THE MOVIE: A script for the film is currently being developed by Mark Protosevich, who wrote the screenplay for I Am Legend and received a Story credit on Thor.
Chances are his script will bear no resemblance to an earlier one from The Departed‘s Willian Monahan that floated around the web back in 2007. That draft had a soldier of fortune returning to Jurassic Park with the help of some genetically engineered mini-T-Rexes who obeyed his commands like domesticated dogs. We’re not even making this up!
Updates: Nothing ground-breaking but Spielberg has confirmed he will be producing JPIV rather than directing it. He also says it’s too soon to discuss the project. | HitFix relays word that Universal has assigned Rise of the Planet Apes screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to work on the screenplay.
Producer Frank Marshall recently stated that Jurassic Park IV will launch into theaters “within two years,” which would likely mean a Summer 2014 release. This needs a director already! What kind of story would you like to see in JPIV? | AICN has stumbled upon what may be some concept art from the JPIV that was in the works back in 2005. | Here’s the new poster and a trailer for the original Jurassic Park‘s re-release in 3D and IMAX 3D, coming April 5th of 2013. Credit to AICN. | Here’s a new poster for Jurassic Park 3D, in theaters and IMAX this April 5th, 2013.
Collider reports that Jurassic Park IV will open in 3D on June 13, 2014 and Steven Spielberg will be producing. | AICN says the director of Jurassic Park IV will be none other than…Colin Trevorrow, who made waves last year with his quirky indie comedy about time travel, Safety Not Guaranteed.
Unfortunate news for our fellow dinosaur buffs. AICN is suggesting that Jurassic Park IV has been put on hold due to script issues, even though director Trevorrow was scouting for locations only a few days ago. Realistically speaking, this is probably for the best; securing a good screenplay is the key to making sure JPIV ends up a memorable addition to the franchise and not just another Jurassic Park III.
Universal has announced June 12, 2015 as the official release for Jurassic Park 4, which is officially titled Jurassic World. Also, be sure and watch the “pitch” video. Interesting. | Rope of Silicon reports that Ty Simpkins (Insidious: Chapter 2, Iron Man 3) has been cast in one of the lead roles, alongside Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3). Additionally, Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer) is also on board. | Deadline reports that Universal is in negotiations with Josh Brolin (Oldboy) to join Jurassic World.
BREAKING NEWS: Variety reports that Chris Pratt is being eyed for Jurassic World.