Responding to what was being reported around the internet this morning, Universal Studios has issued a statement confirming that the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise is indeed on hold.
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.
Filming was set to commence on June 24 for a release date of June 13, 2014. But according to the Hollywood Reporter, director Colin Trevorrow and Safety Not Guaranteed writer Derek Connolly had only delivered the latest draft of their screenplay to the studio just two days ago, which would necessitate a rush through development and budgeting processes in order to start filming on schedule. It appears that the studio would rather take the time to do things right rather than rush to get things done right now.
There is no word yet as to a new start date being scheduled.