It’s not uncommon for movies to have aggressive release schedules, but Universal’s plan to release Jurassic Park 4 in theaters for Summer 2014 seemed to go past aggressive into straight up unreasonable. The script was just completed this week, meaning the whole production would have 12 months to cast, film and do a likely large amount of post production effects. That’s a tall order!
But now the movie will have more breathing room, which hopefully will mean the entire thing has a chance of being good instead of a rushed mess– Universal issued a statement indicating the movie’s release has been delayed indefinitely, but the studio is allegedly very happy with the script, and the delay is likely so the movie will have enough time to realize the potentially decent story.
“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 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.”
I don’t see how this could be anything but good news; a 12 month turnaround for a big budget Summer blockbuster screamed “bad idea,” almost like the suits at Universal had a bet going whether or not they could pull it off (and by “pull it off” I mean technically speaking– a rush job like that would almost guarantee no quality whatsoever).
So we have to wait a while longer for the return to the world of dinosaurs and action scientists– but in the long run, the extra time will likely be worth taking.
Source: Badass Digest