Director Colin Trevorrow Addresses JURASSIC PARK 4 Rumors; Says He Needs to Make a Case for “Why the Hell There’s a JP4 in the First Place”

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Universal Pictures made an admirable decision with regards to the upcoming Jurassic Park 4 recently, in a move that’s become rare for big franchise tentpoles.  Instead of rushing towards an announced summer 2014 release date, the studio opted to slow things down and make sure the story for director Colin Trevorrow’s sequel was in good shape before moving into production.  As such, JP4 is now positioned for a 2015 release and Trevorrow continues to hone the script with the input of producer Steven Spielberg.

Thus far, details regarding the fourth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise have been practically non-existent.  An early image shared by Trevorrow suggests that the film will return to Isla Nublar, but the rumor machine has been plenty busy in the meantime trying to fill in the gaps.  Trevorrow recently addressed said rumors and talked about his take on the Jurassic Park franchise, noting that he not only has to please longtime fans of the series but he also aims to make a case for why the film is worthwhile in the first place.  Hit the jump to read on.

jurassic-park-4While appearing on the Jurassic Park Podcast (via Bleeding Cool), Trevorrow talked a bit about the new JP film without really getting into any kinds of specifics.  He did, however, take a moment to comment on the many rumors that have surrounded the pic:

“I saw some of the rumours on the internet and I would have all kinds of red flags going off if I heard they were going to muzzle a T-Rex. So I would say don’t believe everything you read, there are way more insiders on the internet than there are in real life.”

Not only could said rumors be unfounded, but the script is still being worked on so it really is quite early to start confirming details about to the film’s plot.  The Safety Not Guaranteed filmmaker also talked about his aim of trying to please two sets of audiences with the film:

“It’s important to make a movie for the fans but I also have to remember that there’s a lot of people who just couldn’t care less and need me to make a solid case for why the hell there’s a Jurassic Park 4 in the first place, and I want to make a movie for them too.”

jurassic-park-4-sequelAnd if you had any doubts about Trevorrow’s intentions with regards to JP4, he assures fans that he is incredibly passionate about the material:

“This is not a paycheck gig for me and it’s not the movie that I’m making so I can make the movies that I really want to make. I actually want to make a kick-ass Jurassic Park movie.”

Listen to Trevorrow’s appearance on the podcast below.  Expect production on Jurassic Park 4 to get underway sometime next year in anticipation of a 2015 release date.  As previously confirmed, Trevorrow will be shooting in 3D.

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  • Raptor Jesus

    Summer 2015- JP, Star Wars, AND Avengers?

    Can one summer support such monster franchises?

    • jobin

      AND Man of Steel 2

    • möpmöp

      add Pirates 5, ID4-2, Terminator and Assassins Creed to that list….

    • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

      Don’t forget potentially Legend of Conan as well!

      • Nathan

        Summer 2014 is gonna suck. lol

      • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

        by comparison – sure looks like it, lol!

      • http://mattedscreen.blogspot.com/ TheMattedScreen

        by comparison – sure looks like it, lol!

  • Ridge

    Shut up, take my money and make a good JP movie!!

  • Marc

    Rumor: There are dinosaurs in the movie.

    • mattritchey

      Dude! “SPOILER ALERT” first! geesh!

      • Marc

        i said rumor not spoiler. you spoiled yourself.

  • Alan Grant

    I hope they go with the idea that Jurassic Park actually got built into a fully functioning theme park. I believe this director is passionate about the project, so I’m hoping it all comes together. Bring back the spitter!

  • Yurine

    At least there attempting to make this good instead of just rushing it out the door; which is a major plus.

  • poppincherry

    GREED!
    That age old bitch.

  • Spooks

    Sounds like this guy knows what he’s talking about. I trust him.

  • David

    Why? because we want some dinos Motha’fuc***

  • mbmarquis69

    I’m an admitted JP fanboy but I have to imagine even the casual fan would be excited by the words “I actually want to make a kick-ass Jurassic Park movie.”

    There is something satisfying about a guy who loves sci-fi and makes smaller films being given the keys to a huge franchise. Even better that he’s someone who loves that franchise and isn’t just cashing a check.

  • eternalozzie

    It would be fun if Jeff Goldbloom had a cameo … he didn’t get eaten in an of the other films did he?

  • Rick

    I never got why this became a franchise, other than for monetary purposes. The first book and movie were incredible, but the second book, which I think Chrichton just wrote based off of the popularity of the movie, like Millar did with Kick-Ass 2, was just okay, and the movie was barely passable. The third movie just flat out sucked.

    • Nathan

      It became a franchise because the idea of Jurassic Park is too big for one film. There are so many ways to explore the idea that it’s one of those stories that deserves to be told and retold.
      Plus there is a bit of an ironic manifest destiny when you compare the themes of the film to the impact it made on cinema. ; )

      • Al Mauriello

        “It became a franchise because the idea of Jurassic Park is too big for one film.”

        Really?

        JP1–scientists go to the island to see the dinosaurs/theme park, all hell breaks loose.

        JP2–people go back to another island, 1 group is trying to bring animals to the US mainland theme park. All hell breaks loose.

        JP3–a family hires guides to go to the island to search for their missing child. All hell breaks loose.

        These are not “big idea films”. They are: “humans go to island, dinosaurs chase humans”, films. And I think we’ve had our fill.

      • Nathan

        Apocalypse Now– Some soldiers make there way up a river.

        Ferris Bueller’s day off — A day in the life of an average teen.

        Back to the Future — Kid goes back in time to the fifties and meets his parents.

        Metropolis — The workers are angry, some guy falls in love and a robot is made

        Akira — Some adults screw up and blow up tokyo, Their kids screw up and blow up Tokyo.

        It’s possible to simplify every film in existence, but that wouldnt be fair now, would it?

        Not to mention that every idea you specified is unique and would easily fit in a stand-alone movie.

      • Al Mauriello

        “It became a franchise because the idea of Jurassic Park is too big for one film.”

        Really?

        JP1–scientists go to the island to see the dinosaurs/theme park, all hell breaks loose.

        JP2–people go back to another island, 1 group is trying to bring animals to the US mainland theme park. All hell breaks loose.

        JP3–a family hires guides to go to the island to search for their missing child. All hell breaks loose.

        These are not “big idea films”. They are: “humans go to island, dinosaurs chase humans”, films. And I think we’ve had our fill.

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