‘Jurassic Park 4′ Confirmed for 2015 Release and Filming in 3D

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Jurassic Park 4 Update1 Jurassic Park 4 Confirmed for 2015 Release and Filming in 3D

Last week, the rumor emerged that Universal intends to release Jurassic Park 4 in theaters by 2015 – after yanking the sci-fi blockbuster from its previously-announced 2014 release date – and now, we have more formal confirmation that the studio plans to release the dino adventure over the next two years (from the time of writing this).

Coming Soon spotted a Jurassic Park 4 banner at the 2013 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas that includes the unspecified 2015 release date; though, according to the previous report on the matter, Universal is aiming for a Summer premiere date. If so, that means the film will be joining a pretty intimidating lineup of new mega-franchise installments that are scheduled to open during the season, including The Avengers 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, and Star Wars: Episode VII.

Meanwhile, big-budget genre fare like Terminator 5 and Man of Steel 2 are both looking to start production in time to make a Summer 2015 date. So, all things considered, there’s going to be some rather hefty competition for the attention of moviegoers when the fourth Jurassic Park movie arrives. (Hopefully, the extra time for development on JP4 will result in a film that can keep up with the rest of the pack.)

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The Jurassic Park 4 Licening Expo book reaffirms that the film is going to be shot in 3D, rather than converted during post-production. Universal shared that news a few months ago, back when the studio also confirmed that Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is going to direct the movie – alongside Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall as the executive producers on JP4 - with a script that was penned by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).

In other words, with so many of the important behind-the-scenes personnel for the film locked in place - enough so that Trevorrow had begun location scouting a couple months back - the next big announcement concerning JP4 should either be casting-related or related to the exact release date. Fingers crossed, the final movie result will prove worth all the stop-and-go progress over the past 12 years (since Jurassic Park III opened in theaters).


Jurassic Park 4 opens in 2D and 3D theaters in 2015. We’ll keep you posted on the situation, as more information becomes available.

Source: Coming Soon

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  1. Unlike most people, i really enjoyed the lost world. so as long as JP4 is better than 3 (which was ok in its defense) ill be very happy. I need me some dinosaurs! dont see enough of them in film.

    • The First and Lost World are awesome. 3 DID have SOME good moments.

    • The Lost World is probably my favourite, a lot darker than 3 and 1, just missed some decent raptor action.

    • agreed, Lost World was good, so many ppl hate it for some reason, the T-Rex being taken to San Diego was awesome and a good climax for the movie. Then there’s the T-Rexes pushing the trailer off cliff scene, the baby T-rex, the Raptor scene was cool too. for a JP sequel it had everything it needed to have plus more, which is good. I even read the book version of The Lost World by Michael Crichton and I can honestly tell you the movie is better. Alot of the movie’s events were not in the book and the book’s events were not as good and not as creative and exciting. That being said, the book version of ‘Jurassic Park’ by Crichton is better than the movie though.

    • The reason many people hate “The Lost World” – aside from the eyerolling gym girl takes down a raptor scene – is that nearly none of the movie is based on the MUCH superior book. In fact, the ONE scene that is taken from the book, and done by the numbers page to screen, is the T Rex attack on the trailer and the characters in the trailer as it is dangling off the cliff. The book is full of great moments like that. The movie gives us leftover tidbits from the FIRST book instead.

  2. YES! Let’s hope they stick with this date though. Been waiting for this for over a decade so let’s hope it’s as good as the first one if not better.

    • I’m excited for this, but there is no way it can be better than the first movie. Despite all the changes made from the book, it is probably one of the greatest blockbusters from the 90′s. The first time seeing that T-Rex on screen can never be duplicated.

      • Well I hope they’re at least AIMING to make a better movie than the original. I liked so many ‘things’ about Jurassic Park but ultimately I was left disappointed by it (an unpopular opinion I know). Really hoping JP4 gets made and it kicks ass.

        • I think you’re the first I know to ever say they were disappointed aha. What didn’t you like about it? Hoping for the same and also hoping this installment suits your tastes more.

      • I honestly think it’d hold up to today’s blockbusters, it aged so well, unless it’ nostalgia that’s making me crazy. I’m pretty sure they can top it, but it’ll be intensely hard to do so and the odds are against them, but doable nonetheless. I didn’t see any of them in theater sadly =/, I was born in ’93 so couldn’t see the first and best one obviously. That’s why I’m hoping to get a second chance aha.

        I’m just concerned about whether or not they’re going to be using animatronics, if not, my hopes may drop.

        • Well, CGI was around in 2001 when JP3 was made and they still used animatronic dinos in JP3. For close up dino scenes I’m sure they will stick to the animatronics, Since they look more realistic than CGI close up. I still think the animatronic T-rexes and Raptors in the 1st JP looked real as hell, If anything looked kinda fake it was the CGI brachiosaurs in beginning of film when they arrive on island. But for faraway shots of dinosaurs modern day CGI is okay in my opinion.

  3. I’ll believe it when i see a trailer.. this has come/gone/come and gone again to many times.

    • yes, but i still have WAY more faith in seeing this become a reality than Ghostbusters III.

  4. @ Draagyn

    Glad im not the only one who enjoyed The Lost World. JP3 was only decent so I Hope JP4 is a improvement.

    • That makes 3 than, loved Lost World, I would say it doesn’t come near the original but great nonetheless. Jurassic Park 3 was entertaining, more or less a popcorn flick for me.

      • Agreed. Original film is still my favorite. Always rewind the ending where the T-Rex catches the Raptor just as it leaps towards the group.

  5. We’re going to be extinct before this movie comes out. Sorry I had to.

  6. The special dinosaur in this one will be the one from the book the lost world (the second book)were its was half camelion and half dinosaur and could blend with its surroundings

  7. I think the next one should have Ingen go into bankruptcy after John Hammond’s death with no will to distribute the assets. Then another company buys up what’s left and makes a deal with the Costa Rican government to get the park back up and running. Cut to, say, 5 years later and Isla Sorna has been set up with new fences and tracks, a monorail train, and aerial tours. Business is booming and despite the island’s history, everyone wants to go. A TV contest sees a family get a free trip to the new Jurassic Park and once there, all seems well, but of course at some point the dinosaurs will have to get loose and everyone is in danger. This would be great as we’d have dozens of people running for their lives from the dinos and it would be much more exciting.

  8. I hope this works. I hope this isn’t a rehash of the last 3 movies. Not that I didn’t enjoy the last 3 movies. I thought they were all very entertaining. I want something original. I know it’s a lot to ask, but come on, give us something we haven’t seen for this franchise. I do not want Indy4. Yap that’s right I went there!:-)

  9. I hope this works. I hope this isn’t a rehash of the last 3 movies. Not that I didn’t enjoy the last 3 movies. I thought they were all very entertaining. I want something original. I know it’s a lot to ask, but come on, give us something we haven’t seen for this franchise. I do not want Indy4. Yep that’s right I went there!:-)

  10. It needs a decent story, and, in my opinion, a menacing human villain in addition to the dinosaurs. I also wasn’t overly fond of the bright and colorful dinosaurs in JP3. The first two were terrifying. The third one…meh.

  11. I hope that I see more dinosaurs than the other movies. I would like to see dinosaurs like carnotaurus, utahraptor, or even a pack of allosaurus. I am a huge dinosaur fan and hope this movie looks as real as possible. I also hope you bring back some of the old actors from the first movie. They are one of the reasons I love the movie. The first movie is a classic and the rest were just as good. What I like about the other movies is in the first one when the t-rex attacked the two cars and when it roared in victory at the end. You have some tough competition so make it good, no pressure.

  12. Ok, just read a lot of comments, I think some of you need to read the books again. 1 was Awsome, the movie on the other hand was good. It just needed to go more by the book. 2 and 3 were out of lost world. Reread it and you’ll see all the books were good, the movies were also good I watch them every time they are on. What ever happened to the shaving cream can out of the first movie?. Hope it pops up in #4. In lost world it supposedly became a camp dino. Like t rex. Some thing close wwz on#2 but no cigar. Happy reading……..