‘Jurassic Park 4’ Set for 2014 Release
Universal Pictures has announced that they will release the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise on June 13, 2014, right in the middle of the busy summer box office season.
Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall are returning to produce the film, though Spielberg – who helmed the groundbreaking Jurassic Park in 1993 and its first sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997 – will not be directing. No director or cast are currently attached, but the script will be handled by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
Jurassic Park 4 has been an on-again, off-again project since Jurassic Park III was released, directed by Joe Johnston, in 2001. In a July 2012 interview, Marshall stated that the movie would still rely on animatronic dinosaurs, despite the advancements in visual effects technology in the intervening decade.