‘Jurassic Park’ Renamed ‘Jurassic World’; Given New Release Date
Steven Spielberg’s big-budget dino-sequel, formerly known as Jurassic Park 4, has a new name and a new date.
Universal Pictures announced on Tuesday that dinosaur fear will be taken to a new level of excitement when the series returns to theaters June 12, 2015. The studio also debut the project’s new title, Jurassic World, which still finds plot details scarce to find.
Director Colin Trevorrow will helm the flick from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. The film will be shot in 3-D, which should make the young and old fans of the franchise perk up alike. There’s been a promise that new threats in the form of dinosaur villains will make their appearance for the fourth installment of Jurassic Park. The first three films in the series have raked in $1.9 billion at the box office.
Earlier this year, theaters were treated to a 3-D re-release of the original 1993 Jurassic Park inspired a return to the dinosaur madness of decades past and brought in an extra $114 million globally. News of the name and date change come on the same day that Disney announced that Pirates of the Caribbean 5 would concede the 2015 summer slot and be released in 2016.
Excitement for Jurassic World resonated across Hollywood, as Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams commented on the news, saying, “Jurassic World? Sign me up. Obviously, I’ll be there. I don’t know what the story is but it sounds like fun.”