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Jurassic Park 4 Should Be In Theaters In Less Than Two Years According To Producer

We’re big fans of Jurassic Park here at The Mary Sue and we salivate like a Dilophosaurus whenever new information is released. Like today, when we found out a general idea of when Jurassic Park 4 would actually be in theaters. Read on to hear what else producer Frank Marshall had to say about the project.

The last big news we heard about JP4 was Rise of the Planet of the Apes screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver taking on the script but we have news today thanks to Spielberg’s friend and producer Marshall who spoke with Collider briefly while being interviewed about The Bourne Legacy. “I would say that it will be on the screen within two years,” he said when asked for a status update about JP4.

Collider writes, “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.”

Releasing JP4 in 2014 means it will be up against the likes of Maleficent, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Amazing Spider-Man 2, the X-Men: First Class sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, not to mention Jaffa and Silver’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Not all of those are summer releases of course, but we saw the effect one blockbuster can have on another this year when the Bourne film was moved further from The Avengers date and G.I. Joe Retaliation was held back until next year. I wonder if they’ll take the schedules into account when moving forward with JP4?

Regardless, everyone is still very excited for the film. Marshall is excited about what new technologies will do for the project. “That’s what’s gonna be great about it, technology’s taken a leap now that we can really do some great things,” he said. My only hope is they don’t rely on CGI, the animatronic and puppet dinosaurs in the original Jurassic Park are what made the film so great. But there is hope on that front. Collider writes, “Marshall added that using practical dinosaurs not only feels real to the audience, but aids the actors in their performances.”

(via Collider)

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  • Steven Ray Morris

    Laura Dern needs to come back. Who should direct though since it looks like the Berg will not be taking the reigns?

  • Christopher LaHaise

    I really hope they keep touch on the most recent advances in science when it comes to what dinosaurs look like.  I’m really wanting to see these things closer to what they actually look like, rather than the more ‘traditional’ dinos.  I think they’d look awesome.

  • gia manry

    It’d be pretty easy to tie that in scientifically, at least to my layperson’s mind. After all, they used amphibian DNA when completing the sequences in the original movie and book, so it’s only natural that they came out looking decidedly more reptile/amphibian. It’s repeated numerous times in the book that they have no way of knowing whether these dinosaurs accurately represent the dinosaurs of millions of years ago. :)

  • gia manry

    I just recently re-read the book and just watched the first movie again just last night, so I’m very curious about how this would go. I’m with you- the dinos hold up really well in JP1, so I’d like them to tread very lightly as far as CG goes. Use it for slightly more fluid full-body motion, maybe for distance shots or herds and the like, but stick to the puppeteering for close-ups and the like.

  • gia manry

    I think she was attached to it years ago, but who knows if she still is. Ditto Sam Neill, for that matter. They’re both keeping pretty busy!

  • Anonymous

    Hope they include feathers this time! 

  • christopher tubbs