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|Directed by||Colin Trevorrow|
|Produced by||Patrick Crowley
|Screenplay by||Colin Trevorrow
|Story by||Rick Jaffa
by Michael Crichton
Bryce Dallas Howard
|Music by||Michael Giacchino|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Jurassic World is an upcoming American science fiction adventure film and the fourth in the Jurassic Park film series. Progress on a fourth film has endured more than a decade of "development hell" since the release of Jurassic Park III in 2001. The film was initially given a release date of June 13, 2014, but production was temporarily halted due to a disagreement between writers and Universal Studios regarding the film's script and direction. Nonetheless, Jurassic World re-entered development and is now scheduled for theatrical release on June 12, 2015. Colin Trevorrow is directing the film, with Patrick Crowley and Frank Marshall producing. Derek Connolly and Trevorrow teamed up to write the script.
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Patel Corporation. Owen (portrayed by Chris Pratt), a member of Jurassic World's on-site staff, conducts behavioral research on the Velociraptors. After many years, Jurassic World's attendance rates begin to decline, and a new attraction created to re-spark visitor interest gravely backfires.
- Chris Pratt as Owen
- Bryce Dallas Howard as Beth
- Jake Johnson as Lowery 
- Nick Robinson as Zach 
- Ty Simpkins as Gray 
- BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu
- Irrfan Khan as the owner of Patel Corp.
- Omar Sy
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Morton, the CFO of Patel Corp.
- Judy Greer
- Katie McGrath
- Lauren Lapkus
- Brian Tee as Hamada
- Andy Buckley
- James DuMont
- Courtney James Clark
In June 2002, director Steven Spielberg told Starlog magazine that he planned to produce Jurassic Park 4 and that director Joe Johnston, who directed Jurassic Park III, would direct. In November 2002, screenwriter William Monahan was hired to write, with the film's release slated for summer 2005. In July 2003, Monahan completed the first draft, with the story no longer set in the jungle. Actor Sam Neill said he was returning as Dr. Alan Grant, with filming expected to begin in 2004 in California and Hawaii. In September 2004, screenwriter John Sayles was re-writing the script, with the film re-slated for a winter 2005 release.
In October 2004, paleontologist Jack Horner said he would return as technical adviser for the fourth film as he had done for previous Jurassic Park films. By April 2005, special effects artist Stan Winston explained that the delay in production was due to repeated revisions of the film's script, none of which satisfied Spielberg. According to Winston, "He felt neither of [the drafts] balanced the science and adventure elements effectively. It's a tough compromise to reach, as too much science will make the movie too talky, but too much adventure will make it seem hollow." In March 2007, Laura Dern was asked to return for the new film, which Universal still wanted to release by 2008. Director Joe Johnston was also reported not to be directing the film. Richard Attenborough has been contacted about reprising the role of John Hammond. Jeff Goldblum had expressed some interest in reprising his role of Ian Malcolm for the fourth film.
In December 2008, Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy were asked if there was any development on the sequel. Kennedy responded, "No... I don't know. You know, when Michael Crichton passed away, I sorta felt maybe that's it. Maybe that's a sign that we don't mess with it." While Marshall and Kennedy were no longer signed with Universal Pictures in a production capacity, it was said that the two would remain involved with the studio and its plans for Jurassic Park 4. In November 2009, Joe Johnston discussed the possibility of Jurassic Park 4, stating that the story for the film is completely different from that of its predecessors and would take the franchise into a whole other trilogy. In a January 2010 interview, Johnston reiterated that Jurassic Park 4 was set to be the beginning of a second Jurassic Park trilogy. He also added, "Jurassic Park 4" is going to be unlike anything you've seen."
By June 16, 2011, Spielberg had met twice with writer Mark Protosevich to work on a story for a potential fourth Jurassic Park film. During a new interview with Joe Johnston in July 2011, he stated that Jurassic Park 4 was being discussed and would be a spin-off of the history of the first trilogy.
At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, Spielberg confirmed that preparations for Jurassic Park 4 were in progress, with a story ready and a script being written. Spielberg said that it would be possibly released "within the next two or three years", with a representative from Universal saying 2013 would be the preferred deadline for completion. On October 26, 2011, Spielberg said that the script was being written by Mark Protosevich, and that he hoped for it to be released "in the next couple of years" and that he felt the story they were working on was stronger than that of Jurassic Park III. In January 2012, Spielberg announced that he would not be directing the film, opting instead to be a producer. On June 21, it was confirmed that Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver would be scripting Jurassic Park 4. On July 2, 2012, Frank Marshall responded to a question on Twitter which further confirmed that he would be producing Jurassic Park 4.
On January 11, 2013, Universal said Jurassic Park 4 would be shot in 3D and released June 13, 2014. In February, it was reported that Kathleen Kennedy would not be producing the film in favor of focusing on Star Wars Episode VII for 2015. A Twitter post by producer Frank Marshall said, "No decisions have been made regarding where we are shooting." Shortly thereafter, the director of studio operations at Raleigh Studios in Baton Rouge, Louisiana confirmed that Universal Pictures had reserved space there from April to November 2013, without specifying the project for which it was reserved. On March 14, 2013, Universal announced that Colin Trevorrow, director of Safety Not Guaranteed, would be directing the film; he had been attached as early as June 2012. In April 2013, Jack Horner revealed in an interview that a new dinosaur would rise to infamy as the villain of Jurassic Park 4, saying, "I can't actually tell you who that will be... But you'll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie." Horner is serving as a consultant for the new film. A Twitter post attributed to Trevorrow stated there would be no feathered dinosaurs in Jurassic Park 4.
The studio announced on April 12, 2013, that filming would begin in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 24, 2013, with the script being reworked by Trevorrow and writer Derek Connolly. The studio received a draft on March 6, 2013, and found the script changes more large-scale than anticipated. On May 8, 2013, the studio announced it was pushing the release from June 13, 2014, to an unspecified future date. On May 2, 2013, Trevorrow tweeted a picture of Kauai taken during location scouting with the caption "Nublar", the name of the island in the original film. That November, he tweeted that "Reboot is a strong word. This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park. According to Trevorrow in August 2013, production was on hold, and the movie's release date had been pushed to 2015.
Actor Sam Neill, who portrayed Dr. Alan Grant in the previous films, denied reports that he would be returning for the new film, stating, "I'm told it's a big reboot, a total re-jig." On June 1, 2013, director Colin Trevorrow tweeted an assurance that the film was "very much alive. We're writing and designing." On June 18, 2013, a teaser banner was revealed at Licensing Expo 2013, boasting a 2015 release. On August 15, 2013, John Krasinski was reported to be in talks for a role as a dinosaur tamer. On September 10, 2013, Universal Pictures confirmed the film would be titled Jurassic World and would be released on June 12, 2015. That same month, Bryce Dallas Howard was in early negotiations to play a role, and was cast in early November. By mid-October, Ty Simpkins had been cast as the child lead and Jake Johnson was being considered for a role. Nick Robinson was cast as Simpkin's older brother, while Josh Brolin was in talks to play the adult lead. By the middle of the month, Brolin was no longer in talks for the film, and Chris Pratt was in early negotiations for the lead role, a "rugged, ex-military man named Owen." Ron Howard tweeted in January 2014 that Pratt had been cast in a lead role.
On February 5, 2014, Trevorrow revealed that cinematographer John Schwartzman would be filming Jurassic World using Panavision cameras shooting on a combination of Kodak 35mm and 65mm film. On February 11, reports confirmed that Legendary Pictures would be co-financing Jurassic World. On February 28, 2014, it was announced that Vincent D'Onofrio had joined the cast and would play the film's villain. Irrfan Khan was also cast as head of the Patel Corporation, now in ownership of Isla Nublar and the park. That same month, Trevorrow confirmed that BD Wong would reprise his role as Dr. Henry Wu, and said the character would have a more significant role than in the original film. On March 21, 2014, French actor Omar Sy announced he had joined the cast. On March 26, 2014, actor Jake Johnson confirmed his role in Jurassic World as a tech-savvy operations overseer named Lowery. By April 3, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, and Lauren Lapkus had joined the cast. Andy Buckley was cast on May 7. On June 27, it was announced that James DuMont had also joined the cast.
Principal photography and production began in Hawaii on April 14, 2014. In an interview with Empire, Trevorrow confirmed that the production had hired Legacy Effects (formally Stan Winston Studios) to create animatronic dinosaurs for the film, as they had in the previous three films. Filming moved from Kauai to the abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans at the beginning of June and was scheduled to remain there for eleven weeks. On June 30, 2014, filming took place at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans; actors Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, and Judy Greer were reported to be present.
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