'Jurassic Park 4' given new title and official release date

Steven Spielberg returns as producer and up-and-coming director Colin Trevorrow will helm

'Jurassic Park 4' given new title and official release date

Jurassic Park 4 has been retitled Jurassic World, Universal Pictures announced yesterday (September 10).

The 3D sequel has also been given an official release date: June 12, 2015. It will arrive in cinemas nearly 14 years after the last instalment in the dinosaur franchise, 2001's Jurassic Park III.

Steven Spielberg will return as a producer and Colin Trevorrow is on board as director. The blockbuster sequel is a big step up for Trevorrow, whose only previous feature film is Safety Not Guaranteed, an indie comedy-drama made for just $750,000 (£500,000) that came out in December of last year (2012).

As well as directing, Trevorrow co-wrote the latest draft of the screenplay with Derek Connolly, also his collaborator on Safety Not Guaranteed.

"We don't want to create a new scoop here, but we definitely want to honour what came before us," Trevorrow said in an interview this July. "We are very aware of how much a certain generation especially cares about this movie and we talk about it all the time and really the conversation is: It's not about us, it's not about our careers, it's how do we make something that can stand with the first one."

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