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‘Jurassic Park 4’ Assigned New Title and Release Date


Universal Pictures announced on Tuesday that Jurassic Park 4 will be officially titled, “Jurassic World” and the project will be released theatrically in 3-D on June 12, 2015.

Although details about the film’s plot remain elusive, it has been reported that the story takes place 14 years after the last installment, “Jurassic Park 3,” and 22 years after the original in 1993. The film will reportedly take place on Isla Nublar, the island where the original Jurassic Park was set.

Executive producer Steven Spielberg directed the first two films, but will not direct the fourth installment. Colin Trevorrow is set to direct the project with a script from his “Safety Not Guaranteed” writer Derek Connolly.

Original stars Richard Attenborough and Jeff Goldblum are rumored to be reprising their roles as John Hammond and Dr. Ian Malcolm, but this has not been confirmed by Universal.

Jurassic Park 4 had originally been set to begin shooting in July of this year, but it was postponed to allow Trevorrow and Connolly to rework the script and to give Spielberg enough time to give notes on the revised script, according to Variety.

The 2015 summer release date puts Jurassic World in competition with several other big blockbuster sequels and franchises including, “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: Episode VII,”” the Man of Steel” sequel, and “Independence Day 2.”

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