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When you cast Idris Elba in your blockbuster, the badass quotient goes by by at least 25 per cent (just look at this past summer’s Pacific Rim). So keeping that in mind, do you think it’s a good idea to have an Elba-inflated Jurassic World cast? Well, if you do, that’s the rumor of the day, but before you get too excited, some closer scrutiny might indicate that this news will remain firmly in the realm of the rumor.
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Once we were looking at next summer for the long in the works third sequel to Jurassic Park, but like many aspects of the production of Jurassic Park IV, it was not meant to be. For fans looking for solid dinosaur action/adventure, it seemed like it might be another long wait for the film, this time under the supervision of Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow, who, according to sources, was planning some impressive set pieces for the film thus resulting in a new round of delays. But as it turns out, the wait won’t be too long after all.

Exhibit A: a picture of a banner from the 2013 Licensing Expo taken by ComingSoon. You’ll notice the banner has the date 2015 underneath the Jurassic Park logo, which strongly implies that the film is now looking at a 2015 release date. In addition, materials at the Expo seemed to indicate that the film will indeed bye shooting in 3-D, which I don’t think is a surprise, but may be a confirmation nonetheless.

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Still, interesting about Jurassic Park IV coming out in 2015. That will place the new film directly in the flight path (potentially) of The Avengers 2, Assassin’s Creed, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Prometheus 2 and Justice League. Sounds like another nerd-friendly summer slate that’s primed to disappoint.

What do you Bastards think? Still anxious to see JP4?

Source: Collider

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Kathleen Kennedy is a woman that has the weight of the world upon her shoulders.  Or, perhaps more appropriately, she has the weight of a thousand star systems on her shoulders, backed with the potential wrath of an army of fans.  So now that she’s gearing up to make sure Star Wars Episode VII goes smoothly, she’s decided to say goodbye to her producing duties on Jurassic Park IV.

According to Kennedy’s husband, Frank Marshall:

No, Ms. Kennedy has moved onto Star Wars and will not be producing JP4. She’s traded raptors for TIE fighters.

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering how much needs to get done what with all the spin-offs that Lucasfilm appears to be planning.  But never fear, her production role will be changing hands to those of Marshall.  Steven Spielberg will, of course, also be involved in an executive producer role.  So rampaging dinosaur fans need not panic.

Look for Jurassic Park IV to hit theaters on June 13th, 2014.

 

Thanks to /film for the heads-up.

After playing their part to successfully relaunch the Planet of the Apes franchise with last year’s hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes, screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are now coming aboard the perpetually caught in suspended animation Jurassic Park IV.

To me, this is good news. For if Jaffa and Silver can get a decent script through Fox’s horrible track record with its franchise pictures, it should be relatively simple working with Senor Steven Spielberg in getting a new Jurassic Park to theaters. This morning, Drew McWeeny on HitFix recounted a Jurassic Park IV draft by John Sayles and William Monahan that was about a soldier for hire leading a group of super-intelligent dinosaurs against Jurassic Park escapees, which would have been too awesome to be believed, but was sadly nixed by the studio.

Last year, Thor screenwriter Mark Protosevich was recruited by Spielberg to pen a new draft, so presumably Jaffa and Silver will be taking a new stab at the story developed by Protosevich and Spielberg. Spielberg said last year that he hopes to get a new Jurassic Park going in the next two or three years, and director Joe Johnston, director of Jurassic Park III and last year’s hit Captain America, has said he’d like to get behind the camera on the project.

Sounds like progress, but how many times have we gotten new screenwriters on this thing since 2001? Time will tell if the production moves forward or not.

Source: /Film