Is JURASSIC PARK 4 Actually Going to be a Reboot?
A couple of weeks ago, Universal Pictures put Jurassic Park 4 production on hold. There was no solid reason given at the time, but apparently director Colin Trevorrow is writing a new version of the script with Derek Connolly. There were reports that their ideas might have been too big to fit the current production timeline. We haven't really heard much else since the production was shut down.
Franchise star Sam Neill seems to be under the impression that the film will undergo a complete reboot instead of a sequel. In a recent interview with Dominion Post (via Collider), he confirms he won't be a part of the film and says, "I'm told it's a big reboot, a total re-jig."
This statement is completely contrary to everything else we've heard and seen. Even producer Frank Marshall has said it will "definitely be a sequel," which is what I'm hoping for. I don't want to see the movie remade, it doesn't need to be, it still holds up.
Personally, I don't think Neill knows what he's talking about. He's not involved with the film, and I seriously doubt he follows this stuff as closely as we internet movie people do. The guy is too busy running his Winery and acting. But ya' never know! Maybe he's right, and the sequel is now being retooled as a remake. We'll find out soon enough.