By Wayne Harada
“Jurassic Park 4” has been put on hold, the studio announced today (May 8).
The dino-mite sequal, which was to begin production on June 24 and pegged for release on June 13, 2014, will be delayed, according to Universal Studios.
Thus, the expected filming in Hawaii also is on hold.
This, apparently, despite the fact that director Colin Trevorrow, has been living in Hawaii expecting the “go” signal while working on a new script with his “Safety Not Guaranteed” writer Derek Connolly, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
However, the studio decided that more time was needed for development and hopes the postponement will enable the filmmakers adequate time to produce the best project possible in the franchise.
“Jurassic Park" has previously filmed on Kauai and Oahu, with dinosaurs roving our landscape.
Universal earlier this year re-released the original “Jurassic Park” in a 3D version, providing a fresh peek for a new generation of fans and fueling anticipation for more dyno delights among fanatics.
Producer Frank Marshall and a crew had been anticipating the June 24 launch to complete the fourth installment by next summer, but the Hollywood Reporter indicated that the studio received the draft of the script just two days ago. Thus deciding to put the project on the back-burner for now.
Universal also is juggling logistics for another franchise with a huge following; while “Fast & Furious 6” is due this summer, director Justin Lin has removed himself from “Fast & Furious 7” because of time constraints, with James Wan taking over the directorship. The seventh “F&F” film is pegged for a July 11, 2014 release.