October 18, 2013
Josh Brolin Eyeing Lead In 'Jurassic World'

Josh Brolin is reportedly eyeing a lead role in Jurassic World, the fourth installment in Universal's Jurassic Park franchise.

So far, no offer has been made to Brolin and there are no negotiations going on, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If he does get the role, however, he will join Nick Robinson, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ty Simpkins in the film. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) is set to direct.

The film was originally scheduled to be released June 13, 2014, but Universal pushed the date back.

"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," Universal said in a statement. "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."

The film's new release date was set for June 12, 2015. Jurassic World currently has that date to itself, but it will be flanked by DreamWorks' B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldy Operations on June 5 and the film adaptation of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed on June 19. Disney and Pixar's Inside Out is also set to be released June 19.

Colin Trevorrow said he knew he had a challenge to live up to the first Jurassic Park movie, which was released in 1993.

"We are very aware of how much a certain generation especially cares about this movie and we talk about it all the time in conversations," he said. "It's not about us, it's not about our careers, it's – how do we make something that can stand [against the first 'Jurassic Park']?"

Back in May, Trevorrow tweeted a picture of the landscape from the first film, which was set in Isla Nublar, so it seems likely that Jurassic World will take place on the original island.

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