Jurassic Park 4 and Godzilla are just two of the upcoming movies that are rumored to shoot in Hawaii at some point in the near future.
The next installment of the popular dinosaur-oriented franchise is expected to film on Kauai. However, specific dates have not been released as of this writing. If all goes according to Universal Pictures’ master plan, the movie will be in the can and ready to roll by next summer.
Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow will helm the project from a script by writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. Details about the movie, including the cast and the story, have yet to be revealed. News that the film is slated to shoot in Hawaii suggests the project is moving forward.
Director Gareth Edwards’ highly-anticipated Godzilla reboot will shoot in the region later this year. Pacific Business News explains that the production is expected to spend a month filming on Oahu and before moving to Kauai. The cast and crew will spend a month there as well.
Jurassic Park 4 and Godzilla aren’t the only films that intend to set up shop in the state in the coming months. Director Cameron Crowe will reportedly shoot his upcoming romantic comedy Deep Tiki in the region. The movie stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Rachel McAdams.
Rounding out this list of projects set to film in Hawaii is the next installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Since the movie isn’t expected to arrive in theaters until 2015, it’s unknown when production will begin.
Despite these reports, officials from the Hawaii Film Office have yet to confirm anything about the projects. However, one individual did explain that the state is a highly “sought-after” place for movies to shoot.
Jurassic Park 4 is slated to arrive in theaters on June 13, 2014. Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla will be released on May 16, 2014.