News that began yesterday as a couple, now deleted, tweets from the film’s Digital Asset Manager Todd Smoyer and Concept Artist Dean Sherriff – screencaps still available at Ain’t It Cool News – Universal Studios has now officially confirmed: Jurassic Park 4 is on hold. The reason? According to sources of Jurassic Park 4 News, the film simply isn’t “epic” enough. This isn’t to say the script isn’t any good, but there’s apparently conflict over the film’s scale. And, were they asking me, which nobody is, I’d say Jurassic Park 4 needs to be big. I mean BIG, something worthy of such a gigantic franchise.
Adding a little credence to the concern Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic Park 4 was lacking in that “epic” quality, here’s Universal’s official press release,
In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise. We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history.
Eep! “Adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment,” doesn’t sound like they got things right the first time. Jurassic Park 4 was expected to begin production very soon, and was slated for a June 2014 release, a date I can’t imagine they’ll make now.
What say you bastards? Should this delay worry us? Or should we be happy a studio is so concerned with the quality of a franchise’s fourth film?