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‘Jurassic Park 4’ set for June 2014 release

By Daniel S Levine,

You hear that sound? It’s the sound of dinosaurs roaring again and the swelling John Williams theme from Jurassic Park coming from your local theater. Steven Spielberg’s popular dinosaur franchise is heading back to theaters with a fourth film in June 2014.

Universal Studios announced that Jurassic Park IV will hit theaters on June 13, 2014.

The studio didn’t release any other information on the picture, such as who would direct it, but Spielberg has been talking about another film in the franchise for a few years. In summer 2011, he promised that JP 4 would hit theaters in two to three years and it looks like he plans on keeping that promise.

The Jurassic Park franchise is based on the novel by the late author Michael Crichton. Upon its release in 1993, the first film won three Oscars and, at the time, became one of the highest grossing films of all time. It was followed by The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997 and Jurassic Park III in 2001. Spielberg directed the first two, but the director’s chair was handed over to Captain America: The First Avenger director Joe Johnston for the third film.

Universal’s announcement also comes just days after the studio confirmed that the 3D re-release of the first film will hit IMAX theaters for a week on April 5.

Spielberg also recently said that Robopocalypse will be delayed indefinitely, but he still plans on making it.

 
 

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