‘Jurassic Park IV’ Will Honor the Original and Is Not a Reboot

Director Colin Trevorrow talks about crafting this highly-anticipated sequel alongside executive producer Steven Spielberg.

Jurassic Park IV is not a reboot and will honor the original 1994 masterpiece
Jurassic Park IV is not a reboot and will honor the original 1994 masterpiece
Director Colin Trevorrow is finally getting back to work on Jurassic Park IV, after the project was given a 2015 release date. The filmmaker recently spoke about having original Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg on board as an executive producer.

"It's incredible to have Steven, who's done this for decades and has such an incredible filmic knowledge and just understands the language of the story in a way that for us is very refreshing. It's not like getting notes from a studio executive, it's really just trying to crack this and make it the best it can be."

When asked if it was a reboot, he explained that he knows how much the original trilogy means to the fans, and that he wants to honor the trilogy that came before.

"We don't want to create a new scoop here, but we definitely want to honor what came before us. We are very aware of how much a certain generation especially cares about this movie and we talk about it all the time and really the conversation is: It's not about us, it's not about our careers, it's - how do we make something that can stand with the first one."

Nothing has been confirmed as far as the story, but we reported last month that the plot is set on Isla Nublar, Site A from the original Jurassic Park, where an actual amusement park has opened featuring live, tame dinosaurs. Part of this theme park will be an underwater attraction. The plot reportedly thickens when a new dinosaur finds a way to cause chaos on the island.

Jurassic World comes to theaters June 12th, 2015 and stars Ty Simpkins, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, B.D. Wong, Omar Sy. The film is directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Sources: Schmoes Know

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  1. WongFu

    I'm looking forward to it

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  2. LuxoIII

    @vanboy they haven't even started filming, so no, that was just one of the hundreds of fake YouTube trailers.

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  3. Vanboy

    Was that really the trailer I saw, for Jurrassic IV, where Willem Dafoe is trying to capture or kill a Raptor? That looked as boring as Hell! Two guys and one raptor to carry this whole movie. They've departed too much from the original movie. I'll wait for it to come to DVD, to rent it.

    2 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  4. gumperman

    @Brizzy & @artkid04 That's easy to say, but what makes money? Sequels & remakes, look at the FAST & FURIOUS franchise, utter garbage on film, yet it makes money. Then you have original ideas like CLOUD ATLAS that doesn't make much. So, I think they are trying to make original ideas, but need the sequels & remakes to help them make the originals ideas.

    2 years agoby @gumpermanFlag

  5. Err

    I'll rent it on dvd some day.

    2 years agoby @err2005Flag

  6. CoreyB

    He is a talented young filmaker and im looking forward to what he can bring to this franchise. the third flick was lacking something.

    2 years agoby @CoreyBFlag

  7. Joshua Hollaway

    So..it IS a reboot..with some original similarities is what I read.

    2 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Easy...DON'T. KILL. THE. T-REX. -___-

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. artkid04

    this may end up being an interesting film, but I agree with @Brizzy , hollywood really needs to stop making sequels and do something original!

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  10. JasonKat

    agreed, first film was the best dino movie ever made/ while 2-3 were (ok) but not great desperate its updated stuff. Im loving the idea for this movie but i dont know how it can tie down to jp1 when 2 and 3 have been made which means either 2 and 3 never happened. or they did but it was a long time ago. who knows how the years will lap. and come together. but i hope its a treat.
    i can see it already..an underwater aquarium featuring water dinos and such. a rapter cage, a bird cage, an open gallimimus running set, not to mention trex, and much more. this is gonna be epic.

    2 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  11. the MovieGhost

    Yeeeaaah, we'll see.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  12. Brizzy

    I hope this movie flops to hell.. Come up with some new idead people, Hollywood is seriously running out on originality.

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

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