Though Jurassic Park 4 is scheduled to hit theaters just next summer, the film has yet to be cast, major headway has yet to begin, and production is still a little ways off. Of course, now that Colin Trevorrow is attached to direct, that’s all likely to change very soon.
Little is known at this point about the film – aside from the inclusion of a new dinosaur and the fact that it’s being shot in 3D – but one thing we can probably expect now is that the story will return to the island from the original Jurassic Park.
That’s because Trevorrow recently tweeted a scouting image of the island with a one-word caption: “Nublar.”
For those unaware,”Nublar” is a reference to “Isla Nublar,” the island from the first film that housed the titular park. “Isla Sorna” – also known as Site B – was the island from The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, which was initially used for bioengineering the dinosaurs before transporting them to Nublar.
Check out the scouting image below:
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The tweet and accompanying image are almost certainly confirmation that Jurassic Park 4 will see a return to the original island and the infamous (and no doubt ruinous) remains of Jurassic Park itself.
As it’s been nearly twenty years since the events of the original film, we can probably expect to see a lot of jungle overgrowth, decay, and disrepair going on in the park facilities, which could make for a truly haunting and creepy callback to our childhood memories (that is, for those of us who were children in 1993).
Having said that, I hope this doesn’t turn into another “we have to go back to the Jurassic Park islands for some reason!” misadventure where one of the original cast members gets shoehorned into the plot.
Considering the Jurassic Park sequels aren’t held up as extremely successful installments, it might behoove Colin Trevorrow and company to do something new, interesting, and perhaps even drastic with Part 4 to stand out among today’s sequels, remakes, and reboots. Many expect that Trevorrow – the director of the critically acclaimed science fiction-comedy Safety Not Guaranteed – has the skill to accomplish just that.
What do you think, Screen Ranters? Are you happy to see Jurassic Park 4 return to the original island? Drop us a line in the comments.
Jurassic Park 4 is expected to hit theaters June 13th, 2014, which means we have a little over a year before we collectively need to hold onto our butts.
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