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Jurassic Park 4 To Be Directed By Safety Not Guaranteed’s Colin Trevorrow


For a while it seemed like Jurassic Park 4 would never happen, however, in January it was announced that Universal Pictures was finally moving forward with the project. Taking a step forward today, they have officially announced the projects direct:  Safety Not Guaranteed’s Colin Trevorrow.

Jurassic Park 4 continues the franchise that was initially based on the 1990 science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton. The novel was adapted by Steven Spielberg and later won 3 Oscars, 19 other awards, and 15 nominations. The book’s sequel, The Lost World (1995), was also adapted by Spielberg into a film in 1997. While the third film in the franchise was not directly adapted from a novel, it utilized both previous novels to create a storyline that had similar thematic elements and overall feel. The third film also used several scenes from both books that had not been adapted into the previous films.

There is no word yet on the plot of the fourth film, but with Treverrow at the helm, there is little to worry about.

The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment production will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer. The script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

The original 1993 Jurassic Park will see a 3D re-release on April 5 of this year, also hitting IMAX 3D theaters. Jurassic Park 4, meanwhile, is scheduled for release on June 13, 2014.

Jurassic Park 3D Reveals New Poster For Anniversary Re-Release

We (and the rest of the collective internets) reported on the 20th anniversary release of Jurassic Park: 3D earlier this year as it is set to return to theaters on April 5th 2013. Today, the re-release has unveiled a brand new poster which you can see above.

Next Summer marks the 20th anniversary of the big screen adaptation of the 1990 novel written by Michael Crichton. The film featured a cast that includes Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and many more.

Jurassic Park was initially released in 1993 and was directed by Steven Spielberg. The film centers on the fictional Isla Nublar near Costa Rica in the Central American Pacific Coast, where a billionaire philanthropist and a small team of genetic scientists have created an amusement park of cloned dinosaurs. The novel was already amidst a film rights bidding war before it was even published with Universal Studios winning out.

Over the years, Jurassic Park has remained one of the most loved films as well as being highly regarded as a landmark in the use of computer-generated imagery, and received positive reviews from most critics. During its release, the film grossed over $900 million worldwide, becoming the highest grossing film released up to that time (surpassing E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and surpassed four years later by Titanic), and it is currently the 23rd-highest-grossing feature film (adjusted for inflation, it is the 20th-highest-grossing film in North America). It is the highest grossing film produced by Universal and directed by Steven Spielberg.

Jurassic Park 3D will hit theaters next summer, April 5th, 2013 with a trailer set to be released later this week.

Jurassic Park Returning To Theaters In 3D

If you haven’t been terrorized by Jurrasic Park in your life, you are missing out. Whether it was from the original books, the subsequent movies, or the video games (Operation Genesis anyone?) people all over the world have had the iconic experience of dinosaurs run amok on Isla Nublar. And now fans can relive that experience in 3D. According to Universal Pictures, Jurassic Park will be returning to the theaters with a full 3D  conversion on July 19, 2013.

In case you were wondering why they are releasing it more than a year from now, next summer will mark the 20th anniversary of director, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the novel .

The original novel was published in 1990 by author Michael Crichton. It was adapted by Spielberg a short three years later in 1993. The film won 3 Oscars as well as 19 other awards and 15 nominations. A sequel of the novel was published in 1995, called The Lost World. Which only two years later was also adapted into a film by Spielberg in 1997. Although it must be noted that the third film in the series, directed by Joe Johnston did not relate to either book.

A fourth installment is currently in the works, and is due to be released in 2013.

Before the original novel was published, there were many bids already on it for the picture rights. Universal Studios acquired the rights before the novels publication in 1990.

The cast of the original film include:

  • Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant, a leading paleontologist and main protagonist.
  • Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler, a paleobotanist graduate student and love interest of Dr. Grant
  • Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm, a mathematician and chaos theorist.
  • Richard Attenborough as John Hammond, billionaire CEO of InGen and the curator of Jurassic Park.
  • Bob Peck as Robert Muldoon, the park’s game warden.
  • Ariana Richards as Lex Murphy, Hammond’s granddaughter.
  • Joseph Mazzello as Tim Murphy, Hammond’s grandson.
  • Wayne Knight as Dennis Nedry, the disgruntled architect of Jurassic Park’s computer systems.
  • Martin Ferrero as Donald Gennaro, a lawyer who represents Hammond’s concerned investors.
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Ray Arnold, the park’s chief engineer.
  • B. D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, the park’s chief geneticist.
  • Cameron Thor as Lewis Dodgson, the head of InGen’s rival corporation BioSyn.
  • Greg Burson as the voice of Mr. DNA

The cautionary tale of a film, struck a cord with fans all over the world. The cost of biological tinkering and mass chaos theory were being thrust into the face of society. The film was a huge hit, and I am pretty sure it’s 3D version will be a huge summer blockbuster as well. I mean I can guess only a few people will not want to see this film.

But don’t get to excited, July 19, 2013, is a long way away and you might just make that wait even longer. Trust me.

Always remember, Life will find a way.