Sorry, Jurassic Park fans. If plans for a new sequel seemed too good to be true, it’s apparently because they were.
Word broke today that Jurassic Park 4 has been put on hold, allegedly to settle some disputes over the size and scope of the film (see: budget). It looks like that little peek of location scouting might be all we get to see for a while.
Some members of the crew tweeted that Colin Trevorrow’s sequel was put on hold (though the posts have since been deleted), and the crew at /Film has independently confirmed that work has been halted until the issues are resolved. Their source noted: “Chasing a start date is not a good idea financially or creatively.”
Oddly enough, buzz indicates the mysterious script is actually pretty good, but a little more ambitious than the studio is willing to spend to make it happen. With the release date getting closer every day, they’ve apparently decided to regroup.
Considering the fact that the movie was scheduled to open in June 2014, it could be a blessing in disguise that it’s been put on hold. That’s a tight schedule to make for any movie, especially one that will be as cram-packed as this one with FX shots.
Are you sad to hear we won’t be returning to the world of dinosaurs anytime soon, or glad to hear the studio is taking extra time with the project?