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Jurassic Park 4 given new name and release date

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Story by Jack Foley

THE fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise is to be called Jurassic World.

It will be released on June 12, 2015 – nearly a year later than previously anticipated.

As previously announced, Colin Trevorrow will direct the film, while original director Steven Spielberg serves as the producer.

As yet, there are no further plot details and no cast has been announced for the film.

But the delay had been announced to give “the studio [Universal Pictures] and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version” of the film.

To date, the Jurassic Park franchise has grossed $1.9 billion (£1.2bn) at the world-wide box office since the first film was released in 1993.

It remains one of the most successful movie franchises of all time.

Commenting on what to expect from the fourth film earlier this year via the Jurassic Park Forever blog director Trevorrow said he had come on board in an attempt to recreate “a feeling you had… in 1993”.

“I feel like all I can do is make something that’s honest and put a little bit of my soul into it,” he added, before revealing that the film will boast at least one dinosaur that hasn’t been seen in the series before.

“We have a new one [dinosaur] that’s pretty cool,” he teased. “[But] I’m not going to tell you anything about it.”

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