Universal puts 'Jurassic Park 4' on ice for now

05:00 AM, May 08, 2013

You won't be saying a dinosaur scene like this one for a while: Universal Studios announced a delay of "Jurassic Park 4" on Wednesday. Universal City Studios & Amblin Entertainment/

Written By by Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

Sorry, folks. Your ride back to Jurassic Park won’t be leaving for a little while.

Universal Pictures announced Wednesday that plans for Jurassic Park 4 have been put on hold for the moment and there will be a delay before fans witness rampaging dinosaurs on a big screen again. The latest chapter, to be directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), had been scheduled for release June 13, 2014.

The studio said in a statement that giving filmmakers more time for development will “bring audiences the best possible version.”

Steven Spielberg directed the first three Jurassic Park films, which racked up nearly $2 billion in box-office returns from 1993 to 2001. He is on board as executive producer on the fourth installment.

Since its release 20 years ago, the original Jurassic Park film has made more than $401 million, which includes a recent 3-D re-release in June.