Just how damn hard is it to make another installment in an immensely popular franchise? Pretty damn, apparently. Jurassic Park IV has been in development hell since the Triassic era, but it was recently announced that Universal had set the release date for June 2014. Were you convinced by that? Me neither. So, it's not much of a surprise that it was just announced that the film has been delayed. This is the...what, fifteenth time it's happened?
Universal issued a press statement, saying:
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. We could not be more excited about the vision that (director) Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history.
Apparently, the date was just too soon to squeeze in pre-production, shooting, and the massive amounts of post-production the film will require. Can't say I blame them. The film is still technically in production, though.
Jurassic Park IV has been one of the weirdest productions in Hollywood. We don't know much about the current script, but a previously revealed draft reportedly focused on cyborg dinosaurs. Who knows what they have cooked up for us now?