'Jurassic Park 4' Coming Back as a "Big Reboot"?Nick Romano |
We all recall when, not too long ago, Universal put their upcoming Colin Trevorrow-directed 'Jurassic Park 4' on hold? Well, we might (keyword here is *might*) have a better idea as to why. Despite a past statement from the producer, rumor has it that this next installment will be a big-time reboot, but is there any truth here?
Sam Neill, who famously played Dr. Alan Grant in the first three 'Jurassic Park' movies, was featured by The Dominion Post, and buried within the lengthy interview was an apparent update on 'Jurassic Park 4.' Though Neill confirms he will most likely NOT be returning for a fourth installment, "[he's] told it's a big reboot, a total re-jig."
This goes against what producer Frank Marshall revealed in the past, saying 'Jurassic Park 4' is definitely a sequel rather than a reboot. Though, it was revealed that the reason behind the current hold was because the script was "way more epic and ambitious than they were prepared for," so perhaps Universal is thinking about redirecting where this next chapter is heading.
'Jurassic Park 4' has been in the works for quite some time and various iterations of what it could be have cycled in and out of the studio. (Remember that scrapped concept art for an army of mutated dinosaurs?) Regardless of the validity of this latest report, we'll still have plenty of waiting time until we see this movie play out on the big screen as Universal wants "adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment."