Just as recently as last week we had fresh 'Jurassic Park 4' updates from director Colin Trevorrow who tweeted from the location scout that the upcoming sequel would return to the original Jurassic Park. But things move fast in Hollywood and just a few days later comes word that 'Jurassic Park 4' has been shut down and may not be happening at all any time soon.
'Jurassic Park 4' was given a summer 2014 release date by Universal a while back, but for a while no director was attached, which gave us all cause for concern. Now the wait is over, and if you were hoping for Steven Spielberg to return to helm one of his babies, you'll be disappointed because the job goes to Colin Trevorrow.
Though we haven't heard any details about casting or who's directing the film, 'Jurassic Park 4's release date is looming with a supposed June 13, 2014 theatrical bid. Will they be able to make the date? It's quite possible that everything is coming together quickly and quietly as word is that Universal has set aside a shooting location for the months ahead.
With Steven Spielberg's 'Robopocalypse' put on temporary hold, perhaps Universal saw a hole in the 2014 schedule, or perhaps they're just ready to make more dinosaur movies. We say that because -- even though there's no director attached -- Universal has announced that 'Jurassic Park 4' will be hitting theaters June 13, 2014.
We come to the end of another week, which means it's time for another Dose of Ridiculous. In this week's edition: What Kathie Lee did to a puppy, New Zealand's new Middle Earth currency, what 'Jurassic Park 4' thankfully never was, and a really bad teaser for a movie starring Lindsay Lohan and a porn star.
Steven Spielberg first brought us onto the dino-riddled island in 'Jurassic Park.' For 'Jurassic Park 2,' the dinos came to us, and 'Jurassic Park 3' brought some familiar faces back from the first. Not much is known about what we can officially expect from 'Jurassic Park 4,' other than that it's supposedly coming to theaters in 2014. But newly scrapped concept art for the fourth movie installment suggests it might be a whole lot different than we were probably expecting.
In these franchise-minded times, it's surprising that it's taken this long for Universal to finally get around to making a fourth 'Jurassic Park' film. The third film - which was released in 2001 - still made over $350 million worldwide. And 'Jurassic Park 4' seems to be coming along, according to producer Frank Marshall.
There are a lot of random properties that are being turned into possible movie franchises nowadays, but you don't want mess with 'Jurassic Park' unless you can get it right. Yes, we all know that both sequels are uneven, but maybe these two new writers will finally get us interested in the possibility of a 'Jurassic Park 4.'