Steven Spielberg announced last summer that he would be, in fact, working on Jurassic Park 4, sending much excitement to fans of the long-thought dead franchise. Since, we’ve had a bit of an update from his partner and producer Kathleen Kennedy, but nothing too concrete to go off of. Now, Spielberg quickly addressed the upcoming film, and dashed a few hopes by announcing that he wouldn’t be at the helm.
Collider was at a press conference in Paris for Spielberg’s War Horse, and caught up with the director afterwards to ask him about the return of the dinosaurs. ”I don’t want to talk aboutJurassic Park 4 yet – it’s too early – but I can tell you that I’m not directing it. I’m producing it though.”
The site tried getting more scoop, asking Spielberg if the film will be a reboot, a sequel, and if the movie will be released to mark the 20th anniversary of the first film’s release. Unfortunately, the famous director offered up extremely little. ”I can’t say. I will when the time is right, but for now I can’t talk about it.” They also asked Spielberg if the film would be in 3D, which he refused to answer as well.
It should be noted that if Spielberg indeed wants to mark the 20th anniversary of Jurassic Park, he’ll have to make some major progress on JP4 fast, as the celebration is set for next year already. There’s always the unlikely chance that the film could begin shooting late this summer for a release next fall, or even next summer, but nothing is yet determined.