'Jurassic World' Picks Up in Real Time After 'Jurassic Park'

Jurassic World picks up in real time after Jurassic Park

Studios will be dusting off and sprucing up their most lucrative franchises in 2015, with a release slate that includes several new installments in well-treaded properties - Friday the 13th, Terminator and Star Wars among them - that have laid dormant since 2009 or earlier.

Jurassic Park has been gathering cobwebs for even longer than that, with the previous installment (Jurassic Park III) having opened in theaters back in 2001. Presently, there is a fourth installment scheduled for released in 2015, under the title Jurassic World and based on a screenplay written by Derek Connolly and director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), drawn from the draft penned by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes).

So, is Jurassic World a sequel, a reboot... or a partial reboot/sequel, meant to wipe the slate clean and usher in a new era for the sci-fi/horror property? Well, Trevorrow avoided giving a firm answer to that question, when one of his followers asked him if the movie is a reboot on Twitter.

Instead, he offered the following tidbit:

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