The new Jurassic Park movie has been slowly, yet surely, chugging along through development, but if you still doubt that it’s actually, finally happening nearly 13 years after the release of Jurassic Park III, you should know that Jurassic World will be released on June 12, 2015. The new name and release date for the film was confirmed tonight by Deadline.
Deadline also further re-affirmed that the film is still under the stewardship of Colin Trevorrow, who will direct his own screenplay written with Derek Connolly. Also, Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley are producing.
The confirmation of Jurassic World for 2015, a film originally set for a 2014 release, means that the movie is becoming part of a very busy summer at the movies that includes The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Assassin’s Creed, Terminator 5, Batman Vs Superman and the recently moved Ant Man. But there’s one flick that Jurassic World won’t have to compete against, and that’s Pirates of the Caribbean 5, which is now looking for a 2016 release date according to Deadline earlier today.
So what’s going on with Pirates 5? Script issues, naturally. Apparently, the latest attempt at a script by Jeff Nathanson is only at the online stage, and for the movie to make its old July 2015 release date, it would have to start filmming in February 2014, which mean the film would have to go into pre-production soon with only an outline and not a completed script, so Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer opted to do the smart thing and wait for a script. Pirates 5 will be directed by Kon-Tiki filmmakers Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg.
More news as it develops.