Wednesday, September 11, 2013

'Jurassic Park IV' renamed, rescheduled, and 'pitched' via video

"Jurassic Park IV" has a new title and a new release date. On Wednesday, Universal announced (via Coming Soon) that "Jurassic Park IV" was now "Jurassic World."

The film joins "Jurassic Park III" as the second movie in the series that is not based on a book by Michael Crichton. Like "III," "Jurassic World" will not be directed by Steven Spielberg, but he will produce. Colin Trevorrow will direct the film.

The film's release date is now June 12, 2015. Earlier, it had a June 13, 2014 release date.

A short presumed "pitch trailer" is embedded below. According to the YouTube post:
All I can say is this video was shown as part of Iain McCaig's presentation at the recent Star Wars convention in Germany (he's the fantastic concept artist and designer of Darth Maul). I can only presume it was part of a pitch for reigniting the JP movie franchise, if anyone can confirm please let me know. It was apparently shown to Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg. Mr McCaig actually said "it certainly got Steven interested in dinosaurs again..." I just think is so cool.
However, to be clear, the video does not include footage that will appear in the final film.

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