Universal Announces Release Date For 'Jurassic Park 4'
Posted January 14, 2013 06:35 PM by Webmaster
Universal Studios announced today that the highly anticipated Jurassic Park 4 will be released theatrically in the United States on June 13, 2014. Steven Spielberg will produce the film, but the name of its director is yet to be revealed.
Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will deliver the script.
Universal Studios is also releasing Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park in 3D on April 5. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Attenborough, the film is based on the novel by Michael Crichton and is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen. Below is a trailer for its upcoming 3D theatrical release.
I truly hope that this movie will be epic. The original JP is high in my top 5 movies of all time, so I'd love to see a true return to glory for the JP franchise. JP4 has awesome Blu-ray written all over it. I'm hoping for an awesome story. I'm going to try and keep my the hype in my head as low as possible as my expectations were not met with Terminator 3 which was a sequel to T2 which is also amoung my top 5 favs ever.
I donít think itís wrong. I can understand where youíre coming from. Really, though, I can only think of two sequences, consisting of two, maybe three shots total, where the CGI shows its age, both involving a brachiosaurus: the first is the panning master shot of Grant and Ellie (in foreground) stepping away from the jeep as they face the lower half of the animal, and perhaps the distant wide shot as well where it stands up on its hind legs for the treetop; the other scene is where Grant and the two kids feed the baby brachiosaur--the CGI is bit dodgy there as well. Everything else, from the T-Rex night scene to the Gallimimus stampede, holds up incredibly well.
Still, updating the FX, even if just a little, would send all kindsa cinephile nerds into a rage, but for the wrong reasons, as I see it. Spielberg backtracked with his E.T. Special Edition, stating his regrets and giving the original theatrical version exclusively to Blu-ray. That I can sorta understand because they used CGI to cover-up (to undermine) in camera animatronics. It was a case of using one kind of visual effect to airbrush out the original. Thus, a legitimate issue of integrity was at stake. But here, youíd be using CGI to improve CGI--pixels on pixels. I donít see why that would be such a bad thing, as long as it was selective and necessary to whatever shot.
It will be interesting to see what more can be done with the premise of artificially engineered dinosaurs brought into our modern world, that they haven't already done. Will they actually try to establish a new park, and have it go horribly wrong again, or will they lure more dupes onto the old islands?
If there's no director yet and a film with this high level of special effects is going to be released in just 17 months, my prediction is that it's going to be crap, with or without Spielberg's involvement as producer. And almost by definition, it will mean that it's all going to have to be CGI, including most backgrounds.
Wait - the original Jurassic Park to be rereleased in 3D? Now THAT has me excited! Please, oh please, come to a theatre near me...
Not as excited about JP4, but still a spark of interest. My enthusiasm for all things Jurassic Park went cold after the two soulless sequels. It would be nice if JP4 were to miraculously revive my excitement, but I'm not hanging high hopes on it. Might depend on the director.