no means dead in the water. It was announced in May that the movie’s production was being pushed back to allow more time to work on the script. Originally the film was scheduled to hit theaters in June 2014, though there has been no word of a new date.
However, director Colin Trevorrow is still talking about it and he seems hopeful. In an interview with Schmoes Know, he says there’s a “very small team” working on the script at the moment, including producer Steven Spielberg. “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,” he says, “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.”
That sounds very similar to what the studio said at the time the movie was put on hold. In their statement they said the plan was to “bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise.”
Trevorrow is also careful to note that the fourth installment in the franchise will not be a reboot. “We don’t want to create a new scoop here, but we definitely want to honor what came before us,” he explains. Perhaps that’s why it has been reported that the movie would return to Isla Nublar, the island featured in the first “Jurassic Park.”
The movie’s plot is being kept tightly under wraps, as is any casting ideas that production has. At this point there is no release date for the movie.