Is Jurassic Park 4 actually a reboot? According to one of the stars of the original movie, that’s what Universal is currently planning.
Although initial reports about the project suggested the studio was moving forward with another sequel, Sam Neill has been told that Universal is actually transforming the movie into a reboot.
Earlier this month, the studio decided to halt production on the flick so writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver could spend more time with the script. While every movie undergoes rewrites at one point or another, there’s a possibility Universal could be making some serious changes to the core story.
Jurassic Park 4 reboot rumors seem to have originated from a Dominion Post interview with Sam Neill. In addition to discussing the 3D re-release of Steven Spielberg’s classic dinosaur-related adventure, the actor revealed that he probably wouldn’t be involved with the next film.
“I’m told it’s a big reboot, a total re-jig,” Neill explained.
However, producer Frank Marshall told Collider last summer that Jurassic Park 4 was going to be a proper sequel and not a remake or a reboot. Was Sam Neill given some bad information or has the studio simply decided to shift gears?
Not surprisingly, Universal hasn’t said a word about the rumors as of this writing. Since the studio announced that the movie has been placed on indefinite hold, it may be a while before fans hear anything new about the project.
“In coordination with filmmakers, 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,” the studio said regarding the delay.
The release continued, “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.”
Are you looking forward to Jurassic Park 4? What do you think about these reboot rumors?