Jurassic Park 4 has been rumored to be in the works for years, but for the first time in a long time we actually have major developments. Producer Frank Marshall recently told Collider that there are plans to have the film hit the big screen within the next two years.
Before this, the only news we really had on the film was when Steven Spielberg said that they had a story in the works. For almost a year afterwards though, no other updates arose. Then, a few months ago, it was finally announced that writers had been found for the pending film but that a release date and story details were still up in the air.
Now, Marshall finally provided a bit of what fans have been yearning for by eluding to hopes of a summer 2014 release. He also confirmed that the movie will be a sequel, not a reboot.
He then touched on the technology of the film, saying that while they are excited about the way technology has grown, the fact that they could use CGI for all of the dinosaurs doesn’t mean that they will completely abandon the type of prosthetic dinosaurs and effects that were used in the original trilogy.
Personally, I’ve been excited for this film since 2001 when Jurassic Park 3 was released, but had long ago given up hope of anything actually happening. While this news is enough to spark hope yet again, I’m still very skeptical.
For one, the studio will need to find a new director as Spielberg has already confirmed that he will not direct Jurrassic Park 4. That being said, I don’t think they’ll have too much trouble finding some top talent for a project like this. I’m sure directors will be lining up around the corner to take a stab at the fourth film in this celebrated franchise.
On that note, who do you think would be a good choice for director? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.