According to a recent official statement from Universal, the fourth installment to the Jurassic Park film franchise has been dropped from its original June 2014 release date, and has been put on an indefinite hiatus.
The news is surprising, considering that Colin Trevorrow recently tweeted a teaser image regarding the shoot location (or was it the setting of the movie?). The first warning signs came via Twitter, when various crew members tweeted messages about Hollywood’s tendency to create and crush dreams, followed by farewells to JP4. The tweets were eventually deleted, but Universal’s announcement confirms everything.
When asked for clarification on the messages, Universeal released the following statement:
“In coordination with filmmakers,” begins the statement, “Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal’s beloved franchise.
“We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise’s storied history.”