Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' 'Carol' Starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' 'Carol' Starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara Cannes Review: Gus Van Sant's 'The Sea Of Trees' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe & Naomi Watts Cannes Review: Gus Van Sant's 'The Sea Of Trees' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe & Naomi Watts Cannes Review: Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man' Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone And Parker Posey Cannes Review: Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man' Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone And Parker Posey Simon Pegg Reveals Daniel Craig's Role In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Simon Pegg Reveals Daniel Craig's Role In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Cannes Review: Yorgos Lanthimos' Outstanding 'The Lobster' Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz & John C Reilly Cannes Review: Yorgos Lanthimos' Outstanding 'The Lobster' Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz & John C Reilly Watch: Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard In The Intense First Clip For ‘Macbeth’ Watch: Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard In The Intense First Clip For ‘Macbeth’ George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Universal Officially Pushes Back 'Jurassic Park 4' Off Its 2014 Release Date; Production Needs "Adequate Time"

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 8, 2013 at 10:59AM

Last night, the Twittersphere had a minor eruption when word began circulating that "Jurassic Park IV" might possibly be canceled. Bot the film’s Digital Asset Manager Todd Smoyer and Concept Artist Dean Sherriff sent out (since deleted) tweets (view them via /Film) indicating that the movie was "on hold" or possibly worse. Well, the good news is that it hasn't been canceled, but there does seem to be some minor turmoil behind-the-scenes.
0
Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic Park 4

Last night, the Twittersphere had a minor eruption when word began circulating that "Jurassic Park IV" might possibly be canceled. The film’s Digital Asset Manager Todd Smoyer and Concept Artist Dean Sherriff sent out (since deleted) tweets (view them via /Film) indicating that the movie was "on hold" or possibly worse. Well, the good news is that it hasn't been canceled, but there does seem to be some minor turmoil behind-the-scenes.

According to the Jurassic Park IV fansite, the movie is still in production but is on a "temporary hiatus" (a contradiction of terms, surely?) so the studio can undergo "restructuring of the guard," as there are apparently some issues involved with the development. Nope, it's not the script and director Colin Trevorrow is still on board, and 80% of the work from the Art Department is done. So what on Earth is the hold up then? Well, Universal supposedly wants to the movie to be even more epic than the previously planned epic-ness (we're not making this up), which has led to some disagreements behind closed doors, with some of the production crew being let go. In short, could the studio be asking far too much from a movie that is already under a tight deadline to meet a release date next summer?

It's certainly a challenge. It will be a major leap for Trevorrow whose previous effort was the small indie "Safety Not Guaranteed," and with 3D in the mix, no casting details yet and the movie apparently still at location scouting stages, are the demands being placed on this too much? Yes and no. Super short turnarounds are not uncommon anymore (see "The Wolverine" and "X-Men: First Class" as recent examples), and as far as we can tell, 'JP4' has been in pre-production longer than most before it was made public. It seems the foundation is there, but it's a question of scale at this point.

So...consider it a bump in the road for now. But as usual, stuff doesn't stay secret long and we're likely to hear more about what's really going on very soon. See you on June 13, 2014?

Update: Looks like where's there's smoke, there's fire. Universal has released a statement and while they haven't set a new date, it's clear that 'JP4' is getting pushed back and our guess is sometime into 2015.

In coordination with filmmakers, 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. We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise's storied history.

This article is related to: Jurassic Park IV, Colin Trevorrow


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates