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Jurassic Park 4 Put On Hold


The fourth Jurassic Park movie, which was scheduled for release in June 2014, has been put on hiatus – but it’s not facing total extinction just yet.

The story started on Twitter yesterday with a few tweets from members of the JP4 crew strongly suggesting that Jurassic Park 4 was over before it had even begun. Concept Artist Dean Sherriff wrote, “JP on hold” while the film’s digital assets manager Todd Smoyer tweeted, “Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4”.

The tweets have since been deleted, but the news was later backed up by fansite JurassicPark4-Movie, which explained that the film was not cancelled, but just on hiatus. It did say, however, that the reason for the problems was due to some “conflict” between the studio and some of those involved in the film.

Soon after that, Universal sent out an official press release to clear up what was going on.

“Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise,” it read.

So how long will we have to wait? No new release date has been announced, meaning it’s anyone’s guess right now. But hopefully this mess will soon be sorted out so that Jurassic Park 4 isn’t left as nothing more than a fossil of development limbo.

Source: Variety

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  • Sheridan Passell said
    Sheridan Passell

    That dinosaur is having a good old sniff, isn’t he?

    I’m glad it’s not cancelled. Although the reason for the delay is troubling, it sounds like they still haven’t got the creative issues sorted. I can’t believe they’ve been trying for this long and no writer in Hollywood has presented a sensible way forward for the franchise.

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    • Hugh Langley said

      It’s a very surprising announcement, especially considering Colin Trevorrow tweeted that set picture only a few days ago…

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      • Sheridan Passell said
        Sheridan Passell

        Same thing that happened on Raimi’s Spider-Man 4, they were basically on the set. The studio needed to start to make the release date but the story issues weren’t resolved and so it collapsed. A tentpole that starts shooting without a finished script is frighteningly common, occasionally it implodes like this.

        His surname always seems like a typo.

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  • J.D.W. said

    Why am I not surprised, but it’s good to know that they have’nt cancelled the idea completely.
    Hopefully they will get all the problems solved.

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  • Jemal Polson said

    I hope it stays this way.

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