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'Jurassic Park 4' Lands New Release Date and Title

By ETONLINE STAFF

September 11, 2013

It's been 20 years since the first Jurassic Park hit the big screen in 1993, and in two years, the dinosaur movie franchise will finally return.

Universal Pictures announced that it will release Jurassic World in 3D on June 12, 2015, Deadline reports. Steven Spielberg is producing the highly anticipated film, while Colin Trevorrow will reportedly direct "from a draft of the screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly."

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The conception of creating Jurassic World, formally known as Jurassic Park 4, began over a decade ago and was initially slated for release in 2005, but production was continually delayed due to script revisions and the project eventually fizzled out. After years of speculation, Universal confirmed in January 2013 that the sequel was back on and scheduled for release on June 13, 2014 with production to commence on June 24. That did not happen.

The most recent film in the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic Park III, was released in 2001 to a less enthusiastic response at the box office than its predecessors by a relatively wide margin, bringing in $368.8 million worldwide.

At the time the first film was released in 1993, it was the highest-grossing movie worldwide in history, raking in an astounding $967.2 million ($1.6 billion, inflation-adjusted) and also nabbing three Oscars for visual effects and sound editing and mixing. Its follow-up, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, followed suit in 1997 with an impressive $618.3 million worldwide.

If you're unfamiliar with Jurassic Park's premise, the first film took place inside a theme park that suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. Check out the trailer:

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