Universal Hits the Brakes on Jurassic Park 4 Production

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The original Jurassic Park made it seem like resurrecting a bunch of dinosaurs from extinction was a snap. But Hollywood is proving that bringing dinos back to life is a lot harder the fourth time around.

Yesterday, Universal Studios released a statement announcing that the sequel’s planned release date of June 13, 2014 is just too soon for the movie to actually be, you know, any good:

“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 [director] 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.”

A post on Variety about the delay notes that part of Universal’s deal with director Trevorrow, whose only other feature film directing credit is 2012’s time-travel comedy Safety Not Guaranteed, was that Jurassic Park 4’s script be reworked. Considering that Jurassic Park 4 still has no officially announced cast signed on to play any of the movie’s roles, it stands to reason that maybe delaying the movie for a little while longer isn’t too bad an idea.

That said, it might also be a good idea to simply not make Jurassic Park 4 at all. Didn’t we already learn all the lessons there were about genetically engineering a theme park full of man-eating dinosaurs from the first one? And that if you go back to the island in a sequel, you should bring your gymnast daughter to save you from hungry velociraptors? And also something about Jurassic Park 3?

Maybe Jurassic Park 4 can have dragons—that’d be a nice twist. Dragons are super popular right now. And have Jaws show up, just for good measure. Why not?

Source: Variety

Image: Universal Pictures

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