“Chasing a start date is not a good idea financially or creatively,” a source tells /Film. Universal is expected to release a statement about the production halt soon.
Jurassic Park 4 News reports that the problem is over the size of the film, not its content. Though the script is supposedly squared away, Universal wants the movie to feel “epic,” and it’s unsure if the current production can deliver that.
It seems like the planned June 13, 2014 release date for “Jurassic Park 4” isn’t going to actually happen. Trevorrow has been pretty thrilled about the project, so this will likely be a big letdown for him. Fans have been a bit more skeptical, as it seems unclear if a fourth “Jurassic Park” film is necessary. The fact it would be assumedly returning to Isla Nublar did pique some interest.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver penned the “Jurassic Park 4″ script, and Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley are producing with Steven Spielberg executive producing. Trevorrow was announced as director in March. The plot of the movie has not yet been released.
Update: Here is Universal’s official statement.
“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.”