A couple of months ago, director Colin Tervorrow was scouting locations for Jurassic Park IV, with plans to shoot imminently for a 2014 release. However Universal decided the timeframe was just too short, so the project was delayed and now won’t be coming until 2015.
Trevorrow is keen to let us know that the project is still on track though, as he’s been talking to SchmoesKnow about having original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg on board as an executive producer. He says, “It’s incredible to have Steven, who’s done this for decades and has such an incredible filmic knowledge and just understands the language of the story in a way that for us is very refreshing. It’s not like getting notes from a studio executive, it’s really just trying to crack this and make it the best it can be.”
When asked if it was a reboot, he explained that he knows how much the original trilogy means to the fans.”We don’t want to create a new scoop here, but we definitely want to honor what came before us,” he says. “We are very aware of how much a certain generation especially cares about this movie and we talk about it all the time and really the conversation is: It’s not about us, it’s not about our careers, it’s – how do we make something that can stand with the first one?”
Nothing has been confirmed about the story, but the latest rumours suggest that the plot is set on Isla Nublar, the site of the original Jurassic Park (the sequels were on a different island). The suggestion is that it’s now opened as an amusement park, featuring live, tame dinosaurs. Inevitably things go wrong when a new dinosaur finds a way to cause chaos on the island.