Is Jurassic Park 4 going to be a reboot of the classic 1993 film? Sam Neil, who played Dr. Alan Grant in the first and third installments, seems to think so.
“I’m told it’s a big reboot, a total re-jig,” he said in a lengthy interview with The Dominion Post.
Jurassic Park 4 has been in various stages of production for awhile. Back in 2011, we heard rumors that Steven Spielberg himself was holding meetings with possible screenwriters, last summer we heard that Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver would helm the script. Then, in an interview with Collider, producer Frank Marshall hinted at a 2014 release date for the much-anticipated film.
“I would say that it will be on the screen within two years,” he said.
He also suggested that the film would be a true sequel, not a reboot.
“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.
Then, earlier this month, we heard from Universal that the film would be delayed.
“In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise,” said the studio.
We’ve also heard rumors that the film would take place at the location of the original blockbuster, Isla Nubar. Sounds about right for a reboot.
Reboot…sequel…reimagining…whatever the case, we’ll probably not see Jurassic Park 4 until 2015, at the earliest. While you wait, please enjoy some Goldblum.