The latest Science Fiction / Fantasy Magazine supposedly had some news about JP4 starting move along now.
“Jurassic Park IV is rolling right along in production and filming is to comence shortly, first in Hawaii and then in California, filming will comence in late fall 2004 and the film should be ready for a summer 2005 release. Cast and crew members are begining to crawl out of the darkness now including actors Sam Neill and Keira Knightley. Rumored cast members Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough have a very good chance of being involved this time around as well. Other rumored actors Vince Vaughn and Cameron Thor do not appear to have a part in the film as of this point in time.
“Crew members include Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy producing, John Williams is likely to do the score, yet nothing official yet, and Stan Winston, Dennis Muren, and Collin Wilson are also likely to be involved. Penning the script is novelist turned screenwrite William Monahan as was announced late last year.
“The story is being kept under tight wraps all we can tell you is what Kathleen Kennedy said a few weeks ago “It won’t be green and we won’t go back to the jungle.” This supports what Jeff Goldblum said back in the early stages of Jurassic Park IV: “Steven has said it won’t take place on either island.” Does this mean a mainland story? Sure sounds like it. Several Dinosaurs have been promised as well by Stan Winston who said: “They’re be lot’s of dinosaurs, both old and new. If you thought the world was launched into Dino-Maina in 1993, wait until 2005 roles around.”
“With JPIV, we can expect lots of merchandise including, action figures. Although it seems only natural that Hasbro (who designed the JPIII line for 2001) would take the wheel, but the toy company who had planned to release a special Jurassic Park 10 year toyline and than dropped it has dropped the JP license for the time, perhaps meaning that a new toy company will take over.”
“With these new developments, looks like 2005 is going to be the year of the dino’s once again as the fourth installment will be storming into theatres just shy of Star Wars: Episode III. More on the next installment of this T-rex sized franchise as we get it.”
Keep in mind this hasn’t been confirmed, so take it however you want (whether you believe it or not…). Thanks to Slash’n Spino for the head’s up!