11 Sep 2013

Jurassic Globetrotters

There was one detail in Michael Crichton's original Jurassic Park novel that neither the sequel or any of the films never made an attempt to expand on: at the end of the book, there is the suggestion that the raptors and possibly other creatures had migrated off the island and had begun terrorizing soy crops in South America. That may now change with the official announcement that Jurassic Park 4 has been renamed Jurassic World.

I'm a little disappointed in that title. It just seems so... bland. It's the sort of by-the-books franchise escalation, like Arkham Asylum becoming Arkham City, that suggests grandeur, while also avoiding audience leery numbering. And like the Die Hard franchise, where else to take a sequel then international? Despite early scouting trips looking to recreate Isla Nublar from the original, this new title suggests we'll be seeing the franchise standard raptors backpacking across Europe, and really getting to know themselves while staying at a youth hostile in Prague. While no official logo beyond what you see above has been released, I'm predicting right now that it'll be the T-Rex skeleton imposed over a globe. Perhaps sipping an
espresso (or trying to, anyway)

Director Colin Trevorrow will be using a screenplay he co-wrote with Derek Connolly, with Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley producing, and Steven Spielberg waiting with a bucket under his money shoot. None of the previously reported rumours regarding plot have been confirmed, though considering that the original draft by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver has been completely discarded, it's safe to assume that all information is outdated at this point. This film will be released by Universal on June 12, 2015 (12 years, one week after the original), putting it in general competition with  The Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Star Wars: Episode VII: The Gravy Train, and National Lampoon's Presents Batman's Metropolis Vacation.

Via CinemaBlend.

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