After hiring a new director and hurtling toward a Summer 2014 release date, Universal is delaying "Jurassic Park 4."
"In coordination with filmmakers, Universal has decided to release Jurassic Park 4 at a later date giving the studio and filmmakers adequate time to bring audiences the best possible version of the fourth installment in Universal's beloved franchise," the studio said in a statement.
"We could not be more excited about the vision that Colin Trevorrow has created for this film, and we look forward to watching as he and the producers create another great chapter in this franchise's storied history."
Just last month, "Safety Not Guaranteed" director Trevorrow came on board to helm the new installment of the mega franchise. And there was excited rumblings that "Jurassic Park 4" would return to the original movie's setting, Isla Nublar.
But then, this week, Ain't It Cool News posted tweets from crew members (now deleted) that indicate the project is facing, if not extinction, at least a delay. A concept artist posted "JP4 on hold," while a digital assets manager wrote, "Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4."
Fan site Jurassic Park 4 News confirmed with a source that the movie was facing delays, mostly due to creative differences. "Simply put, the studio doesn't necessarily see eye-to-eye with some of those involved in the film's development and this has lead to some conflict."
The studio is reportedly pushing for an even more "epic" scale. "It seems Universal wants to pull out all the stops and go above and beyond what they had initially set their goals to be," the site says.