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'Jurassic Park 4' Heads Back to Isla Nublar

Returning after 21 years away

Jurassic Park 4 scouting photo of Isla Nublar
Jurassic Park 4 scouting photo of Isla Nublar
Photo: Colin Trevorrow

Director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) tweeted out the above scouting photo with a note that simply read, "Nublar." Trevorrow is scouting for Jurassic Park IV and this simple little photo already has fans excited as it will be the first time the series returns to the original scene of the crime as both The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III took place on Isla Sorna, referred to as Site B.

The film is set to be released on June 13, 2014, which is to say it will be 21 years since Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park hit the silver screen, which means it may actually be interesting to see what the dinosaurs have done with the place. Suffice to say, I assume there will be some darker corners than the lush greenery we see above.

One thing I'm really curious about when it comes to the project is how Trevorrow will approach it tonally. Spielberg and JP3 helmer Joe Johnston obviously have a certain sense of humor about them while Trevorrow's comedic style was shown to be a bit different in Safety Not Guaranteed. I just hope he's allowed to do his thing rather than trying to fit someone else's mold.

Plot details and casting have yet to be revealed, but with casting expected to be announced soon I assume that will all change shortly.

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  • http://letterboxd.com/gman/ G-Man

    Awesome. Even though I didn't particularly care for Jurassic Park 3, re-watching the first one recently in theatres has me excited for what they can do with this.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    I just watched the first JP for the first time few days ago and loved it. But I have heard mixed reactions about the 2nd and 3rd movie. Some say there are all fairly good and entertaining and some say the sequels are not worth watching. What do you all think? Is it worth watching?

    • http://kaisaccofilm.tumblr.com/ Kai Sacco

      I think the second JP is vastly underappreciated / underrated and the third, I didn't care for at all.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/IcicleM/ IcicleM

    The sweeping shots of the In-Gen helicopter flying in-between forest covered mountains - from the first Jurassic Park - were possibly some of the most mystifying shots from the movie, as well as many other key settings that made each scene so satisfyingly complete.

    I remember after seeing it with my family, recently, we discussed not knowing if they've ever come back to Nublar in the rest of the series. And with Ian Malcolm's ominous 'Nature finds a way' and 'Chaos' theory (an excellent idea to keep in mind while watching Nedry's demise scene) could this be what they're looking to explore further in JP4?

    I am glad this script took a long time to work out, because hopefully it means they analyzed what it was about each scene, each well delivered (albeit sometimes campy) line, each of the actor's personal direction, that made "Jurassic Park" the memorable success that it was.

    Also, it didn't work, throwing Alan Grant into Isla Sorna where he wasn't familiar. I do, however, think it would be pretty awesome to see Tim and Lex come back, knowing that they're going back to Isla Nublar.

    If you recall, Tim was on his way to becoming a Dinosaur expect like Alan, whom he admired. And Lex was the one who basically saved the day thanks to her computer skills.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TheJackal/ The Jackal

    Here's a bit of advice, don't show the dinosaurs for the first 30 minutes of the film. Just a thought.

    Thems the facts