Jurassic Park fans: Hold on to your butts. The biggest development update on the fourth installment in the hit franchise has been revealed. Steven Spielberg‘s producer, Frank Marshall, revealed that the movie should be on screens within two years, with the hopes that it will be a Summer blockbuster.
It has been long speculated whether the fourth movie would be an actual sequel or a reboot but Marshall confirmed that it will definitely be a sequel. In other fantastic news, there’s still hope that the movie won’t abandon its use of using Dinosaur puppets/robots instead of CGI.
I can’t tell you how happy this makes me or how long I’ve been waiting to hear this. The only update that could make this better is if Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum and others from the old gang would confirm their appearance in the movie. Even seeing a grown up Timmy would be amazing.
Keep reading for what else Frank had to say:
During Steve’s interview with Marshall, he asked the producer for a status update on Jurassic Park 4, to which Marshall replied:
“I would say that it will be on the screen within two years.”
Marshall went on to reveal that they’re aiming for a summer release since it’s a “popcorn movie,” and confirmed that it’s definitely a sequel and not a reboot or remake. Spielberg confirmed earlier this year that he won’t be directing Jurassic Park 4, but he’s clearly heavily involved in the development of the film.
That’s not to say that the filmmakers will be completely abandoning the practical effects and prosthetic work that was put to great use in the earlier films. Marshall added that using practical dinosaurs not only feels real to the audience, but aids the actors in their performances.
If they are indeed looking at getting the film in front of screens within two years (which jibes with the timetable Spielberg laid out at last year’s Comic-Con), hopefully we’ll hear word about a director choice soon. There are a number of young, exciting filmmakers working today that could offer a fresh take on the franchise, and I’m eager to see who will take the reins.